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When Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury lawyers provide services for people who need help when harmed in an accident that wasn’t their fault. Nobody wants to take responsibility for an action that results in the injury of others. However, sometimes you need to fight for compensation if an incident has caused consequences to your long-term physical health.

At Blackfriars Law, we understand the importance of getting the help you need in times of crisis, that’s why we’ve produced this overview on when it’s time to hire a personal injury lawyer.

What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a specialist in claims and compensation for accidental injury. Whether it’s commercial, medical or public liability, a competent solicitor within this field should have extensive knowledge of laws surrounding the following:

It’s important your solicitor understands this to define, act and compensate an unfortunate individual involved in an accident that wasn’t their fault.

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What Kind Of Injuries Require Solicitors?

An accident of any kind is undesirable, and prevention of harm should be of very high importance. However, there are some scenarios where certain parties and organisations have a duty of care to ensure that avoidable accidents never happen.

A lack of care in this regard is negligence. When accidents happen due to negligence, a solicitor should navigate the next steps. A specialist personal injury lawyer can ensure all responsible individuals provide compensation for those affected. They’ll also make sure that the guilty party take steps to make sure that accidents don’t occur again.

Workplace Negligence & Injuries

There is a duty of care that needs to be upheld in the workplace. The responsibility for all employees rests on those in charge of enforcing health and safety, whether it’s in an office environment or a warehouse. If the health and safety legislation is ignored by a business and this results in the harm of an employee, then a personal injury lawyer should be consulted to ensure the appropriate parties are held accountable.

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Car Accident

Road Accidents

Vehicle insurance is mandatory in the UK, and for good reason. It covers all road users in the event of an accident. At Blackfriars Law, we recommend hiring a personal injury lawyer if you’ve been involved in a crash you didn’t cause. The car that’s responsible for hitting you should be insured. Their insurance policy will cover the costs, including compensating you for any harm or injury suffered.

Medical Misdiagnosis & Oversight

Doctors and medical professionals perform a service that is highly respected. The work they do saves lives and protects the health of the public. However, there is a duty of care involved with all medical procedures. Poorly performed medical procedures can result in the opposite of their intentions. Therefore, it’s important to hire a personal injury lawyer if you’ve been involved with medical negligence resulting in permanent harm.

Medical Misdiagnosis

Get In Touch With Blackfriars Law For Personal Injury Lawyers

If you’ve been involved in an accident at work, on the road or during a medical procedure and are experiencing negative health consequences as a result, get in touch with Blackfriars Law today for specialist personal injury lawyers.

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Need Legal Advice?

If you need legal advice, no matter how complex, please do not hesitate to get in touch. At our law firm in Birmingham, we care about the outcomes for our clients and will match you with a specialist solicitor that can help.

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