When some people start a personal injury claim they assume that all personal injury lawyers are the same. They have been involved in an accident that was not their fault and think that any personal injury lawyer will be suitable to handle their case. This is unlikely to be true. Personal injury law can be a complex and difficult area and it is vital to get the right professional for your particular case.
A lot of people get around this problem by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. They are a large and well-established law firm that has a breadth of experience that it can draw on to get absolutely the right person for your case. Take a look at these case loads of UK accident compensation claims specialists compared to non UK accident compensation claims specialists – and spot the very significant differences in their expertise..
UK accident compensation claims specialists
UK accident compensation claims specialists deal with accidents from within the UK. Some have specialised even further. If they deal with road traffic accidents they will be experts in the factors that cause road traffic accidents on UK roads and on how to establish who was at fault. They act for clients who have been injured in road traffic accidents that were not their own fault. These clients could be car drivers, motorcyclists, PSV bus drivers or heavy goods vehicle drivers. They also represent the interests of UK workers. Employees who have been injured in accidents in UK workplaces may be able to claim compensation if the accident can be shown to be the employer’s fault.
A specialist personal injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline would help them with their case. Slips, trips and falls in UK streets would be dealt with by a public liability lawyer. They would try to secure compensation for the injured person.
Non UK accident compensation claims specialists
Non UK accident compensation claims specialists deal with accidents from outside the UK. The main reasons that UK residents travel abroad is to have a holiday, to work or to visit friends and family. All of these journeys can end in an accident. Holiday accidents tend to be road traffic accidents or slips, trips and falls. The area around swimming pools and staircases in hotels and apartment blocks are notorious for this. If the fall can be shown to be the fault of someone else then you may be able to make a claim. Personal injury lawyers working in this field are experts at trying to establish who would have responsibility for this.
It can be a complicated task. Many trips abroad also involve hiring a car and driving on unfamiliar roads – these car journeys can result in accidents. If the accident was caused by another person then it may be possible to make a claim. Claiming from people abroad is more difficult than making UK claims. The same is true for people who are working abroad. There may be additional forms to complete and additional investigations to be made in order to make a claim.
If you need to claim call 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 free from a mobile.
Date Published: 22nd June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry