If you’ve been injured, whether it was in a public place, motor accident or even at work, you might be eligible to lodge a compensation claim. The claims process, however, can be long, drawn out and complicated, which means that having the right advice should be at the top of your priority list. Having a good lawyer to handle your case for you can make the whole process a lot easier and make a significant difference to the level of compensation you receive at the end of the day.
To help you make the right choice here is a short guide on how to choose the right compensation lawyer for your claim:
Pick a lawyer with experience in your type of claim
Compensation claims can vary significantly, from worker’s compensation to personal injury, medical negligence and motor accident claims. This means that not every lawyer is suited to take on your case. Before you start you should look into whether the lawyer has a wealth of experience specifically in the field that you wish to make a compensation claim in. If you pick a lawyer that is experienced in your type of claim you will ensure that you get the right advice and maximise your chances of success.
Look for ‘No Win, No Fee’ guarantees
Make sure that you are financially protected if your case is not successful. The best way you can do this is by looking for lawyers that work on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. This means that if you move forward with your case but are not successful you will not be faced with a big fee at the end of the process.
Discuss the case with your lawyer
A good lawyer that specialises in the type of claim you are making should be able to answer the majority of your questions on the spot. You should ask questions like: How can I maximise my chances of success? What is the likelihood of a successful outcome? Do I have a case? What is the process for settling this claim? What is the likely level of compensation I am entitled to? What are your legal fees and how are they paid?
Talking to your lawyer about your case will give you a feel for how knowledgeable they are and their ability to successfully settle your case.
Look at their credentials
When looking for a compensation lawyer you shouldn’t just be looking at their university degree, more importantly you should be asking whether they are an accredited specialist in personal injury law. This will ensure that they have the proper skills to look after your compensation claim.
Ask for examples of successful claims they’ve made in the past
Finally, you should ask for examples of claims that they have made in the past. This will give you a good indication that they have the right experience and are able to successfully pursue and close a case in your type of claim. This will give you reassurance that the choice you are making.