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Hartlepool Personal Injury Solicitors

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 22nd September 2021. Welcome to our Hartlepool personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to finding a good team of personal injury solicitors covering the Hartlepool area who can process an accident claim for you. It contains advice and information that will help you learn why you may be eligible to make a claim and how to go about starting one.

Hartlepool personal injury solicitors

Hartlepool personal injury solicitors

If you would prefer to have a real person explain your options to you or don’t have enough time to read all of this guide, please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today. One of our team will be ready and waiting to discuss your claim with you and get started on your claim right away.

How Our Solicitors And Lawyers Could Help You

Legal Expert is a skilled and experienced team of accident and injury solicitors. We are certain that we can help you achieve a positive outcome in your personal injury case. We have a proven track record of successfully winning significant compensation settlements across a very wide range of claim types.

We work transparently, with a customer-centric work ethic. We do everything we can to make sure that our clients are successful in their claims. However, we won’t take any risks that could threaten your ability to make a claim. If you need some straightforward advice about your claim, without legal jargon, speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this page today.

Can I Claim Compensation For Accidents, Injuries, Or Illnesses Which Were Not My Fault?

In general, if you have come to harm in some way through the actions of a third party, a personal injury solicitor should be able to process a claim for you. You are not limited to claiming for physical injuries. You can claim for any harm, such as:

  • A disease or illness that was caused by the actions of a third party.
  • Psychological damage, such as post-traumatic stress disorder that was caused by the actions of a third party.
  • Physical injuries were sustained in an accident that a third party caused.

The term “third-party” here denotes any distinct legal entity. This could be anyone from the UK Government to one of your friends. For example, all of the following is a legal entity you could claim against:

  • Your landlord.
  • Your employer.
  • The local bus company.
  • Another driver.
  • A private individual.
  • Your local council.
  • A supermarket or restaurant.
  • The local church.

As we can see, pretty much every business, enterprise, and organisation can be pursued for compensation. You should also be able to claim for accidents that were partly your fault. Just because you contributed to your injuries doesn’t mean the third parties involved walk away scot-free. And you can still claim compensation from them, but at a reduced rate driven by the percentage of liability, they admit to.

If you are still confused over why you might be eligible to make a claim, please call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this guide. One of our Hartlepool personal injury solicitors will listen to you explain how you came to harm and then let you know a) whether you are eligible to make a claim and b) who you should be pursuing for compensation.

Five Reasons To Use A Personal Injury Solicitor

You need to make sure that you have a specialist personal injury lawyer possible to process your claim, and here are five reasons why:

  1. The more experienced your solicitor is, the higher the chance will be of your claim being successful.
  2. The more skilled your solicitor is, the more chance you will be awarded the maximum amount of compensation possible.
  3. Your solicitor will be able to shoulder the cost of the claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement.
  4. Your solicitor should be able to arrange for you to receive a free local medical examination in your area to support your claim.
  5. Your solicitor is a specialist in negotiating injury and accident settlements, meaning there will be a high chance that your claim will be settled out of court.

If you would like to learn how Legal Expert can assist you with your claim, please speak to one of our team on the number at the end of this page.

Why Should You Read Solicitor Reviews?

Finding a good legal team is going to take work. You will need to create a list of potential solicitors, then start calling them up to check them out. A good way to cut down on this effort is to find a site that contains personal injury solicitor reviews. You can use these reviews to shortlist several personal injury solicitors covering Hartlepool before choosing one. The information you need to extract from each review should be:

  • Did the reviewer have a good experience?
  • Was the claim made under a Conditional Fee Agreement?
  • How much did the solicitor charge as a fee? Was it a percentage of the payment received?
  • Did the review list the pros and cons of dealing with the particular legal team?
  • Was the solicitor able to arrange for local services, such as a free medical examination?

Facts such as these can be correlated across reviews, and you should then be able to create a shortlist. If you don’t have the time to go through this long-winded process, you can call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of the page about how to claim. One of our team will discuss all of your legal options with you and set you on the right track towards starting your claim.

Can I Use Solicitors And Lawyers From Other Parts Of The Country?

Many people who need to make an accident or injury claim wrongly believe that there is some legal reason why they have to use local law firms in their area. The simple truth is that you are free to use any legal firm you wish, no matter where they happen to be located.

Keeping this in mind, you now need to decide whether the ease of dealing with a local firm outweighs the advantages of using a specialist injury lawyer to process your claim. A specialist injury lawyer could have a much better chance of winning your claim and securing you the maximum compensation payout possible.

For example, Legal Expert offers our injury and accident claims service across the entire UK. Our Hartlepool personal injury solicitors specialise in helping the victims of accidents to get the compensation they are entitled to. We could also book you a medical assessment in this area. Our closest expert is:

Ian Watson
Evans Business Incubation Centre,
Durham Way South,
Newton Aycliffe,
County Durham,

Call us on the number at the end of this page to learn more.

What Accidents And Injuries Can I Claim Compensation For?

As a specialist personal injury lawyer, Legal Expert can handle just about any injury or accident claim. From a minor slip, trip and fall accident through to cases of clinical negligence that resulted in the death of a patient.

Of course, there are some types of claims we see more frequently than others. We have gone over these types of claims in their sections below. If your type of claim isn’t included in one of these sections, never fear. We can still help you. Call one of our team on the number at the end of this guide, and explain how your accident happened. They will then

Industrial Disease Claims

If your employer exposes you to a health hazard and becomes ill because of it, you would have a valid reason to make a claim. Every employer in the UK is legally obligated to provide a healthy working environment for its staff.

You can also claim against previous employers who exposed you to a health hazard. For example, if you worked some years ago for a demolition company and were exposed to asbestos dust at the time. If you developed an asbestos-related illness recently, you could claim against your previous employer. This is because the time limit for making your claim is three years from when the medical condition is first diagnosed.

Legal Expert can help you with work-related illness and industrial disease claims. Give our Hartlepool personal injury solicitors a call on the number at the end of this guide, and we will explain how to claim.

Medical Negligence Claims

Hartlepool injury statistics

Hartlepool injury statistics

The graph above shows the number of children up to the age of 14 admitted to hospital in Hartlepool. Any of these children could have become the victim of clinical negligence while they were in the hospital.

From care stuff to brain surgeons, every medical professional has a duty of care towards every patient. When they fail in this duty of care, clinical negligence or medical malpractice could be deemed to have taken place. A typical case would look like this:

  1. A medical professional has a clear duty of care towards a patient.
  2. The medical professional failed in this duty of care, and this caused harm to the patient.
  3. The failure in duty of care could have been avoided.

If you believe that you have a reason to make such a claim or need some medical negligence advice, please call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of the page. You might also find this guide to be useful:

A guide to claiming for medical negligence

Slip, Trip, And Fall Injury Claims

Of all the claims we handle here at Legal Expert, these are the most common of all, excluding road traffic accidents. These simple accidents can happen anywhere and can be caused by hazards such as:

  • Torn or frayed carpets.
  • Cracked or broken floor tiles.
  • Warped wooden floorboards.
  • Broken or badly laid paving slabs.
  • Wet or dirty floors.
  • Obstacles left on public pathways.

No matter how your slip, trip or fall happened, we should be able to help. Call us on the number at the end of the page to find out how.

Serious Injury Claims

Often, the claims which result in the largest compensation payments are those for serious injuries. These are injuries that will entirely negatively change a person’s life, for example:

  • Severe brain damage (loss of motor or cognitive function).
  • Loss of or damage to an internal organ.
  • Severe psychological injuries.
  • Loss of a limb such as an arm or a leg.
  • Palatalises of a single limb, from the waist down (paraplegia) or from the neck down (quadriplegia).

These injuries will all have a very negative effect on the life quality of the claimant, and as such, would likely attract significant compensation settlements. Legal Expert can help you to get the most compensation possible in your serious injury claim. Telephone our Hartlepool personal injury solicitors on the number at the end of the page to learn how to claim online. You may also like to read this guide:

A guide to serious injury claims

Hartlepool Area Accident At Work Claims

Your employer must comply with all Health & Safety requirements that pertain to its core business function at all times. Failure to comply will be liable for compensation if the failure is the direct cause of harm to an employee. Read the table below for potential settlement figures for a variety of injuries.

Brain DamageVery severeThe 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 InjurySevereA neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis.In the region of £148,330
Knee InjurySevere (ii)Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint.£52,120 to £69,730
Arm InjuryLess severeThe person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to.£19,200 to £39,170
Back InjuryModerate (ii)Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache.£12,510 to £27,760
Shoulder InjurySeriousA dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain.£12,770 to £19,200
Elbow InjuryModerate or minorElbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.Up to £12,590
Leg InjuryLess serious (iii)Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms.Up to £11,840
Whiplash Injuries With Psychological InjuriesOne or more Lasting for 18-24 months£4,345
Whiplash Injuries One or moreLasting for 18-24 months£4,215

Legal Expert can help you to make a personal injury claim for a workplace accident. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of the page to proceed. You may also like to check over this guide we have produced:

A guide to claiming for an accident at work

Accident At Work Statistics For The Hartlepool Area

Below, you will find a table detailing workplace accidents here from 2012 to 2014:

Not known141914
Machine accident1047
Chemical exposure220
Falling (far)91115
Animal attack210
Manual handling462236
Trip, fall or slip552820
Struck (unknown)442
Struck (vehicle)110
Struck (object)15714

Road Traffic Accident Claims In Hartlepool

Legal Expert is a very experienced team of road traffic accident claims solicitors. These are the most common of all claims that we help our clients with. Whether you have suffered a mild case of whiplash in a rear collision or lost a loved one in a multi-vehicle motorway pileup, we can help. No claim is too large or too small.

If you want to learn more about how Legal Expert can help you win your road traffic accident claim, call us at the number at the end of this page and speak to one of our team today. Our Hartlepool personal injury solicitors will walk you through our new claims process so that we can get your road accident claim started.

Reported Road Traffic Accident Casualties And Fatalities In Hartlepool

In the table below, you will find statistics related to the kinds of road traffic accidents that took place between 2014 and 2017.

Not known141914
Machine accident1047
Chemical exposure220
Falling (far)91115
Animal attack210
Manual handling462236
Trip, fall or slip552820
Struck (unknown)442
Struck (vehicle)110
Struck (object)15714

What Are No Win No Fee Claims

Legal Expert can process your accident or injury claim under No Win No Fee. This comprehensive yet simple service allows people from Hartlepool to move forward with their claims at no financial risk. Call us on the number below to find out more about our national accident and injury claims service.

Can I Make A Claim With A No Win No Fee Agreement?

When Legal Experts lawyers act as your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors, you don’t pay anything unless you receive a compensation payment. We charge no fee to onboard your claim and no fee as we process it. If we fail and don’t win you any compensation, our bill is zeroed, and you pay nothing at all. If we win your claim and receive payment for you, we will automatically take our fee out of the money we received and give you the rest.

Where Can I Find Out More About Making A Claim?

If you still need some additional information, you can call us on the number below, and one of our team will be happy to help. You can also check out other guides on this site, such as:

A guide to claiming if you have had an accident in the street

A guide to claiming if you have been involved in an accident with a foreign vehicle

Other great resources include the Health & Safety Executive, the UK Government, and the National Health Service.

Other Guides You Can Read

Speak To Us Today

If you are ready for Legal Expert to act as your personal injury solicitors, Hartlepool residents can call us on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be ready and waiting to take the details of your claim so that we can begin working on it right away.

Helpful Resources And Services In Hartlepool

Cleveland Police HQ
Hartlepool District Headquarters
Avenue Road
TS24 8AJ
Tel: +44 1642 326326
Opening hours: 24 hours.

Hartlepool County Court
The Law Courts
Victoria Rd
TS24 8BS
Tel: +44 1429 268198
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

University Hospital of Hartlepool
Holdforth Rd
TS24 9AH
Tel: +44 1642 617617
Opening hours: 24 hours.

Hartlepool Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

What is a No Win No Fee service?

This is a policy that many law firms such as ourselves use to protect the claimant financially.

How does this work?

So, the client will only pay compensation if their solicitor wins the claim on their behalf.

What will help to win the case?

This will rely on providing strong, clear evidence that proves the responsibility of the defendant.

And what must the claimant prove?

They have to prove that the defendant breached a duty of care they owed towards you, thus causing an accident leading to the victim suffering injuries.

How much does the claimant pay their solicitor if the case wins?

The specific amount varies, but the figure itself is known as a success fee.

What is the maximum figure for the success fee?

The legal cap is 25%, though both parties could negotiate a higher amount.

And what if the case loses?

In that scenario, the claimant doesn’t have to pay anything towards their solicitor’s legal fees.

When is payment required?

This comes at the end of the case, so there aren’t any costs necessary prior to or during the case.

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