Eastbourne Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 15th September 2021. Welcome to our Eastbourne personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to choosing a good team of Eastbourne personal injury solicitors or personal injury claims service that covers the Eastbourne area to process an injury or accident claim on your behalf.
It should contain all of the information that Eastbourne residents need, to learn why they make be eligible to make a claim, how to select a good legal firm, and how to proceed with their claim. It covers the concepts of both liability and eligibility, before moving on to explain some of the most common reasons a claim is made. We will also introduce the national accident and injury claims service that Legal Expert offers to residents of Eastbourne and all across the UK. This is an effective, simple and financially risk-free way to proceed with your claim.
If you get to the end of this guide, and you still have questions that need to be answered, then please speak to one of our team on 0800 073 8804 today. They will get you the answers that you need about how to claim, and help you get started with making your compensation claim right away.
What Legislation Exists To Help Me Make A Claim?
There are multiple layers of legislation in place in the UK to protect private individuals, employees, tenants, etc. The legislation that applies in your case will depend on the circumstances of your claim. Typical legislation you may leverage to make a claim are:
- The Occupiers Liability Act – applicable to all building owners and requires them to ensure the building is safe.
- Health & Safety – a whole host of regulations aimed at ensuring employers provide a healthy, hazard-free environment for their staff.
- The Consumer Rights Act – aimed at protecting all UK consumers, regardless of what products or services they are purchasing.
- The Landlord and Tenant Act – aimed at protecting both tenants and also their landlords.
These are just a few of the bodies of regulation that Legal Expert has knowledge of, and can use as the basis for an injury or accident claim on your behalf. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to learn more.
What Do I Need To Show To Be Eligible To Make A Claim?
In order for a solicitor to process a claim for you, you need to be eligible to claim compensation. This eligibility comes about when you are harmed by the actions of a third party in some way. This harm could be:
- A physical injury.
- A psychological injury.
- A disease or illness.
If you have suffered any of these types of harm due to the actions of a third party, you should have a valid claim. The third party is any distinct legal entity, such as:
- Your GP.
- A workman who is maintaining your home.
- Your local library.
- A hospital, dental clinic, etc.
- The local council.
- Your landlord.
- A health authority.
- Your employer.
These are only a few of the separate legal entities that could cause you harm in some way. When they do harm you in a way that could have been avoided, then you should have a valid reason to claim compensation from them.
The above is also true for any incident that causes you harm, for which you were partially to blame. Just because you were partly the cause of harm, does not mean that the third party involved gets let off from being liable. They will simply just pay compensation at a reduced percentage based on the level of liability they agree to.
If you are still confused, and not sure whether you have a valid claim or not, please call Legal Expert on the number at the end of the page. One of our team will be able to tell you whether you have a reason to make a claim or not.
What Role Does Your Solicitor Play In Making Your Claim?
When you engage a solicitor to process a personal injury claim for you, their role is to manage all of the legal requirements, and also all of the negotiations for reaching a settlement. They will also act as your legal advisor, informing you of your options, and helping you to make decisions about your claim. It is very important to understand two key facts when it comes to choosing an accident or injury lawyer:
- How experienced and skilled your legal team is at processing your claim will have a direct correlation of the chance you have of your claim being successful.
- The proficiency of your legal team in negotiating a settlement, will almost certainly have an effect on the total amount of compensation you receive.
Therefore, you need to find the most suitable solicitor for your claim. Put simply, if you want the best chance of winning the most compensation possible, you need to use the best solicitor you can find. That’s why we recommend that you work with our Eastbourne personal injury solicitors.
In most cases, this is going to mean opting for a specialist injury and accident solicitor such as us here at Legal Expert. One which focuses solely on helping claimants to secure compensation for the harm they have been caused. If you would like to find out more about our service, speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this page.
Compare Different Solicitors With Reviews
Choosing the right solicitor to process your claim is a task that is going to require some legwork. You will first need to make a list of solicitors you think might be suitable, and then you will have to call them up, to check them out and see if they are a good choice. A way to cut down on the work involved in this task, is to use reviews of solicitors as a basis for creating a shortlist. When reading the reviews, be sure to note the following facts so that you can compare them at a later stage:
- How long ago the review was published.
- The type of claim the review covers.
- Whether the result of the claim was positive.
- Whether the reviewer had a good experience.
- Whether the solicitor offered a fee that was conditional on success.
- How much the solicitor charged as a fee.
Facts like these can be compared, and you can hopefully find some promising potential legal firms. However, this is still going to take some effort to do. Legal Expert can offer you a quicker and simpler way. All you need to do is give us a call on the number at the end of this guide. One of our team will talk over all of your options with you, and help you to start your claim in the most effective way.
It Does Not Matter Where You Solicitor Is Based
Many people wrongly believe that there is some legal reason why they must use a local legal firm to process their claim. This is not true; you can use any solicitor you wish, regardless of where they might be located. Of course, dealing with a local solicitor would be easy, you only need to pop in and visit them to get the ball rolling. But you are going to have to ask yourself the question, is the ease of access to my solicitor worth compromising the success of my claim? Unless your local firm is specialised in accident and injury claims, there are much better options. For example, Legal Expert offers our injury and accident claims service to everyone across the UK, and this includes Eastbourne. Our service is focused entirely upon assisting claimants to get the most compensation they can, for the harm they have been caused. Call us on the number at the end of the page to learn more.
What Personal Injury Claims Does Our Team Handle?
Legal Expert is a specialist accident and personal injury solicitor. As such, we are experienced in processing the full spectrum of claims. No matter how large or small, we can help. Form minor injuries such as a sprained ankle caused by tripping on a damaged carpet, through to helping families claim compensation for the loss of a loved one due to clinical negligence.
There are some types of claims that we process much more often than others. In the sections below, we go into a little more detail about some of these commonly seen types of claims. If your claim isn’t listed in one of these sections, we can still help you. Speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this page and tell them how your accident happened. Our Eastbourne personal injury solicitors will tell you how we can be of assistance to you on how to claim.
Industrial Diseases Compensation Claims
Whenever an employee contracts a disease or illness because their employer has exposed them to a health hazard in the workplace, a valid reason to claim could exist. Your employer in Eastbourne is required to provide you with a healthy working environment at all times. Failure to do so will see them liable for compensation.
The same holds true for previous employers who exposed you to a health hazard some time ago. This is because the time limit of three years to make your claim starts from the date your medical condition is diagnosed.
Legal Expert is an experienced industrial disease solicitor, and we can help you to pursue your current or prior employer for compensation. Call us on the number at the bottom of this page to learn how.
Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
The graph above shows hospital treatment statistics due to assault for young people in Eastbourne. Every one of these young people could have been harmed by medical negligence while being treated.
Clinical negligence is deemed to have happened any time a medical professional causes harm to a patient they were caring for, and the harm could have been avoided. Legal Expert can help you to make a medical negligence claim, call us on the number at the end of the page to learn how. You may also like to read this guide:
Accidents In The Workplace Or Whilst At Work In Eastbourne
Your employer in Eastbourne is expected to comply with all Health & Safety legislation, as well as the Occupiers Liability Act, and provide you with a safe place to work at all times. If they don’t and this leads to you being injured, they may well be liable to pay you compensation.
Legal Expert has handled many workplace accident claims, and we sure we can help you to get the compensation that is your entitlement. Call us on the number at the end of this page to learn how.
Accidents At Work Which Were Reported In Eastbourne Under The RIDAGGR
In the table below, you will find a breakdown of the type of workplace accidents in Eastbourne from 2012 to 2014.
|Fall, trip or slip||43||37||32|
|Struck by object||14||14||12|
Slip & Trip Compensation Claims
Of all the types of claims that a personal injury lawyer will process, the most common of all are those related to a slip, trip or a fall. These accidents are frequent, and can happen at any time, and in any place. They can be caused by hazards including:
- Dirty floors.
- Wet floors
- Damaged flooring.
- Broken pavements.
- Obstructions on the pavement.
These are just some of the hazards that can cause a slip, trip or fall; there are many more. However you were injured, Legal Expert should be able to help. Call our Eastbourne personal injury solicitors on the number at the end of the page to find out more.
Serious Injury Compensation Claims
Serious injury claims often result in large compensation payments, that are intended to help a person live the rest of their life while dealing with a catastrophic injury of some kind.
Legal Expert understands that in a serious injury claim, we are representing a person whose life has been changed entirely due to the injuries they have sustained. We aim to get them the most compensation possible. Call us on the number at the bottom of this guide to learn how we can help you with your serious injury claim.
Eastbourne Road Traffic Accident Claims
The most common claims we process here at Legal Expert are related to a road traffic accident. If you have been injured in an RTA such as a car crash, we can help you. Whether this be a minor accident at low speed, or a high-speed motorway accident, we can assist you to get the compensation you are entitled to. We can also help you with certain types of non-fault accidents. Speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this page to learn how. You can also check our guide related to TRA claims here:
Casualties Caused By Road Traffic Accidents In East Sussex
In the table below, you will find 2015, 2016 and 2017 statistics for road traffic accidents in East Sussex, which covers Eastbourne.
Choose The Best No Win No Fee Solicitor For Your Claim
Legal Expert is a team of specialised personal injury claims solicitors, that can offer to process your claim under a fee structure that is conditional upon our success. Our national injury and accident claims service is the perfect risk-free way for residents of Eastbourne to have their claim processed. You can contact our Eastbourne personal injury solicitors on the number below to learn more.
Do We Work On A No Win No Fee Basis?
Yes, Legal Expert offers a comprehensive No Win No Fee agreement to all of our clients. You will pay nothing at all when we start working on your claim, and nothing at all as we are processing your claim and attempting to reach a resolution. If we are ineffective, and cannot reach a resolution, you pay nothing at all. When we do manage to secure a compensation settlement for you though, we take our agreed fee from the money received, and pass the remainder over to you.
How You Can Find Out More
If you need some more information before making your claim, you will find dozens of detailed guides on this site, such as these:
Other useful resources include the websites of the Health & Safety Executive, UK Government and the National Health Service. You can also call us on the number below if you have any specific questions you need help with.
Contact Legal Expert
Have you come to harm due to the actions of a third party? Are you ready to start making a claim for compensation? If so, please speak to one of the Legal Expert team on 0800 073 8804 today. They will discuss your personal injury claim with you, and then help you through our new claims process so that our Eastbourne personal injury solicitors can begin your claim right away.
Helpful Services In Eastbourne Or East Sussex
Sussex Police Headquarters
Tel: +44 1273 475432
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Lewes Crown Court
182 High St
Tel: +44 1273 480400
Opening hours: 8:30am to 5pm, Weekdays only.
Eastbourne District General Hospital
Tel: +44 1323 417400
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Other Compensation Guides
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Eastbourne Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
Do I need a solicitor for my case?
You can handle it yourself, though it may not help your chances of winning.
What evidence should I provide for my case?
This includes any CCTV video footage or photographs of the scene, along with witness statements and a medical report.
But what if I received a medical assessment at the time of the accident?
Your condition may have changed and the defendant will want to see an independent evaluation of your health.
What else could the medical assessment do?
It could confirm the link between your injuries and the accident in question.
How is compensation calculated?
It takes into account the extent of your suffering, the potential recovery time and other extenuating circumstances.
What does a settlement consist of?
A typical settlement consists of general damages and special damages.
What are general damages?
These focus on your specific pain, suffering and loss of independence, not to mention the impact on your life.
And what are special damages?
These are the loss of income during recuperation, medical costs, transportation expenses for hospital appointments and any necessary home modifications.
Thank you for reading our Eastbourne personal injury solicitors guide.