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There are lots of myths and misconceptions about making personal injury and medical negligence compensation claims.

This could put people with serious, life-changing injuries off from seeking legal advice from a specialist personal injury and medical negligence solicitor. That’s why it’s vital to dispel these myths.

Darren O’Sullivan, from our Isle of Wight office, separates the facts from the fiction about making personal injury and medical negligence compensation claims:

  1. It’s too complex

This is wrong. Starting a compensation claim is very straightforward. To kick-start the process, all you need to do is contact a specialist personal injury and medical negligence solicitor and they will guide you through all the steps of the claim.

  1. It’s too expensive

This is not true. If you make a claim for compensation on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis there are no hidden costs and absolutely no financial risk to you. In the unlikely event your claim is unsuccessful; you won’t have to pay a penny.

  1. There’s too much paperwork involved

This is inaccurate. Your solicitor will take care of most of the paperwork for you. They will handle your compensation claim from day one and at each stage of the process, will work hard to minimise any unnecessary form filling.

  1. You have to go to court to get compensation

In the vast majority of cases this isn’t the case. Most personal injury and medical negligence compensation claims are settled out of court and there is only a small chance your claim will require a hearing in front of a judge. If your case does have to go to court, your solicitor will guide and support you every step of the way.

  1. Making a claim is too time-consuming and inconvenient

This isn’t the case at all. If you work with a local personal injury and medical negligence solicitor, such as Novum Law, you won’t have to make special trips or travel too far. If it’s difficult or inconvenient to get to your solicitor’s office, you can always ask for home visits or wherever you feel most comfortable.

If you or someone close to you has sustained a serious, life-changing injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault or suffered due to medical negligence, Novum Law can help you make a ‘no win, no fee’ claim for maximum compensation.

If you have any questions about making a serious personal injury compensation claim, call us on: Freephone 0800 884 0777 or email: info@novumlaw.com.