An injury claims lawyer, or injury claims solicitor, is a licensed legal practitioner who specializes in personal injury law. The words ‘lawyer’ and ‘solicitor’ are actually interchangeable because they are the same thing. To be able to call oneself a solicitor in the UK, one has to hold a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) issued practicing certificate.
You can ask to see this practicing certification as proof of qualification. It is a guarantee that a lawyer is able to provide you with legal advice and assistance.
What kind of cases does an injury claims lawyer work?
Personal injury law spans a wide range of different areas, including:
- Road traffic accident claims
- Workplace accident claims
- Industrial disease claims
- Slips, trips and falls
- Medical negligence claims
- Injury on holiday claims
Injury claims lawyers usually specialise in a particular area of personal injury law. For example, a lawyer might choose to specialise in road traffic accidents. When it comes to choosing a solicitor to work your case, it is definitely worthwhile choosing a solicitor whom specialises in your kind of accident in order to maximise the chances of claim success.
How is an injury claims lawyer judged?
The suitability of an injury claims lawyer really comes down to their experience. Lawyers with considerable experience processing claims similar to your own are better placed than lawyers with minimal experience – this goes without saying. It’s important not to confuse years’ practiced with case experience though. A lawyer can have thirty years practicing fraud law, but they will certainly not be the best person to process your injury claim.
In terms of case success, all lawyers have what is called a ‘success rate’. This is a percentage of the amount of cases they win. The higher the percentage the better.
Most solicitors have a success rate of between 70-90 percent. Anything in the middle of that is considered excellent. You should ask your potential lawyer about their success rate to ascertain their ability to win your case. This is particularly important if your claim is complex, or if the other side is likely to contest liability or the claim value.
Get a top lawyer on your case today
If you would like an experienced lawyer to work your case, speak to us. We have our own in-house injury lawyers who specialize in different areas of personal injury law, and we always assign the best solicitor for the job to the case.
Give our experts a call today on 0800 157 1438 to ascertain your eligibility to make a claim and to discuss your case in greater detail. This is a free to call number and you are under no obligation whatsoever to make a claim with us. We look forward to speaking with you.