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What To Consider When Choosing A 3rd Degree Tear Claim Solicitor

What To Consider When Choosing A 3rd Degree Tear Claim Solicitor

If you would like to make a claim for a 3rd degree tear and you live in England or Wales, there are a number of things you need to think about before selecting a solicitor.

Medical negligence expert

Medical negligence is its own area of law and it is very different to other types of civil law case. It is therefore very important that the solicitor you choose to handle your claim is a medical negligence lawyer.

Unless you select a specialist, your claim may be run by someone who does not have the knowledge required to succeed. You could then run into trouble, causing your claim to fail or to 'under-settle', where you do not receive the correct amount of compensation.

Experience of 3rd degree tear claims

It is also a good idea that the solicitor you choose has demonstrable expertise in your type of claim. For third degree tears, you should check whether he/she has successfully run a perineal tear claim. Having previous experience in third degree tear claims will guarantee that your solicitor is aware of all the medico-legal issues relating to your injuries.

Free enquiry

Along with being a specialist medical negligence lawyer, there are some other things you need to consider when choosing a solicitor to run your case. The first is: does the firm offer a free initial enquiry? This gives you the opportunity to speak to a legal expert free of charge and obligation, after which you will find out whether you are able to pursue a claim.

No win no fee

The second is: how are you going to fund your claim? Most third degree tear claims are funded on a no win no fee basis. This means your solicitor only gets paid if your claim is successful. It can also be possible to fund a claim through legal expenses insurance and through a trade union. You need to check what funding options are available and that there is something that works for you.

Working relationship

Lastly, it is worth remembering that a medical negligence claim can take around three years to complete. This means that liking your solicitor and having a good working relationship with him/her is essential.

Get in touch with us today

Glynns Solicitors is a niche medical negligence law firm. We act for victims of medical negligence across England and Wales. We have a particular interest in perineal tear claims, and offer a free initial enquiry, as well as a range of funding options.

Please call us on 0800 234 3300 (or from a mobile 01275 334030) or complete our Online Enquiry Form.

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