Are volunteer organisations the best place to seek injury legal advice?
There are numerous organisations that can offer individuals injury legal advice, many of them involve the valiant efforts of volunteers but are they the best place to seek this specialist advice? There is no doubt that they can help in the initial phases of an enquiry. However, due to the fact that they usually operate with very limited funding and staff, whilst offering a good service, are not necessarily experts in a particular field. Often their skills are more general.
For victims who have received injury legal advice of the right kind, this can make a substantial difference, namely in the area of compensation. One of the driving factors as to why people use voluntary free services is because of that very fact the advice is free. This in some respects is flawed thinking and the reason is because many of the companies who offer expert advice work on a no win no fee* basis and initial contact is usually via a Freephone number or through the company’s website.
Accident Advice Helpline is an independent company that specialises in providing victims with legal advice. Whether the injury has been sustained at work or whether they have simply been walking down the street and have tripped as they walk into a shop, AAH has the necessary contacts who can advise individuals as to the options they have in and around the compensation claims process.
As with all legal matters, but especially around compensation, individuals need the very best advice they can get as the companies who are trying to avoid paying compensation will have employed the best lawyers that they can afford in an attempt to try and avoid paying any compensation at all. Accident Advice Helpline’s patron is Esther Rantzen and she has spent much of her life campaigning for the rights of the underdog and she thrives on seeing the larger organisations pay up the compensation that individuals deserve.
Are we saying that voluntary organisations do not have a part to play? There is no doubt the advice they give is very valuable in certain areas of the law. However ,when it comes to injury legal advice, the answer is probably better gained from companies whose sole purpose is to win compensation claims cases.Open Claim Calculator
AAH works with hundreds of solicitors who ensure that those who seek injury legal advice are receiving the most current up to date legal advice possible. The law around compensation claims is constantly changing; new precedents are being set all of the time and with some compensation cases, time is of the essence. For example, in an industrial injury claim, it is important that the injury advice is current.
As with volunteer counterparts, contacting Accident Advice Helpline is free by using the Freephone number and 30 seconds can be all it takes to start a compensation claim. With some voluntary organisations, it can take a week to set up an appointment to find out whether a claim could be made. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.