Hammersmith Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 27th September 2021. Welcome to our Hammersmith personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to choosing a good team of personal injury solicitors who cover Hammersmith to process your accident or injury claim for you.
Now, you will find all the facts you need to begin making educated decisions about your claim. From why you might be eligible to claim and who you can pursue compensation through to how to choose a good solicitor and get your claim rolling.
If you have additional questions not answered in this guide, please give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be happy to answer them. They will also be able to help get your claim started if you wish.
What Is A Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury case can occur when the actions of a third party cause a person harm. The harm can be to the claimant or their property. For example, all of these would be a valid reason to make a claim:
- You have been injured in an accident.
- You have become ill or developed a disease.
- Your property has been lost or damaged.
- You have sustained a severe psychiatric injury.
All of the above could be a reason to make a compensation claim with the Hammersmith personal injury solicitors. If you are unsure whether you would have a valid claim or discover how to claim, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number at the end of the page.
How Do I Settle A Personal Injury Claim?
Ideally, you would use a personal injury solicitor to settle your claim for you. In the UK, you can handle the task yourself if you wish. You don’t have to have legal representation. But it simply makes sense to have a professional solicitor handle your claim for you, as they will have a much greater chance of success. Using a solicitor offers benefits such as:
- Your solicitor will be able to advise you on how to gather the required evidence to support your claim.
- Your solicitor will help you decide what damages you want to claim and how much compensation would be acceptable.
- Your solicitor will negotiate with the defendant’s legal team and attempt to reach an out-of-court settlement acceptable to you.
- Your solicitor will handle the court case if an out of court settlement cannot be reached.
As you can see, the process of making a claim is quite complex. You will need a professional lawyer to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. For example, Legal Expert helps people claim what they are eligible for across a wide range of claim types. Call us on the number at the end of the page to learn more about the service we offer.
How Legal Expert Help People Claim Compensation
Legal Expert is a specialist team of accident and injury lawyers. We focus solely upon helping claimants to receive the maximum level of compensation they deserve across a wide range of personal injury cases.
We always aim to get you the most compensation possible but will never do anything that might put your claim at risk. Whenever you have any questions about your claim or what we have been doing on your behalf, we are never more than a phone call away. We aim to use plain English without any legal jargon to ensure that you understand what we are doing on your behalf.
If you would like to learn more about the Legal Expert national accident and injury claims service or engage us as your personal injury solicitors for Hammersmith, call us at the number at the end of this guide.
What Makes People Eligible To Make A Claim?
We covered the types of incidents that could leave you with a valid reason to claim a previous section. However, In order for you to claim the harm you have been caused, there needs to be a third party to blame. Examples of valid legal entities to claim against could include:
- The local private or NHS hospital.
- The local branch of Burger King.
- Your local library.
- A workman was renovating your home.
- Your brother or sister.
- The local council.
As this list should demonstrate, you can claim against almost every possible legal entity in the UK. This can be a company, private individual, Government department or some other form of organisation. The same is true of accidents that are partially your fault. You can still claim against any third parties involved. The difference is that you would claim based on the percentage of liability the defendant agrees to.
If you are still confused over why you might be eligible to make a claim and who might be liable to pay compensation, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number at the bottom of this guide. And this table provides estimates of what you could claim in compensation as per the Judicial College.
|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.|
Five Tips For The Best Way To Find A Lawyer Or Solicitor
Finding the right legal firm to handle your claim can take quite a bit of effort. You would need to create a list of legal firms that might be suitable and then vet each one in turn. To make the vetting simpler, here are five tips for finding the best personal injury lawyer:
- Check that the solicitor has successfully won claims similar to your own within the last year.
- Ask the solicitor if they are willing to take your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
- Find out if the solicitor can arrange for other services. For example, a free local medical examination to support your claim.
- Ask the solicitor what percentage they will charge as their fees for processing your claims.
- Check for reviews of the solicitor online (more on this in the section below).
If you don’t have time to go through this process, Legal Expert can help. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page, and they will go over your claim with you and give you some free legal advice on how best to go about starting your claim.
Reviews Of Personal Injury Lawyers And Solicitors
One of the ways that you can cut down on the work involved in choosing a good legal team is to read and compare several reviews for personal injury solicitors for Hammersmith. When you do so, keep the following questions in mind, and note the answers:
- Is the review positive?
- Is the review new enough to still be of use?
- Does the review cover a claim similar to your own?
- Did the solicitor offer to defer their fee until they had been successful in winning compensation?
- How much did the legal firm charge as its fee?
The answers to questions such as these will help you gather the right information to begin comparing solicitors. This is still going to take some effort to do, though. If you prefer, Legal Expert can help you with this. We can discuss your claim with you, talk over your options, and then offer you a simple and effective way to have your claim processed. Call us at the number at the end of this page to learn more about claiming online.
Am I Limited To Using A Solicitor In This Borough?
Some people think that there is a legal requirement to use a local personal injury law firm to process their claim. This isn’t the case. You can use any legal firm you wish. The UK location of the solicitor does not matter.
Now, with this information in mind, which is a better choice? Use a local legal firm because it is easy to deal with them, or use a specialist accident and injury solicitor who will likely have a better chance of winning you the maximum compensation possible?
For example. Legal Expert is such a solicitor. We specialise in helping claimants get the most compensation they can for their accident and injury claims. We offer this service at a national level, so this includes Hammersmith. We are not saying don’t use your local legal firm; you can if you wish. What we are saying is that you should consider using an accident and injury lawyer and not worry about where they are located.
What Are The Most Common Types Of Personal Injury Claim Seen In The UK?
There are several very common types of claims that solicitors will frequently process on behalf of their clients. These are:
- Road traffic accident claims.
- Slip, trip or fall accident claims.
- Claims for accidents at work.
- Claims for medical negligence.
- Serious injury claims.
Of course, there are many more types of claims, but these are the most common in the UK. Legal Expert can assist you with any accident or injury claim. Please speak to one of the Hammersmith personal injury solicitors we work with on the number at the end of this guide to get started on your claim today.
Industrial Disease Claims
If your employer in Hammersmith exposes you to a health hazard at work and you become ill, then solicitors would likely be able to process a claim for you. Your employer must provide you with a healthy place to work. This is a legal requirement and cannot be ignored. If they don’t, then they will normally be liable for compensation.
Legal Expert can help you make an industrial disease or workplace illness claim. Call us on the number at the bottom of this page, and one of our team will help you get started.
Clinical Negligence Claims
Take a look at the graph above. It shows the percentage of people in good health in Hammersmith. Those who are not in good health could become the victims of medical malpractice while being treated for their health issues.
Medical professionals have a duty of care never to cause harm to any patient. When they make a mistake, and this duty of care fails, then clinical negligence could be deemed to have occurred, and a claim could be made against them.
Legal Expert has plenty of experience in claiming against both the NHS and private healthcare firms for medical negligence, and we are sure that we can help with your claim. Call us on the number at the end of this page to learn how. You may also like to read this guide:
To prove that negligence has occurred, we can arrange for you to have a free medical examination in Hammersmith. The doctor below can perform this examination for you:
2 Queen Caroline Street
Fall And Slip Injury Claims
Slips, trips and falls are very common reasons for people to make a personal injury claim. These simple accidents can occur for a very large number of reasons, such as:
- Wet floors that should have been dried.
- Dirty floors that should have been cleaned.
- Damaged flooring such as carpets or tiles.
- Broken paving slabs and potholes.
- Obstructions left on a public footpath.
If you were injured in a slip, trip or fall, Legal Expert has plenty of experience in processing such claims, and we are sure we can help you. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to learn how. You can also check out this specific guide:
Severe And Serious Injury Claims
Of all the types of claims we help people with here at Legal Expert, the largest compensation payments are often for serious injury claims. These payments are intended to compensate a person for loss of life quality for many years. For injuries such as:
- Paralysis, either full or partial.
- Loss of a major limb such as a leg or an arm.
- Chronic psychological damage.
- Damage to an internal organ.
- Severe, dilapidating diseases.
- Brain damage.
If you have suffered a serious injury, our personal injury solicitors for Hammersmith can help you claim the maximum compensation level possible. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to proceed with your claim today.
How To Claim Compensation For An Accident At Work
Your employer in Hammersmith must conform to all of the Health & Safety guidelines that pertain to its type of business. These are all aimed at keeping the working environment safe. If the company fails to comply with these guidelines at any time, it would be liable to pay compensation if an employee is injured.
Legal Expert is skilled at making claims for workplace accidents, and we are sure that we can assist you with your claim. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page to proceed. You can also read our guide to workplace accident claims here:
Hammersmith And Fulham Accident At Work Statistics
The table below shows Hammersmith’s number of work accidents and how many were under and over seven days off work.
|Total||Under 7 Day||Over 7 Day|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||360||116||244|
Do You Have A Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claim
Legal Expert is a very experienced team of road traffic accident claims solicitors. We can help people with any RTA claim. From fairly minor accidents that cause injuries such as whiplash through to fatal car crashes.
We have helped many people to get the compensation they were eligible for after being injured in an accident caused by another driver. Call us on the number at the end of this page so that we can help you too. You can also check our full guide to RTA claims here:
Hammersmith And Fulham Road Traffic Accident Injury Statistics
This table shows RTA statistics for the Hammersmith area from 2015 to 2017:
What Does No Win No Fee Mean?
Legal Expert can take on your claim as your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors. Our accident and injury claims service is a simple and effective way for residents of Hammersmith to have their claims processed. Furthermore, it is entirely risk-free from a financial point of view. Call us on the number below to learn more about how our personal injury solicitors for Hammersmith can help you.
What Is A Success Fee Agreement?
The Legal Expert No Win No Fee agreement is very simple to understand. We won’t charge you anything when we first start working on your claim, and we won’t charge a fee while we are trying to settle. If we fail to win you any compensation, then you don’t pay anything at all. If we win compensation for you, we will automatically deduct our fee from the money we received for you and then give you the rest.
Extra Guides And Resources For People Injured In An Accident Which Was Not Your Fault
If you want to learn more about how claims work, you can check out some more of the guides we have published on this site. For example:
- A guide to claiming for a whiplash injury
- How to make a claim for an injury in prison
- Halifax Personal Injury Solicitors
- Hamilton Personal Injury Solicitors
- Burn Injury Claims
- Haringey Personal Injury Solicitors
- Harlow Personal Injury Solicitors
- Harrogate Personal Injury Solicitors
- Harrow Personal Injury Solicitors
- Hastings Personal Injury Solicitors
- Havering Personal Injury Solicitors
- Hemel Hempstead Personal Injury Solicitors
- How To Claim For A Knee Injury
If you want information about the law and the responsibilities of third parties in keeping you safe, we recommend you check out both the H&SE website and the UK Government websites. If you need medical information about a specific injury, the NHS has plenty of excellent resources on their website.
Speak To Us Today
Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Do you need an expert team of solicitors to process your claim for you? Then call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today. One of our team will take the details of your injury claim and then offer you some free legal advice on what you should do next.
Services The Victim Of An Accident May Need In Hammersmith
Hammersmith Police Station
31 Fulham Palace Rd
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court
181 Talgarth Rd
Tel: +44 20 3126 3050
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
150 Du Cane Road
Tel: +44 20 3313 1000
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Hammersmith Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
So, what is a No Win No Fee agreement?
This is a legal service that prevents the claimant from paying more than they should for solicitor fees.
How does this work?
The accident victim will only pay their solicitor’s legal expenses if the case is successful.
What do the solicitor fees cover?
These cover the solicitor’s time, effort and status in the sense that some solicitors charge more than others due to their track record.
How much will the claimant have to pay their solicitor?
This depends on how much compensation they win, as the solicitor only receives a settlement percentage.
What is the term “success fee”?
This is the official description of the payment that the solicitor receives when a case is victorious.
How much is the success fee?
This depends on how close to the legal cap that they and the claimant agree on.
What is the purpose of the legal cap?
This prevents the client from losing too much of their compensation when paying the success fee.
And how high is the legal cap?
The legal cap currently stands at 25% of the settlement. So, for instance, for a settlement of £12,000, the legal cap for what the solicitor receives is £3,000.
Thank you for reading our Hammersmith personal injury solicitors guide.