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Personal Injury And Accident Claims

Irrespective of the safety measures you might have taken, an accident could occur at any time and to pretty much anybody, it doesn’t matter who you are, even a personal injury solicitor. We humans neither decide to become an accident victim, nor do we choose why, when and where the accident will take place.

It might seem obvious but almost any accident is likely to be both a distressing and potentially costly experience. Any injuries you are unfortunate enough to sustain are likely to cause you various degrees of pain and any medical attention and treatment can incur high costs.

A way to reclaim these losses is through making a successful personal injury claim and the importance of such a claim really shouldn’t be taken lightly. Certainly you won’t be able to make any personal injuries sustained any less traumatic or painful but you will get some comfort from knowing that you will be fine financially.

How A Personal Injury Solicitor Can Help

The trouble with making a personal injury claim is for most people it seems a difficult process to grasp, and that’s because generally most people have no previous experience with these kind of procedures. A trouble-free alternative to trying to do it all yourself is to contact a specialist personal injury solicitor.

Personal injury solicitors are professional people and these kind of personal injury claims are how they make their living. Their role is to put together a strong injury claims case in your name to win you accident compensation.

The injury solicitor’s service is based upon a “No Win No Fee” process. This will mean If your accident claim is successful, the solicitor recovers all of their bills, or fees from the losing party or the losers insurance company and you could get 100% of the compensation depending on the agreement with your solicitor.

If you don’t win your accident claims case the solicitor is accountable for the loss, in other words you won’t have to pay them anything. However, you may be liable for the winning sides costs, but you can take out insurance cover for this scenario.

Choosing Your Solicitor

It is entirely up to you which personal injury claims company, or solicitor you choose to take up your case. Always try your best to research a company before deciding for certain they are right for you. Also make sure you understand the “agreement” you might be signing so you know exactly what fees you may or may not end up having to pay.

Is It Necessary To Opt For A Personal Injury solicitor?

Naturally you could very well attempt to manage your accident claim on your own, or with the help of friends and family if you prefer, but have you actually thought hard about what the process entails?

Personal Injury Claims

Remember solicitors train for a reason and that’s to know the ins and outs of the British law so they have the best chance possible of being successful. This isn’t to say you won’t but do you really need the hassle?

Ask yourself these few questions and it might help you to decide which route is best if you haven’t already.

Are you aware of what preparations you need to make before going to court? Have you got all of your facts and details correct so you don’t inadvertently lose your road accident claim for example, on some small technicality?

Will you be able to stay calm and focused if things start to become personal? If you can’t answer these few questions with a resounding “yes” then maybe you ought to consider the services of a “No Win No Fee” solicitor, but the choice is always yours.

Please do bear in mind that a personal injury solicitor will undoubtedly make life easier. This is after all what they do for a living. They’ve already all the essential expertise and experience to take care of your accident compensation claim.

Work Related Back Injuries

An injury to the back can cause pain so debilitating as to keep the injured person from being able to enjoy even the simplest things in life like taking a stroll to the local shops.

Proving back pain can be difficult and because of this difficulty many solicitors have said that a back injury claim is one of the hardest to win. The truth is these types of injuries are difficult, but not impossible, to prove.

What To Do After A Back Injury

If you have recently suffered a work related back injury and feel as though you should be compensated you need to collect the following information to help in a claim:

  • The date of the accident.
  • Who was present when the accident occurred.
  • What you were doing prior to the accident.
  • What you were doing that might have contributed to the accident.
  • Medical records proving you have seen a doctor about the back injury.
  • The name of your works manager.
  • What your manager said about the accident.
  • Proof that you have lost time from work.

Often we do not realise how severely we are injured until weeks or months have passed after the back injury happened. Once you understand that the back pain you are enduring is related to the injury caused because of negligence then you should seek compensation to help you pay for the cost of treating your injuries.

Gather all of the data you might have (including the above) that tells the story of your back injury, and the medical costs you have acquired because of that injury. Take the time to write down the information in chronological order if you can.

Start with your name and contact information, then write who you were employed by when you believe the back injury occurred, then write the name of your works manager and any contact information you have.

Write down what your position at the company was and what you think happened to injure your back.

Write down the names of any other employees who might be able to collaborate your version of events.

Write down the names and contact information of any medical providers you have seen about the back injury and pain. Write down any medical tests you have undergone and what the general diagnosis is concerning your back.

Back Injury Solicitors

Go to see a solicitor that handles personal injury cases. Try to find one that handles back injuries frequently. You have three years from the time that you realise that the pain you are in is associated with an employment related injury.

When you are choosing a solicitor there are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. Go see a solicitor that offers a free first consultation visit so you do not feel obligated to hire them simply because you have already spent some money.
  2. Choose a solicitor that speaks with confidence and has the experience to back up their confidence.
  3. Choose a solicitor that you feel comfortable with. If you are comfortable with the person you are more likely to trust their opinion and follow their advice.
  4. Choose a solicitor that has a no win no fee arrangement. The no win no fee delays any charges from the solicitor until they win the case and you get a monetary settlement. Some solicitors will have you pay for simple things like filing fees and medical reports, but they will not charge you any solicitor fees unless you win your case. When you do win the solicitor will take a percentage of your compensation as their fee. This percentage may be as high as 25 percent.
  5. Ask friends, relatives, and neighbours if they have ever had dealings with the solicitor before. Personal references from people you know often boost the amount of confidence you will have in a solicitor.