Worcester Personal Injury Solicitors
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 10th September 2021. Welcome to our Worcester personal injury solicitors guide. Legal Expert help people from all over the UK, including injured victims in Worcester, claim personal injury compensation. With a nationwide network of expert personal injury solicitors, your claim is in safe hands. And with medical appointments arranged locally by your solicitor, you can sit back and let others do all the hard work while you recover. Please read on about how to claim.
Making a personal injury claim – what you need to know
Claiming injuries resulting from an accident that was not your fault has long been enshrined in British law. Legal Expert’s panel of injury solicitors has many years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success of a medical negligence claim.
Our personal injury solicitors in the Worcester area work with people who have been injured in all kinds of accidents, including those suffering from industrial diseases or injuries. For example, we help workers claim arm-hand vibration syndrome, common in people who have worked for many years with vibrating equipment.
There are three questions in a Worcester personal injury case that need to be answered for a No Win No Fee claim to have a high chance of success:
- Were you owed a duty of care by the Defendant (e.g. your employer, the car driver etc.)?
- Was that duty breached by Defendant?
- Did this breach by Defendant’s caused your injury or illness?
Personal injury solicitors in Worcester who can answer these three questions on your behalf with proof are highly likely to be successful in claiming compensation.
A guide to choosing the best No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer
Like most professions, solicitors are regulated, in this case by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Whilst this governs their practice standards, services on offer will vary from one firm to another.
So, how do you make a choice? It would help if you considered that negligence claims could be complex, taking a long time to resolve. It would help if you were confident your case was in the right hands.
Reviews of personal injury solicitors in Worcester
Frankly, the first thing you should do is to call the solicitor that you think will be able to deal with your claim successfully.
As well as understanding how much experience they have in dealing with a claim such as yours, you are also looking for what is (and what isn’t) included in their Conditional Agreement.
For example, how much of the compensation will you actually receive? After a road traffic collision, some with severe leg injuries may be awarded nearly £100,000 for their future care needs but receive little more than half of that.
Get more information and get free legal advice by speaking with our personal injury solicitors for Worcester today.
Location of the solicitor Vs. Service on offer – which wins?
You don’t have to use a local solicitor, although most people still think this is the way forward. You should base your decision on the services and experience the solicitor can offer, alongside the cost of their services.
The only element that needs to be performed locally is a medical examination.
Claimants are not restricted to local law firms and can select based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network and is always held local to you.
What compensation claims do we handle?
We manage a broad range of personal injury compensation claims in Worcester. So we can definitely help you with how to claim. Thus far, we have helped people to claim for;
There are 70 industrial diseases that the Government recognise as having a severe impact on workers’ health. Exposure may have started a long time ago, but you have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make a claim. Fortunately, our personal injury solicitors covering Worcester can seamlessly guide you through the claims process.
Clinical negligence in Worcester
Medical or clinical negligence happens when a breach or failure in the duty of care is placed on medical professionals. The result for you may be life-changing, and as such, our personal injury solicitors in Worcester are well-versed in helping people seeking the compensation they are entitled to.
Accidents in the workplace
Thankfully, the workplace is now becoming a safer place. With many organisations, including the HSE backing the campaign ‘Go Home Healthy’, more and more workers enjoy a safer working environment.
But accidents can and do happen. 1.3 million people still suffer from work-related illnesses, and over 70,000 people suffered some injury as reported under RIDDOR regulations.
Worcester personal injury solicitors are the people to turn to for legal advice and services when claiming workplace injuries.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Slips, trips and falls are, by far, the biggest category of accident that results in anything from broken bones to strained ligaments. Legal Expert manages many cases relating to injuries as a result of slips, trips and falls.
You may have been hit by an object causing you to fall, or you may have been trapped or slipped. If there is negligence – a breach of the duty of care by someone – then you may have a compensation claim.
At Legal Expert, we know and understand the importance and the difference that personal injury compensation can make to the quality of life of someone seriously injured. It is important for their families, too, helping with the financial burden of someone not working as they once did. You can be confident that our personal injury solicitors for Worcester will do everything to make your claim a success. You can see the table below for a glimpse of how much compensation you might receive.
|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|
Road accidents in Worcester
Each year, Worcester sees around 1,500 road traffic accidents that result in around 2,000 being injured. Accidents happen across the area, including small, winding country lanes and major routes in and out of the city.
Our panel of No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors has a wealth of experience dealing with personal injury claims relating to road traffic collisions in Worcester.
Worcester No Win No Fee Solicitors
A No Win No Fee claim agreement means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you are protected from paying any costs.
Will you have to pay any fees?
It is important that you check what no win, no fee actually means, as some firms will continue to charge for costs incurred should your claim be unsuccessful. With Legal Expert, you can benefit from our No Win No Fee policy with no catches or surprise fees.
Read more about our No Win No Fee services.
How to proceed
Taking the next step may seem daunting, but you are in the best hands with our friendly team and expert support.
For more information or to have your questions answered, take a look at our FAQs online, or why not use the live chat facility?
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Helpful Contacts in Worcester
If you have been hurt, you may need the help of these organisations as you pursue a claim with Worcester personal injury solicitors.
Worcester Police Station
Call 101 for general enquiries and non-emergencies
Worcester Combined Court
Telephone: 01905 730 800
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Charles Hastings Way,
Telephone: 01905 763333
Worcester Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What does a compensation amount consist of?
The settlement figure would comprise both general damages and special damages.
So, what are general damages?
General damages compensate the victim for their specific pain and suffering, along with any loss of amenity.
And what about special damages?
These cater for additional expenses such as home modifications, medication, travel costs and hospital appointment charges.
What is a care claim?
This is a claim that covers any additional care that you receive due to your accident.
So, what could a care claim account for?
This includes the gracious care of family and friends, along with hiring a nurse.
Are there any other potential elements for a care claim?
Yes, you could include hiring people to handle chores like walking the dog or mowing the lawn.
How much compensation could I feasibly claim for?
This depends on the nature of your accident and also how severe your injuries are.
When could I begin to work with Legal Expert on filing a compensation claim?
You can call us right now to begin the claims process today.
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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