You can represent yourself in a personal injury claim – there is no legal requirement to instruct a solicitor.
Following the changes to road traffic accident claims on 31st May 2021, you may have to represent yourself if you suffered a whiplash injury as a car driver or passenger. More information on these changes can be found in our whiplash reforms guide.
However, there are many challenges to acting without legal support. A personal injury claim is a lot to take on by 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.