You can represent yourself in a personal injury claim – there is no legal requirement to instruct a solicitor. However, there are many challenges to doing so. A personal injury claim is a lot to take on yourself, especially if you are still suffering from your injuries. The party you are claiming from may also try to take advantage of your situation. For example, an insurance company, with its huge financial resources, could work to prolong your claim, in the hope that you will settle too soon or abandon your claim altogether.