If you have injured your back in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be eligible for compensation. But how do you know that the lawyer you talk to can be trusted? How do you know they will act in your best interests to get you the compensation that you deserve?
How your back injury lawyer gets paid
Well first of all, personal injuries are almost always taken on by back injury lawyers on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Under a no win, no fee agreement, your lawyer does not get paid unless their cases win. So right off the bat your back injury lawyer has a personal interest in seeing your claim through successfully because winning cases is how your lawyer earns their living.
Your back injury lawyer’s ‘success rate’
In addition to this, your lawyer will have a ‘success rate’ which is a percentage of the amount of cases they have won. This success rate is an indication of a lawyer’s ability to do their job, and maintaining a high success rate is of paramount importance to a lawyer. And so, you can expect your lawyer to do everything in their power to win your case as a means of self-preservation, or in other words, to uphold their own reputation.
Ensuring your injury lawyer is authorised to practice law
Of course, it is also important that you know that your lawyer is qualified. With regards to this, all lawyers in the United Kingdom must hold a Solicitors Regulation Authority practicing certificate, to be able to provide legal advice and provide legal representation. Every back injury lawyer has a unique SRA roll number, which you can ask for and then check against the SRA’s roll of solicitors. This will bring up the details of the lawyer, ensuring you are represented by somebody who is legitimate and authorised to practice law in Great Britain.
Discussing your case with your injury lawyer
Of course, the best character assessments can always made in person, and so it is advisable – but not essential when making a claim – to meet your lawyer in person. You will likely meet your lawyer at the early stages of your claim to sign your agreement and provide a detailed statement of events during an interview. Here, you should ask your solicitor about their case experience and how confident they are that they can win your claim.
Start your claims process today
To discover your eligibility for making a claim or to find out more about your rights or the claims process, call our free, no obligation claims helpline on 0808 274 2628 today.