Why should I instruct a Consultant Lawyer rather than a law firm?
As Consultant Lawyers, Rebecca and Alec do not have the same overheads as a law firm (such as paying for office space, equipment, staff members) and as such do not have to take on as many client compared with lawyers in a law firm. Some personal injury law firms can have lawyers dealing with a case load in excess of 100 cases.
Rebecca and Alec do not have that issue and as such will have more time to deal with your case. You don’t have to compromise quality yet your claim will be still dealt on the same “No Win, No Fee” as any other personal injury firm.
How long will the process take?
It depends whether liability is admitted, how serious your injury is and other factors. Some law firms will be deterred by denied claims because they can be complex and take up significant time. However, we will do everything possible to bring your claim to a conclusion as swiftly as we can so you can put the matter behind you.
Do I have to go to Court?
Not necessarily. In fact, many claims are resolved without legal proceedings being issued. Most claims never make it to a Court room. Courts encourage the parties to resolve their issues rather than asking a Court to decide.
However, we will ensure, where needed, we push forward to obtain your compensation and we will ensure you are properly represented by the right Barrister for your case.
Can I bring a claim against my employer whilst I still work there?
Did you know that employers are obligated to have liability insurance for their employees? This is because it is your legal right to recover compensation for any harm due to their negligence. Your employers won’t be personally paying the compensation – their insurers are.
Employers are not allowed to dismiss you for bringing an honest claim against them as they could then be sued for unfair dismissal – bringing a claim against your employer is a right as an employee.
Many of our clients continue to work for their employers during the claim. Some employers will even pay towards your treatment to help you recover and return to work sooner rather than later – so you don’t suffer large loss of earnings.
How can I afford to pursue a claim? I don’t have enough money to pay privately.
Our claims are run on a No Win, No Fee basis (called a Conditional Fee Agreement) which means that you don’t have to pay anything out of your own pocket*. If you are unsuccessful or if the chances of your case winning decrease because of some unexpected evidence, you will walk away with no cost to you and no liability for the other side’s legal costs*.
Contact us today with your inquiry and we will discuss your case with you – obligation free.
*you must ensure you remain honest throughout, follow our advice and ensure you give clear instructions. Providing you do this, you will never have to worry about paying any legal costs at all.