Christchurch Dorset Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
By Daniel Archer. Last Updated 12th September 2022. Welcome to our Christchurch personal injury solicitors guide. Are you reading this guide because you have suffered a personal injury in Christchurch, Dorset, following an accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you’ve made it to the right site as Legal Expert are specialist personal injury solicitors who cover the Christchurch area and have been helping clients claim compensation for their personal injuries for many years.
This guide will explain how personal injury claims work, the common types of accidents that people claim for, how No Win No Fee works and, importantly, how you should choose the right solicitor to take on your case.
If you’re ready to begin a claim today, then our contact details can be found at the bottom of this article.
How Our Team Can Help You Claim Compensation
We understand how daunting any type of legal challenge can be, including making a personal injury claim against somebody else (including your current employer). Still, you can rest assured that Legal Expert can help you with your claim, using a No Win No Fee service, and guide you through any complex or tricky areas with your claim.
There is plenty of legislation that is designed to protect individuals that have been injured and enable them to claim the entity that was responsible for the accident, Legal Expert are professionals within this field who have years of experience and a knowledge base that reflects throughout the service offered. So please get in touch to chat with our personal injury solicitors covering Christchurch about claiming online.
What Is The Criteria For Making A Compensation Claim?
To win a Christchurch in Dorset accident claim, some basic checks must be proven. These are the questions that will determine if you have a chance of success…
- That the defendant in the case owed you a duty of care.
- That they went on to breach that duty of care in some way.
- That the breach was the reason that you were injured or became ill.
Whichever personal injury lawyer you choose, they stand a better chance of succeeding if you begin your claim as early as possible following the accident occurring, as they will have the time to gather the evidence required to back up your claims.
What You Need To Know Before Making A Personal Injury Claim
Choosing the right solicitor to deal with your case can make all of the difference between winning or losing your case. It’s therefore essential that you choose the right one.
A competent personal injury lawyer will know what’s required and what isn’t to make a claim successful and gather all relevant information to prove your claim. Being able to demonstrate the exact nature of your injuries and their impact is key because compensation payments are scaled based on the severity of the injury, and most defendant’s solicitors will try to prove that an injury is lower down the scale if the evidence is not there to demonstrate the true level of injury.
Personal Injury Lawyer Reviews
Suppose you’re trying to find the right Christchurch personal injury solicitors to take on your case. In that case, you may think it’s just a matter of picking up the phone and speaking with one to see what they offer but, before you take that step, we recommend that you look at a very useful free resource – solicitor reviews.
Reviews give a great insight into how many cases a solicitor has won recently, the level of customer satisfaction, and indicate if the clients are happy with the amount of compensation they received.
Solicitors In Christchurch – Do I Need Local Representation?
If you are injured due to an accident in Christchurch, any solicitor you hire does not also need to be from the local area. Solicitors in Christchurch, Dorset may not specialise in the area of law you are looking to make a claim in – we recommend seeking a solicitor that has the requisite experience to help you.
You are permitted to hire legal assistance from anywhere in the country. Many processes involved in making a claim can be handled in a remote manner via conveniences such as emails, phone calls and video chatting. If you do wish to meet your solicitor in person, this is something that can be arranged.
If you have any questions about your claim, get in touch. Our lawyers can assist you with claims in Christchurch, despite not being physically based in the area. If our advisors think you have a valid claim, we could connect you with an experienced solicitor to begin your claim.
Personal Injury Claims Our Team Conduct Across The Country
There is no limit to the type of personal injury claims that we can take on so long as the accident was caused by somebody else who owed you a duty of care and due to this, you became injured or suffered an illness. This is where it’s imperative to speak to our personal injury solicitors covering Christchurch about how to claim. You can see the table below for examples of what you may receive in compensation for different 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|
Here are a sample of the most common types of claims we see:
Can I make a medical negligence claim?
Medical negligence claims can be very complex to prepare for, and using a specialist claims solicitor, like Legal Expert, is essential. We can help with medical and clinical negligence claims, including the following:
- Late or delayed treatment
- Misdiagnosis of a condition
- Delayed diagnosis
- Injuries sustained during treatment
- Infections contracted during treatment
- Incorrect treatment or prescriptions
Medical negligence solicitors will have to prove that the health authority owed the patient a duty of care, in the same way as other injury claims and that they breached it. If that is the case in your claim, then please get in touch with one of our experts today to begin your claim.
Accident at work claims in Christchurch, Dorset
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) provides employers with policies and procedures that help them meet their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Staff aren’t injured while completing their tasks. They also provide advice and suggest the types of training staff should be offered in different industries.
With all of that support accidents at work should be minimal. However, they do still happen and, if you’ve been injured at work in Christchurch, then Legal Expert will happily assess your accident and injuries and determine if your employer breached their duty of care and could’ve prevented your accident from happening.
Can I make a slip or fall injury claim?
As you’ll see from the workplace accident statistics (above), slip and trip accidents are common accidents at work. Still, they can also happen just about anywhere else, including hospitals, schools, shops, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and even walking along a high street.
Wherever a slip or trip happens, if somebody else’s negligence causes it, then a claim could be made against them.
Examples of liability include:
- Where the ground that you slipped or tripped on is uneven or damaged, such as a broken paving slab, missing floor tiles or ripped carpets or rugs.
- The floor is excessively slippery or wet, and no warning signs are used to advise of this.
- Where poor lighting or broken lighting means it is hard to see a trip hazard.
- Or where a handrail or support is damaged.
Can I make a serious injury claim?
Accidents are all graded when claiming compensation from minor to serious (or severe), and the grade of the injury, when proven, determines the amount of compensation paid out.
A severe injury is usually life-changing and can include injuries like loss of a limb, paralysis, blindness or brain damage.
This is a big subject to cover here so that you can read more in our guide about serious injuries here.
Road traffic accident claims in Christchurch
Road traffic accidents in Christchurch are another common type of accident claim that personal injury solicitors deal with. Suppose you’ve been injured in a car crash as either a driver, passenger or pedestrian, with the likes of whiplash being a consequence. In that case, Legal Expert’s personal injury solicitors for Christchurch can help if the other driver caused the accident.
Car crash claims can be made for accidents caused by illegal activities, such as drunk driving, drug driving, or death by dangerous driving. We can even make a compensation claim for car accidents where the other driver has no insurance.
Make A No Win No Fee Claim With Us
If you’re wondering what’s included in a No Win No Fee claim, then the simple answer is everything that would be included in a conventional claim. There are no corners cut simply because you’re using our No Win No Fee service.
Your claim includes:
- An initial consultation to understand your accident, injuries and the impact on you.
- Technical, legal and medical assessment of your claim to ensure it has a good chance of success.
- Preparation of a No Win No Fee agreement (explaining how much you’ll pay if we win the case).
- Collection of supporting evidence.
- Contacting the defendant and asking for a specific amount of compensation and explaining why.
- Assessing and responding to the defendant’s offer (responses include: accepting, refusing, countering or taking the case to court).
If a settlement is awarded, the final step is to send the compensation to the client after deducting our agreed fee.
What is a No Win No Fee claim?
If you use our No Win No Fee agreement for your accident in Christchurch and we’re unsuccessful, then you don’t need to pay us for our services or time. There will be nothing for you to pay.
However, if we’re successful, you pay your personal injury solicitors the agreed percentage of your compensation. This is collected by us deducting our fees from your compensation and sending you the remaining funds. This is the easiest way of paying for our service as you don’t have to find the funds or make any physical payment to us.
Gathering Strong Evidence
For your case to succeed, you need to build the strongest evidence possible in your favour. Why? Because without this evidence, it will be very hard to win your case. Indeed, you can only prove that the defendant is responsible for your injuries if you have appropriate evidence.
But what could this evidence consist of?
Well, to start, it helps to have any photographs of the scene and CCTV footage. If you can show the accident scene in a visual form, it will greatly enhance the credibility of your words. After all, some accidents may have few eyewitnesses and receive little public attention. Therefore, having pictures or videos of the situation will greatly benefit your chances of winning the case.
Alongside this, it would be useful to have any evidence of previous hazard warnings that such an event could occur. For instance, perhaps there was a loose floorboard that went unchecked by those operating a public property that you were hurt within.
And if you can prove that, then it could be argued that those in charge ignored the problem. Consequently, they breached their duty of care by not taking care of the problem. And as a result, the accident was preventable.
If you’re able to produce previous complaints about the issue from customers or staff, better still. These are some of the pieces of evidence that personal injury solicitors for Christchurch will require to help you win your case. Please get in touch with us today for further information.
What Else Do I Need To Know Before Making A Claim?
You may still have queries that need answering before beginning your claim, and you can find a lot of answers from one of our many guides. If you’ve still got questions, please call our team as you must base your decision on the correct information that Legal Expert is happy to provide.
It is better to ask our expert advisors with years of experience with personal injury claims rather than guessing or being provided with incorrect information. We are more than happy to help you to determine your next course of action.
How to contact us
If, now that you’ve read this guide, you’re ready to make a compensation claim and would like to use Legal Expert’s no win no fee service, then please get in touch with us today using one of the following methods:
- Call us for free on 0800 073 8804
- Use Live Chat from any page of our website
- Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing details of your accident, injuries and provide us with a convenient time to be called back.
- Fill in our simple online form to begin your compensation claim with our personal injury solicitors for Christchurch.
Other Guides You Can Read
Finally, here are some other guides from our site which you may find useful when deciding how to proceed with your accident claim:
Calculating Compensation Amounts – a useful guide that details the ranges of compensation payments for different types of injuries (indications only).
Personal Injury Claims – a more detailed, step by step, guide about the entire personal injury claims process.
Other Useful Compensation Guides
- Castlereagh Personal Injury Solicitors
- Ceredigion Personal Injury Solicitors
- Chatham Personal Injury Solicitors
- Chelmsford Personal Injury Solicitors
- Cheltenham Personal Injury Solicitors
- Chester Personal Injury Solicitors
- Chesterfield Personal Injury Solicitors
- Chippenham Personal Injury Solicitors
- Chorley Personal Injury Solicitors
- How Do I Receive Personal Injury Compensation?
- Can I Make A Compensation Claim For Soft Tissue Injuries?
Edited by Melissa.
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