We live in a modern world, where everything is a rush and try to use every minute of the day as much as possible. We often compete trying to show how busy we are, rushing from one thing to the next, and presenting ourselves as the most successful and important.
But, at the same time, we are becoming reckless and do not even think of all different dangerous situations that we may bump into. It is so easy to have an accident at work, stress at work, road traffic accident, travel injuries, personal injuries as a result of an accident that was not your fault, product liability, medical negligence, and the result of faulty goods or services. All these can result in personal injuries that can be a physical injury (disease or illness) or a psychological injury or illness. And a personal injury could result in death.
If you have suffered a personal injury, or if you are acting on behalf of someone who has died due to a personal injury, you could consider the following:
- if you want to make a complaint to the person or company you believe is responsible for the injuries;
- if you want to make a claim for compensation to cover losses you have suffered as a result of the injury;
- if there are any immediate financial problems arising because of the injury, for example, that you are unable to work;
- if you want to contact a company or organization that could offer support or counseling;
Of course, you need legal help, and you should try to find the best personal injury solicitors for you. As legal processes can be very long and tiresome, it is important to make sure you have the best possible injury solicitor working on your case to maximize your chances for success. Unfortunately, there are a lot of rogues, inexperienced and incompetent injury lawyers everywhere, so the main things to look for are the accreditations of legal companies and offices.
We also recommend avoiding companies making official calls or send unsolicited text messages. These companies and offices use unconscionable methods for contacting potential accident victims, and just wish to make a profit – they provide an impersonal service and do not care about getting the best deal for their clients.
Complaints procedures they are often time-consuming, and the final result may often be no more than an apology. If you have suffered a personal injury and you also want compensation, you should keep in your mind there are time limits for taking legal action and going through a complaints procedure that may delay matters.
If you decide to make a complaint, here are some examples of the organizations and institutions you can complain to a government department, a local authority, the police, your employer, your school or other educational institution, or to your hospital or other National Health Service institution.
If you have decided to take legal action over a personal injury, then consult the clinical negligence accreditation scheme or a solicitor who should be a member of the Law Society’s personal injury accreditation scheme, depending on the nature of the injury.
But, always be careful and try to prevent all bad things that can happen to you.