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Isle of Wight Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims & Guide

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 4th October 2021. Welcome to our Isle of Wight personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to help you choose the right team of Isle of Wight personal injury solicitors to handle your accident claim for you. You should be able to find all of the information and advice you need to learn about the claims process and begin to understand how your claim needs to be handled. It covers basic information such as the issues of liability and eligibility in a claim, and it also covers many of the most common types of claims in detail.

Additionally, it will also illustrate why it is not always necessary to use a local personal injury solicitor. The final sections of this guide give an overview of the claims service that Legal Expert can provide residents of the Isle of Wight. This is an effective and financially risk-free way for you to have your claim processed.

Isle of Wight personal injury solicitors

Isle of Wight personal injury solicitors

Once you have finished reading this guide, if you have any questions or are ready to make your claim, please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. Our personal injury solicitors for the Isle of Wight will be ready and waiting to assist your claim online.

How Our Accident And Injury Solicitors Can Help You

If you have suffered a personal injury due to an accident that was not your fault, then Legal Expert is a team of solicitors that can help you. We specialise in injury and illness claims. We have successfully won compensation for our clients across a wide range of claim types. From simple slips, trips, and falls to cases of clinical negligence that resulted in death.

We leverage our skill and experience to provide our clients with exceptional service. One which has proven very successful for hundreds of claimants, and we are sure we can do the same for you. If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call the number at the end of this guide.

How To Qualify To Make A Personal Injury Claim?

One thing that all accident and injury solicitors will need to be sure of before handling your claim is that you have a valid cause to make it. In general, the following statements will need to be true for you to be eligible to make a claim:

  1. A third party was at least partially responsible for causing you an injury or illness through their actions.
  2. The third party had a legal obligation not to cause harm.
  3. The harm they caused could have been avoided in some way.

For example, let’s look at a typical workplace injury claim. Your employer left a floor wet, and you slipped on it. This fulfils statement 1. Your employer is legally obligated to provide you with a safe working environment. This fulfils statement 2. Your employer could have arranged to have the floor cleaned up or used ”wet floor’ signs to alert you to the danger. This fulfils statement 3.

This is the basic template for liability which is applicable in all valid claims. If you would like to discuss your eligibility to claim, please call our personal injury solicitors covering the Isle of Wight on the number below to discuss how to claim.

Choosing The Best Solicitor For Your No Win No Fee Claim

If you have a valid cause to make an accident claim, then you owe it to yourself to make sure you use the right personal injury lawyer to process your claim. There are two very important reasons for this, namely:

  1. How experienced, skilful and effective your legal team is at processing your claim will reflect directly on the probability of the successful claim.
  2. How proficient your solicitor is at processing your claim could significantly affect the amount of compensation you win.

In other words, the better your solicitor is, the better your chance of winning your claim and being awarded the maximum possible compensation for your case. Legal Expert is a specialist team of accident and injury lawyers who focus on helping our clients get the compensation they are entitled to. If you would like to learn more about why we think we are the right legal team to process your claim, please give us a call on the number at the end of the page.

Can Reviews Help You To Choose The Right Solicitor?

Finding the perfect legal team to conduct your claim can be a long process. You will need to list any solicitors you think are suitable and then call each one up to check them out. A way to work smarter would be to use personal injury solicitor reviews to create a shortlist of legal firms to consider. When you are checking over each review, be sure to make a note of the following information:

  • The age of the review.
  • What the claim was for.
  • If the claim was successful.
  • Whether the Isle of Wight personal injury solicitors offer a Conditional Fee Agreement.
  • How much the solicitor charged as their fee.
  • The pros and cons of dealing with the particular solicitor.

Facts like this can be correlated, and you should be able to sort the reviews, discarding any that are not positive. This is still going to be a fairly lengthy process, though. If you don’t have the time to give this task the attention it needs, we can help.

Call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of the page, and one of our team will talk over all of your legal options with you. If required, we can also arrange to start processing your claim straight away.

Do I Need To Instruct A Lawyer In My Area?

Surprisingly, many people think that there is a legal requirement to use a local team of Isle of White solicitors to process their claims. Although you are free to use a local legal firm if you wish, there is no actual requirement to do so.

This means that you are free to choose the best legal team for the task. You can use email and the phone to keep in touch with your solicitor no matter where they are located. A much more important consideration than location is how proficient your legal firm will be at processing your claim. As we covered in the sections above, the better your solicitor, the better your chance of winning your claim. So, unless you specifically want to use a local legal firm, you should choose the best for the job, ignoring location.

Legal Expert provides our specialised accident and injury claims service to everyone in the UK. Although we are not based in the Isle of Wight, we can assist you no matter what type of claim you may have. We can also arrange for local services to support your claim. For example, we could set up a free local medical examination to prove your injuries and support your claim. Our medical expert on the Isle of Wight is;

Bhaswati Majumdar
Summerlee Surgery
18 Garfield Road,
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 2PT

Call us on the number at the end of the guide to find out more.

What Are The Most Common Forms Of Personal Injury Claim We Help People Make?

As a specialist team of injury and accident lawyers, Legal Expert can tackle almost any personal injury case. We can assist with claims from minor slips, trips or falls, through to complex cases involving professional or clinical negligence. No matter how bad your injuries, or how serious the accident that caused them, we can help. The table below demonstrates what you could claim as per the Judicial College’s estimates.

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.

We do see some types of claims made more commonly than others. These types of claims we go over in a little more detail in the sections below. However, if your claim doesn’t fit into any of these sections, we can still help you. Please give us a call on the number at the bottom of the page and explain how your accident happened. One of our personal injury solicitors for the Isle of Wight will tell you exactly how we can help.

Industrial Disease Claims

Your employer in the Isle of Wight is supposed to provide you with a healthy place to work in. This is a legal requirement; it is not optional. If they don’t do this and become ill, you should have a valid reason to claim your illness.

This also holds true for previous employers who have exposed you to a health hazard. You have three years from the date your medical condition is diagnosed to make a claim, not from the date that you were exposed. This means you could make a claim potentially reaching back years.

Legal Expert has plenty of experience with work-related illness and industrial disease claims, and we can help you with yours. We have also produced a detailed guide to these types of claims at this link:

A guide to industrial disease claims

Medical Negligence Claims

Both the NHS and the UK Government work very hard to try and keep the number of occurrences of medical malpractice to a minimum. Yet despite this, both state-run and private healthcare facilities still see a fair number of clinical negligence cases each year.

From a specialist surgeon down to the hospital care staff, every medical professional has a duty of care to every patient they come into contact with. When they fail in this duty of care and harm a patient in a way that could have been avoided, a valid reason to make a claim could exist.

Legal Expert can help you to make a claim against a medical professional who has harmed you in some way. Call us on the number at the end of this page to find out how. We have also published plenty of medical negligence advice in this guide:

A guide to clinical negligence claims

Accident At Work Claims On The Isle Of Wight

As with the industrial disease section above, your employer must provide you with a workplace that is free of hazards. Legislation such as the Occupiers Liability Act and all of the Health & Safety laws are there, so you come to no harm while at work. If you are injured due to a failure in compliance protocols, you should be able to make a claim.

Legal Expert can act as your personal injury solicitors for the Isle of Wight and process an accident at work claim for you. To find out how we can help you, please call the number at the bottom of the page to speak to one of our team today.

Isle Of Wight Local Authority Area Accident At Work Statistics

Below, you will find a table that shows the breakdown of workplace accidents for the Isle of Wight area from 2012 to 2014.

Type of Accident201220132014
Unspecified272618
Electrical100
Mechanical851
Fire related300
Chemical442
Falling151012
Animal attack011
Manual lifting792731
Assaulted16113
Trip or slip724846
Struck (by unknown)1112
Struck (by moving vehicle)323
Hit (by object)15814

Slip, Trip, & Fall Injury Claims

A slip, trip or fall is an extremely common reason for making a personal injury claim. Indeed, aside from road accidents, these are the most frequent type of accidents in the UK every year. Older adults are most at risk from slips, trips and falls. Even a minor fall can cause a traumatic injury that could, in the worst case, cause death.

Legal Expert has plenty of experience with slip, trip and fall claims. We are sure that we can help you to get the compensation you are entitled to. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this guide to get your claim started today.

Serious Injury Claims Solicitors

Serious injury claims result in compensation settlements aimed at providing the claimant with the financial resources to overcome their handicap for the rest of their life. This can lead to large payments being made. In this case, you must use a personal injury solicitor to be able to get you the maximum compensation possible for your injury. Serious injuries could include:

  • Loss of or damage to an internal organ.
  • Loss of a major limb.
  • Severe psychological damage.
  • Brain damage.
  • Paralysis

All of these injuries would leave the victim with a vastly reduced quality of life. Legal Expert would be able to help you get the maximum compensation possible for these kinds of injuries. Call us on the number at the end of the guide to find out how.

Road Traffic Accident Claims On The Isle Of Wight

Isle of Wight accident statistics

Isle of Wight accident statistics

The graph above shows the number of road traffic accidents by type in the Isle of Wight. Road accidents are the most common of all accidents in the UK. If you are involved in a car crash that was not your fault, Legal Expert can help you make a road traffic accident claim. Our personal injury solicitors covering the Isle of Wight can tackle any claim, from minor collisions to major pileups. Call us on the number at the end of the page to proceed with a claim for such injuries as whiplash.

Isle Of Wight Reported Car Crashes And Road Traffic Accidents

In the table below, you will find RTA statistics for the Isle of Wight from 2015 to 2017:

 201520162017
Other414
Car152927
Motorcycle282429
Cycle151212
Pedestrian211210

Make A No Win No Fee Claim With Our Solicitors

Legal Expert offers you No Win No Fee experts in processing your accident claim. We won’t ever charge you a single penny until we have successfully won compensation settlement for you. See the section below for more information on our fee structure.

How Do No Win No Fee Solicitors Work?

We mean it when we tell you that we will process your injury claim under a No Win No Fee deal. When we first take your claim on, we don’t charge a fee, and as we process your claim, even if it takes months, we still won’t charge a fee. If we are unsuccessful and don’t win you any compensation, then our fee is exactly zero. The only time we take a fee is when we receive payment for you, and then we will take it automatically from the money received and give you the remainder.

The Importance Of A Medical Assessment

As part of the claims process, you must undergo a medical assessment. Now, the purpose of this is to determine the true extent of your injuries, along with potential future damage. And an independent medical professional will have the task of carrying out this evaluation. But you may be wondering if this is a true necessity for minor injuries. And you may also have had a medical assessment when the accident happened, so perhaps you deem a follow-up as unnecessary. However, for your case to succeed, this is a vital step of the claims process. And here’s why.

Firstly, your condition may have changed significantly since the accident happened. Therefore, the findings of the original evaluation are no longer relevant. Next, it could be that unforeseen complications within your health have developed that weren’t there after the original incident. Secondly, the defendant could argue against the results of an old assessment and possibly even question who carried it out. So, an up-to-date assessment by an impartial doctor or nurse has more credibility. And finally, the up-to-date medical check could confirm the connection between the accident and your current health problems. Please find out more by speaking to our personal injury solicitors covering the Isle of Wight today.

Further Information For Victims Of Accidents

Do you need more information before you start your claim? If so, we have lots of additional guides on this site that might be useful to you. For example, these two:

A guide to making road traffic accident claims in Southampton

A guide to making a claim for dental negligence

If you need specific injury-related information, the NHS website is good for this. If you need legal-related information, check the UK Government site, which contains all laws and regulations.

How To Contact Our Team To Start Your Claim

If you’re ready for Legal Expert to act as your personal injury solicitors for the Isle of Wight and process a claim for you, please call us on 0800 073 8804. One of our team is ready and waiting to walk you through our new claims process so that we can get started on it straight away.

Helpful Services On The Isle Of Wight

Hampshire Police
31 Station St
Ryde
PO33 2QH
Tel: +44 845 045 4545
Web: www.hampshire.police.uk
Opening hours: 24 hours.

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court
Court House Magistrates Court
Winston Churchill Ave
Portsmouth
PO1 2DQ
Tel: +44 23 9281 9421
Web: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/fareham-magistrates-court
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
South Block
St. Mary’s Hospital
Parkhurst Rd
Newport
PO30 5TG
Tel: +44 1983 822099
Web: www.iow.nhs.uk
Opening hours: 24 hours.

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