We’re human; we make mistakes. However, it doesn’t follow that you should suffer in silence, if you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault – especially for occupational negligence. To get a solicitor that can take on big companies and won’t put you out of pocket, it’s best to go down the ‘no win, no fee’ route.
But how do you choose the right solicitor for your case? Ask yourself the following questions before you sign any contracts:
Is The Company Reputable?
A solicitor is only as good as the firm he or she is from. The resources and contacts at a large company’s disposal far outweigh small fries, and you’re less likely to get scammed. When it comes to your compensation, don’t leave it up to chance, and go with a well-known law business.
What’s Their Service Like?
You can usually get a feel for how attentive a company is to their customers just by walking through the door; however a great way to make sure that you’ll get the dedication you deserve is by going online. Look for reviews of your solicitor’s company in forums or customer sites. Beware of some of the feedback you find on the business’ website, as it may be edited biasedly, so that it appears their solicitors have a golden record.
What’s Their Success Rate?
If you can get your hands on their success figures, it should give you an idea of how good their solicitors are at their job. Beware of any company with comparatively low success rates. You want to be on the winner’s side.
What Do They Specialize In?
There’s no point signing up with a company that specializes in family law when you’re pursuing a personal injury case. Research the business’ expertise before you pick up the phone.
Can You Afford Them?
Go through the contract with a fine-toothed comb. Your solicitors may demand a large percentage of your winnings whether that’s through a public liability or accident at work solicitor case. Try to go with companies that take their pay cheque out of the losing party’s pocket, not yours. Otherwise, you might as well just go with an ordinary lawyer.
How Personalized Is Their Service?
Will you get the attention you need to win your case? Ascertain how present your solicitor will be during the whole process and how much advice he or she will give you. Your lawyer should be easy to contact, should you have any concerns about the claim.
He or she must also be personable. You’ll be working with this person for potentially a long time, so likeability is crucial. If you don’t get good vibes from your solicitor, politely ask for another and save yourself a lot of hassle in the future.
If you’re making a claim, the last thing you need is a mound of paperwork. You pay your solicitor to do most of the legwork, so ask how much of the process will be in your hands. If it’s more than the necessary amount, rethink signing up with that law company.
Ava Watkins is a freelance journalist with an interest in employee rights and law. Today, she’s writing on behalf of personal injury specialists, Jigsaw Law.