Hemel Hempstead Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 24th September 2021. Welcome to our Hemel Hempstead personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to selecting a good team of personal injury solicitors covering Hemel Hempstead to process an accident claim on your behalf. It should contain all of the information you need to learn about why you might be eligible to make a claim, who might be liable to pay compensation, and how to choose a good legal team to handle your claim for you.
If you have questions not covered in this guide, or you want to move straight to making a claim, please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be ready and waiting to go over your claim with you and answer any questions that you still have.
How Do You Make A Personal Injury Claim?
If you have a valid personal injury case, a solicitor will be able to process a claim for you. Your solicitor will advise you on several issues, and these will include:
- Whether you are eligible to make a claim.
- Who is liable to pay compensation.
- The types of damages that you could be able to claim for.
- The amount that would be a sensible target to negotiate for.
- Whether you can help by providing additional evidence or having a medical examination done to prove the extent of your injuries.
Legal Expert is an experienced accident and injury solicitor, and we can help you will all of the issues listed above. When you call us, we will ask you several questions, such as:
- How and when did your accident happen?
- What injuries did you sustain?
- What effect have your injuries had on your life?
- What is the prognosis for a full recovery?
- Have you had to take time away from work?
- Have you suffered any financial losses?
Questions like these help us to learn about your accident and injuries. Our personal injury solicitors for Hemel Hempstead will then give you free legal advice on what we think you should do next.
When Am I Eligible To Make This Type Of Claim?
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There are many reasons why a third party might be liable for compensation due to their actions causing you harm, such as:
- You suffered physical injuries that were caused by the actions of a third party.
- You became ill or contracted a disease that was caused by the actions of a third party.
- You have developed a severe psychological condition due to the actions of a third party.
- Your private goods and chattels were damaged or lost due to the actions of a third party.
When we say the third party, we are talking about any distinctly separate legal entity, for example:
- A supermarket
- A restaurant.
- Your landlord or housing
- A doctor or
- A restaurant.
- The driver of a car.
- The UK Police force.
- A travel company.
As you can see, pretty much every person, company, organisation or Government body can be pursued for compensation if they took action that caused you harm. Call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this guide to learn who might be liable to pay compensation in your case. And our personal injury solicitors for Hemel Hempstead can also advise on how to claim online today.
Five Quick Reasons Why You Should Use A Solicitor To Make Your Claim
There are many reasons why it simply makes sense to use a personal injury solicitor to process your claim. In the UK you can do all of the work yourself, but it is not recommended. For these reasons:
- A solicitor will be able to help you prepare for your claim and gather evidence.
- A solicitor will be more experienced at processing claims, meaning they have a higher chance of success.
- A solicitor will be skilled in negotiating a settlement, meaning they will likely get you more compensation.
- A solicitor understands the law and how to represent you in court if an out of court settlement can’t be reached.
- A solicitor can offset their legal fees and only charge you if they win your claim for you.
Legal Expert covers all of these issues above. We are a specialist injury and accident firm, and we can help you get the compensation that is rightfully yours. Call us on the number at the end of the page to learn how.
Reading Reviews Of Solicitors Can Be Helpful
Finding the best personal injury lawyer to process your claim is something that is going to take a little work to achieve. You will first need to create a list of legal firms that might be suitable and then check each one. A way to speed this process up is to search for personal injury solicitor reviews. These can be used to create a list of potential legal firms to handle your claim. If you do check reviews, be sure to make a note of the key facts, such as:
- That the reviewer was claiming for.
- Whether the claim was successful.
- How old the review is.
- Whether the solicitor offered a Conditional Fee Agreement.
- How much the solicitor took as their fee.
- Whether the review had a positive experience and recommended the legal firm.
Facts like this are going to make choosing a legal firm easier. However, it will still take a while to compare all the reviews and choose a solicitor. Legal Expert can remove this time overhead by helping you. Call us on the number at the bottom of the page and speak to one of our team. The Hemel Hempstead personal injury solicitors will go over your claim with you and recommend how best to proceed.
Where Does My Solicitor Have To Be Based?
To answer the question, should I use the solicitor near to me? The answer is no; you should use the right solicitor. In some cases, the right solicitor could be a local solicitor or a solicitor 100 miles away, regardless of their location. You are under no legal obligation to use a local solicitor to process your claim.
More important than location is how skilled and experienced the solicitor is in handling claims similar to your own. A specialist team of accident and injury solicitors is going to be the best choice. So, unless your local solicitor is a specialist in processing such claims, you would probably better off searching further afield. For example, Legal Expert provides a specialised accident and injury claims service to all residents of the UK. We focus entirely on helping claimants get the maximum level of compensation they can for their injuries or illness.
Call the personal injury solicitors in Hemel Hempstead that we work with to learn how to claim.
What Personal Injuries Can We Help You Claim For?
Legal Expert is a team of specialist personal injury lawyers. We can tackle any claim from simple road accidents or accidents such as slipping on a wet floor in a restaurant to complex claims involving the death of an NHS patient due to medical negligence.
We do see some types of claims much more commonly than others, though. We have given these common claim types their sections in this guide below. If you don’t see your type of claim is covered, don’t worry. We can still help you. Just call us on the number at the bottom of the page. One of our team will go over your claim and let you know how we can be of assistance.
Claim Industrial Disease
Suppose an employer in Hemel Hempstead or anywhere else allows you to be exposed to a health hazard while at work. They could be liable to pay you compensation. There are required by law to provide you with a healthy place to work.
Legal Expert can help with industrial disease and workplace illness claims. Please speak to one of our team on the number below to learn how. You may also like to read this guide we have published:
Claim For Medical Negligence
Occurrences of medical malpractice are still quite common at both privately operated and NHS run hospitals. Whether they work for a private or state-run healthcare facility, every medical professional must cause no harm to a patient through clinical negligence. If they do, then a valid reason to make a compensation claim could exist.
If you were injured by a doctor, surgeon, nurse, etc., then Legal Expert can offer you some free medical negligence advice. Just call the Hemel Hempstead personal injury solicitors on the number at the end of the page. You can also read over our specific guide to negligence here:
We can also arrange for you to receive a free medical examination in Hemel Hempstead to support your negligence claim from the following doctors:
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|Ketan Bhatt||Regus Building||Hemel Hempstead||HP2 4TZ|
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Claim For Trip And Fall Injuries
These accidents are a very common cause for people to make an injury claim. They really can happen at any time and anywhere. For reasons such as:
- Wet and dirty floors in a restaurant.
- Broken paving slabs and potholes in the street.
- Obstructions left by shop staff stocking shelves.
- Torn carpets and cracked tiles in a hotel room.
There are far too many reasons to list. No matter how your slip, trip or fall was caused, Legal Expert should be able to help you with a claim. Call one of our team on the number at the end of this guide to proceed.
Claims For Serious Injuries
If a person is injured in a way that will negatively affect them for the rest of their life, then a personal injury claim would have to include compensation to cover every year in the future. For a young person, this can easily amount to millions of pounds. Examples of serious injuries would be:
- Damage to internal organs.
- Loss of an arm or leg.
- Full or partial paralysis.
- Serious psychological damage.
- Life-threatening diseases.
If you have suffered a serious injury such as these above, Legal Expert can help you get the most compensation possible. Call us on the number at the end of the page to gets started. You can also read over our full guide to these claims here:
Hemel Hempstead Workplace Accident Compensation Claims
Legislation such as that laid down by the Health & Safety Executive and the Building Occupiers Act state that an employer must keep their working premises safe for staff at all times. If they don’t and an employee is injured, then a valid reason to make a claim should exist.
Suppose you need to claim for an accident at work. Legal Expert can help you. Please speak to one of our personal injury solicitors for Hemel Hempstead to proceed.
Hemel Hempstead Local Area Authority Recorded Workplace Accidents
The table below presents statistics related to workplace accidents in Hemel Hempstead from 2012 to 2014:
|Slip, trip or fall||50||38||47|
|Hit by vehicle||6||4||5|
|Struck by object||22||23||21|
Hemel Hempstead Accidents On The Road And Car Crashes
Road traffic accidents are the most frequent of all claims we handle for our clients. Indeed, these are the most common types of accidents that solicitors and lawyers will process claims for in the UK.
Legal Expert can help you claim anything from a minor case of whiplash caused by a low-speed rear collision to the death of the family breadwinner in a high-speed motorway collision.
Please call us on the number at the bottom of this guide to learn how we can help.
Fatalities Or Serious Casualties In Road Traffic Accidents In This Area
In the table below, you will find a breakdown of the types of RTA that happened in Hemel Hempstead from 2015 to 2017:
No Win No Fee Compensation Claims
Legal Expert can be considered as your No Win No Fee claims experts, ready to help you make your accident or injury claim in a risk-free way. Our national claims service is available all across the UK to help claimants get the maximum level of compensation that they are eligible for. Call us on the number below to start your claim today. And this table offers examples of what you could achieve in compensation using guidelines from 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.|
How Do No Win No Fee Claims Work?
When you engage Legal Expert as your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors, you pay nothing when we start your claim and nothing as we process your claim. If we fail and you are not awarded any compensation, we don’t charge you anything. When we win, we take our fee out of the money we received for you and then send you the rest. Please contact us about how Hemel Hempstead personal injury solicitors utilise this No Win No Fee policy.
Where Can You Learn More Personal Injury Claims
If you want to check out some more information regarding accident and injury claims, then we have plenty more detailed guides on this site, such as:
For detailed legal and medical information, we recommend checking the NHS website and the UK Government website. For workplace accidents, the Health & Safety Executive website is also a great source of information.
Speak To Us Today
Are you ready to engage Legal Expert as your No Win No Fee solicitor to process your accident or injury claim? If you are, please speak to one of our team on 0800 073 8804 today. They will go over your claim with you and discuss your options before helping you to get your claim started immediately.
Details Of Helpful Services In The Borough Of Havering
Hemel Hempstead Police Station
Tel: +44 1707 354000
Opening hours: 24 hours.
St Albans County Court
The Court Building
Tel: +44 300 123 5577
Opening hours: 8:30 to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Hemel Hempstead Hospital
Tel: +44 1442 213141
Opening hours: 24 hours.
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Hemel Hempstead Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What is a personal injury claim?
When the victim of an accident that wasn’t their fault makes a compensation claim for their injuries.
What would the compensation consist of, should they receive a settlement figure?
So, the compensation is divided into two parts: general damages, with the other being special damages.
What are general damages?
These pertain to the specific impact of the injury, both physically and mentally, along with suffering and loss of amenity.
And what are special damages?
These focus on other costs such as loss of income, medical bills, transportation and any necessary home modifications.
Who is the defendant?
This is the person or organisation that you’re filing your claim against.
And what is the Letter Of Claim?
This is where you put your intention to claim in writing, with the defendant being the recipient.
What happens when the defendant receives the Letter Of Claim?
The defendant can either accept or deny liability at that stage, with the latter triggering legal proceedings.
And when must the defendant make this decision by?
So, the defendant has up to 28 days to respond to the Letter Of Claim in this manner.
Thank you for reading our Hemel Hempstead personal injury solicitors guide.