Winchester | Personal Injury Solicitors | No Win No Fee
If you’ve suffered an injury that wsn’t your fault, you may be looking for personal injury solicitors in Winchester. If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Make A Claim Today For An Accident In Winchester
If you’ve had an accident in Winchester or Hampshire generally, you want legal support. If so, we can help.
Our personal injury solicitors can help with accidents at work, road traffic accidents and injuries suffered in public places. What’s more, they can represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
We offer a free case check to everyone who gets in touch, so if you’d like to take advantage you can do so by:
Calling 0800 073 8804
Or chat with us now via our live chat service
Legal Expert’s Research Into Personal Injury Claims Against Hampshire County Council
Legal Expert has found that personal injury claims cost Hampshire County Council more than £1.2m in the past year after making a Freedom of Information request.
The local authority confirmed that a total of 217 personal injury claims were made against them from April 2022 to April 2023.
The main cause of these claims was slip, trip or fall accidents. Over 77% of claims were caused by these types of accidents.
Other causes of personal injury claims included:
- Trips over tree roots
- Abuse claims
- Fall claims
- Footway defects
- Potholes on carriageways
- Assault claims
- Surface defects in schools
Hampshire County Council has a duty of care to ensure any premises, spaces or highways they control are safe for visitors and employees, so far as it’s reasonably possible for them to do so.
If you have been injured in an accident and have evidence it was caused by council negligence, you may have grounds for a valid claim. You can get in touch at any time for a free consultation using the number above.
Can I Make A Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury compensation claims are covered by a series of laws but you have no need to worry as Legal Expert’s panel of injury solicitors have years of experience advising people about their potential claim.
But in order to be successful, your Winchester personal injury solicitors will need to demonstrate that;
- You were owed a ‘duty of care’ by the defendant (the person or company against which you are making a claim for compensation)
- This ‘duty of care’ was breached by the defendant
- And finally, it also needs to be shown that as a result you were hurt or made ill as a result.
But time is of the essence. You have three years within which time to make a claim but in the case of industrial disease or injury, you have three years from the date of diagnosis.
For example, we have worked with claimants suffering from hand-arm vibration syndrome, which is common in people who use vibrating machinery for long periods of time over many years. The damage started many years ago, but it is only now the painful effects are obvious.
Your guide to picking a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor
It is simply essential that you get the right personal injury solicitors in Winchester. Choosing the right solicitor with the experience in dealing with claims such as yours places your case in the best position for being successful.
You also need to bear in mind that compensation claims have the potential to take months to resolve. You will need to be able to work with your chosen solicitor and their team for some time.
Solicitor’s professional conduct is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) but, you need to bear in mind the service that the solicitor’s offer their clients will vary.
Given the impact that No Win No Fee solicitors in Winchester will have on your personal injury claim, you need to be confident you have the right people working on your case.
Talk to injury lawyers in Winchester
The best way to find the right solicitor is to talk to them. Discussing your case, their feedback and suggestions, as well as advice on how to take your claim forward give you an idea of whether you will be able to work with them.
You need to check key features, one of which is cost. Many solicitors advertise themselves as No Win No Fee but, check what this actually means.
Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm, why not contact Legal Expert?
What about location?
You are not restricted to using a solicitor local to you. Your decision should be based on the experience that the solicitor has of dealing with personal injury cases such as yours, and what their Conditional Fee Agreement actually offers you.
For example, we have an extension nationwide network of medical practitioners. If you have more questions about this, you can use our live online chat facility or why not complete the contact form?
The types of compensation claims we handle?
We manage compensation claims for a wide range of injuries in Winchester including:
From deafness to chronic bronchitis, there are many industrial diseases which the UK Government recognise as being caused by workers being exposed to unsafe work practices from the past. There are also modern-day industrial diseases that must be reported under RIDDOR regulations. Contact us to see if you have a claim.
Medical negligence in Winchester
When you are unwell or need medical treatment, you expect it to be delivered within professional guidelines. There are occasions where this ‘duty of care’ is breached. When there is a failing, the results can be catastrophic. Our specialist panel of personal injury lawyers can help you.
Accidents and injuries in the workplace
Legal Expert has helped many claimants to claim compensation for when they have been injured at work.
Even though the modern workplace is much safer, there are still accidents. If you have been injured, you could be entitled to compensation.
Employers are liable to report some accidents and data on non-fatal work accidents from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) covering 2019/20 shows a clear pattern;
- Slips, trips and falls on the same level accounted for the majority – 29% – of injuries at work
- 19% of injuries at work were caused by handling, lifting or carrying objects
- 11% were caused by being struck by a moving object
- Acts of violence also accounted for 9% of injuries
- Falling from a height wasn’t far behind, accounting for 8% of reported injuries
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Trips, slips and falls are not just issues at work – they are a common accident that happens in public too. A slip or trip can result in broken bones and damaged ligaments. Whether you slipped in a supermarket or were struck by an object at the local swimming pool, you may need the help of Winchester personal injury solicitors to make a claim.
When someone is seriously injured, it is life changing. We understand the difference that a successful compensation claim could make. It will ease the financial burden and worries you may have now and for the future. It means you can focus on recovery.
Road accidents in Winchester
In 2015, there was just under 2,500 road traffic collision in Winchester, resulting in 610 people being seriously injured.
For someone hurt as the result of a road traffic collision, the results are devastating – physically and mentally.
Rest assured, our panel of personal injury solicitors in Winchester is ready to take the action needed to secure compensation on your behalf.
Public place accidents
We can potentially assist with claiming for accidents and other potential incidents caused by negligence in a variety of public areas. This could include areas run by a council or local authority. Other public accident claims we can advise on include the following:
- Gym accidents
- Pub or bar accidents
- Car park accidents
- Theme park accidents
- Train station accidents
- Petrol station accidents
- Football stadium accidents
- Health spa accidents
- Leisure centre accidents
What damages could I claim for?
There are two main kinds of damages which you could possibly be covered for if you make a successful personal injury claim. These can include the following:
- General Damages
Compensation given for general damages is intended to cover for physical and mental injuries directly caused by your accident. It’s hard to say how much compensation you may receive for general damages without knowing the specifics of your claim.
The final compensation figure which may be offered for general damages is largely dependent on what exact injuries you have and how severe they are deemed to be. Solicitors evaluating your case may use the Judicial College guidelines when they are working out the value of your injuries.
- Special Damages
If you’re able to claim any compensation for general damages, then you may possibly be able to claim for special damages too. This sort of compensation could be provided to cover you for financial losses directly related to your accident and subsequent injuries. Loss of earnings and travel expenses which you’ve built up to receive necessary treatment are just some financial losses that could be covered under special damages.
Winchester No Win No Fee Solicitors
A No Win No Fee agreement should protect you in the event that your case is unsuccessful. But check the small print, as all may not be as it seems…
Do I have to pay any fees if I don’t win my case?
With a Legal Expert injury solicitor, 100% No Win No Fee is assured. No catches, no hidden fees and no nasty surprises. Not all personal injury solicitors can boast of such an agreement, so check carefully.
Read more about Legal Expert’s No Win No Fee services
Time to take the next step?
You may want more information or have more questions you need answering. Or maybe you have some concerns you need to discuss or maybe, you are ready to start your personal injury compensation claim with a No Win No Fee solicitor in Winchester.
Whatever position you are currently in, Legal Expert can help.
Get more information
Getting the right information from a trusted source is essential. So why not talk with one of our advisers over ‘live chat’ online? You can call us too on 0800 073 8804.
Or, start an injury claim
Once you decide you want to continue with your claim, we are ready to manage your claim. To get started you can;
- Call us on 0800 073 8804 or request a callback
- Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the contact form on our website
Helpful Contacts in Winchester
If you have been harmed or involved in an accident in Winchester, you may require help from these local organisations;
Winchester Police station
For general enquiries and non-emergencies call 101 or email email@example.com
Winchester Combined Court
The Law Courts,
Telephone: 01962 814 100
Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH)
Telephone: 01962 863535
Other Guides Available To Read
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- Grays Personal Injury Solicitors
- Dewsbury Personal Injury Solicitors
- Cheshunt Personal Injury Solicitors
- Hartlepool Personal Injury Solicitors
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