Slip claims, accidents at work and other injuries: how to choose the right personal injury solicitors
It’s a fact of life that accidents can happen at any time – from accidents at work to road crashes, cycle accidents and slips, trips and falls. If you ever find yourself in the situation where you need to make a slip claim, medical negligence claim or similar then the law is geared up to protect you. But navigating that course can be a complex process and one you should not undertake without professional support. So if you do need to choose a firm of personal injury lawyers where do you start, and how do you know which one is right for you?
Establishing your personal injury solicitors‘ credentials
When choosing your personal injury lawyers investigate some key areas carefully. The first is crucial – specialist knowledge of the type of accident in which you have been involved.. If you’re looking to make a trip claim after suffering injury in a public place, your personal injury solicitors should offer demonstrable experience in dealing with trips and falls. This area of injury law is subject to many and varied criteria. If, for example, you have tripped over a faulty paving slab and broken your leg then the local council are responsible for the maintenance and your slip claim will be pursued directly against them. But there are parameters. If your trip claim concerns an obstruction under a certain height, or if the obstruction had been there for such a short space of time that the council cannot reasonably have known about it, then your slip claim may not be valid and your personal injury lawyers will advise accordingly.
Similarly, if you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, then you need a traffic accident lawyer who is well versed in this area. For those considering a medical negligence claim the pathway is particularly intricate and specialist expertise will maximise your chances of successfully winning compensation.
Universa’s team includes expert traffic accident lawyers, work injury lawyers, medical negligence solicitors and personal injury lawyers specialising in slip, fall and trip claims. When you contact us you’ll be put in touch with a lawyer who has the detailed knowledge and experience your case needs to win the compensation you deserve.
Understanding personal injury solicitors‘ fees and pricing structures
The main aim of personal injury solicitors should be to win you the justice and compensation you need after an injury. It follows therefore that personal injury lawyers who ask you to pay fees upfront, enter into credit agreements, or tell you that they will take a percentage of your compensation should immediately ring alarm bells with you.
Some solicitors offer a no win, no fee service. At Universa we take that one step further. As well as never asking for upfront fees or signing you up for credit, our customer promise guarantees that you pay no fee whether we win or lose. Like all reputable solicitors we pride ourselves on getting the best results for you.
How to handle cold calling from personal injury solicitors
Cold calling has recently become big business. You may well have received cold calls, texts or emails from companies claiming that your accident is “on record” with them and you are entitled to win a certain amount.
All ethical personal injury solicitors will tell you that cold calling is not good practice. Any firm claiming to already know how much compensation you will win should be avoided. Experienced personal injury lawyers know only too well that every case is individual and the amount you can claim for depends on your own individual circumstances, which they will thoroughly review with you.
Accepting or progressing cold calls can also cause serious difficulties if you have already nominated a firm of personal injury solicitors like Universa to pursue your claim. If you allow yourself to be swayed by promises of more money you risk slowing your current claim down – and at worst you could compromise your current claim altogether.
Fundamentally your personal injury solicitors should be specialised in your type of accident, able to demonstrate extensive experience, not ask for any money from you and not cold call. To talk to personal injury solicitors with a team of specialised people, the highest ethical standards, and a commitment to excellent service contact Universa. You’ll be welcomed with discreet, professional advice from solicitors who care about one thing – your welfare.