The importance of learning something new

Depending on your current area of expertise, some claims can appear simple and straight forward to you, while others more difficult and complex. Law is full of nooks and crannies which means that as a legal practitioner you must become an expert at handling a wide variety of RTA/ PI claims.

When handling your routine, daily case load, you will find that certain issues are standard; they repeatedly come up in your cases allowing you to familiarise yourself with them. These end up forming your area of expertise. Most legal practitioners, elect to receive training only on that area of expertise without committing to learning something new.

While it is important to be regularly trained on the issues you come across daily, there is always a good chance that you might be required to handle a claim that falls outside your ‘comfort zone’. If you wish to avoid feeling unable to properly handle your claim and reach your own high standards, it is vital that you become familiar with a wide range of topics; yes, even those that at first glance do not appear relevant to your current case load.

PI is a niche market so if you want to stand out among your peers it is imperative that you invest in yourself.  Going above and beyond to educate yourself in all aspects relevant to RTA / PI Claims (no matter how often you come across them in your day-to-day practice) will endow you with additional skills which will get you noticed. It is a clear demonstration that your practices are up-to-par and that your potential is not limited to specific cases only. By always trying to excel, you demonstrate your dedication and a willingness to become better at what you do.

Expanding your horizons by receiving training in aspects you do not often deal with, can benefit you in a different way as well. You will never learn what you really like and are passionate about unless you try your hand in a couple of different things.  Engaging in new topics can lead you to discover new interesting specialties that you might wish to explore further and actually end up specialising in. You will never know if you enjoy dealing with Fatal Claims unless you learn more about them. You will never know if you wish to specialise in Amputation Claims unless you delve more deeply into this subject.

Receiving training in less-familiar-to-you topics is beneficial not only to yourself but to your current and prospective clients as well. If your client suffers from a psychological injury that he or she can claim for, you will be unable to help them unless you have the skills needed to identify it. Ensuring that your clients receive the compensation they deserve can make a huge difference in your career; as we all know, satisfied clients bring more clients and word or mouth is worth more than expensive advertising campaigns.

Do not fall in the trap of complacency; become aware of your strengths and weaknesses as an RTA / PI practitioner and aim not only to solidify the first but also to reduce and minimise the latter. Expand your career by expanding your knowledge and capitalize on your personal growth.

MASS Training is always here to help you and take care of your training needs. We offer webinars in a wide range of topics while we can also come in-house and run a more detailed comprehensive course for you and your colleagues.

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