Chatham Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 6th September 2021. Welcome to our Chatham personal injury solicitors guide. Our Chatham personal injury team of solicitors offer the very best customer care in the legal industry. Every single client we work for receives a tailored, attentive service that caters for their specific needs. Whilst we have dealt with a wide variety of similar claims during our years as a legal firm – including car collisions and falls in the workplace – we understand that each personal injury claim is unique. And this guide specifically explains how to claim.
Personal Injury Solicitors For Chatham
Every client deserves to be handled as an individual in their own right, regardless of how they might have sustained their injuries. Whether you’ve experienced whiplash after a vehicle bumped into the back of your car like hundreds of others do in Britain every day or suffered a rarer kind of injury, our Chatham personal injury lawyers can help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
We pride ourselves on making the claims process as straightforward as possible, ensuring that everyone can understand how their case progresses from the moment they inquire. Furthermore, our personal injury solicitors in the Chatham area strip away all the legal jargon and use plain language. And they keep clients up-to-date throughout the claims process every single step of the way.
Our personal injury solicitors for Chatham have decades worth of experience dealing with compensation claims, meaning you’ll always receive the highest levels of expertise in the area. To ensure a claim is successful, several factors need to be considered:
The Right Questions
We make sure to ask all the right questions carefully and sensitively so we can get to grips with the full nature of your accident and gather all the correct details.
Communicating With Witnesses
We know how to contact and communicate with witnesses of your car accidents, so they will be willing to co-operate and support your compensation claim. And we explain this when we discuss how to claim.
Appropriate Client Support
As well as providing top-notch legal support, we ensure our clients are cared for emotionally and mentally. Going through an accident can cause severe trauma and distress. And our personal injury solicitors covering Chatham will do their best to offer you the guidance you need.
Quality Personal Injury Contacts
We have been operating in the legal industry for many years. We have developed strong relationships with many of the greatest medical and insurance professionals in the UK during this time. We’ll make sure you receive the best care and support during your recovery period using our list of respected contacts.
What Our Personal Injury Solicitors Do
Our main focus as a legal firm is on personal injury claims. This is our key area of expertise, and all of our attention is dedicated to claiming personal injury compensation for anyone who has suffered an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Some of the claims we handle include:
These can include all kinds of incidents, such as falls from scaffolding on building sites, slips and trips in the office environment, or accidents that might have occurred whilst working in a factory after handling faulty machinery or inferior safety equipment supplied by your employer. So, our personal injury solicitors for Chatham can assist you with all sorts of workplace accidents.
Road Traffic Accidents
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident, it’s always best to have an expert by your side to ensure everything is followed up correctly.
Vehicle collisions can prove to have many complications. With our Chatham personal injury team behind you, you’ll stand the best possible chance of claiming back financial compensation for your accident. We can also handle compensation for motorcycling accidents or if you’ve been involved in a road traffic collision as a pedestrian.
Accidents Involving Children
Having a professional solicitor in your corner for accidents involving children can be essential to retrieve financial compensation.
In many cases, children may suffer physical and psychological trauma that may not be visible for years following the accident. It is vital to ensure they receive the compensation they need to recover as best they can. Our Chatham injury team of solicitors can help by providing the very best legal advice, support and guidance. This table breaks down potential compensation amounts for a variety of different injuries that you may suffer.
|Brain injury||Very severe||£282,010 to £403,990||The 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 injury||Moderately severe||£219,070 to £282,010||Losing feelings in limbs, mental disability, and or change in impersonality.|
|Brain injury||Less severe||£15,320 to £43,060||Head injuries that have not caused significant brain damage but still there maybe lasting effects.|
|Eye Injury||Total blindness||In the region of £268,720||Total blindness|
|Eye Injury||Loss of sight in one eye||£49,270 to £54,830||This amount of compensation is awarded with loss of sight in a single eye or very restricted vision in one eye.|
|Eye Injury||Minor||£3,950 to £8,730||Problems with vision, pain in the eye or temporary vision loss in an eye.|
|Arm Injury||Loss of both arms||£240,790 to £300,000||Amputation 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 Injury||Permanent and substantial disablement||£39,170 to £59,860||If there is major restriction and disability in one or both arms and causes great pain and suffering.|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||£19,200 to £39,170||This amount is set at this criteria for those who have suffered restriction in movement and/or disability on the arms but will recover.|
|Leg Injury||Loss of both legs||£240,790 to £282,010||Amputation 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 Injury||Less serious||Up to £27,760||Fracture, brake or soft tissue damage to the leg that has affected the muscle causing great pain and discomfort.|
|Neck Injury||Severe||Up to £148,330||Neck 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 Injury||Moderate||Up to £38,490||Fractures to the neck, painful when moving, stiffness inability to use full movement of the neck will warrant this type of compensation.|
|Neck Injury||Minor||Up to £7,890||These 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 Injury||Loss of both hands||£140,660 to £201,490||This amount of compensation will cover, both hands or one hand amputation or if the hand becomes completely useless.|
|Hand Injury||Serious||£29,000 to £61,910||Likely 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 Injury||Severely disabling||£39,170 to £54,830||Complete restriction in movement of the elbow that has resulted in a disability or that has required surgery.|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Up to £12,590||Restriction in the movement of the arm due to injury of the elbow.|
|Wrist Injury||Severe||£47,620 to £59,860||No wrist function at all.|
|Back Injury||Severe||£38,780 to £69,730||Severe 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 Injury||Minor||Up to £12,510||Soft tissue, slipped disc, muscle pain would gain this amount of compensation.|
|Back Injury||Moderate||£12,510 to £27,760||This 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 £100,670||Debilitating 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 £8,180||Minor symptoms that resolve in full within a short space of time.|
|Face Injury - Scarring||Very severe||£29,780 to £97,330||Scarring and facial disfigurement could warrant this amount of compensation. The severity will determine how much.|
|Face Injury - Scarring||Less severe||£17,960 to £48,420||These
compensation estimates cover brakes and fractures to the facial area such as the nose.
|Face Injury - Scarring||Less significant||£3,950 to £13,740||Compensation amounts for scarring. Please note women tend to receive larger payouts for scarring than men.|
|Knee Injury||Severe||£26,190 to £43,460||Disability due to injury to the knee, severe damage to muscle, soft tissue and also muscle wastage.
|Knee Injury||Moderate||Up to £26,190||Injury to the knee that is painful but will recover within time so the knee has a full normal working function.|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||£12,770 to £19,200||Restriction in movement, limb numbness or paralysis due to injury in the shoulder and neck.|
|Shoulder Injury||Moderate||£7,890 to £12,770||Tissue damage to neck that may last for quite a while which restricts movement in the arm and elbow.|
|Shoulder Injury||Minor||Up to £7,890||Soft tissue damage that will recover within the year or just over, that causes moderate pain.|
Post-Traumatic Stress And Psychiatric Injury
With post-traumatic stress and psychiatric injuries, high amounts of financial compensation may be necessary for the person who has experienced these kinds of injuries to recuperate. Our Chatham injury team have the expertise and knowledge to handle these delicate and complex legal cases to ensure you receive the type of compensation you deserve.
Our personal injury solicitors can also handle disputes surrounding claims that have not been settled under the legal guidelines. We provide guidance for:
- Under-settled compensation claims.
- Employment litigation.
- Contract disputes.
- Private motoring offences.
In virtually all cases, our personal injury solicitors operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won’t have to pay any money towards the legal fees upfront, even if your claim ultimately proves to be unsuccessful.
Our charges for our services are some of the most competitive in the industry. We’ve got years of experience and high levels of dedication to boot. We want every customer to get the great deal they deserve by working with our personal injury solicitors for Chatham.
Contacting Our Chatham Legal Team
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault and think you may be entitled to financial compensation. As a result, contact our Chatham personal injury team of solicitors today on 0800 073 8804. You can also reach us by email using the contact form.
The whole No Win No Fee claims process is much simpler than you think, and you could have a sizeable amount of compensation sitting in your bank account shortly. Not only is this compensation for your accident, but it can also help you cope with the aftereffects of your accident and help you look forward with confidence and optimism.
Contact us today and see what our Chatham personal injury team can do for you.
Chatham Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
How much compensation will I receive?
This depends on the type of injury and also the level of damage you incur from the accident.
What happens if liability has a 50/50 split?
In this scenario, the potential compensation figure decreases, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve some monetary amount.
How long do I have to make a claim?
You have up to 3 years after your accident happens or 3 years after the date of knowledge.
So, what is the date of knowledge?
This is where you learn about your injuries due to the accident. Note that you may not learn about the extent of your pain for months or even years.
What is the Letter Of Claim?
This puts your intention to file a compensation claim in writing, with the defendant being the recipient.
Can the defendant refuse liability?
Yes. In that scenario, negotiations for a settlement begin, and they could continue until the final few days before a court trial.
How long does a court trial last?
Such trials usually last several days unless they focus on severe, life-changing injuries.
Will the judge rule in my favour?
This depends on how strong your evidence is. But if we’re representing you in court, we would feel very confident that you would win.
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