After a disaster where there have been survivors as well as fatalities, it is often difficult for the injured and bereaved to consider financial compensation as they feel that they are benefiting from someone’s death.
However, sometimes the only way that an organisation can be seen to be held responsible is by pursuing a compensation claim, as in some cases there are insufficient grounds for prosecution on criminal or health and safety grounds.
Choosing a solicitor
You may decide to employ your own solicitor, perhaps someone you know and trust, or you may prefer to join a lead firm or steering group who are representing all the claimants.
A steering group of lawyers is normally formed where there is to be a public inquiry or a group (or class) action.
Using your own dedicated lawyer is perfectly acceptable but you need to ensure that they receive all the information they need from the lead firm or steering committee.
Some people choose to use their local solicitor, whom they know and trust, to pursue the claim on their behalf. If that is your choice, you must make sure that all the information your solicitor receives from the lead firm or steering committee is forwarded to you promptly.
What Thomas Dunton can do for you
At Thomas Dunton we have a dedicated team of specialist Personal Injury lawyers ready to help you at a very distressing time.
Please click here to view 10 reasons why Thomas Dunton are ideally suited to represent you including full details of our free one hour interview where we can discuss you case, without obligation, and advise you on the best course of action to take.
We offer a full range of funding options including “No Win, No fee”, whereby you do not have to pay any upfront costs and there is nothing to pay should you lose the case.
Please click the blue button at the top of the page for full details of all funding options.