Top 6 reasons why people don’t make personal injury claims
Posted on 16th September 2021
Wondering whether to make a personal injury claim? Our personal injury solicitors run through some misconceptions surrounding them.
Have you been involved in an accident that was not your fault, and suffered injuries as a result, then you could be wondering whether or not you should make a personal injury claim for financial compensation.
While many people make the decision to pursue a personal injury claim, and successfully obtain financial compensation for their injuries, there are a large number of people who have concerns and reservations over making a claim.
In this post, our specialist personal injury solicitors run through some of the misconceptions that people have about making a personal injury claim, and why some people put off claiming the financial compensation that they deserve.
1. Worries about the cost of making a personal injury claim-
Many people have a pre-conception that legal proceedings are very costly. However, despite their prominence in the world of personal injury claims, many of our clients are not aware of no win no fee agreements when they come to us, or do not know how they work.
Here at MG Legal, we accept all of our personal injury claims and clients on a no win no fee basis, allowing clients to enter into the claims process with no up-front costs, and at no financial risk. For a full overview of our no win no fee agreements, see this here.
2. Don’t want to be seen as a time waster-
There is a common trend among personal injury claimants who have been injured in an accident that was not their fault, in that they don’t feel that they are worthy of making a claim, and worry that they are wasting solicitors’ and other people’s time. You should never feel this way.
Even if you are unsure if you have a valid personal injury claim, do not feel hesitant about reaching out to our specialist personal injury solicitors to discuss your potential claim. Our personal injury solicitors speak to potential clients on a daily basis, some of whom do not, in the end, have a valid claim for personal injury- whether this is because there was no one to blame for the accident, or there is insufficient evidence available.
This is part of a personal injury solicitor’s job role, and we will never take the stance that you have wasted our time, even if you do not proceed with making your claim. Simply get in touch with our team today, here, and one of our solicitors will be happy to offer a free, no-obligation discussion about your potential claim.
3. Concerns over the formality of the process-
It is no secret that in the past, solicitors and people within the legal profession have held a reputation of being somewhat formal and stuffy. Because of this, many people decide not to pursue their potential personal injury claim, despite having the chance to win a large amount of financial compensation for their injuries.
Here at MG Legal, our solicitors are friendly and approachable, treat our clients like real people. We don’t use formal legal jargon, and always speak to our clients through the process with easy to understand language. We are never too busy to talk to our clients, and answer any questions or queries that you may have at any point.
4. Not wanting to be part of the ‘compensation culture’-
One negative aspect of the increased presence of personal injury solicitors in the media, is the myth of the ‘compensation culture’ that has developed. This myth wrongly makes potential claimants believe that they are somewhat morally wrong, or greedy, for claiming financial compensation for their injuries.
This false idea can be damaging, and can put people off using the very legal system that is there to protect them. The compensation that you could achieve through a personal injury claim is a sum of money that is there to compensate you for the pain, suffering, and any other financial losses that you have suffered from your accident and injury.
This is compensation that you are entitled to, and you should feel no shame in claiming this compensation to allow you to rebuild your life after your accident.
5. I was partly to blame for the accident-
When we think of personal injury claims, many people think of serious road traffic accidents, or accidents at work, caused by large acts of negligence or mistakes from another road user, or an employer. However, this is not always the case, and many of our clients have obtained significant financial compensation for accidents in which they were partly to blame.
These claims are done through a process known as ‘split liability’, and allow clients to obtain financial compensation while still admitting partial liability, or blame for the accident. For a full overview of these claims, and how our specialist personal injury solicitors navigate them, see this here.
6. Worries over losing their job if they make a claim-
If you have been involved in an accident at work, it is perfectly understandable that you may have concerns over closing your job if you decide to make a personal injury claim against your employer for the accident and your injuries.
While this is an understandable worry, it is actually against the law for your employer to dismiss you for pursuing a personal injury claim against them for an accident at work. Whether it was a forklift truck accident, or a slip, trip or fall, if you have suffered from injuries because of the accident, you are entitled to claim for financial compensation through a personal injury claim.
It is impotent to also note that these personal injury claims against employers are not made against the employer personally, but instead are covered by the public liability insurance of the business or company. For a full overview of making an accident at work claim, see this here.
If you have suffered injuries of any kind, no matter how big or small, in an accident that was not your fault, do not hesitate to get in touch with MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors today. Our team are always on hand to speak to potential clients, and offer a free, no-obligation discussion about your injuries and claim.
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