There have been a number of changes implemented to the way that personal injury lawyers conduct themselves. Claims that advertising campaigns have been too aggressive, solicitors’ fees are too high and the length of time that it takes for a claim to be processed have all conspired to make personal injury claims appear to be nothing more than an unwelcome part of the ‘compensation culture’. However, according to the TUC, these claims are: “…driven by an attempt to reduce the number of those, including workers and their families, who get compensation following an illness or injury caused by the fault of employers and others”. Yet, the mention of costs and time are causing many to wonder whether they actually need the services of personal injury lawyers at all.

What Is Personal Injury Compensation?

Personal injury compensation is one of the most complex aspects of the Law, not least because the definition of what constitutes a personal injury is so nebulous. Many people are unaware that, in the right circumstances, they have a legal right to seek recompense for conditions such as back injury, skin disease, deafness and repetitive strain injuries. Even fewer are likely to be aware that they can claim for the effects of stress, allergy and even passive smoking. In addition, the process of seeking compensation through the courts can be a logistical minefield for those without proper legal representation. The presence of expert witnesses or medical experts acting on behalf of an insurance company are just two examples that can put a case in jeopardy.

A personal injury lawyer can confirm or deny the potential of a personal injury claim for their client and lead them through the process of a claim, removing further stress from what already may be a very stressful situation. As a personal injury lawyer, you are helping those who need it achieve justice in a world that can be frighteningly unfamiliar to them.

Legal Training

However, personal injury lawyers are facing their own problems. In addition to the charges being levied at the industry as a whole, what constitutes a personal injury is constantly being reviewed and redefined. Investing in additional personal injury training means that you are better equipped to recognise whether your clients have a case or not. If they do, you will also be better informed as how to pursue a successful resolution, in spite of the constantly shifting legal landscape. The fact that you have invested in further legal training also communicates your commitment to justice on your clients’ behalf. In the current climate of advertising restrictions, reputation is taking on an unprecedented importance in today’s marketplace.

In addition to seeking justice for the public, a personal injury lawyer is also helping to ensure that employers and professionals have to take responsibility for their actions and negligence. This is more than the compensation culture that the Press so readily tries to persuade the public is so insidious. Rather, personal injury lawyers help, through admittedly unfortunate circumstances, to engender a culture of care and responsibility, making them a valuable asset to society as a whole.

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