When you instruct a personal injury solicitor to handle your claim for compensation – whether for an accident at work, medical negligence, industrial illness, or a road traffic accident – you will want to know that the legal firm you instruct is committed to your case and dedicated to helping you receive the fullest possible compensation package.
You will also want to be kept well-informed, have your queries answered in a timely manner, and have a solicitor who really understands your case and possesses the relevant experience to handle your claim.
Vitally, particularly in the post-Jackson Report era, you’ll want to be sure that your solicitor is meeting procedural deadlines as well as providing clear and timely details on costs.
If you are concerned by the manner in which your case is being managed, you have the right to complain to your existing solicitor – using the firm’s appointed Complaints Officer – and, if the service does not improve, you may then wish to instruct another solicitor to take on your case.
You might wish to change solicitors if any of the following occur:
Perhaps the solicitor you previously instructed has experience of relatively routine, low-value, cases but does not have an understanding of high-value and/or complex personal injury claims you require – cases involving brain or spinal injury, for example, require a particular level of expertise.
In the majority of cases, changing a personal injury lawyer will simply involve sending your old solicitor a form so that they can recover any costs incurred at the conclusion of the case. Furthermore, it is important to remember that Regulation 6 of the Insurance Companies (LEI) Regulations should give you the freedom to choose and change your lawyer at will.
With Healys Solicitors you can be assured that you will receive a comprehensive legal service which is always client-focused, performed by experts, and offers a range of first-class legal and non-legal assistance to ensure you receive maximum compensation and the best possible care.
Below is a brief case study on how we have helped our clients:
You can view a number of case studies on how we have helped our clients by visiting the case studies section.
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16th July 2021
Judges often express amazement at the devoted care lavished upon disabled people by their loved ones. However, as one case showed, one of the most important things they can do is to ask a solicitor to explore the possibility of compensation. Continue reading »
2nd June 2021
Changes have now been introduced to the amount of compensation you receive if you have been involved in a road traffic accident after 31 May 2021, and you have suffered a “whiplash” type injury. Continue reading »
15th January 2021
Elderly victims of clinical negligence who are approaching the end of their lives may feel there is little point seeking justice. However, they also have their loved ones to think about and a High Court case in which a woman in her 80s received six-figure damages showed how important it is to obtain legal advice. Continue reading »
14th December 2020
Everyone has a right to expect that public services will function efficiently and, if you have been let down and suffered injury as a result, you should see a solicitor without delay. In a case on point, a woman who was traumatised by the late arrival of an ambulance after she fell seriously ill at home was awarded substantial damages. Continue reading »
23rd October 2020
Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500.
The Legal 500 directory provides comprehensive coverage on legal services providers in over 100 countries, with independent and unbiased commentary on the leading law firms.
This year Healys has been ranked in 4 practice areas, with 8 lawyers individually recommended. Continue reading »
29th July 2021
Banter is one thing, but employers who turn a blind eye to workplaces descending into toxic arenas of discriminatory abuse can expect to reap a bitter harvest. That was certainly so in one case in which an Employment Tribunal (ET) ordered a company to pay substantial compensation to a gay former employee who was on the receiving end of a torrent of homophobic slurs. Continue reading »
26th July 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a welter of emergency legislation, much of it highly damaging to private business interests. However, as a High Court ruling concerning international travel restrictions showed, the law-making process has throughout been subjected to rigorous review by the judiciary. Continue reading »
21st July 2021
A certain amount of workplace banter may be tolerated, but every sensible employer is aware that it may be the thin end of a wedge leading to unlawful discrimination. In a case on point, an English lorry driver who suffered wounding verbal abuse after taking a job north of the border was awarded substantial compensation (Hawksworth v Greencore Food To Go Ltd). Continue reading »
20th July 2021
The government is currently reviewing responses to its public consultation on helping taxpayers get their offshore tax right before it progresses to drafting new legislation on the issue. Continue reading »
19th July 2021
Thousands of businesses left struggling by the COVID-19 pandemic have had little choice but to shed staff. However, as an Employment Tribunal (ET) ruling showed, the legal requirement that redundancy exercises must be transparent and fair has remained in full force throughout the crisis (Hatch v H2M Engineering Ltd). Continue reading »