The injuries and accidents you suffer may not necessarily be your own fault. And if you have reason to believe that they were caused due to the action, or rather inaction, of someone else, then you are eligible to claim compensation. After all, why should you be the one to bear the burden of hospital bills and financial losses if someone else is at fault for your suffering? That is why the concept of claiming compensation exists.
If you have already been through something as terrible as an injury and believe you can make a case for claiming compensation, then you should contact a lawyer, especially if you don’t have much experience dealing with injury claims yourself. You should get into contact with Wallace Legal. We provide the services of injury lawyers in Edinburgh and other Scottish areas.
Coming back to the blog, we will take a look at why you should definitely hire a lawyer if you are unfamiliar with the process of claiming compensation.
Expertise in Legal Matters
The first and most obvious reason why you should consider hiring a lawyer is that they know the law. They know how compensation claims work and how to approach a case based on its circumstances. They also know about the minutiae and technicalities of dealing with such cases. These are intricate details that the average person isn’t aware of. These intricacies can maximise the amount of compensation you get. They can even, at times, make or break a case.
Saves You from the Formalities:
It’s not enough that you are healing from the injuries and the mental trauma of the accident, but you will also have to go through legal formalities that most people would rather avoid because they are so tedious and time-consuming. But if you hire a lawyer, they would handle all these formalities for you without having to deal with any of the hassle. Instead, you can focus on healing and getting back to work.
Good with Negotiation
When you’re sitting at the table with the insurance company and trying to make your point about how you feel someone else’s neglect led to your injury and how you deserve compensation, remember that the insurance companies will try to undermine your argument by using tactics that not everyone knows. A lawyer will surely help with that because they are already aware of these tactics and will guide you through them so that your compensation claim stays on track.
Good compensation skills can also lead to an increase in the compensation you are getting if you keep everything on track. That is why having a lawyer with you when dealing with a compensation claim is considered essential.
Deep Understanding of the System
A good claims lawyer will have in-depth knowledge about these insurance companies and how claims work. They will have years of experience dealing with these companies and will be able to get you a result most of the time. They will also employ tactics that will not only stand equal to the insurance company’s argument but even trump it. Though nothing is guaranteed, they will know the best ways to take advantage of the system to get you the maximum compensation claim possible.
No Win, No Fee Injury Claims
Not everyone can pay upfront. Many have financial problems due to the injuries, and many just aren’t in the best financial situation to pay legal fees. That is why law firms offer the ‘no win, no fee’ system. According to this, you don’t have to pay if you don’t win your claim. This way, you won’t face any issues with paying your legal fees. And if you do win the case, then a small percentage of that will go to the law firm for handling (and winning) your case.
Yes, you can fight for your compensation claim all by yourself, but with all these advantages of having a lawyer, especially not having to pay a penny without winning, why would you want to do it all by yourself? A lawyer will not only massively increase your chances of winning your claim, but they will also make sure that you get the maximum compensation possible.