The five key qualities of a good lawyer for compensation

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault and you want to speak with a good lawyer for compensation, here’s the qualities to look out for to find one:

  1. Experience

The best lawyer for compensation has plenty of case experience. It sounds obvious, but you would be surprised how many claimants fail to ask their lawyer how many cases they have worked that are similar to their own. You should be looking for a lawyer who has worked at least a dozen or so cases similar to your own to maximise the chances of claim success.

  1. Friendliness

You will have a fair amount of contact with your lawyer for compensation throughout the claims process so you should choose a lawyer who is friendly and somebody you get on with as a person. They don’t need to be somebody you’d invite to a dinner party, but at the very least they need to be somebody who you are comfortable calling and speaking with.

  1. High success rate (the number of cases a lawyer for compensation has won)

The success rate is a percentage of the amount of cases a lawyer wins. So for example, if a lawyer has worked 130 cases and they have won 117 of them, then they will have a success rate of 90 percent. Lawyers, generally speaking, choose the cases they work according to their experience so it’s very rare to find a lawyer with a low success rate. You should look for a lawyer with a success rate of over 80 percent to give your case the best chance of success.

  1. Transparency

Your lawyer should be upfront with you about every aspect of your case, including how likely your case is to be successful, what factors could affect your claim and what will happen should your claim lose. Bad lawyers tend to speak about the benefits of making a claim only without covering the downsides. You need to have a clear idea of the risks involved in making a personal injury claim before you agree to go ahead with one.

  1. Hard work

The best lawyers bend over backwards for their clients to get them the justice that they deserve. This translates to pushing for the maximum amount of compensation, coordinating any medical care and gathering any evidence needed to substantiate a claim no matter how hard it may be to obtain. Many lawyers follow a process without straying from it – the best lawyers will make this process work for you and do all they can to get you a positive result.

If you are looking for a good lawyer for compensation, give UK Claim Lawyers a call on Freephone 0800 157 1438 and speak with a highly trained and experienced claims advisor.