Sutton In Ashfield | Personal Injury Solicitors | No Win No Fee
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 28th September 2023. If you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you may be looking for the help of personal injury solicitors in Sutton In Ashfield. If so, we can help.
We’re specialists in personal injury claims, from car crashes to slips, trips and falls in workplaces. We offer a free case check to everyone who calls and if you’d like to proceed with a claim, you can do so on a No Win No Fee basis.
To speak with us today, you can:
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Write to us about your claim online
- Or speak with us now via our live chat service
Legal Expert’s Research Into Personal Injury Claims Against Ashfield District Council
Legal Expert found that personal injury compensation cost Ashfield District Council £23,380.82 between April 2022 to April 2023. The local authority confirmed the total via a response to a Freedom of Information request.
The council dealt with 10 personal injury claims during this time. The leading cause of these claims was revealed to be slip, trip or fall accidents. Whereabout these accidents occurred was not clarified by the council, nor was it confirmed if any other type of accidents affected potential claimants.
There is a duty of care bestowed on Ashfield District Council as a local authority to ensure that visitors and employees are safe when using their premises, highways and spaces, so far as it’s reasonably possible for them to do so.
If you were injured in an accident caused by council negligence and have evidence that proves as much, you may be interested in making a claim. Our personal injury solicitors have helped countless clients recover compensation. Speak to our advisors to arrange a free consultation today.
What Is A Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is when someone claims compensation from a third party because they were injured or made ill due to the negligent actions of said party. Many of our clients are anxious to know how the personal injury claim settlement process works. Usually, your solicitor will approach the party that injured you and enter into negotiations with their solicitor.
Fortunately, suppose there is evidence that a business, organisation, or individual is responsible for your injuries. In that case, their solicitor will usually advise them to admit liability and offer you a settlement to prevent the matter from going to court. These sorts of personal injury claims are usually quicker and easier to handle. If the two parties cannot come to a personal injury claim settlement, then the matter will have to be settled in court by a judge. How many personal injury claims are expected to go to court? Fortunately, only a small number. This is usually when the Defendant (the party being sued) refuses to admit liability or if the case is very complicated. If you believe you are entitled to make a personal injury claim for an accident in Sutton-In-Ashfield or elsewhere, call us today to learn how to claim.
How Can Legal Expert Help You Claim Compensation After An Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault?
If you have legitimate grounds to make a personal injury claim, Legal Expert can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to represent you in your case. To successfully win your compensation claim, your personal injury solicitor will have to prove the following criteria:
- Firstly that the Defendant owed you (the Claimant) a duty of care. What does this mean in real terms? It means that the Defendant was obliged to act in a way that prioritised your health and safety health and safety.
- Secondly that the Defendant neglected their duty of care.
- Thirdly, your solicitor will have to prove that this negligence caused the accident, which resulted in you becoming injured or ill.
Let’s look at a real-world example to illustrate this point. Employers have a legal duty of care towards their employees whilst they work on the business premises. This means that they are supposed to remove or control any health and safety hazards that put employees at risk and provide them with a safe and hygienic working environment. Suppose they fail to do so, and a hazard such as a broken floorboard causes an avoidable accident, such as a slip, trip and fall injury. In that case, this can result in the employer being held legally liable for the victim’s injuries and having to pay them personal injury compensation.
If you believe that you have legitimate grounds to make a personal injury claim for any injuries sustained because of an accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert may be able to help you. Whether you suffered because of a road traffic accident, incident of medical negligence, a slip, trip and fall accident, or any other type of accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert can help you claim compensation for the wrong you were done. Call our personal injury solicitors for Sutton In Ashfield today to see if you could claim compensation.
Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Personal Injury Lawyer
If you choose a personal injury solicitor to represent your claim, you may appreciate the advice below on choosing the right personal injury claims law firm.
- Suppose you are given a choice between using a personal injury law firm or a claims management company (CMC). In that case, we recommend always using a personal injury law firm to handle your claim.
- Only use a personal injury solicitor who is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
- Research your solicitor’s skills and experience. If you need to claim clinical negligence or a road traffic accident, you may wish to choose a specialist solicitor to handle your claim.
- Ask friends or family members who have claimed compensation in the past if they would recommend their solicitor or have any special advice for you.
- Alternatively, take advantage of Legal Expert’s free personal injury consultation. We can find the right personal injury solicitor to handle your claim based on their skills and experience.
Read Online Reviews Of Solicitors And Lawyers
Reading online reviews of personal injury solicitors can be a great way to determine whether or not a personal injury claims firm is right for you. You can learn about the personal injury firm’s previous experience and what their former customers thought of the service they received. To find online personal injury solicitors reviews of solicitors covering your area, type popular search terms like “Sutton-In-Ashfield personal injury solicitors” and “personal injury lawyers” into a search engine, such as Bing or Google.
Reading these online reviews will help to build a picture in your mind of the sort of service you could receive. Alternatively, call Legal Expert to speak to one of our informed advisors about finding a solicitor to handle your claim. We will have a solicitor with the right skills and experience to handle your claim, and you will get the option to make a No Win No Fee claim as well.
Location Matters Less Than Experience At Expertise
It’s a common misconception to think that if you live in Sutton-In-Ashfield, you have to use a solicitor based in Sutton-In-Ashfield, to help you claim compensation for your injuries. Although choosing a solicitor based in a location near you means that it is easier to visit them in person, the most important factor you should consider when finding the right solicitor is their skills and experience. Finding a solicitor with the right expertise will mean that they will be confident when handling a claim like yours. Some clients worry that if they are not assigned a local personal injury solicitor, communication may suffer.
However, in this day and age, it is common for Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitors to mostly communicate with their clients via the post, through emails, or the telephone, so you are unlikely to miss out. The personal injury claim settlement process involves seeing a physician for a medical assessment, which your solicitor will base your claim on. If you are assigned a personal injury lawyer based elsewhere, don’t worry, Legal Expert will arrange for you to have your medical assessment done by a local physician at a time convenient to you.
Compensation Claim Categories That We Can Handle
If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert would love to help you claim compensation for your injuries. What sort of personal injury claims in the UK do we handle? Our solicitors can cover personal injury claims for a car accident or other road traffic accidents, medical negligence claims, slip, trip and fall claims and claims for an accident at work, amongst others. If the accident was serious enough to warrant you taking three days or more off work, or it had a severe impact on your life, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Personal Injury Claims At Work
If you have been made ill or injured due to an accident at work because of negligence on the part of your employer, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Your employer is legally obliged to provide you with a safe and hygienic working environment. If they fail to, and their negligence causes an avoidable accident that causes you to become injured or ill, you could be entitled to start legal action, such as a personal injury claim, against them. Trust Legal Expert to handle your personal injury claim at work.
What sort of accident at work claims do we frequently handle? They can be anything from accidents in construction, accidents in retail stores, accidents in restaurant kitchens to slip, trip and fall injuries. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, don’t hesitate to call our personal injury solicitors for Sutton In Ashfield today for your free consultation about making your personal injury claim at work.
Sutton-In-Ashfield Accident At Work Statistics
These statistics were collected and reported by the HSE for the local reporting area.
|Work accidents in Ashfield Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Other/ cause not recorded||14||22||27|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||3||3||1|
|Hit by vehicle||3||3||6|
|Fall from height||9||9||10|
|Slip, trip or fall||40||56||52|
|Injured by an animal||0||4||3|
|Lifting and carrying||77||41||40|
|Struck by object||17||14||21|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||1||3|
Claims For Industrial Diseases
If you work with potentially hazardous substances, your employer is obliged to protect you from the harmful effects that they can have. If your employer failed to take the appropriate precautions and this resulted in you becoming ill as a result, you could be entitled to claim a large sum in compensation for that illness.
What industrial diseases do our clients claim compensation for? Asbestos-related diseases, the worsening of asthma, and extreme cases can all be created by an employer failing to protect an employee from industrial diseases. To enquire about making a personal injury claim for industrial disease, contacted in Sutton-In-Ashfield or elsewhere, call Legal Expert today to see how much you could be entitled to claim.
Medical Negligence Or Medical Malpractice Claims
Have you suffered from medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) at a hospital or other healthcare practice in the Sutton-In-Ashfield area? Then you could be entitled to seek damages that could be worth thousands or (potentially) even hundreds of thousands of pounds for the harm suffered. Call Legal Expert to speak to our specialist advisors, and see if you are entitled to claim.
Clinical negligence is defined as substandard medical care given towards a patient by a medical practitioner or institution such as a hospital or nursing home. Suppose the substandard care causes the patient to become injured, ill, or makes a medical condition the patient is already suffering from worse. In that case, this is defined as medical negligence, and the practitioner or institution could be held liable for their injuries.
Types of medical negligence include:
- GP negligence,
- Hospital negligence,
- Dental negligence
- Negligence at a care or nursing home.
Call the Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitors at any time to talk about your clinical negligence experience and see if you are entitled to claim clinical negligence compensation today.
Serious Injury Claim Payouts
Suppose you have suffered a serious or life-changing injury, such as an accident that left you paralysed or caused third-degree burns. In that case, you could be entitled to claim a large personal injury compensation package for your injuries. As you can imagine, compensation packages for more serious injuries tend to be larger. Some examples of potential payouts are in this table.
|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|
First of all, this may compensate the victim for the severity of their injuries or illness. Second of all, to pay for special damages, which will compensate the victim for any medical treatment, care or loss of income that they have experienced due to their injuries. If you believe you have grounds to make a serious injury claim, you must follow up to see if you are entitled to claim. Call Legal Expert today to see if you could be awarded a serious injury claim payout.
Slip, Trip Or Fall Injuries
Unfortunately, a simple careless action, such as not mopping up a spilt drink, or fixing a broken floorboard, can cause slip, trip or fall accidents. This is why they are a common personal injury claim that Legal Expert handles. Suppose you have suffered a slip, trip or fall-related injury because of the negligence of another party, such as your employer, the council or an accident in a shop. In that case, you could be entitled to compensation.
Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation for your injuries. Whether it was an injury that took only a few days to recover from or a more serious injury that caused you ongoing problems, our personal injury solicitors for Sutton In Ashfield can advise making a slip, trip or fall claim.
Personal Injury Claims For A Car Accident
If you have recently been injured because of a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to take action against the responsible party. At Legal Expert, we cover road traffic accident claims for car accidents, lorry accidents, bus and public transport accidents and accidents involving taxis or Uber services. As long as there is evidence that the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim for such injuries as whiplash. Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to make a personal injury claim for a car accident or any other type of road traffic accident and if you are. We will assign an excellent personal injury solicitor to get started on your claim right away.
Road Traffic Accident Statistics In Nottinghamshire
Reported road casualties in Nottinghamshire, seriously injured or killed
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims, UK
At Legal Expert, we offer all of our clients the option to make a No Win No Fee personal injury claim in the UK. what does this mean? A No Win No Fee claim is when a solicitor offers you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which means that your personal injury solicitor will only charge you a fee if you win your injury claim. In the unlikely event that you do not win your claim, you won’t have to pay us a penny, so there is no risk of you going out of pocket. As you can imagine, for many clients making a UK personal injury claim, No Win No Fee is the less stressful way to claim. What’s more, if you use a No Win No Fee solicitor, you will not have to worry about paying an upfront fee. That’s because when working with No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors for Sutton In Ashfield, your fees will be deducted from your final compensation package, so you won’t have to worry about funding your claim.
To learn more about making a No Win No Fee claim, call Legal Expert today. Alternatively, read our no win no fee claims guide online.
Find Out More About Making No Win No Fee Claims
If you live in Sutton-In-Ashfield and have been recently injured in an accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert can help you claim compensation from the person or party responsible. Call us today, and if you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with a lawyer or solicitor covering the Ashfield area to win your claim. Remember, some of our personal injury lawyers have up to 30 years of experience handling personal injury claims in the UK and will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. What’s more, you will be entitled to make a No Win No Fee claim, so there is no financial risk to you. To begin your personal injury claim today, call Legal Expert for your free consultation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will use our personal injury claims calculator to see how much compensation you could claim and assign the right personal injury lawyer to your claim. We’re looking forward to taking your call.
Nottinghamshire Road Safety
Nottinghamshire road safety information from Nottinghamshire Council.
Sutton-In-Ashfield Police Station
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 1AE
Tel: 0115 967 0999
Nottingham Crown Court
60 Canal St,
Nottingham NG1 7EL
Tel: 0115 910 3551
Sherwood Forest Hospitals
King’s Mill Hospital,
Sutton in Ashfield,
Tel: 01623 622515
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.
Accident At Work Personal Injury Claims – how to claim damages for accidents in the workplace.
Road Traffic Accident Claims – how to claim damages for a road traffic accident.
Back Injury Compensation Claims – how to seek damages for a back injury.
Sutton In Ashfield Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What makes a good compensation offer?
This is an offer that manages to satisfy both the Claimant and the defendant.
How much would a good compensation offer be?
This would be around 80% of what the accident victim’s initial compensation target is.
When do I receive my first settlement offer?
Once the defendant admits liability, you should receive your first settlement offer shortly thereafter.
Do I have to accept the opening offer?
No. As a matter of fact, the recommendation is to turn it down because you’re probably going to receive a larger follow-up offer.
What happens if I reject an offer?
That offer would then no longer be on the table, so you can’t suddenly decide to accept it later on.
What happens if I turn down what the defendant considers to be their final offer?
In that case, the claim would go to court, though settlement negotiations do continue right up to the trial date.
Alternatively, what happens if I do accept a settlement offer?
In that situation, both parties are essentially bringing an end to the claims process pending the compensation payment.
And when will the defendant pay the compensation to me?
So, the defendant has a maximum window of 28 days in which to pay the settlement figure.
Further Helpful Guides
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- Sutton Personal Injury Solicitors
- Swansea Personal Injury Solicitors
- Personal Injury Solicitors Tamworth
- Taunton Personal Injury Solicitors
- Telford Personal Injury Solicitors
- Tunbridge Wells Personal Injury Solicitors
- Wakefield Personal Injury Solicitors
- Wallasey Personal Injury Solicitors
- Council Accident Solicitors
- Claiming Against the Council or Local Authority
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