Legal advice is key to understanding and evaluating the risk and potential compensation where a person has been injured because of the negligence or the fault of another party.
Stages: Personal Injury Claims*
- Injuries Board. This is the first stop shop for most injury claims. The Injuries Board does not require an injured party to have legal advice, but without legal advice there are substantial risks such as failure to identify the correct parties, overlooking preservation of evidence, or the carrying out of an inspection post-accident and the assessement of special damages for a claim.
- The need to evaluate any proposed assessment by the Injuries Board against the likely outcome following Court proceedings which has to take into account whether liability is an issue and the extent to which injuries have resolved or worsened by the time an assessment is made.
- Court claims for injury compensation.
*In contentious business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of settlement