Hastings Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 22nd September 2021. Welcome to our Hastings personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to finding a high-quality team of personal injury solicitors covering Hastings to process an injury claim for you. Within it, you should find plenty of invaluable information and advice. Enough to learn about why you are eligible to make a claim, who you can claim against, and how to move your claim forward.
Once you have finished reading this guide, if you still have several unanswered questions, you can call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be happy to go over your claim with you, explain the service we offer, and answer any questions you might have.
How Personal Injury Solicitors And Lawyers Could Help You
If you have a valid personal injury case, a good solicitor will be able to process a claim for you. Using a legal firm to do this is vital, as they have the experience needed to give you the best chance of your claim being successful. Your solicitor will help you to:
- Prepare for making your claim, consolidating facts and evidence.
- Advise you on the legal entity that you should pursue for compensation
- Tell you what types of damages you should claim.
- Handle the negotiations with the defendant’s legal team.
- Attempt to negotiate an out of court settlement that meets your expectations.
- Represent you in a legal capacity if your claim goes to court.
In the UK, you are empowered to tackle all of these tasks yourself. However, it simply makes sense to use a professionally trained solicitor to action your claim. You will have a much greater chance of winning your claim. Legal Expert can hand your claim for you, and we can defer our fees until after the claim has been successful. Please call our Hastings personal injury solicitors on the number at the end of this guide to find out more.
Could I Claim Compensation When Hurt In An Accident Which Was Not My Fault?
In general terms, any time you come to harm through the actions of a third party, a personal injury lawyer should be able to process a compensation claim for you. This is also true if you were partially to blame for the event that caused you harm. You will still claim against any third parties involved but at a lower percentage of liability, which your solicitor will negotiate with the defendant’s legal team for you. When we talk about “harm”, we mean:
- Physical injuries that were caused by an accident.
- The psychological damage that was caused by a traumatic event.
- Diseases and illnesses that were caused by the claimant being exposed to a health hazard.
Deciding who is liable in your claim is one of the first steps. Any legal entity can be pursued for compensation, such as:
- Your landlord.
- The local council.
- Your GP.
- Your employer.
- A member of your family.
- The local hospital.
- Another driver.
- A restaurant or retail store.
Any distinct legal entity from the UK Government downwards could be liable to pay you compensation. If you need to know who might be liable in your claim, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number at the end of this page today.
Five Reasons To Use A Personal Injury Lawyer
Having the best Hastings personal injury solicitors possible to handle your case is vital in ensuring that you have the best chance of your claim being successful. There are some very compelling reasons for choosing the right legal firm, such as:
- The more experienced your legal team is at processing your type of claim, the better chance they will have of winning your claim.
- The more skilled your solicitor is in negotiating with the defendant’s legal team, the more chance you will receive the most compensation possible.
- If your solicitor has excellent negotiation skills, your claim is far more likely to be settled out of court.
- If your claim does go to court, having an expert legal team at your side can mean the difference between losing your claim and being awarded a compensation settlement by the judge.
- A good solicitor will advise you on how best to prepare for your claim, to give yourself the best possible chance of a positive outcome.
Legal Expert is a specialist accident and injury claim solicitor. We focus entirely on helping claimants get the compensation they are entitled to across many personal injury claims. Call us on the number at the bottom of this guide so that we can start helping you today.
Why Solicitor Reviews Are Useful
As you have probably gathered by now, find a good legal team is not a simple task. It will take some effort the track down the best legal firm for your claim. A way to reduce the effort involved is to check websites that have personal injury solicitor reviews. These reviews can be used to create a list of personal injury solicitors covering Hastings that might be suitable. When reading reviews, compare the following facts:
- How old is the review?
- Does the review cover a claim that is similar enough to your own?
- Was the review positive, and did the reviewer list the good and bad of dealing with the legal firm?
- What percentage did the legal firm charge as their fee?
- Did the solicitor offer a fee structure that was dependant on them being successful in winning the claim?
Facts such as these will help you to make a sensible and informed choice. If you don’t have the time to go through what could be a long, iterative process, Legal Expert can help. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this page. Our Hastings personal injury solicitors will go over your claim with you, discuss your legal options for how to claim, and then offer you a simple and effective solution for having your claim processed.
Can I Use A Solicitor Based In A Different Area?
Many people think there is some legal obligation that means they would have to use law firms in Hastings to process their personal injury claim. This is not the case, though. You can use any legal team you wish. The location has no bearing.
Knowing that you can use any solicitor from anywhere across the UK to process your claim, you now need to decide. Which is more important to you, using a local firm that is simple to contact or a specialist accident and injury solicitor that would potentially be better at processing your claim?
Legal Expert offers our accident and injury claims service at a national level to people across the UK, including Hastings. Speak to one of our team today on the number at the end of the page, and we will explain how we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. We can also book you a checkup with our medical expert to fully assess your injuries. They are;
7-11 Carlisle Parade
Laura Sanchez Pallares
455 Old London Road
What Injury Or Accident Could I Make A Compensation Claim For?
Legal Expert is a personal injury solicitors firm that Hastings residents can trust to handle any accident or injury claim. We have a proven track record of securing major compensation payments across many complex claim types. We can handle every claim, from a simple rear shunt accident causing a mild case of whiplash to fatal accidents at work.
There are some types of claims we assist our clients with much more often than others. We have covered these common claim types in their sections below. If you don’t find your accident or injury discussed in one of the sections, it doesn’t mean we can’t help you. We can. Call us on the number at the end of the page, and one of our Hastings personal injury solicitors will tell you how to claim. Alternatively, why not look at this table, as it provides a breakdown of hypothetical settlement figures 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.|
Industrial Disease Claims
Suppose you become sick because your employer has exposed you to some health hazard, a valid reason to make a claim should exist. Your employer has to provide you with a healthy workplace; this is a legal obligation that cannot be ignored. If they fail to do so, and you develop an illness or disease, you can claim.
The time limit for making an industrial disease claim is three years. This means that you can also claim against previous employers who exposed you to a health risk that has only now resulted in your developing a medical condition.
Legal Expert is highly experienced in processing claims for workplace illness. Call us on the number below to get started on a claim today. You can also check out this guide:
Medical Negligence Claims
Take a look at the graph above. It shows figures for the number of young people admitted to hospital in this town. All of these people could have become the victim of clinical negligence while they were at the hospital.
A valid case of medical malpractice would:
- Involve a medical professional with a duty of care towards the patient who was harmed;
- A failure in duty of care was the reason the patient came to harm, and;
- The medical professional could have avoided failing in their duty of care in some way.
Some good medical negligence advice will be if the statement above seems to fit with your situation, call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this page. We can get your claim started as soon as possible. You can also check out our guide here:
Slip, Trip, And Fall Injury Claims
These are very common accidents that Legal Expert helps people claim for. They can happen in so many ways, and for so many reasons, such as:
- Tripping over stock that has been left on the floor in a shop.
- Slipping on a wet floor at a public swimming pool.
- Falling down due to a pothole in the street.
- Slipping on food that has been dropped on the floor in a fast-food restaurant.
There is a myriad of ways a slip, trip or fall can happen. No matter how you were injured, Legal Expert can likely help you to claim. Please contact our Hastings personal injury solicitors to begin your compensation claim today. You can also take a look at this specific guide:
Serious Injury Claims
These claims often result in the largest compensation payments of all. More so than fatal accident claims in many cases. The settlement is intended to compensate the claimant for the rest of their lives. Due to suffering a life-changing injury such as:
- Amputation of an arm or a leg.
- Partial or complete paralysis.
- Loss of cognitive function due to brain damage.
- Damage or loss of an internal organ.
- Inability to function due to psychological damage.
All of these medical conditions will have a serious negative effect on the life of the claimant. Legal Expert can help you to claim the maximum compensation possible for serious injuries. Call us on the number at the end of the page to find out how.
Hastings Accident At Work Claims
Your employer is required by law to provide you with a safe working environment at all times. They must comply with all of the Health & Safety regulations related to their industry and generic legislation such as the Occupiers Liability Act. If they fail to comply fully, and this lapse leads to an injury to one of their staff, they would be liable to pay compensation.
Legal Expert has plenty of experience in processing workplace accident claims, and we are sure that we can help you get the compensation you are eligible for. Call us on the number at the bottom of this page to proceed with a claim today.
How Many Workplace Accidents Happen In Hastings?
The table below covers workplace accidents in Hasting from 2012 to 2014:
|Fire related accident||1||1||0|
|Slip, trip or fall accident||38||36||29|
|Struck (by unknown)||4||2||1|
|Struck (by vehicle)||2||0||0|
|Struck (by object)||10||7||5|
Road Traffic Accident Claims In Hastings
Legal Expert is a team of experienced road traffic accident claims solicitors. These are the most common of all types of claims we assist our clients with. We have successfully won compensation for everything from minor cases of whiplash through to fatal vehicle accidents.
If you would like to learn how Legal Expert can help with your road traffic accident claim, please call us at the number at the end of the guide. When you do, one of our Hastings personal injury solicitors will be happy to go over your accident’s details and then help get your claim started right away for you.
Reported Fatalities And Casualties From Road Traffic Accidents In East Sussex
The table below shows a breakdown of the types of road traffic accidents in Hastings from 2014 to 2017:
What Are No Win No Fee Claims?
Legal Expert can handle your claim as your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors. When you take advantage of our national claims service, the financial risk of making a claim is removed. This is a very simple and effective way to have your claim processed. Call the number below and speak to one of our team for more information.
How Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim For My Injuries?
The fee structure that our No Win No Fee claims service is based on works like this: We don’t charge anything when we take your claim on, and we don’t charge anything during the time we are processing your claim. If we fail in making your claim and you don’t receive compensation, then you pay nothing. When we are successful, we automatically take our fee from the money you received and then give you the rest.
Where Can I Find More Information Before Starting My Claim?
If you want to check out some more resources before you engage a personal injury solicitor to process your claim, that’s fine. Some good websites include those published by the NHS, Health & Safety Executive and the UK Government. You can also read more guides on this site, such as:
Speak To Us Today
If, now that you have read this guide, you are ready to make your personal injury claim, please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 now. Our Hastings personal injury solicitors are ready and waiting to go over the circumstances of your No Win No Fee claim with you and then offer you some free legal advice on what you should do next to claim online.
Helpful Services In This Area And Additional Guides
Hastings Police Station
Tel: +44 1273 475432
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Hastings County Court and Family Court
Court Hearing Centre
The Law Courts
Tel: 01424 710280
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Tel: +44 1424 755255
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Other Compensation Guides
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- Haringey Personal Injury Solicitors
- Harlow Personal Injury Solicitors
- Harrogate Personal Injury Solicitors
- Harrow Personal Injury Solicitors
- Burn Injury Claims
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- Hemel Hempstead Personal Injury Solicitors
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Hastings Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
Who is the defendant?
This is the person or organisation that you’re filing your claim against.
What is a good compensation offer?
This is an offer that matches around 80% of the claimant’s expectations while also remaining affordable for the defendant.
When does the claimant receive their first offer?
This comes once the defendant begins to accept liability and has serious settlement negotiations with your solicitor.
Does the claimant have to accept the first offer?
No, because the choice is down to the client as to whether or not they accept an offer at any point.
Should the claimant turn down the first offer?
We recommend this course of action simply because the chances are high of them receiving a larger offer later on.
What happens if the claimant rejects an offer?
In this situation, they cannot decide to accept the same offer further down the line.
Can the claimant make a counter-offer?
Yes; with the solicitor’s guidance, they could suggest an alternative figure that they would happily settle on.
What makes a strong counter-offer?
This is about the claimant justifying their suggestion of a potential settlement to make it appropriate for the case.
Thank you for reading our Hastings personal injury solicitors guide.