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I've had an on going claim with a solicitor's after an

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Hello I've had an on going claim with a solicitor's after an accident at work unfortunately after 3 and a half years I had to take on a couple of days work after signing a form saying that I was unable to do my job.now my solicitor says they cant go on with the claim after I was filmed going to and coming from work .I suffered a serious injury and have been instructed to find someone who will be willing to take on my claim
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Manchester
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I've had medical and mental evaluation and was in line for a substantial payment unfortunately now I've been told because I signed a form I'm not entitled to anything
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Dont think so

Hi, this is Jim, thank you for the question - I will resolve this for you.

Sorry to hear of the issue. The solicitors may have stopped acting for you as they think your credibility is in question. If a medical expert says you are unable to do work, then if the insurer films you working (when you said you were unable to), this severely damages the claim. I have dealt with both claimant and defendant cases in the past. Insurers pay for surveillance and they check social media posts in serious injury cases to try and catch out a claimant. If the insurers have footage, it diminishes the prospects of success of you recovering compensation, as the insurer will advance a defence of fundamental dishonesty and they will look to get all or part of the claim struck out. Insurers do this every day of the week, but another law firm may well still take on your case.

I am not sure if court proceedings have already been issued. Normally there is a 3 year period before you need to issue a claim unless you were under 18 at the time of the accident or if you lost mental capacity due to the accident. I note you are in Manchester and there are a few large firms there who could take on your case. My view is you try any of the following :

  1. http://www.seriousinjurylaw.co.uk
  2. http://www.cfglaw.co.uk
  3. http://www.irwinmitchell.com
  4. http://www.slatergordon.co.uk

I hope this helps and answers the question - please feel free to ask me anything else.

Have a good day,
Jim

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