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Welcome to our Merton personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to selecting a good team of personal injury solicitors covering the Merton area to process your accident or injury claim for you. Within this guide, you should be able to find all of the information you need to learn about why you could have a reason to make a claim, who you could claim against, and how to find a good legal team to process your claim for you.

Merton personal injury solicitors

Merton personal injury solicitors

You may have one or two questions that still need answering once you get to the end of this guide. If this is the case, please speak to one of the Legal Expert team by calling 0800 073 8804. They will be ready and waiting to answer any questions you have and to help you get started on your claim straight away.

Legal Expert’s Research Into Personal Injury Claims Against Merton Council

Merton Council paid out £272,337.90 in personal injury compensation last year, Legal Expert can reveal. The data was uncovered after a Freedom of Information request was made to all 32 local authorities in the Greater London area.

The council also dealt with 46 personal injury claims from April 2022 to April 2023. The most significant cause of these claims was trip accidents on footways, followed by pothole accidents and highway defects.

Other causes of claims submitted against the local authority last year included:

  • Accident On Council Premise: 1
  • Accidental Damage: 1
  • Asbestosis: 1
  • Causeway – Pothole: 6
  • Errors & Omissions: 1
  • Fall – Slippery Floor: 1
  • Highways – Defect: 5
  • Housing – No Maintenance: 1
  • Street Furniture: 3
  • Trip – Carriageway: 1
  • Trip – Footway: 12
  • Trip – Kerb: 4
  • Trip – Other: 5
  • Trip- Uneven Paving Stones: 1

Merton Council has a duty of care to keep its employees and any visitors who use their premises, spaces or highways safe so far as it’s reasonably possible to do so. 

Have you been injured as a result of a negligent council? Get in touch to find out how you could secure a compensation payout with the help of our personal injury solicitors.

What Is A Compensation Claim?

A compensation claim comes about any time another harms one legal entity. In the case of a personal injury claim, this harm will generally be one of the following:

  • Physical injuries caused by an accident.
  • Illness caused by a health hazard.
  • Psychological damage.
  • Damage to or loss of personal property.

If you have been harmed in any way by the actions of a third party, Legal Expert should be able to act as your personal injury solicitors for Merton and process a claim for you. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to earn how to claim.

How We Can Help You Get The Damages You Are Entitled To

Legal Expert is a personal injury law firm with a proven track record of winning clients’ complex injury and accident claims. We have managed to win some significant payments on behalf of claimants in some very challenging claim cases.

We will always try and get you the most compensation we can without putting your claim at risk in any way. We use plain and simple English and not legalese to keep you up-to-date and answer any questions about what we have been doing on your behalf. If you would like to know more about the service we offer, call us on the number at the end of the page and speak to one of our personal injury solicitors for Merton today.

When Are You Entitled To Seek Compensation?

As we mentioned in one of the previous sections, personal injury lawyers will generally be able to process a claim for you when the actions of a third party have harmed you. The third-party would be any distinct legal entity, for example:

  • The company you work for.
  • An NHS or private hospital.
  • Your GP or dentist.
  • The local supermarket.
  • A restaurant, bar or pub.
  • A hotel, guesthouse or bed & breakfast.
  • Your local council.

You can also claim if you were partially the cause of the harm you have suffered. You would still claim compensation from any third parties involved, just at a lower percentage of liability, which your solicitor will negotiate with the defendant’s legal team for you.

As you can see, just about any organisation, company, or private individual can be pursued for compensation. Legal Expert can help you determine who would be liable in your case. Call us on the number at the end of this guide for more information.

Five Things To Look For In A Solicitor Or Lawyer

Choosing a good solicitor to handle your personal injury case can take quite some effort. One way to lessen the effort involved is to use the five tips below to winnow out any legal firm that is not up to par, and these are:

  1. Has the solicitor got a track record of winning similar claims in the past?
  2. Has the solicitor won a claim that is similar to your own in the last year?
  3. Can the solicitor represent you under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
  4. What percentage of the compensation received will the solicitor take as their fee?
  5. Can the solicitor arrange for you to have a free local medical examination in Merton?

Legal Expert an answer yes to each of these questions. We are a specialist team of injury and accident lawyers, and we’re sure that our personal injury solicitors for Merton can help with your claim. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this page to proceed.

What To Look For When Reading Reviews Of Solicitors

If you want to use personal injury solicitor reviews to make the task of selecting a legal team easier, then be sure to make a note of facts such as those listed below:

  • How new is the review, and is it still relevant?
  • Does the review cover a claim that is similar enough to your own?
  • Was the review positive, and did the reviewer list pros and cons of using the solicitor?
  • Did the solicitor handle the game under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
  • How much did the solicitor take from the compensation payment as their fee?

Facts like these will help you correlate reviews and create a shortlist of legal firms that might be suitable for your claim. If you want to save even more time, Legal Expert can help you with this. If you speak to one of our team on the number at the end of this page, they will go over your claim with you, discuss your legal options, and then offer you the most effective solution.

Should I Use A Local Solicitor?

Many people think that there is a legal requirement that means they must use a team of accident and injury lawyers based locally. This is not true. You are free to use any legal team you want; their actual location has no bearing at all on your ability to use them.

Now, keeping this in mind, you will have to decide whether the ease with which you can contact a local solicitor is worth giving up using the services of a specialist accident and injury lawyer, who might have a far better chance of winning your claim. We could arrange for you to be assessed by our closest expert at;

Sanjay Lakhani
Back on Track Healthcare
9 Merton Park Parade,
Wimbledon
London
SW19 3NT

You can use a local solicitor if you wish, but it may not be the best choice. Legal Expert offers our claims service to residents of Merton and all across the UK. We specialise in getting claimants the maximum level of compensation possible across a full range of accident and injury claims. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to learn more.

What Types Of Personal Injury Can Our Team Handle?

Legal Expert is a team of experienced accident and injury claim lawyers. The Merton personal injury solicitors that we work with are happy to tackle any claim, no matter how large or small. Everything from simple slips and trips causing trivial injuries such as a sprained ankle to complicated medical negligence claims where an NHS patient has been fatally harmed.

Some types of claims are more common than others, and we have covered some of these in the sections below. However, we can help with any claim, not just those mentioned in this guide. Call us today on the number at the end of this page, and tell one of our team how your accident happened. They will let you know how we can be of help to process your claim. This table shows some examples of injuries to claim compensation for, with settlement estimates courtesy of the Judicial College’s guidelines.

InjurySeverityNotesCompensation
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

Industrial Disease Claims Advice

Your employer is obligated to provide you with a healthy place to work. If they don’t and you are exposed to a health hazard that makes you ill, then you will be able to claim them. This is also true of previous employers. The three-year time limit to make a claim starts from the date that the condition was diagnosed. Therefore, even if you were exposed to a health hazard at work years ago, you can still claim.

Legal Expert is very experienced in helping claimants pursue compensation for workplace illnesses. You can speak to us on the number at the end of this page to learn how to assist your case.

Clinical Negligence Claims Advice

Merton death statistics

Merton death statistics

Take a look at the graph above. Many of these people who died would likely have received some form of medical treatment. And while there were, they would have been at risk of clinical negligence.

Medical malpractice occurs when any medical professional causes harm to a patient that they had a duty of care towards, and the harm could have been avoided in some fashion.

If a medical professional has injured you, then the best medical negligence advice we can give is to contact us here at Legal Expert on the number at the end of the guide. One of our team will explain how we can process your injury claim for you. You might also like to read this guide:

A guide to claiming clinical negligence

Slip And Trip Injury Claims Advice

These are very common accidents that can happen to anyone, at any time, anywhere. They are especially dangerous to older adults with brittle bones. They are caused by hazards such as:

  • Obstructions that have been left on a public footpath.
  • Dirty floors that were not cleaned.
  • Wet floors that were not signposted.
  • Damaged curbstones and paving slabs in a public street.
  • Torn carpets, cracked flooring tiles and warped floorboards in a public building.

No matter how your slip, trip or fall happened, we can help. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this guide and get started with your claim today. You can also check out this full guide to slip, trip and fall claims:

How to claim for a slip, trip or fall accident

Serious Injury Claims Advice

Serious injury claims can result in the largest of all compensation payments. This is because the compensation is intended to make up for the effect of the injuries on the claimant’s life for many years to come. Typical serious injuries include:

  • Loss of an arm, hand, leg or foot.
  • Paralysis, either partial or full.
  • Loss of or damage to an internal organ.
  • Brain damage resulting in a loss of motor control or cognitive abilities.
  • Severe psychological conditions.

Legal Expert can help to make sure you receive the most compensation possible for your serious injury. So, call the Merton person injury lawyers on the number below to find out how to claim online. You might also like to read this detailed guide here:

A guide to claiming for a serious injury

Accident At Work Claims Advice

As with workplace illnesses we covered above, if your employer in Merton fails in their legal obligation to provide you with a safe place to work, which leads to you being injured in an accident, you could have a valid reason to make a claim.

To find out more about how to claim an accident at work, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number down at the end of this guide. They will explain everything you need to know.

Recorded Statistics For Accidents In The Workplace In The Borough Of Merton

The graph below shows the kinds of accidents that happened at work in Merton from 2012 to 2014.

Type of Accident201220132014
Not known192222
Electricality related111
Machinery related366
Fire related001
Chemical related203
Fall-related151413
Animal related332
Lifting related674332
Assault-related968
Slip, trip or fall-related644645
Struck (by unknown)1037
Struck (by vehicle)613
Struck (by object)242023
Crushed101

Road Traffic Accident And Car Crash Claims Advice

Of all the types of claims we process here at Legal Expert, road traffic accident claims are the most common. We are an expert team of road traffic accident claims solicitors, able to help any victim of an RTA claim the compensation they are eligible for. From minor accidents and trivial injuries such as whiplash to major pileups, one or more deaths. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, and we will be able to get started with your road traffic accident claim today.

Recorded Statistics For Road Traffic Accidents In Merton

The table below shows the types of road traffic accidents that happened in Merton from 2015 to 2017.

201520162017
Other011
Car247
Motorcycle142018
Cycle6811
Pedestrian141123

Make Your Claim With Our No Win No Fee Accident Claim Lawyers

Legal Expert can act as your team of No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors and process a claim on your behalf. We offer this service to all residents of Merton and all across the UK. It is a simple, effective way to proceed with a claim, and it is also entirely risk-free financially. Call the Merton personal injury solicitors on the number below if you require additional information.

No Win No Fee – How Does It Work?

When we say No Win No Fee, we mean it! When we first receive your claim and start working on it, there is no fee. As we process your claim and try and reach a settlement, there is no fee. If we fail to win compensation for you, then there is no fee. The only time there is a fee is when we win a compensation payment for you. We will take our fee out of the money received and then pass the remainder to you when we do.

Where To Find More Advice About Getting The Compensation You Deserve

We have published dozens of excellent guides on this website, covering many different types of accident and injury claims. These two, for example:

A guide to claiming for a body piercing injury

A guide to claiming for a broken rib

Other great websites with excellent information including those published by the National Health Service, the Health & Safety Executive and also the UK Government.

Speak To Us Today

Have you come to harm due to the actions of a third party? Do you believe that you have a valid reason to make a personal injury claim? 0800 073 8804? If so, call Legal Expert today. One of our team will talk you through our new claim process, and we will be ready to start working on your claim right away.

Services You May Need After An Accident In Merton

Tooting Police Station
251 Mitcham Rd
London
SW17 9JQ
Tel: +44 20 7230 1212
Web: http://content.met.police.uk/Borough/Wandsworth/Contact
Opening hours: 24 hours.

Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court
The Court House
Alexandra Rd
Wimbledon
London
SW19 7JP
Tel: +44 300 303 0645
Web: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/wimbledon-magistrates-court
Opening hours: 8:45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The Wilson Hospital
Cranmer Rd
London
CR4 4LD
Tel: +44 20 8648 3021
Web: www.swlstg.nhs.uk/our-services/hospital/wilson-hospital
Opening hours: 24 hours.

Merton Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

When could I begin my personal injury claim?

You can make a start as soon as you feel ready to initiate legal talks.

How long do I have to make a claim?

So, the personal injury claims time limit stands at 3 years.

Are there exceptions to this rule?

Yes, the rules change for historical sexual abuse claims. In those situations, you have 2 years once you report the crime to the police. However, it may be many years before you officially report it.

How does this differ from a typical personal injury claim?

Well, the 3-year time limit begins from the accident date or from the date that you learn of your accident-related injuries.

Also, how long does the claims process usually last?

Typically, a claim will reach a resolution within 12-to-18 months, though not in all cases.

What factors could shorten the claims process?

This would be where the evidence is overwhelmingly strong, and the defendant admits liability early on.

Conversely, what factors could extend the claims process?

This could be a lack of strong evidence and question marks about where liability truly lays.

And at what stage does the claims process officially end?

The settlement agreement and the payment of this settlement officially bring the claims process to a close.

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