A claims solicitor is someone who represents an individual who has suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, and as a result is pursuing the body responsible for compensation.
The type of work they take on falls under tort law, which basically covers the laws and regulations concerning civil wrongs. It can include legally representing clients who have been injured due to a trip or fall that wasn’t their fault, or those who have been injured from a car accident, an accident at work, or from an accident which has occurred in a public place (such as a road, park, or swimming pool), where the accident was someone else’s fault (either through their own negligence or through a wrongdoing). Continue reading
With the ‘no win no fee’ system replacing legal aid more and more victims who have suffered an injury as a result of an accident which wasn’t their fault are finding it easier to come forward and claim what they are rightfully owed.
Naturally, the first step in making a claim for compensation is appointing a solicitor and, these days, there is certainly no shortage of professional online solicitors to choose from.
A compensation solicitor will first talk through your accident with you to ensure the case is worth pursuing and, if so, will then need you to back up the claim with as much evidence as possible such as medical reports, photographic evidence, statements from witnesses and proof of any loss of earnings you may have suffered. Continue reading