Claim Compensation With Personal Injury Lawyers

By Jo McKenzie. Last Updated 19th June 2023. It’s ultimately your decision whether you hire a lawyer to support your personal injury claim. Doing so, however, can reduce a lot of the pressure on you, thanks to the knowledge and guidance which your hired lawyer should be able to provide.

By hiring a personal injury lawyer, they can walk you through each step of the process involved making your claim. They can also help in negotiating the most amount of compensation which you are entitled to. They should also be able to help with important steps you may need assistance with, such as arranging an independent medical exam.

What Criteria Do You Need To Meet To Work With A Personal Injury Lawyer

There are certain eligibility criteria you must meet in order for your personal injury compensation claim to be valid.

You will need to prove that your injuries were caused by a relevant third party’s breach of their duty of care towards you.

Some examples of when you are owed a duty of care include:

  • At work – Your employer must take reasonably practicable measures to ensure your safety and health while at work and performing work-related tasks, as stated under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
  • In a public place – Those in control of public spaces must take all the necessary measures to ensure your reasonable safety while you are using their premises for their intended purposes, as stated under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
  • On the road – Road users must use roads in a way that avoids causing harm to other road users and themselves under the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Highway Code contains rules and guidelines for road users to refer to, too.

If you can prove that a breach in a duty of care by a relevant third party led to your injuries, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.

Furthermore, If you are eligible to pursue a claim, you must also ensure that you start proceedings within the relevant time limit. Under the Limitation Act 1980, you will typically have 3 years from the accident date to start a personal injury claim.

To discuss your potential claim or to see if you could be eligible to work with a personal injury lawyer from our panel, you can contact our advisors today.

What To Look For When Choosing A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you choose to hire a personal injury lawyer to support a compensation claim, then there are several things worth looking out for when viewing a potential selection. It’s preferable to hire a solicitor with previous experience in handling personal injury claims and the type of claim you wish to make. So if, for instance, you were looking to make a road traffic accident claim, then it’s preferable to hire a solicitor who has handled these specific kinds of claims previously and should know what to expect.

It’s also worth looking for evidence of a lawyer’s expertise and ability to get good results. Listed accreditations, reviews and recommendations from family and friends are all worth looking into when considering a particular personal injury lawyer.

You can connect with a personal injury lawyer to help you make a claim for everything from an accident at work to a cycling crash.

If you’re looking for more specialist support for other types of claims such as those relating to claiming data breach compensation, then get in touch with us anyway. We offer support in a broad range of legal services.

Can I Work With  A Personal Injury Lawyer On A No Win No Fee Basis

If you meet the eligibility criteria to make a personal injury claim, you may wish to get help from a lawyer. One of the lawyers on our panel could help with your claim. They could assist with the claims process, helping you gather evidence, filing your claim within the relevant time limit and negotiating compensation on your behalf.

Furthermore, a personal injury lawyer from our panel could offer to work on your case under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is a type of No Win No Fee agreement. When you make a claim under this arrangement, you are generally not expected to pay the lawyer working on your case any upfront or ongoing service fees. You will also not be expected to pay for their work if your claim isn’t successful.

Instead, should your claim result in compensation, they will deduct a small percentage of your payout as a success fee.

To see if you could be eligible to work with one of the lawyers on our panel, you can contact our team of advisors. They are available 24/7 to help you and can be reached by: