Bournemouth Personal Injury Solicitors
Beginning a personal injury claim
Wherever you are based in the UK, be that Bournemouth or anywhere else, Legal Expert can help you to find Bournemouth personal injury solicitors to help you manage your claim.
For those people who are looking to seek compensation, there is considerable legislation in place. Legal Expert can help you find the right legal professionals to help you with your case. We have many years of experience within the industry and will listen carefully to all the details of your case before finding you the most appropriate solicitor for your claim.
In order to win a Bournemouth personal injury case, your solicitor will need to be able to demonstrate the following:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- This duty of care was breached by the defendant
- Because of this breach of care you suffered an injury or an illness
The sooner you can get in touch with a No Win No Fee solicitors in Bournemouth to begin your claim the better. Personal injury cases have a three-year time limit which begins from the day
that your accident occurred, or the date of a diagnosis if the date of your accident cannot be identified. The sooner you begin your claim, the easier it will be for your solicitor to collect any evidence that they need to help support your claim.
How to select the best No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor for you
The first step that you need to take with any type of compensation claim is to choose a lawyer who has experience of your claim type. Whilst it is true that all solicitors in the UK are regulated under the Solicitors Regulation Authority, not all solicitors operate to the same standards, so it is important to take care when choosing the most appropriate legal representation.
Reviews of injury lawyers in Bournemouth
There really is no substitute for making contact with a solicitor in order to discuss your case in person, but before you make the call it is worth checking some online reviews from previous clients. This will give you some idea of the type of services on offer.
There can be a considerable level of difference between success fees and insurance premiums that firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements may charge to their claimants and this can be a real surprise.
Does the location of your solicitor matter?
As a claimant, you are not limited to local firms and can choose your solicitor for a number of different reasons for example you may make your decision based on the success fee that they charge.
The only part of your personal injury claim that should need to be performed locally to you is an independent medical assessment. We work with medical professionals up and down the country. So, you won’t have to travel too far to have this carried out.
What compensation claims can you deal with?
At Legal Expert, we can assist with a variety of different claims in Bournemouth. These are a few ideas of the more common types of compensation claims that we handle:
From NIHL to siderosis, litigators will be able to assist you with compensation claims for all types of industrial illnesses.
Medical negligence cases in Bournemouth
More commonly referred to as clinical negligence, this type of negligence deals with occasions where a health professional has been responsible for a breach in the duty of care. At Legal Expert, we can connect you with a specialist panel of lawyers who cover the Bournemouth area and have been able to help claimants with a variety of claims that have been brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
Accidents in the workplace
Every employer has a legal obligation to make sure their employees are safe at work. They must take all reasonable steps to reduce hazards in the workplace. This is stated in the Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974.
This responsibility is known as their “duty of care”. If an employer violates this duty, then it’s known as negligence. This is when claims can be made.
Sometimes, the injuries caused by negligent behaviour on the behalf of the employer can be so extreme, that they result in the injured party losing their life. These are known as fatal accidents.
Statistics from the HSE show us how common this occurrence is. In 2020/21, there were 142 fatal accidents that took place due to injuries sustained in the workplace in Great Britain. You can see in the graph below some of the industries in which this was the most common.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
According to recorded figures slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents that can lead to injuries in the workplace. Typically slips, trips and falls may lead to further accidents that fall into another category such as an object falling and hitting you, becoming trapped by something or even drowning accidents at the swimming pool.
Injuries like strained muscles that can be experienced as a result of a spillage, together with trips in the street are both quite common types of public liability legal claims.
At Legal Expert, we understand the impact that making a successful claim can have on your day to day living, we believe in making sure that you are compensated for all of the costs incurred as a result of your injury, as well as for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Road Accident Claims And The Whiplash Reform Programme
It’s also possible to be injured due to the negligence of other road users. A road traffic accident (RTA) can result in the injury of a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian. They all have a duty of care to one another. This responsibility is upheld by obeying the rules of the road as laid out in the Highway Code.
The government how now introduced a new way of making certain road traffic accident claims. If your accident took place after 31st May 2021, then you can use the online portal called the Whiplash Reform Programme. However, your claim can only be worth a maximum of £5,000 and you must have sustained your injury as the injury or passenger. Pedestrians and cyclists are not eligible to claim in this way.
Despite the name of the WRP, your injury does not have to be whiplash-related. It can be any injury sustained in an RTA up to the value of £5,000.
If you do not meet the requirements of the WRP, you will need to make a personal injury claim. If you call us today, we can offer you the guidance you require. It may even be worth checking the value of your claim with us first. It could be worth over £5,000 without your knowledge.
What Could Your Claim Be Worth?
This can be a difficult question to answer. Each claim is different. In this section, we will break down the various sums that could make up your final settlement amount. Firstly, there is a figure known as general damages.
This is calculated by legal professionals by using a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG is made up of a list of injuries and their potential value in compensation. This amount is intended to account for the physical and psychological injuries.
We’ve included a table below that includes some entries from the latest version of the JCG. It was last updated in 2019. This should give you an idea of the kinds of figures that can be awarded for certain injuries.
|(B) Facial disfigurement||(c) Significant scarring - where the worst of the scars have been reduced via surgery, and psychological reaction will eventually by minor||£8,550 to £28,240|
|Teeth||(i) Serious damage or loss of several front teeth||£8,200 to £10,710|
|Jaw||(iii) simple fracture that only requires immobilization for a full recovery to take place||£6,060 to £8,200|
|Toe||Amputation of the big toe||In the region of £29,380|
|Ankle||(d) Modest - less serious injuries such as minor fractures, sprains etc. that don’t quite lead to a full recovery||Up to £12,900|
|Knee||(b) Moderate - (i) dislocation, cartilage tears etc.||£13,920 to £24,580|
|Leg||(c) Less serious - (iii) simple tibia or fibula fractures or damage to the soft tissue||Up to £11,110|
|Thumb||Complete loss||£33,330 to £51,460|
|Wrist||Uncomplicated Colles’ fracture||In the region of £6,970|
|Arm||Simple forearm fractures||£6,190 to £18,020|
There are also certain costs that may arise due to your injury. It’s possible to reclaim these. These figures are known as special damages. Some examples are loss of earnings, damage to property, and even medical expenses.
Get in touch for a more accurate valuation.
Bournemouth No Win No Fee Lawyers
Using No Win No Fee Bournemouth personal injury solicitors will give you a good degree of financial protection. If your case is successful then you will need to pay fees, but if your claim is not settled then you will not owe us a penny.
Will the Claimant have to pay any fees?
There are some firms that may charge you extra if they do not win your case. However, a Legal Expert injury lawyer works on a No Win No Fee basis. This is 100% assured.
How to proceed
When you feel that you are ready to begin your claim, or if you feel that you would like some further information about making a personal injury compensation claim, Legal Expert are here to help. We could put you in touch with one of our Bournemouth personal injury solicitors.
Get more information
Having the right information can help you make the most appropriate decisions with regard to your claim. At Legal Expert, we can put you in touch with the right Bournemouth personal injury solicitors.
Our website contains a number of guides that you may find useful, and that may offer you some helpful advice to assist with your claim; these guides include information on a number of different types of accidents and injuries as well as information on how No Win No Fee claims work. If there is some information in particular that you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us.
There are a number of different ways you can get in touch with us here at Legal Expert. While on our website, you can either request a callback or you can use the online contact form to send us a secure message. You will notice that we also offer a liver chat facility too. If none of these suit you, you can either call us– we are open seven days a week – or you can send an email to email@example.com and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Start an injury claim
As soon as you are ready to begin your claim, just get in touch with us. We can be contacted via the online contact form on our website, or by using the live chat facility. If, however, you would like to speak to someone in person then we can be contacted by telephone on 0800 073 8804, we are open seven days a week.
If you wish to discuss your options with one of our Bournemouth personal injury solicitos who deals with personal injury claims before you make the decision to proceed, then please get in touch to request a callback.
Helpful contacts in Bournemouth
If you have been injured as a result of an accident in the Bournemouth area, then there are some useful organisations that you may need to contact in addition to seeking advice regarding accident claims from Bournemouth personal injury solicitors. These contact details can be found below:
5 Maderia Road,
British Transport Police
Central Railway Station,
Bournemouth Crown Court
Courts of Justice,
Royal Bournemouth Hospital,
Castle Lane East,
Other Guides Available
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- Sheffield Personal Injury Solicitors
- Lytham St Anne’s Personal Injury Solicitors
- Horsham Personal Injury Solicitors
- Learn how to find solicitors for Guildford based claims with our helpful guide.
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