Small accidents can lead to significant and lasting injuries, though you may not realise it at the time.
Partner and Deputy Head of Personal Injury
Many injuries at first appear minor with an estimated recovery time of 6-12 months in the case of soft tissue injuries. If the damages due to you on account of your accident are estimated to be below £25,000 your solicitor will probably start your case in the "Claims Portal". However, not all claims are as simple as they first appear. Sometimes you do not recover as anticipated or go on to develop what are generically known as chronic pain conditions. This could be Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or Fibromyalgia.
Problems can occur if your solicitor does not recognise when your claim becomes more complicated. Alternatively, your solicitor might see that your claim is now more serious but they lack the experience to deal with it. If you continue to use an inexperienced solicitor, you could risk being advised to accept a much lower settlement than you deserve.
Quite often you will be required to use a specific firm of solicitors that has been nominated in the terms of your legal expenses insurance (often included with your vehicle cover). However, if you are unhappy with the service you have received, you are entitled to look elsewhere for something better.
We Can Help
We have over 200 years’ post qualification experience in our Personal Injury Team here at MW and invite you to contact us in order that we may provide initial impartial advise for free and, if your case has reasonable prospects, to represent you in your claim. Those dissatisfied with their current representation can be also assured of better assessment, care and fight with MW. We are “small enough to care, big enough to make a difference”.