If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, then you may eligible for financial compensation. An injury claim lawyer will be able to process your claim for you, behind the scenes, so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. But when might you need an injury claim lawyer? Here’s four scenarios to consider:
- Following an accident
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important that you seek legal advice, whether you intend to make a claim or not. The reason being, that it is always worthwhile knowing if it is possible that the other side may make a claim, and what you can do should that happen, and vice versa. Injury lawyers will be able to advise you on your rights, and they can also start a claim on your behalf, should you want to.
- If your finances take a turn for the worse after an accident
Being injured in an accident can affect your finances. If you are unable to work because of your injuries and you lose income, or if you lose income support because of not being able to attend meetings, you could quickly find yourself struggling to make ends meet. An injury lawyer will be able to take a pragmatic approach to this, and offer advice. It may well be that you are eligible for compensation from the other side, to recover your financial losses.
- If you cannot coordinate your own medical care
One the services that most injury lawyers provide is medical care coordination. A lawyer can effectively take over this part of your claim, and bill the other side for their time. This is useful if you live alone, or if you have been left unable to function effectively because of your injuries. Your injury lawyer may also be able to coordinate any medical care your family members need, if they have been directly affected by your accident physically or mentally.
- If you are contacted by your insurance company to make a claim
Following an accident, it is common to be contacted by your insurer with regards to making a claim for compensation. This is normal practice, however in the United Kingdom, you have the legal right to choose who represents you in a personal injury claim. You should discuss your case with an injury claim lawyer outside of this, if you feel as though your insurer is not fit to process your claim, or if they recommend somebody that you do not like, such as a law firm that has bad reviews or a lawyer who you have had dealings with in the past.