5 Questions you must ask before choosing your Accident At Work Claim Solicitor

When you are trying to choose your workers injury claims solicitor, where do you start? All solicitors will have the basic legal skills, but how do you know who will really fight your corner and ensure your interests are put first and foremost? Who will treat you as if you are their only client and ensure you recover as quickly as possible?

We have put together this key guide to ensure you satisfy yourself that you are dealing with an expert work accident solicitor!

1. How much of my compensation will I receive?

The Government changed the law in April 2013 so that you may now have to pay some of your legal costs when you settle your claim. However all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and our solicitors will explain all funding options to you.

2. What experience should I expect my solicitor to have?

Whilst each worker injury claims solicitor is qualified and regulated, you may be surprised to hear that quite frequently junior team members with absolutely no qualifications work on personal injury claims. You should ask what experience the person dealing with your workers injury claim will have and ensure that they are a qualified solicitor.

You can also expect the solicitor in a specialist personal injury department should be a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel which proves their expertise in personal injury claims.

All 1stclaims solicitors have at least one Personal Injury Panel Member in their accident at work claims department.

3. Will I receive treatment for my injuries?

A specialist workers injury claims solicitor should be able to offer you private medical treatment to speed up your recovery and often your return to work. They should be able to offer you treatment wherever you are in the UK.

1stclaims has access to physiotherapists, chiropracters and other treatment providers across the UK waiting to help you.

4. Will claiming cost me anything?

Claiming should not cost you at all. If a solicitor expects you to pay for any items you should ask for an explanation. Here is a list of the things to look out for:

  • Insurance to protect you against the costs of claiming. (1stclaims solicitors will pay this for you if it is needed)
  • An administration fee to the claims company (1stclaims do not charge you any fee. We are paid a referral fee by the solicitor which they pay out of their marketing expenses - NOT out of your compensation)

5. Should I expect any other benefits from my solicitor?

In addition to your claim being handled by an expert workers injury claim solicitor, you should also be offered private medical treatment and be assured that you will not have to pay any of the costs. 1stclaims offers you this and much more.

Can 1stClaims help you with your work accident claim?

If you would like 1stClaims' expert Work Accident Solicitors on your side please call us free on 0800 2888 693 or complete our Free Claim Enquiry form now and we will be in touch with you very soon.

Remember, it costs absolutely nothing to ask and you are under no obligation to make a claim, we just want to help you.

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8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.

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