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Blackheath Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 24th September 2021. Welcome to our Blackheath personal injury solicitors guide. If you need to make a personal injury claim in Blackheath or anywhere else in the United Kingdom, you can trust Legal Expert to help see your claim through to completion. Legal Expert will be with you every step of the way, including ensuring that your solicitor can arrange a medical report to be carried out at a medical centre local to you.

Making a personal injury claim

There are an array of health and safety laws and legislation to support those who have been injured through no fault of their own. The panel of experts at Legal Expert have years’ of experience in personal injury and can inform clients honestly about the likely outcome of their case.

Even if your accident happened years ago, you might still be entitled to compensation – especially if you have been left with a long-term diagnosis such as muscle or nerve damage. These types of injuries can develop and get worse over time, having a long-lasting impact on your life. You have three years from diagnosis in which to begin a personal injury claim.

To increase the likelihood of winning your Blackheath personal injury case, the Blackheath personal injury solicitors who fight your case need to be able to prove certain things:

  • That the defendant owed you a duty of care in the case
  • The defendant breached that duty of care
  • It was due to the breach of care that your injury or illness was sustained

The earlier you begin your personal injury case, the better as your solicitor will need to gather all supporting evidence, and this can be made harder if the event happened years in the past. Please speak to the Blackheath personal injury solicitors today about how to claim.

Choosing a personal injury lawyer who is best suited to your case

Receiving a compensation payout from a personal injury claim can take months, even years when there has been a serious injury or severe illness. Even though all Blackheath personal injury lawyers are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), you may find that service levels and customer experience will vary from firm to firm.

When you consider the importance of your personal injury claim, the importance of the compensation you require, and how long you are likely to spend interacting with your solicitor, you must choose the right lawyer for you and your case. Please get in touch if you want to know more about how to claim online. Injuries like those detailed in the table below come from the Judicial College’s estimates, a body of lawyers that review compensation awards made by the courts.

InjurySeverityCompensation Notes
Brain injuryVery severe£282,010 to £403,990The award bracket is given as an estimate for victims who have suffered severe brain damage and are unresponsive. In what is referred to as a vegetable state.
Brain injuryModerately severe£219,070 to £282,010Losing feelings in limbs, mental disability, and or change in impersonality.
Brain injuryLess severe£15,320 to £43,060Head injuries that have not caused significant brain damage but still there maybe lasting effects.
Eye InjuryTotal blindnessIn the region of £268,720Total blindness
Eye InjuryLoss of sight in one eye£49,270 to £54,830This amount of compensation is awarded with loss of sight in a single eye or very restricted vision in one eye.
Eye InjuryMinor£3,950 to £8,730Problems with vision, pain in the eye or temporary vision loss in an eye.
Arm InjuryLoss of both arms£240,790 to £300,000Amputation of both full arms will receive the maximum award here. This compensation range also covers the amputation of one arm, or whether the amputation is to be the full or part of the arm. The restrictions this will have in the future are also taken into consideration.
Arm InjuryPermanent and substantial disablement£39,170 to £59,860If there is major restriction and disability in one or both arms and causes great pain and suffering.
Arm InjuryLess severe£19,200 to £39,170This amount is set at this criteria for those who have suffered restriction in movement and/or disability on the arms but will recover.
Leg InjuryLoss of both legs£240,790 to £282,010Amputation of both or one leg will warrant this amount of compensation to be awarded. It will also be taken in to consideration if the leg is amputated above or below the knee.
Leg InjuryLess seriousUp to £27,760Fracture, brake or soft tissue damage to the leg that has affected the muscle causing great pain and discomfort.
Neck InjurySevereUp to £148,330Neck injuries can be very severe causing problems with movement in different areas of the body. An injury to the neck can cause pain in this area for a lengthy time.
Neck InjuryModerateUp to £38,490Fractures to the neck, painful when moving, stiffness inability to use full movement of the neck will warrant this type of compensation.
Neck InjuryMinorUp to £7,890These amounts of compensation are roughly the brackets for whiplash depending on how long it lasts, how painful it is and the long term prognosis.
Hand InjuryLoss of both hands£140,660 to £201,490This amount of compensation will cover, both hands or one hand amputation or if the hand becomes completely useless.
Hand InjurySerious£29,000 to £61,910Likely to have seen a reduction in capacity by 50 per cent. Several fingers may have been amputated and re-joined, leaving a clawed or unsightly hand.
Elbow InjurySeverely disabling£39,170 to £54,830Complete restriction in movement of the elbow that has resulted in a disability or that has required surgery.
Elbow InjuryModerate or minorUp to £12,590Restriction in the movement of the arm due to injury of the elbow.
Wrist InjurySevere£47,620 to £59,860No wrist function at all.
Back InjurySevere£38,780 to £69,730Severe back injuries to the upper or lower part of the back, maybe causing paralysis or any issues relating to the organs within the lower part of the body.
Back InjuryMinorUp to £12,510Soft tissue, slipped disc, muscle pain would gain this amount of compensation.
Back InjuryModerate£12,510 to £27,760This amount of compensation may cover ligament or soft tissue to the back, constant pain and /or discomfort.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Severe£59,860 to £100,670Debilitating symptoms, impacting work life, social life, and relationships with family and friends. Prognosis for recovery is likely to be poor, with symptoms having some permanency.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)Less severe£3,950 to £8,180Minor symptoms that resolve in full within a short space of time.
Face Injury - ScarringVery severe£29,780 to £97,330Scarring and facial disfigurement could warrant this amount of compensation. The severity will determine how much.
Face Injury - ScarringLess severe£17,960 to £48,420These
compensation estimates cover brakes and fractures to the facial area such as the nose.
Face Injury - ScarringLess significant£3,950 to £13,740Compensation amounts for scarring. Please note women tend to receive larger payouts for scarring than men.
Knee InjurySevere£26,190 to £43,460Disability due to injury to the knee, severe damage to muscle, soft tissue and also muscle wastage.
Knee InjuryModerateUp to £26,190Injury to the knee that is painful but will recover within time so the knee has a full normal working function.
Shoulder InjurySerious£12,770 to £19,200Restriction in movement, limb numbness or paralysis due to injury in the shoulder and neck.
Shoulder InjuryModerate£7,890 to £12,770Tissue damage to neck that may last for quite a while which restricts movement in the arm and elbow.
Shoulder InjuryMinorUp to £7,890Soft tissue damage that will recover within the year or just over, that causes moderate pain.

Reviews for injury lawyers in Blackheath

Often the best way to find out if a lawyer will be a good fit for you and your case is to make a phone call to the firm to take through your claim. However, suppose you want to save yourself by calling every company in Blackheath. In that case, you should consider checking injury lawyer reviews to get a good idea of client service and success rates from previous cases. This should help to narrow down your search.

Many people looking to begin a personal injury claim are surprised by the huge differences in the rates of success fees and insurance premiums that firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements charge.

If you would like more information on the amount you would be likely to receive, why not call the experts, who will be happy to inform you.

Does it matter where the lawyer is based?

While you may find it easier to talk to a local lawyer face-to-face, claimants are not restricted to only using local Blackheath personal injury solicitors. You can use any firm in the UK if you like the look of their success rates and fees.

Whether your Blackheath personal injury solicitors are local or not, the medical assessment you will need for your claim to proceed will be done at a local medical centre. The assessment will be performed in partnership with a member of a national medical network and will be organised by your solicitor, no matter where they are based. Our closest experts include,

Soran Saeed
Holiday Inn Express, London Greenwich
Bugsbys Way
Greenwich
SE10 0GD

What compensation claims do you handle?

Personal injury claims resulting from a wide range of injuries in Blackheath can all result in monetary compensation with the help of Blackheath personal injury solicitors. Our team can help to manage cases stemming from illnesses and injuries such as:

Medical Negligence in Blackheath

Often also referred to as clinical negligence, medical negligence refers to cases where a healthcare professional has breached the duty of care. The experienced panel of experts here at Legal Expert have helped claimants in Blackheath with medical negligence claims against hospitals in and around Blackheath, including BMI The Blackheath Hospital, Blackheath, London SE3 9UD.

Industrial disease

Industrial diseases, such as NIHL and synderesis, can affect the rest of your life, and Blackheath personal injury solicitors can help you to claim compensation for the distress that they cause.

Accidents at work

Blackheath personal injury solicitors have helped clients claim compensation across a wide range of industries, from teachers to tradespeople. The amount and types of work injuries reported by the Lewisham local authority are listed in the table below, according to RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

Accidents at work in Lewisham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other363728
Electric shock injury021
Machinery related6115
Fire related210
Harmful substance related785
Fall from height252622
Animal related012
Lifting987781
Physical assault1199
Slip, trip, fall same level918781
Struck against786
Struck by moving vehicle985
Hit by object222826
Trapped by something collapsing011

Slips, trips and falls

Records show that slips, trips and falls are the number one cause of most accidents in the workplace which lead to injury. These types of accidents often lead to other events such as being hit by a falling object, becoming trapped by something or under something or swimming pool accidents that may result in drowning. Injuries sustained by trips on the street are usually seen as sprained muscles and result in many public liability claims.

Serious injury personal injury solicitors in Blackheath

Blackheath personal injury solicitors understand the huge impact a serious injury can have on your life, and they also understand the huge difference a successful claim could have too. Monetary compensation could help ease the financial pressure of being out of work and could aid in the claimant’s recovery by reducing stress and helping to finance the best care available.

Road accidents in Blackheath

Our No Win No Fee personal injury specialists have years of experience helping claimants begin cases that bring the most compensation possible for injuries sustained in road accidents in Blackheath.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes, other vehicles and pedestrians are unfortunately common in Blackheath. Records show that there were 418 accidents reported in 2013 by Lewisham council; 56 of those were serious accidents, and 3 reported fatalities. By 2014, the number of road traffic accidents rose to 467.

Local Road Traffic Accident Statistics

Road traffic accidents that lead to serious injury or death in this area are broken down by vehicle type in this table. And it’s situations like these that our personal injury solicitors for Blackheath can assist you with claiming for. Not to mention that you could claim for all sorts of injuries, whiplash being one example.

 201520162017
Other316
Car131016
Motorcycle151831
Cyclists9416
Pedestrian141527

No Win No Fee Solicitors in Blackheath

A No Win No Fee agreement protects claimants from paying any fees if their compensation claim is not successful. Many personal injury solicitors in Blackheath offer this service, but we can help explain the terms to you.

Does the client pay any fees at all?

Some firms will ask their clients to pay a charge if they are not winning their case. However, many Blackheath personal injury solicitors operate a 100% no win, no fee policy with no catches or clauses. Contact our team to learn more about this.

How to go ahead

If you are simply looking for more information or are ready to begin your personal injury compensation claim with Blackheath personal injury solicitors, Legal Expert can help you.

Get more information

Being armed with the correct information regarding your options and the path ahead is vital before beginning your claim for compensation with Blackheath personal injury solicitors. Before you make your final decision on which Blackheath personal injury solicitors you want to represent you, make sure you have had all your questions answered and are satisfied you are making the right choice.

Start your personal injury claim

If you are ready to begin your injury claim with No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors in Blackheath, then call or contact a lawyer through LegalExpert.co.uk or by calling 0800 073 8804. We will be happy to guide you.

Helpful contacts in Blackheath

If you have been involved in an accident in Blackheath or Lewisham, then here are some contact details for organisations that you may find useful in aiding your compensation claim. Also, remember that you can contact us at any time to discuss working with our personal injury solicitors for Blackheath.

Lewisham Police

43 Lewisham High Street,
SE13 5JZ.

Telephone: 020 8297 1212

Lewisham Crown Court

Berrymans Lane,
London,
SE26 4JL.

Telephone: 020 8314 6000

Local hospitals near Blackheath

BMI The Blackheath Hospital

40 – 42 Lee Terrace,
London,
SE3 9UD.

University Hospital Lewisham

Lewisham High Street,
London,
SE13 6LH.

Blackheath Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

By what point must I file my claim?

You must begin your claim within 3 years due to the personal injury claims time limit that exists.

When does the 3-year window begin?

It would start from either the accident date or from when you learn of your injuries from the accident.

Does this mean the case requires a full resolution during that time?

No. You just need to begin the claims process during the 3-year window, as claims could take any amount of time to resolve.

How long does the claims process usually take?

In the majority of situations, a claim will reach its conclusion within 12-18 months. However, some may not last that long, and others may extend beyond that.

Why might a personal injury solicitor not take my case forward?

This would happen if the evidence weren’t sufficient or if injuries were so minor that they were not worth claiming. As an example, basic scratches wouldn’t be worth claiming for, but cuts and facial disfigurements would be.

What evidence should I have for my claim to succeed?

You should have the findings of an independent medical evaluation, along with witness statements and any CCTV footage and photographs.

But what if I had a medical assessment at the time of the accident?

You will still need an up-to-date check-up if your condition changes.

And how valuable could the medical report prove to be?

It could be extremely valuable in establishing the connection between the accident and your injuries and day-to-day health.

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