If you have been injured, there is a chance that you can claim some form of compensation. This is the case if the injury suffered was due to someone else’s negligence.
In theory, you can make a claim independently, but the chances of your claim being successful are very low indeed. It will often be hard to get the party responsible to recognise their mistake and take responsibility for it. Understandably, most people are unwilling to pay compensation when an accident occurs on their premises. They worry that doing so will open the floodgates to other claims, adversely affect their reputation and cause them financial difficulties.
By far the best approach is to employ a lawyer. Doing so takes your chances of winning your claim from virtually nil to over 90%.
Look for an Experienced Injury Lawyer
The more experienced your lawyer is the better your chances are of winning your case. Lawyers who specialise in dealing with injury claims know how the claims system works, and understand how to navigate that system quickly. They know the law inside out, so can quickly work out whether or not you have a valid claim. It is often possible for them to tell you roughly how much your claim is worth. They can explain how good your chances of winning your claim are. This means that you can work out whether or not it is worth your while pursuing your claim. The more information you give the lawyer the more accurately they will be able to assess your claim.
If possible, find a lawyer that has prior experience of dealing with your specific type of claim. Some injury claims are more specialised than others are. Trips and falls are very common, so most injury lawyers have dealt with these kinds of claims before. On the other hand, injury claims arising from medical incompetence are far less common. This means that you will have to, potentially, look around more to find a lawyer who has dealt with a similar claim in the past. It is always best to take your time and find the right lawyer.