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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.

Factory Injuries

Factories are incredibly different from a typical office setting; a lot of action happens in the latter. This also means that most of those who work at a factory are vulnerable to different kinds of accidents that can include the following:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Dangerous machinery injury
  • Scaffolding accident injury
  • Other types of workplace accidents

When to File a Claim

Accidents are often described as unpredictable, but sometimes they are also unnecessary. This is especially true when the accidents can be avoided if only the person that has caused it has been more diligent, not negligent. If you meet an accident in the factory because of other people’s lack of care, you may file for a compensation claim.

Contrary to what a lot of people believe, one doesn’t have to necessarily work in a factory before he or she can file for a claim. Take, for example, Eric. Eric is a real person that works in a company that performs fulfillment for a certain factory. One day, he went to the warehouse to get the goods for repackaging and then delivery when, while walking, a huge box fell over him. Fortunately, he was able to get away from it, but still, the box hit his foot, causing him to fall down and hurt his ankle and legs. It took him about a week of treatment and regular therapy before he’s able to get back to work. He filed for a factory injury compensation against the company and won it.

As to the time limit, in general, you have around 3 years to file for a claim from the date of the accident. Any claim beyond that will no longer be honored by the defendant and the court unless in special circumstances, which will also be decided by the latter.

If, for some reason, a child or a minor gets involved in a factory accident, the child can file for a claim 3 years after they have turned 18. Otherwise, the parent or the guardian can do it on their behalf.

The Costs of a Claim

Any type of personal injury claim is best settled with the professional help of a solicitor, especially one that really handles factory injuries.

With regard to costs, firms these days can already give you a no-win, no-fee arrangement, which means the only time you pay up is when you win, and even the fee is already capped. If you lose, you don’t have to pay for anything except for a success fee, which should be outlined in the agreement form.

This conditional agreement has proven to be helpful especially since the government no longer provides legal aid for personal injury cases.

Some firms can also offer an interim payment scheme, where a significant proportion of your supposed claim is paid to you even before the claim is settled. This usually happens when the defendant has already expressed or confirmed his liability. You can use the money for your financial needs including saving up for the solicitor fees.