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VIII. Can I apply for Legal Aid for my personal injury claim?

Lay people may find it difficult to handle Personal Injury Claims, as they involve medical and legal issues that are beyond the grasp of ordinary citizens.  Solicitors are usually engaged to advise on these cases.  If you cannot afford to instruct a solicitor, then you can consider applying to the Legal Aid Department for legal aid, which will be granted subject to a test of your means (financial eligibility) and the merits of the case (whether or not you have substantial grounds for legal action).