If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be eligible for financial compensation. Compensation is there for you, so long as the accident in which you sustained your injuries was not completely your fault.

The best way to find out if you are eligible for compensation is by speaking with a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will be able to establish your eligibility for you, and provide legal advice based on your individual circumstances. And should you choose to proceed with your claim after receiving legal advice, at least then you will know where you stand.

Why to hire an injury lawyer?

The reason you should hire an injury lawyer to process your claim, as opposed to processing your own claim, is that a lawyer knows the ins and outs of the legal process, and they can refer to the past cases that they have worked on to build you a strong case for compensation. Their experience is invaluable, since insurers are becoming increasingly sceptical of claims and tend to investigate them more thoroughly than ever before. That is not to say that your claim is not legitimate, but rather if there are any holes in your claim or if there is anything that the other side can contest, rest assured that they will. A solicitor will ensure that your case is water tight, so that it wins first time around.

In addition to building you a compelling case for compensation, a solicitor can also coordinate medical care for you, should you require it. Your lawyer will also be able to refer you to financial advisors, should you find yourself struggling to make ends meet.

How to hire an injury lawyer

When it comes to hiring injury lawyers for you, you want to make sure they have two things:

  1. Case experience: The lawyer’s case experience needs to match your own. Injury lawyers tend to specialise in select areas of personal injury law. The best person to process your claim is somebody who has worked on many cases like your own.
  2. Success rate: Lawyers are judged by their ‘success rate’, which is a percentage of the amount of cases they have won. Ideally, you should look for a personal injury lawyer to process your accident claim who has a success rate of over 80 per cent.

In addition to this, it is important that you consider the law firm or practice that the lawyer works for. The law firm should have been operating for several years, and they should have a good reputation online. They should also have a professional-looking website with a published telephone number, so that you can call them and get claims advice.