Bexhill Personal Injury Solicitors
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 14th September 2021. Welcome to our Bexhill personal injury solicitors guide. If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, then we recommend that you seek personal injury solicitors or lawyers covering Bexhill claims to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. It is important, however, to choose the best No Win No Fee solicitor for your needs. Legal Expert can allocate a solicitor to help you win your case and provide all the support you need throughout your claim. We understand that you will be experiencing a very difficult time and will be putting all of your energy into your recovery and rehabilitation. Therefore Legal Expert, on 0800 073 8804, aim to take the pressure away from you and handle the case on your behalf, ensuring that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Get in touch to find out how to claim.
How Legal Expert Can Help You Make A Claim
Although it may seem a little daunting to make a personal injury claim with personal injury solicitors or those covering the area, we are fortunate that in the UK there is considerable legislation to support victims who have been harmed due to no fault of their own and are seeking compensation. The law, however, is not always straightforward and finding a personal injury solicitor with a good level of expertise and experience is crucial to maximising your chances of a successful claim. Legal Expert has a whole panel of personal injury lawyers who are waiting to hear from you. We can provide personal injury solicitors for Bexhill that can cover your case.
Although we usually recommend that you contact a firm of injury lawyers as soon as possible after the incident has occurred, you should also be aware that you can make a claim years after an event that has caused an illness or injury. The standard personal injury claims time limit is 3 years. The key date for your purposes is the date of knowledge. If you have recently been diagnosed with a certain injury or illness such as hand-arm vibration system or a lung condition caused by exposure to a harmful substance a number of years ago, then you may still be eligible to make a claim. Our solicitors will be able to advise you on your eligibility and how to claim.
Qualifying to be able to make a personal injury claim
It is crucial that in order to be able to win a personal injury claim, you need to be able to demonstrate that you were owed a duty of care and that that duty was breached. Your lawyer will work with you to evidence the following:
- The person you are claiming against owed you/the claimants some duty of care
- You need to prove that this person/entity breached this.
- You must also prove that this breach specifically caused your injury or illness.
As you can see there are a number of things that your lawyer will be tasked with proving. It is therefore vital that they are given the best possible opportunity to do so. To enable your lawyer to do the best job on your behalf, you should aim to contact them as soon as possible. The sooner you contact your solicitor, the sooner they can begin seeking evidence. It is easier to access information whilst the details are fresh in your mind and in the minds of any witnesses. It is also really important that your solicitor is able to arrange a medical appointment for you whilst your injuries are still visible. The better the portfolio of evidence, the stronger the case. And our personal injury solicitors in the Bexhill area can advise you on this.
Tips on how to find the right solicitor for you
Once you have decided that you would like to try and make a personal injury claim, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of personal injury solicitors out there. Luckily all solicitors are subject to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which means that there is a certain standard that they must adhere to. However, this does not necessarily mean that they are the best personal injury solicitors for you. Different firms offer varying levels of service and have different areas of expertise. We think it is worth bearing in mind that a complicated compensation case may take many months and even years to settle. You will be in contact with your solicitors throughout this time and therefore need to feel that you have a good rapport with them. You are putting your trust in your solicitor to achieve the best possible outcome for you, which may in turn have a huge impact upon your life. Think carefully about what you would hope to get back from your lawyer before you decide who to instruct.
Accident and injury solicitor reviews
As well as identifying a lawyer that you feel you can trust, it is also important that you check out and understand any success fees and insurance premiums that they charge. Under conditional fee agreements, otherwise known as No Win No Fee agreements, you will usually not be expected to pay any upfront fees but your solicitor will take a proportion of your final payout as their fee. Be aware that this fee can vary widely and may surprise clients who have not done their homework.
We recommend a phone call with a solicitor in order to discuss the details of your case directly. Before picking up the phone it is often helpful to seek reviews. The internet is a great resource for personal injury solicitor reviews, as are friends and family who may be able to make personal recommendations.
Tips on why the right solicitor might not be based close to you
There is a strong chance that the right solicitor for you will not necessarily be based in Bexhill. Geographical location is in fact of no special importance when it comes to finding the right no win, no fee lawyer. You have the luxury of choosing any solicitor who is based within the UK. Here at Legal Expert, we have a large panel of personal injury lawyers who are able to represent you, wherever you are based in the UK. Choosing a solicitor who is located elsewhere in the country will have no detrimental impact on your claim.
Thanks to a wide variety of digital methods of communication, it is easy to get in touch with us and chat using email or web applications such as Google Hangouts and Skype. We do however know that if you are required to undergo a medical examination, you will want this to take place as close to home as possible. Fortunately, we work with a large team of medical experts and will be able to find you a convenient place to attend the examination. Hence why we strongly advise you to work with our personal injury solicitors covering Bexhill.
Personal injury claims which our team is able to handle
Legal Expert provide solicitors who work in every area of personal injury law. They are highly experienced and no matter what your accident or injury, we will have somebody who can help you. We cover the whole spectrum of personal injury cases, from industrial illnesses to medical negligence and road traffic accidents. Here are some examples of the cases we can handle but the list is by no means exhaustive. Please call us if you would like more information about the types of injury we can help you with. You can also check out the table below to see what payouts are typical for specific injuries.
|Brain Damage||Very severe||The person might be able to follow some basic commands. However, they will need full-time care and show little meaningful response to their environment.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Neck Injury||Severe||A neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis.||In the region of £148,330|
|Knee Injury||Severe (ii)||Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint.||£52,120 to £69,730|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||The person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to.||£19,200 to £39,170|
|Back Injury||Moderate (ii)||Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache.||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||A dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain.||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Elbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.||Up to £12,590|
|Leg Injury||Less serious (iii)||Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms.||Up to £11,840|
|Whiplash Injuries With Psychological Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,345|
|Whiplash Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,215|
Industrial disease claims
Industrial diseases are usually caused by exposure to a harmful substance while in the workplace. This could be fumes, small particles, chemicals or dangerous machinery. Many conditions are covered under the umbrella heading of industrial diseases and include anything from mesothelioma to work-related hearing loss. Industrial disease affects over a million people in the UK and is a widespread problem. Many industrial diseases are not immediately apparent and may be diagnosed some years later. You can still claim for these illnesses as long as your diagnosis has occurred within the last 3 years. Your claim will usually be made against your employer if they have failed to take appropriate precautions to safeguard your health. A solicitor will help you to established the duty of care and prove that this duty of care was breached, leading to your injury.
Medical negligence or malpractice claims
Medical negligence claims cover situations in wha a healthcare worker’s negligent act has negatively impacted your health. This could be a GP, surgeon, nurse or care worker to name a few. These types of claims include mistakes made during surgery, incorrect diagnoses leading to delay in treatment, or inappropriate medication administration. You may be able to make a claim if you have either been injured as a result of clinical negligence or if clinical negligence has caused the exacerbation of an existing condition. Finding a personal injury lawspecialisingises in medical negligence will help to achieve the maximum compensation payout you deserve.
Work accident claims in the Bexhill area
If you have been injured at work due to the fact that your employer has breached their duty of care to safeguard your health and wellbeing then you may be able to make a claim. Whilst at work you are protected by a wealth of health and safety legislation. A qualified personal injury lawyer with experience in work accident and injury claims will be able to identify the duties that have been breached and build a case accordingly. Examples of instances in which you may be able to make a claim include faulty equipment at work, failure to provide training, lack of personal protective equipment and an employer who has not undertaken appropriate risk assessments, leading to accidents.
Rother local authority area work accidents
|Bexhill local authority workplace accidents|
|Injured by machinery||2||4||3|
|Exposure to harmful substance||0||0||2|
|Injury following fall from a height||9||4||8|
|An animal related injury||4||0||1|
|Hurt following a lifting and handling incident||24||20||14|
|A physical attack||8||4||2|
|Slip and fall injury||21||24||26|
|Injured by a vehicle||1||0||1|
|Trick by an object||7||9||4|
|Trapped following a collapse||1||1||0|
Trip and fall injury claims
Trip and fall injuries are common in the workplace and are the leading cause of accidents and injuries. Whilst slips and falls can be relatively minor, in some instances they can lead to nasty sprains and fractures which not only take a long time to heal, but can have long lasting effects. Sometimes meaning that the claimant is no longer able to do their job. Slip and trip injuries commonly occur where there have been spillages that have not been properly cleaned up, uneven flooring or obstructions in the workplace. If you have suffered a slip and trip in, you may be eligible for a claim against your employer. And our personal injury solicitors for Bexhill that we work with at Legal Expert can help with this.
Serious injury claims
Serious injuries can have a significant impact on a claimant’s life. Serious injury can take a long time to recover from and may require ongoing rehabilitation. After suffering a serious injury a claimant may also be unable to work whilst they are recovering, resulting in loss of earnings. They may even require ongoing care around the house if their injury means that they are unable to carry out day-to-day tasks. If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer serious injuries, you may rely on a compensation payout to fund your change in circumstances. If you can no longer work or carry out the same type of work that you were doing previously, you may be facing financial hardship. Launching a compensation claim can make it a little easier to face these unexpected costs. Here at Legal Ex, pert we understand the challenge you may face during this difficult time and will do everything we can to help you win the compensation you deserve and are entitled to.
Road traffic injury and accident claims in Bexhill
Whether you are a driver, pedestrian, cyclist or passenger, if you have been injured following a road traffic accident that was not your fault, then Legal Expert can help you make a claim.
Reported casualties for road traffic accidents in East Sussex
|Individuals seriously injured or killed on the roads of East Sussex|
No Win No Fee Bexhill On Sea personal injury solicitors
No Win No Fee solicitors offer a great solution for claimants who are going through a difficult time following their injury. Thanks to the fee structure, no money is payable up-front, so the client experiences no financial burden.
How do fees work for this type of claim?
If a claim is successful under a No Win No Fee agreement, your solicitor will take the fee out of the final payout meaning that the claimant is never left out of pocket. The beauty of No Win No Fee is that the solicitor only gets paid if you are successful in your claim, if you don’t win your case then no money is payable. Therefore, Legal Expert’s panel lawyers only take on cases that we believe we have an excellent chance of winning. If we agree to work with you then you can feel confident that you have a strong case.
What else may I need to know before making a claim?
Legal Expert are here to help. Whether you feel you are ready to launch your case or have further queries before you make your final decision, we are happy to help. We think it is important that our clients are equipped with all the necessary information before beginning the claims process. Our website is full of helpful information about all different types of personal injury claims. You may find it helpful to have a read through as you might be able to find answers to your questions without needing to call us.
How to contact our team today
When your decision is made and ready to begin, please phone Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. You can also email us or contact us via our website. If you complete the contact form, we can call you when that you tell us is convenient. If you wish to talk through your options with a personal injury solicitor before making your final decision, you will be welcome to telephone us on 0800 073 8804. Our personal injury solicitors covering Bexhill look forward to hearing from you. And we also look forward to helping you to achieve the compensation that you deserve.
Helpful services and contacts in Bexhill
If you have been involved in an accident in Bexhill on Sea then there are some other organisations that you may find useful, in addition to a personal injury solicitor. You may require the assistance of the police, the court or the local hospital so we have put the details here for your information:
RTA Claims – Accidents on the road guide.
Working and had an accident? – Our guide may give you extra information
Personal injury claims advice – Legal Expert – More advice on personal injury claims
Other Guides You Can Read
- Barrow in Furness Personal Injury Solicitors
- Tynemouth Personal Injury Solicitors
- Royal Leamington Spa Personal Injury Solicitors
- Eastleigh Personal Injury Solicitors
- Paignton Personal Injury Solicitors
Address: Bexhill Police Station,
The Law Courts,
Tel: 01273 670888
Tel: (01424) 755255
Bexhill Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What is No Win No Fee?
This is a policy that we use for our compensation claims for accident victims.
How does it help the client?
It means that they only pay their personal injury solicitor’s fees if the case wins.
And how much do they pay?
They would pay a success fee that has a legal cap.
What is this legal cap?
The legal cap is approximately 25% of the claimant’s compensation payout.
And what happens if the case loses?
In that scenario, the victim doesn’t pay anything to their solicitor in terms of covering their personal charges.
Are there other legal costs though?
Yes, the case itself isn’t free by virtue of it being under a No Win No Fee service.
When does the claimant pay their solicitor?
This comes at the very end of the case once they receive their compensation.
So are there any other charges?
No, there aren’t any surprise costs at the beginning of or during the case.
Thank you for reading our Bexhill personal injury solicitors guide.