Finding yourself in a position where you need to make a personal injury claim can be stressful. From sustaining an injury in the workplace or on the roads to ensuring your best interests are protected, it can be a bit of a headache – unless you seek the right help.
When you want to make a claim, people often go straight to insurers. However, this is not always the best option and it pays in all senses of the word to speak to a solicitor before making any decisions.
It takes someone who understands exactly what they are dealing with when it comes to injury claims in order to help you every step of the way. Solicitors have a thorough knowledge of legal aspects, their field of expertise and recent industry trends, meaning they are fully equipped to deal with your claim quickly and efficiently to get the outcome you are entitled to.
Look for expert solicitors with a long history of successful cases in dealing with all manner of workplace, road accident and defective product cases, from minor to fatal incidents. Going to the experts means that claims can be processed thoroughly, providing you with the full compensation you are entitled to.
Support and understanding
In addition to being armed with expert knowledge in their specialist subject, solicitors tend to take a more client-focused approach than insurers. Personal injury specialists should not only be experts in their field but they’ll also be friendly and caring, meaning that they will deal with your case with sensitivity and sympathy.
You should also look for companies that are intent on getting you the treatment and rehabilitation you might require during the recovery phase and support for family members. Solicitors can also guide you through the legal process, helping you to comprehend any jargon and ensuring you have a full understanding of your claim.
Get the compensation you deserve
Solicitors are also beneficial in a financial sense, as their legal advice and representation can result in a personal injury claimant obtaining, on average, two or three times more compensation than the first offer from an insurer*.
Since insurers often don’t act in the best interests of the customer, they will aim to settle fast for as small an amount as possible, which is why client-oriented solicitors are generally a better alternative and can secure you the compensation you really deserve.
*Based on statistics from the Financial Services Authority on offers made by injuring parties’ insurers.