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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Unscrupulous claims lawyers

    How to avoid unscrupulous claims lawyers

    Being involved in an accident resulting in personal injuries is a very upsetting experience, and one that does not need the added stress and worry of contending with unscrupulous claims lawyers. Unfortunately, some law firms will show no morals or principles whilst dealing with personal injury claims, and it is important to ensure you are able to avoid these lawyers.

    Unscrupulous claims lawyers will typically show no shame or honesty in their dealings with people who have been through traumatic accidents and personal injuries. By performing a few simple checks, you can be sure that your legal representation is trusted and reputable.

    1. Check for regulatory bodies

    It is important to ensure your legal representation is regulated by a respected body; checking this will help you to avoid unscrupulous claims lawyers. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and we are also members of the Claims Standards Council. So you can place trust in our professionalism and honesty.

    2. Do they have the endorsement of a trusted figure? 

    Many well-known public figures are now working as UK consumer champions, placing their own reputation on the line to ensure that you are able to find companies that will provide you with a professional and trusted service. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are endorsed by well-loved TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen; her recommendation gives you peace of mind that we take an honest approach and all on a no-win, no-fee basis.

    3. Are case studies available?

    Reputable law firms will have case studies to demonstrate their experience and expertise. For example, on Accident Advice Helpline’s website you will find testimonials from claimants just like you who have successfully received compensation for injuries ranging from whiplash to work injuries. Unscrupulous claims lawyers will likely be unable to prove their reputability by demonstrating real-life cases and satisfied customers.

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    What next?

    Once you are happy that your chosen legal representation will work with honesty and expertise on your behalf, it is always worth making a call to ensure you are comfortable with their level of service and working practices. For example, excessive numbers of meetings may be a burden, especially if you require rest following your accident. Some firms will be able to progress your claim entirely via the telephone, meaning you can do so from the comfort of your own surroundings.

    You should also double-check that your chosen representation is specialist enough to deal with your injury type. For example, whilst some lawyers will have experience in road traffic accidents, they may not have past proven successes within the field of workplace injury claims. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a large team of expert solicitors, so we can connect you with the best representation for your particular needs.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.

    Date Published: 6th March 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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