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Hereford Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 20th August 2021. Welcome to our guide on working with Hereford personal injury solicitors. By reading this guide, you will learn how to claim compensation and what the claims process would involve. Our Hereford team of personal injury solicitors specialise in retrieving compensation for anyone who might have been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault. If you live in Hereford or the surrounding Herefordshire region and have been injured at work, on the road, or in a public place, we can help.

We’re extremely proud of our legal team. Year after year, we continue to provide a personal injury claims service that gives people the opportunity to claim back money they deserve. If you’ve been hurt in an accident and your life has changed. As a result, our expert solicitors can examine your case and fight for your cause. And due to our No Win No Fee policy, you don’t have to pay solicitor fees if your case loses. But of course, we’re confident that if we work with you, we are highly likely to win you compensation. And we can provide legal advice about any step of the claims process that you wish to know more about.

Am I Entitled To Compensation?

If you’re hurt due to negligent or criminal actions of another party in Hereford or anywhere else, you may well be entitled to compensation. Part of our job involves assessing a client’s case when they present it to us and determining whether a certain party acted irresponsibly or illegally. Once we have established the validity of a personal injury claim, we’ll adopt the case and give it our undivided attention in the quest for an appropriate financial settlement.

Listed below are just some of the types of accidents our personal injury solicitors for Hereford can support you with:

Road traffic accidents

Our personal injury solicitors covering Hereford can win you compensation. And that’s true if you’re the victim of a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger (either in someone else’s vehicle or on board Herefords public transport) or pedestrian.

Accidents at major events

Large-scale events such as sports fixtures or music festivals must have strict safety procedures to keep everyone in attendance protected. If you’ve been hurt at an organised event that failed to adhere to safety standards, you may be eligible for compensation.

Our legal team can investigate the incident for you and determine whether you deserve financial remuneration for your injuries.

Accidents in Hereford public places

Certain public places may pose hazards to people passing through if the land is not carefully maintained and the surrounding environment is not cared for correctly. If you suffer an accident in a public location in Herefordshire, give our legal team a call, and we’ll be able to tell you whether you have a compensation case.

Work accidents

Claim form for HerefordAccidents in the workplace are one of the most common types of personal injury claim in Hereford. Our team possess great knowledge regarding the responsibility of employers and are capable of spotting a valid personal injury case very quickly.

If you’ve fallen at work, been struck by an object, handled poorly functioning equipment or sustained an injury/illness over a long period of time, there’s a good chance that our personal injury solicitors covering Hereford can help you to claim compensation. So please speak to us if you wish to make a compensation claim after an accident at work.

Is It Complicated To Make A Claim With Our Personal Injury Solicitors For Hereford?

Not with our legal team. We make the personal injury claims process simple and easy. All we ask you to do is answer a few simple questions about your accident and sign a few pieces of paperwork. We’ll do all the negotiating, chasing and investigating for you and give you the option to be as involved in your personal injury claim as you’d like to be.

Some clients enjoy being kept up to date regularly about the progress of their case. Others want to keep the case at arm’s length so that they can get on with their lives – and that’s fine too. We respect your wishes and do everything we can to ensure you feel at ease during the entire process. And our legal services are there to help you in any way that you require.

The personal injury claims process typically involves three main steps.

  1. A Few Questions

When you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, our legal team will begin the process by asking you a few questions about your accident. Among the information we’ll need to know is:

  • When and where the accident took place
  • How the accident happened
  • Who saw the accident
  • Where you were with when the accident occurred
  • Who you believe might be responsible for the accident
  • What sort of injuries you sustained as a result of the accident

Our legal team for Hereford will guide you through this informal Q&A session in a supportive, respectful manner. If you don’t know the answers – don’t worry. Our team can investigate the incident to establish what happens and determine whether you have a viable personal injury claim.

We can also help you to amass some useful evidence surrounding your case and about how to claim. This can go a long way to ensuring you receive a financial pay-out when the process draws to a close.

  1. Claim Letter

After determining the validity of your claim and obtaining as much information as possible about your accident, our team will write a letter to the person/organisation responsible for causing your injury. This person/organisation typically have 8-12 weeks to respond to the letter, although this can vary from case to case.

  1. An Agreed Financial Settlement

If the person/organisation admits liability, your claim can be settled out of court quickly and calmly. However, if a compensation fee cannot be agreed upon, the case will be taken to court. From there, our solicitors will continue to support your claim and hopefully get a judgement in your favour. Please speak to our personal injury lawyers serving the Hereford area for more information.

No Win No Fee

So, what makes Legal Expert different from the other personal injury solicitors covering Hereford? A major factor is that we always work with clients using a No Win No Fee policy. And the idea of this is to ensure that you, the claimant, don’t lose out from a financial standpoint. But we’re not just talking about you winning your case and avoiding having to pay out a lot of compensation. We’re also talking about what would happen if, for some reason, your case happens to lose.

So, let’s recap. If you win your case, you will pay a success fee to your personal injury solicitor. And this success fee has a legal cap that you would agree with your solicitor beforehand. So, that means that you won’t lose a major proportion of what you’re successfully winning. But now, let’s look at what happens if your case loses. In that scenario, do you know how much you would pay your personal injury lawyer? Not a single penny. Because they have to win your case to earn their money. And that can only be a good thing for you, right? So, benefit from No Win No Fee and speak to us about starting your claim today.

What You Could Receive In Compensation

Now, it’s all well and good for us to talk about what goes into the claims process. But we know that the main reason for you to take legal action is to receive compensation. And therefore, it’s likely that you wish to know just how much compensation you are potentially going to receive. Sure, there is no guarantee that you win your case, though a victory is likely if you have strong evidence. Yet, numerous factors will play a role in determining the final amount of compensation that the settlement comprises.

So, amongst these are the severity of the injury, with the more serious injuries being worth more than the minor injuries. Then, there is the extent of the damage from a time perspective; how long might it take you to make a recovery? Or is it possible that you could be nursing the effects of the accident for a long time to come? And then there is the nature of the injury itself, with some body parts having more value than other areas. This explains the amounts in the table below, with these potential payout figures coming from the Judicial College.

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.

How Much Money Will I Receive?

It’s difficult to determine the compensation amount until we know the full facts about your accident. Every personal injury claim is different, and when we’ve established what happened our Hereford legal team will be able to provide you with an estimated compensation figure. Different claims last for different lengths of time. But our Hereford personal injury solicitors do their very best to push through every single case in a thorough, effective manner. And due to our No Win No Fee policy, you will only pay your solicitor’s fees if you win your case. In other words, if for some reason your case loses, you don’t have to pay a penny.

Contact our Hereford personal injury solicitors team today on 0800 073 8804. Our team will answer any of your questions. And we can begin your personal injury compensation claim the same day that you make your first inquiry.

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Hereford Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

What is a claim for a personal injury?

This is an attempt to receive compensation after suffering harm from an accident that isn’t your fault.

What are examples of a personal injury?

This includes fractures, muscle tears and long-lasting pain due to a slip, trip or fall.

What evidence is necessary for you to make a personal injury claim?

This includes your medical assessment, witness statements, any CCTV footage and photographs of the incident.

How long does a personal injury claim take to settle?

This generally takes between 12 and 18 months, though some cases settle quicker, and other cases drag on longer.

What is a good settlement offer?

This is an offer that meets approximately 80% of your target settlement figure.

What are the 3 types of damages?

These are general, special and also punitive damages.

How does a defendant pay out a settlement?

This can be either as one lump sum or as numerous payments over a period of time.

Is emotional distress a personal injury?

This doesn’t classify as a personal injury, but it doesn’t mean that it couldn’t make up your claim.

Thank you for reading our guide about working with Hereford personal injury solicitors.

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