Having the best legal mind possible to call on when fighting a personal injury compensation claim is of course integral to its success. Whenever we need an expert to assist us in any venture in life, it’s essential that person and the organisation he represents have the right credentials next to their names.
In terms of claims compensation, that means a solicitor should be a recognised member of the Law Society and is affiliated to the Personal Injury Panel operated in the UK by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The 200 plus no win no fee lawyers Accident Advice Helpline has networked around the country are indeed members of both the Society and the SRA, which means that anyone calling us for assistance in making a personal injury claim for compensation knows from the outset that he or she will be getting the very best legal representation in their case.
During that initial call – free of charge – to Accident Advice Helpline’s 0800 number, any potential claimant will be asked three important questions during a quick, half minute test. Our adviser will need to know if the accident happened within the last three years, the injured person was in no way to blame for what happened and that proper medical treatment, by a GP or in hospital, was given immediately after. Remember, our phone lines are open 24/7 and under the no win no fee agreement, there are no expensive legal costs to be faced and you could get a 100 per cent compensation award at the end of the process. The losing party’s insurers pick up all court and legal fees and you may well also be awarded out of pocket expenses on top of the main claim win.
Personal injury panel
The Personal Injury Panel operated by the SRA is an accreditation scheme within the UK legal profession which promotes high standards in practice, ensures that consumers are easily able to identify legal practitioners with proven competency in personal injury and ultimately helps clients make the right choices.
Accident Advice Helpline solicitors proudly display the prestigious Personal Injury Panel logo. Each firm has one or more practitioners with particular skills, knowledge and experience in personal injury claims. Each assessed against the SRA’s own top standards. The association carries out periodic reviews of members to ensure they come up to scratch in competence and expertise.
Law Society quality mark
Alongside the SRA, the Law Society runs it own personal injury panel accreditation. Probably more familiar than the SRA one, Accident Advice Helpline lawyers all display this quality mark. Law Society accredited experts such as our own can offer legal advice and representation on:
- Personal injuries for which you were not to blame
- Suffering ongoing pain following an accident
- Victim of an accident at work
- Advice and guidance on worker’s compensation schemes
- No insurance injury
Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury panel solicitors will not only try to help you get compensation for your injuries but so too the earnings you may have lost as a result, as well as a diverse range of other out of pocket expenses, from the cost of a hire care to outlay on specialist nursing needs. From the start, they’ll also be able to estimate just how much you may receive in compensation based on the nature of your injuries and other personal factors by which you have been affected following the accident.
Loss of life
If you’ve lost someone as a result of a serious personal injury accident, like a relative, family member or friend, they will also be able to advise on making a claim for that loss of life. All Law Society accredited personal injury panel solicitors go through extensive and comprehensive testing from time to time to testing to demonstrate that they are still at the top of their tree in expertise.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 2nd March 2013
Author: David Brown