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Your Guide To Choosing A Good Personal Injury Solicitor

If you have been involved in an accident and suffered a personal injury, how do you know which personal injury solicitor is going to do the best job for you?

Choose A Personal Injury Solicitor

If we start with what seems an obvious point, make sure that you do choose a personal injury solicitor. A solicitor is a recognised qualification following rigorous training and final examinations. Many people deal with personal injury compensation claims but have no formal qualifications. Therefore, it is important to check that you are dealing with a specialist personal injury solicitor.

Additional Qualifications

If you are looking for a specialist UK personal injury solicitor with many years experience, they should also be members of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel. To achieve this qualification the solicitor must show competence in the field of UK personal injury law, but also must have handled a good number of claims that have gone to trial. There is no substitute for experience, and being a member of the Personal Injury Panel proves experience.

Membership of Professional Organisations

If you have been involved in a road accident you can look for a solicitor who is a member of The Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS for short). This is a not for profit organisation that campaigns for the rights of accident victims.

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is another membership organisation for personal injury solicitors.

Legal Costs

1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.


Ensure that you can communicate with your personal injury solicitor. They should not intimidate or worry you. If they do, choose another one as you will be dealing with them for some time. It is important that you are not afraid to pick up the telephone if you are concerned about any aspect of your claim.

We Can Find You An Expert Personal Injury Solicitor

All 1stClaims personal injury specialist solicitors:

  • Are hand selected as experts in their field of law
  • Have Personal Injury Panel Members
  • Have members of MASS and APIL
  • Ensure that All initial enquiries are completely free of charge
  • Ensure that you pay nothing if you lose your claim

If you would like 1stClaims' expert UK Personal Injury Compensation 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.

We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.


What Happens Next?

Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:

  1. Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
  2. Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
  3. Costs - your options for funding your claim; and
  4. An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).

All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.

Call free now on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or make a Quick Claim Enquiry »

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Why Choose 1stClaims

  • We hand select only the best personal injury claim and medical negligence solicitors to help you.
  • Completely free, no obligation initial enquiries
  • 1stClaims are experts with 14 years of claims experience

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