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Telford and Wrekin Data Breach Solicitors – Expert Claims Support

Were you the victim of a data breach? Would you like to know if data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin claims can help you? Then please continue reading our guide. Alternatively, you can reach out to one of our skilled advisers by calling our freephone number found below.

Data breach solicitors Telford and Wrekin

Data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin

Data protection laws in the UK are robust, and businesses must abide by them. A failure to do so could result in a fine being levied against them. Today, the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) sits alongside the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The authority that enforces data protection law is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

While the ICO can levy hefty fines against businesses that don’t follow data protection law, the authority does not deal with claims. Nor does the ICO award data breach compensation to victims. You could seek legal advice if you are thinking about starting a data breach claim.

Legal Expert can help you in this regard. Our team of skilled advisers provide everyone who gets in touch with a free consultation. When we find you have a strong claim against a responsible party, we can introduce you to specialist data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin compensation claims who could take on your case. Moreover, you could be offered No Win No Fee terms.

To speak to one of our advisers, please call our freephone number which is 0800 073 8804. You can also fill out our online claims form if this is more convenient. For further information and advice on claiming data breach compensation, please click on the links below.

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A Guide On Data Breach Solicitors For Wrekin

Our guide to seeking compensation aims to provide enough information on how data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin claims could be of assistance. We explain how a breach in data security could happen and the damage it could cause you. We also provide an idea of the sort of data breach compensation payout you could receive if your case is successful.

There is information on the material and non-material damages you can claim included in our guide. Moreover, we cover how a solicitor could offer you No Win No Fee terms. However, for a solicitor to offer these terms, they must first establish your claim is valid. An adviser can help determine whether you have grounds to sue, so please get in touch today.

What Are Breaches In Data Protection And Privacy?

The definition of a data breach is a security incident that results in personal information being unlawfully or accidentally:

  • Modified/altered
  • Deleted
  • Accessed
  • Disclosed
  • Lost

Businesses that gather personal information must safeguard it at all times. You become known as a ‘data subject’ when you provide data to an organisation that becomes the ”data controller”.

A ‘data controller’ is the organisation/business that gathers personal data. However, a data controller may outsource their data processing to a third party known as a ‘data processor’.

Personal information that identifies a living person whether directly or indirectly must be kept secure. A data controller or processor could be in breach of the law if they fail to protect the data they hold.

You must prove that when your data was compromised you suffered monetary losses, psychological harm, or both. You must also prove the alleged party responsible failed to protect your data accordingly, and that their actions or inactions caused the breach. Without the right sort of proof, your claim for data breach compensation will likely fail.

Call us to find out whether you could be represented by data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin claims. We can also establish if you could make a No Win No Fee claim. You will benefit from an initial consultation which is free of charge.

What Could Cause Your Data Protection To Be Breached?

A breach in data security could happen deliberately or it could occur accidentally. However, if you think your personal information has been compromised, we can tell you if your claim is valid.

A few examples of how a data breach might happen are listed below:

  • An email, fax, or letter sent to the wrong address that contains personal data
  • A system is hacked because of slack cyber security protocols
  • An employee accesses a database and sees data they are not authorised to view
  • A device or memory stick containing personal data is lost or stolen
  • Information packs were sent but data has not been redacted
  • A council data breach occurs because rental documents are thrown away in the general waste.

To find out whether you have grounds to make a data breach claim, please reach out to a member of the Legal Expert team. We can provide you with free legal advice, review your case, and then advise you accordingly. Your first consultation is free of charge and you will not have to go forward with your claim if you choose not to.

Statistics On Breaches In Data Protection

The Information Commissioner’s Office publishes quarterly statistics on data security incidents. Notifiable data breaches must be reported to the ICO in a timely manner (within 72 hours).

The graph shows the number of data security incidents reported to the ICO in the second part of the fiscal year 2021/2022. Figures courtesy of the ICO.

Data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin

Call today. An adviser can review your claim details before advising you on how best to proceed. If you decide to go forward with a data breach claim, we could connect you to a data reach solicitor.

Do You Need A Data Protection Lawyer To Make Your Claim?

When you are the victim of a breach of data security, you could seek legal advice. Although it is not a legal requirement to hire a solicitor to help with your data breach claim they can prove to bring many benefits to your case.

You have the option to contact the ICO although you are not obliged to do so either. However, if you do contact the authority, it must be within 3 months of the last meaningful communication you had with the party you hold responsible for the breach.

A data breach lawyer has the required legal expertise to provide you with sound advice. They can explain what evidence you need. This could include any communication you had with the party responsible for the breach. Other relevant proof that could strengthen your claim includes:

  • Letter of complaint to the organisation you hold responsible for the breach.
  • If the ICO launched an investigation after you raise a complaint with them, their report is valuable evidence.

We can connect you to specialist data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin claims when we establish your case is valid. You could be represented under a No Win No Fee agreement. Call us now to find out more and whether your claim is valid.

How Much Compensation Am I Eligible To Claim?

Two types of damages can be awarded in successful data breach claims:

Material damages

You receive material damages to compensate any monetary losses you incurred and any assets you lost in a breach.

Non-material damages

You could receive non-material damages for the psychological harm the incident caused you. This could include mental harm like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and other types of mental distress.

Our table provides compensation brackets for non-material damages for specific psychological damage. The amounts are from the Judicial College guidelines. Professionals may use these guidelines for valuing injuries.

Mental harm/damage sufferedSeverity of harmPotential non-material damages (Judicial College Guidelines)Further notes
Psychiatric IllnessModerately severe mental harm£17,900 - £51,460Claimants experiences moderately to severe psychiatric harm which impacts their future lives in a negative way. The claimant’s symptoms could continue over a longer time which could affect their ability to lead a normal life
Psychiatric IllnessLess severeUp to £5,500Minor psychiatric injury however, symptoms may persist but the claimant should not be overly affected
Psychiatric IllnessSevere£51,460 - £108,620The claimant’s symptoms negatively impact their future quality of life. As such, their ability to carry on working is affected and their relationships with other people suffer too
Psychiatric IllnessModerate£5,500 - £17,900Negatively impacts their life to a certain degree. Claimant’s may continue to experience minor symptoms linked to psychiatric harm.
Mental Health ConditionLess Severe£3,710 to £7,680Full recovery from PTSD within 2 years
Mental Health ConditionModerate£7,680 to £21,730Positive prognosis some recovery already made.
Mental Health ConditionModerately Severe£21,730 to £56,180All aspects of claimants life are impacted but there is a chance for some recovery with professional help.
Mental Health ConditionVery Severe£56,180 to £94,470The PTSD negatively impacts all aspects of the claimants life.

To find out how a member of the Legal Expert team can help you make a data breach claim, please call us today on our freephone number. An adviser can also let you know how data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin could offer you No Win No Fee terms.

Claim With Specialist No Win No Fee Data Breach Solicitors For Wrekin

When you make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation, you won’t have to pay any upfront or ongoing fees. Solicitors would first have to establish that you have grounds to claim data breach compensation. If they agree to act on your behalf, they would ask you to sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Terms and Conditions are discussed in this agreement.

Should you lose your claim for compensation, you won’t pay a success fee to the solicitor. You only pay an agreed percentage (success fee) which is legally capped when you win compensation.

Your first consultation is free and you would not have to go forward with a case if you don’t want to. This initial contact allows us to review your case, and it allows us to answer any questions you have.

For advice about No Win No Fee agreements, please call our freephone number today. We offer free legal advice and can assess whether your claim is valid.

How To Contact Our Experts

To find out whether specialist data breach solicitors for Telford and Wrekin claims can represent you, please get in touch. You can reach the Legal Expert team by:

Call an adviser today to find out whether you have good cause to make a data breach claim. Please feel free to check out our customer reviews

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