Compensation for your injury – did your no win, no fee injury lawyer really achieve the right compensation for your injury?
In the past few years, there has been a rise in no win, no fee, injury claims leading to a culture of what the insurance industry describes as ‘ambulance chasing.’ This has also raised many fraudulent claims, however, in amongst the noise are a great many innocent people who have suffered personal injuries and received settlements that fall significantly below their entitlement. Did you receive the right compensation for your injury?
If you have been involved in an accident at work, a road traffic accident, an accident on holiday etc you will be fully aware of the immediate impact of the injury e.g. whiplash, a broken bone, etc but associated ailments can occur many months after the initial accident. It is therefore your solicitors’ role to consider all possible losses before accepting a settlement for you.
An inexperienced solicitor may fail to appreciate the severity of your injuries or they have not have built into your case the effect this could have on your job prospects or your quality of life as you get older and the potential secondary issues that can and have occurred. In particular, if your solicitor advised you to accept an offer in full and final settlement of your claim without you having been seen by an independent medical expert this can possibly mean that you have under settled your claim.
While it may seem daunting to consider bringing a professional negligence claim against a solicitor, it is important to understand they had a duty of care to you. This means that at all times they should have acted in your best interests.
If you have settled a personal injury claim and feel that you are continuing to experience physical pain and discomfort or psychological issues (relating to your original accident) which you do not feel has been considered, please contact our Personal Injury lawyer, Vashti Prescott.
With over 30 years’ experience, Vashti has successfully brought a number of professional negligence claims against solicitors who have under settled on personal injury claims. This has resulted in her achieving a higher and more appropriate final settlement for her client.