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How do you choose a lawyer if you’ve been injured?

Personal injury claim form on a table. There is a keyboard, mobile phone and coffee on the old wooden table with pointing finger

You can’t miss the adverts on TV, radio and billboards that promote legal services for those who have been injured due to no fault of their own. The reason we see all of these adverts is because of the sheer volume of people in the UK who do get injured every year. Whether be a work-related incident, whiplash in a car or a slip and trip while out shopping, hundreds of thousands of people are eligible to make a claim each year.

Cutting through the noise and working out who are the best company to represent you if you do have a claim can be a troublesome step. Firstly, you need to know if you actually have a claim that has a good chance of being successful! Reliving the incident can be a painful experience so you want to avoid doing this unnecessarily. Some companies will be keen to tell you that you have a good chance of a claim to get you signed up and paying fees so it is important to go with a reputable company.

A popular model is “no win no fee” which means that some personal injury lawyers take on cases that they know have a very good chance of success so they take a % of the damages awarded at the end of the case. This takes away all the risk from the claimant and puts it on to the legal firm so you know that they truly believe in your case.

It is important to be aware that although working on a “no win no fee” basis, you may end up liable for the defendants’ costs if that judgement is seemed appropriate. Your chosen lawyer will be able to guide you through the process and provide information about that from the outset.

The injury needs to have occurred within the past 3 years to be eligible to make a claim. In most cases, you can manage your claim over the phone or internet so you don’t need to visit a lawyer’s office in most cases. A quick phone call will normally be enough for an experienced professional to assess the merits of your claim and give you an indication of the potential outcome.

Take a free online assessment or ring a Freephone number to kick-start the journey of getting the money you deserve for the injury you got!

Elliot Preece :Elliot is the Editor at ABCMoney. He manages a team that writes and contributes to many leading publications across a number of industries.