Injury lawyers: What do they do?


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Injury lawyers may not get the attention of criminal lawyers but they serve an equally important purpose when it comes to getting justice.

That’s because they can stand up for you when you’ve suffered a personal injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Injury lawyers work hard to ensure their clients are treated fairly by those who caused them harm. They do a huge amount to help you get justice for the pain and suffering you’ve been through. Let’s take a look at just some of them.

Look at the details of your case

After you’ve spoken to our understanding claims advisors and they agree that you’ve suffered a personal injury, they’ll put you through to one of our specialist injury lawyers.

Your lawyer will take some initial details from you about your case and then work out who was responsible for your accident. They’ll also establish whether there is a realistic chance of holding them accountable for their negligence.

Once they’ve done this, they’ll be able to establish whether you have a claim. Feel free to ask them any questions you have at this stage. Injury lawyers are here to help you.

Ensure you know your rights

As part of your first discussions, your injury lawyer will make sure you know your rights. They’ll typically make sure that you know what rules and regulations are in place to keep you safe and how these were not adhered to when you were injured.

For example, if you suffered an accident at work, your injury lawyer will likely make sure you know about the laws and regulations that employers are bound by to protect employees. After all, health and safety is something that should be taken seriously by employers.

And if you had an accident in a public space, they will help you identify the person or organisation responsible for ensuring the safety of visitors.

Injury lawyers will also typically inform you of your options and make sure you know what they think the best course of action for you is.

Put your injury claim together

Once you have agreed to go ahead with making a claim, your lawyer will begin to put together the strongest case possible, with the intention of securing you the maximum compensation they can.

You should give them all the evidence you have. This can take the form of photos of the scene where your accident happened, statements from any witnesses present, dates and times of medical appointments following the accident and any police reports. Injury lawyers will be able to use this to prove how you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence.

They may also contact the person or organisation responsible for your accident and request more information. They’ll also request your medical records and get in touch with any witnesses you’ve named.

Injury lawyers will also usually arrange for you to have a medical assessment. This will be carried out by a qualified expert, who will be able to show just how seriously you have been affected by the injury you’ve suffered.

Negotiate with the other side

Once they’ve put your claim together, injury lawyers will present it to the person or organisation responsible for your accident. The responsible party will either admit or deny liability.

If they deny it, your lawyer will report back to you and then you will both decide what the next steps are. But if they accept that they caused your accident, your injury lawyer will start negotiations to get you the justice and compensation you’re entitled to.

Your lawyer will let you know if they receive an offer they think is too low. Our injury lawyers will be honest when they think you could be entitled to more compensation. When this happens, they will go back to the other side – who will typically be an insurer – and keep negotiating to get you what you deserve.

It’s important to remember that after you’ve agreed to accept a specific amount of compensation, you can’t start the process again at a later date to get any more. This is why settling for less than you deserve could be a big mistake.

Help your recovery process

When you’ve been injured, you will need medical care to help you recover. This is something that injury lawyers could help with.

If you need ongoing or extensive treatment to help you overcome the injury you suffered, your lawyer can help you get it. This could include care like physiotherapy or dental work, which you may need to pay for privately.

Your lawyer can help you on the road to recovery, helping you get back to your best as soon as possible. The injury lawyers who helped Mrs S, for example, made sure she got the physiotherapy she needed to start feeling better after a road traffic accident.

If you think you could benefit from the help offered by one of our specialist injury lawyers, it’s simple to get in touch. Just give us a call, request a call back at a convenient time or start your claim online.

We’re here to make sure the claims process is as straightforward as possible, letting you focus on the more important things.


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