A career in personal injury law
A law graduate in the UK has plenty of options to decide what branch of the law in which to specialise. Personal injury compensation law is a vital service to the community, in which the right law firm can help a non-fault injury victim recoup expenses and survive a setback in their life. If it is more serious than that, they help the innocent accident victim make good or get compensated for serious devastation.
What does a personal injury solicitor do?
Personal injury law jobs are to be found in the specific area of law, which is non-fault accident injury claims. A solicitor can decide whether to specialise on the claim side, in which case he advocates for the victim, or they can specialise for the defence side, to ensure that the defendant’s interests are fairly represented. The two roles are very different, so it is important to make the decision early.
Within the general area of personal injury compensation claims, further specialisations can be made. Personal injury law jobs can be found in the areas of medical negligence, traffic lawyer, employers’ liability legislation, to name just a few.
How do you qualify for personal injury law jobs?
Any person in higher education wishing to become a solicitor will need an excellent degree from a British University or equivalent. The fastest route to the next step up the ladder is to have a degree in Law. Once you have your degree, you move to the vocational phase of the training, working in a practice to gain experience. This training phase takes two years, after which the applicant can apply for their first practicing certificate. Application for the Bar, to become a barrister, is a further opportunity. Organisations such as The Law Society provide good information about how to qualify for personal injury law jobs in the UK.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in a non-fault accident and you think you can prove who was liable for it, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of personal accident injury claim specialists who can advise you on your claim.
All of our solicitors will treat your case in the strictest confidence and we work on a no-win, no-fee basis. So you don’t have to find any money as a deposit to start your claim. Call us today to find out more. The numbers are 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Our initial advice is free.
Date Published: 5th September 2013