Have you been injured and the fault lies with someone else? Injuries don’t just mean pain and discomfort for the victim. Recovering from injuries is difficult if your mobility has been impeded. Many people need to take time off work while they are getting better. This can affect your earnings and make it difficult to make ends meet, exacerbating the stress levels of the victim. There is some good news though.
Anyone who suffers an injury they didn’t cause can hire a lawyer to fight for compensation on their behalf. In this way, you can obtain justice for the wrong that has been done to you. You can also ease the financial burden caused by your injuries if you’ve been unable to work. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
How lawyers can help
What is the role of a personal injury lawyer? Your lawyer will initiate a personal injury claim on your behalf. Their objective will be to show that you were not to blame for the injuries you suffered, but someone else was. Any evidence that you can provide in support of your personal injury claim will be helpful to your lawyer. For instance, providing your lawyer with photographs of your injuries and medical records will add weight to your claim. You should make sure you keep a list of all expenses incurred as a direct result of your injury. You can claim for these expenses when making your injury claim. For this reason, you should retain things like receipts for transport costs to and from hospital appointments. The support offered by a personal injury lawyer obviously varies depending on who you choose to represent you. A decent lawyer won’t just fight for the money you are owed. They will also listen with empathy and offer you support.
Choosing the very best lawyer
You may now be wondering how to choose the best personal injury lawyer to take on your compensation claim. You have a few options. For instance, you could use an internet directory to contact an accident lawyer or search for representation locally. You could also ask friends or family for recommendations if they have used a personal injury lawyer in the past.
Or you can choose a trusted firm of personal injury lawyers like Accident Advice Helpline. If you aren’t sure how to get in contact with a personal injury lawyer you can trust, we can help. We are Accident Advice Helpline, one of the UK’s foremost personal injury specialists. We have been in the industry since the year 2000, so we have over 16 years’ experience handling personal injury claims. We don’t deal with any other area of the law, and because we have a large number of lawyers on our team, we will normally be able to match you with a personal injury lawyer with experience in handling your type of claim or injury.
Why might you need a personal injury lawyer?
Perhaps you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, or maybe you have been the victim of a dangerous driver and sustained injuries in a car accident. You may even have been injured after a slip, trip or fall in a public place, for example a shop or leisure centre. If you think that somebody else is to blame for your accident and you may need the services of a personal injury lawyer, find out if you have a viable claim for compensation by giving us a ring. Provided you can say ‘yes’ to the following questions, you should be eligible to make a claim:
- Did you sustain injuries in an accident?
- Was the accident caused by somebody else?
- Did you need medical attention for your injuries?
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
We have helped thousands of people to claim compensation for accidents caused by somebody else’s negligence, and we could help you too.
What sorts of injuries could you claim compensation for?
Many people associate personal injury claims with serious, life-changing injuries, but you could actually make a claim for almost any type of injury ranging from minor to serious. So if you have sprained your ankle after slipping on a wet floor in a shop, you could be entitled to make a claim with us. If you have sustained crush injuries after being run over by a forklift in a warehouse, we can help you. If you’ve suffered whiplash after a road traffic accident, you could find that you’re entitled to claim if somebody else caused your collision.
Provided you sought medical attention for your injuries, we could help you to make a personal injury claim, just like we have helped thousands of others. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence if somebody else’s negligence has caused your accident, and you could be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses after your accident.
What does it cost to make a personal injury claim?
Although you may find some personal injury lawyers charge upfront legal fees, none of the clients we have helped had to worry about paying for a personal injury lawyer. The lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. This means that claiming is affordable for anybody, regardless of your financial circumstances after your accident. So if you are struggling and worrying about how you will afford to hire a personal injury lawyer, you can get in touch with us to find out more about making a claim.
To talk to one of our helpful advisors just call 0800 689 0500 on your landline. If you prefer using a mobile, you can reach us on 0333 500 0993. Contact us today to see if you have a valid claim for personal injury compensation and to get confidential, no-obligation advice relating to your accident.
Date Published: 1st September 2012
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Personal injury lawyer