Lambeth | Personal Injury Solicitors | No Win No Fee
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 20th June 2023. Are you a Lambeth resident that has been injured in an accident that was not your fault? If so, you could make a compensation claim and may be looking for personal injury solicitors in Lambeth. Should that be the case, you’ve come to the right place.
Whether you were injured or made ill because of clinical negligence, a road traffic accident, an accident in a public place, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries and we can help.
Legal Expert is a personal injury law firm with an excellent track record of winning compensation for people who have suffered personal injury cases in Lambeth and elsewhere.
Call us today for your free consultation, and we will assess your personal injury case to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
- Our number is 0800 073 8804
- You can also talk to us now via our live chat
- Or write to us about your claim online
Legal Expert’s Research Into Personal Injury Claims Against Lambeth Council
Lambeth Council spent £427,344.64 as a result of personal injury claims last year. Legal Expert exposed the data after making a Freedom of Information request to the local authority.
The figures indicate that the council was the second most impacted by personal injury compensation payouts in the Greater London area from April 2022 to April 2023. There were 164 claims made against the council during this time.
Amongst the most common causes were trip accidents on footways. Other causes included:
- Abuse: 5
- Accident On Council Premises: 3
- Accident/Mishap: 3
- Assault: 8
- Children’s Playground: 4
- Contractor Works: 1
- Potholes: 5
- Defective Tools/Equipment: 2
- Escape Of Water – Burst Pipe/Tank: 1
- Escape Of Water – Leak: 6
- Escape Of Water – Sewage/Back Surge: 2
- Failure To Maintain: 5
- Fire: 2
- Highways – Burst Pipes/Blocked Drains: 1
- Highways – Ice / Snow: 1
- Housing – Damp: 8
- Housing – Electrical: 1
- Housing – Infestation: 1
- Housing – No Maintenance: 6
- Housing – Structure Fault: 2
- Negligence: 5
- Trip – Carriageway: 2
- Trip – Footway: 59
- Trip – Kerb: 3
- Trip – Other: 19
- Trip – Stairs: 7
- Use Of Machines/Equipment: 1
- Use Of Sports Equipment: 1
As a local authority, Lambeth Council has a duty of care to employees and visitors to ensure they are reasonably safe when using their highways, spaces and premises.
If you were injured as a result of council negligence, get in touch for free at any time and one of our expert personal injury solicitors could help you.
What Is A Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is when someone claims compensation for an injury or illness they have experienced caused by negligence from a third party. This third party could be another person, such as an irresponsible driver or an organisation, such as a business or a hospital.
For example, if you are served food past its expiry date in a restaurant and suffer food poisoning. As a result, you could be entitled to sue the restaurant management.
In Great Britain, there is a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims, which means that you have three years from the time that you became injured or ill or were diagnosed with your injury or illness in which to make your personal injury claim. Compensation settlements for personal injury claims can be worth higher amounts if you have suffered a serious injury or illness. As such, they are always worth pursuing. If you believe you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our advisors.
How Can Your Personal Injury Solicitor Help You Claim Compensation?
To be entitled to claim compensation, your personal injury case will have to meet certain requirements. Below is a summary of what your personal injury lawyer will have to prove.
- Firstly, your personal injury lawyer will have to prove that you, the claimant, was owed a “duty of care” by the Defendant. In legal terms, being owed a duty of care means that another party must uphold the person’s health and safety by fulfilling their responsibilities. For example, in a workplace, this would be providing the workers with a safe and hygienic working environment where no hazards are putting them at risk.
- Secondly, the personal injury lawyer has to prove that because of a negligent action or inaction on their part, the Defendant broke their duty of care towards you. Again, in a workplace, this could be not fixing a broken railing on a staircase.
- Finally, your personal injury solicitor will have to provide evidence that the negligent action or inaction caused the claimant’s injury or illness on the Defendant’s part. Using the workplace example again, if an employee falls because of a broken railing on a staircase and breaks their ankle, this would mean that the employer’s negligence directly caused their injury.
If you use a solicitor from Legal Expert to handle your personal injury claim, it will be their responsibility to collect evidence to support your claim. Please get in touch to see how the Lambeth personal injury solicitors that we work with can help you to claim online.
How To Find The Best Personal Injury Lawyer
Here are some quick tips for choosing between different personal injury solicitors or lawyers covering this part of the London area to represent your claim.
- Choose between using a personal injury solicitor or claims management company (CMC). At Legal Expert, we will always strongly recommend that you use a personal injury solicitor employed by a personal injury law firm.
- Ensure that you find and use a reputable solicitor regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
- If you require a specialist solicitor, such as a road traffic accident claims solicitor or medical negligence solicitor, do your research to see what different solicitors specialise in. Alternatively, call Legal Expert. One of our trained advisors will be able to provide you with a solicitor with the right experience and skills to meet the requirements of your particular personal injury case.
- Ask a friend or family member who has made a personal injury claim for advice, as they may be able to recommend a solicitor. Alternatively, consult online personal injury solicitor reviews today to see if the firm’s previous clients were happy with the service that they received.
- Call Legal Expert for your free consultation. We are a well respected personal injury law firm that operates nationwide. We will have a solicitor covering your local area with the right skills and experience to handle your claim.
Personal Injury Solicitor Reviews
If you need to use a personal injury solicitor to handle your compensation claim and who can cover your area, you may wish to ask a friend or family what they thought of a firm they have used. Alternatively, you can consult online personal injury solicitors reviews, which will help you gain some insight into what a personal injury law firm’s previous clients thought of the service they have received.
To find personal injury solicitor reviews, go to an online search engine like Google or Bing and type in popular terms like “Lambeth personal injury solicitors” or “personal injury claims in Lambeth” to see online personal injury solicitor reviews of different firms. You can read reviews of our services here. Alternatively, call us to talk to Lambeth personal injury solicitors about how to claim today.
What Type Of Personal Injury Claims Do We Help People With?
If you have been injured or made ill by an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. We will cover claims for any injury, as long as it is serious enough to warrant you taking three or more days off work, or it has made an equivalent impact on your life, whiplash being one example. At Legal Expert, we frequently help people claim compensation for accidents at work, road traffic accidents, medical negligence, accidents in establishments like shops, restaurants and hotels, and all sorts of other types of accident claims. We have looked at some of the personal injury claims that we help our clients make, in more detail, below. Also, check out these compensation estimates as per the Judicial College in the table below.
|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
When you are at work, your employer has a duty of care towards you. This is codified in the Health and Safety Act of 1974. This means that if you work with hazardous substances, your employer is legally obliged to take precautions to protect you from contracting an industrial disease such as asthma, asbestos exposure or siderosis, amongst other illnesses. If your employer failed to protect you from exposure to harmful substances, and this led you to become ill, you could be entitled to make an industrial disease claim.
Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim.
Clinical Negligence Claims
Clinical negligence is when a doctor, nurse, dentist or another medical practitioner, or a medical institution such as a hospital injures a patient, makes them ill or worsens an existing medical condition because of negligence on their part. Examples of medical negligence can include a patient being prescribed the wrong treatment or a doctor missing early signs of a serious illness like cancer. If you have experienced clinical negligence (also known as medical malpractice or medical negligence) in a hospital, doctor’s surgery, dentist or elsewhere, contact our personal injury solicitors for Lambeth at any time to see how much compensation you could claim.
For more information about clinical negligence advice, see our online guide today.
Slip, Trip And Fall Injury Claims
Have you suffered a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault? Suppose the slip, trip and fall accident resulted in you suffering an injury such as a broken leg, shattered hip, serious sprain or any other injury. In that case, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for your slip, trip and fall injury in this part of London.
Serious Injury Claims Lawyers
Do you need to claim compensation for a serious injury or life-changing injury? If you have been seriously injured, claiming personal injury compensation will help to pay for your treatments, any ongoing care and will compensate you for the pain and suffering that you may have endured. What’s more, serious injuries receive larger compensation packages. Trust Legal Expert to help you claim compensation for your injuries.
Am I Eligible To Make A Claim For My Accident At Work?
As we have previously stated, employers have a duty of care towards their employees while working on the organisation’s premises. Suppose your employer neglected their duty of care towards you, which resulted in you suffering an accident that was not your fault and becoming injured. In that case, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation for your injuries.
You can contact any Lambeth personal injury solicitors that we use to discuss claiming compensation for your injuries. If you are, we will provide you with the best personal injury lawyer from our team to represent you in your claim for an injury at work.
Lambeth accident At Work Statistics
|Accidents at work. As reported in the borough of Lambeth||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||2||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)||5||6||3|
|Fall from height||33||18||29|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||4||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||101||74||83|
|Slip or trip||113||107||87|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||3||5|
|Hit by object||53||25||30|
|Trapped underneath something||3||2||3|
Can I Claim Compensation For A Road Traffic Accident?
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident in Lambeth, or are you a resident injured in a road traffic accident elsewhere? Suppose your accident was caused by negligent driving on the part of another driver or negligence of another party (such as a company that spilt oil onto the road). In that case, you could be entitled to claim road traffic accident compensation.
Trust Legal Expert to provide you with a road traffic accident claims solicitor to win your claim for road traffic accident compensation. Whether your accident involved a car, lorry, motorbike, pedestrian accident or something else, our road traffic accident claims solicitors can win your claim.
Road Traffic Accident Statistics In Lambeth
Reported road casualties in Lambeth, seriously injured or killed.
What Is No Win No Fee?
Legal Expert’s personal injury solicitors operate on a No Win No Fee basis. What does No Win No Fee mean for you? A No Win No Fee solicitor will offer you a conditional fee agreement (CFA) as an alternative to paying an upfront fee. This means that instead of paying any upfront or ongoing fees, the solicitor will handle your personal injury claim but will only charge you for their services if and when you win your claim. In the unlikely event that you do not win your personal injury claim, you will not be charged any fees for using Lambeth personal injury solicitors, so there is no risk of going out of pocket if you do not win your claim. Because there is no financial risk involved in making a No Win No Fee claim and you do not have to pay an upfront fee, many of our clients find that making a No Win No Fee claim is the more affordable and less stressful option for claiming compensation for their injuries.
See our online guide to working with a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor today, or call Legal Expert to enquire about making a No Win No Fee claim.
Learn More About Using A No Win No Fee Solicitor Today
If you live in the London Borough of Lambeth and have been injured or made ill because of an accident that was not your fault in the last three years, talk to Legal Expert today. We can provide you with an excellent No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor covering the Lambeth area to represent you in your claim. You may be eligible to seek compensation that will pay for the treatment you may need and compensate you for the pain and suffering you have undergone as a result of your injuries or illness.
Call Legal Expert today for your free legal consultation. One of our advisors will be happy to consult you and advise you on whether or not you have legitimate grounds to make a personal injury claim. If you are entitled to claim, we will let you know how much you could claim and happily provide you with a highly-qualified personal injury lawyer to handle your personal injury claim for Lambeth. Remember, you can get a great personal injury solicitor to handle your claim by speaking to Legal Expert.
Speak To Us Today
If you believe you are entitled to make a No Win No Fee personal injury claim, call us today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. Alternatively, use our online claims form, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
If you have been injured or made ill by an accident that is not your fault, these organisations may be able to assist you.
Local road safety
Information about road safety concerning the public in Lambeth, from the London Road Safety Council.
Kennington Police Station
49/51 Kennington Road
Central London County Court
Thomas More Building,
Strand, London WC2A 2LL
Tel: 0300 123 5577
108 Landor Road
Tel: 020 3228 6000
Legal Expert Accident Claims Guides
We have a range of online guides for making accident compensation claims. Below are just a few of our guides. Please see our search bar above for more options.
A Guide To No Win No Fee Solicitors
More information about using a No Win No Fee compensation specialist solicitor with Legal Expert.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Car Accident?
A guide to claiming compensation for a car accident claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Medical Negligence Claim?
A guide to claiming compensation for medical negligence.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For An Arm Injury?
A guide to claiming compensation for an arm injury.
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Lambeth Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What does No Win No Fee mean?
This policy protects the client from losing a significant amount of compensation when using a solicitor.
How does that work?
So, the client will only pay their Lambeth personal injury solicitor’s legal fees if they win their case.
At what point does the claimant have to pay their personal injury lawyer?
This will come at the very end of the case once the client receives their settlement from the defendant.
Are there any other solicitor payments?
No, the claimant doesn’t pay anything before or within the duration of the claims process.
So, how much does the client have to pay their solicitor?
The specific amount varies in the form of a success fee depending on how much compensation they win.
And why is it a success fee?
As the term No Win No Fee suggests, the solicitor only receives this payment if the case is successful.
Is there a limit on how much the success would be?
Yes, the success fee has a legal cap of 25% to prevent the client from paying too much.
And what happens if the case doesn’t win for whatever reason?
In that scenario, the client doesn’t pay a single penny to their solicitor.
Thank you for reading our Lambeth personal injury solicitors guide.