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Newham Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims

By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 22nd September 2021. Welcome to our Newham personal injury solicitors guide. In this guide, we will look at how residents of, visitors to, and those working in the borough of Newham can claim compensation after being hurt in an accident that was not their fault. We look at what personal injury solicitors and services you could use covering the Newham area to make your claim. Also, we cover how our team can help you and the most common forms of accident we have seen people make claims for in the past.

Newham personal injury solicitors

Newham personal injury solicitors

We start this guide by looking at what personal injury claims are before taking you through the information outlined above, as well as examining how you can make a No Win No Fee claim.

Below our guide, at the bottom of the page, you can also find the contact information for services in this area which people may need to access after being hurt in an accident.

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What is a compensation claim?

To answer this question, we need to look at what a personal injury is and a compensation claim. Then we can see what personal injury compensation claims are.

What is a personal injury?

Legally, a personal injury is one where someone has sustained either a psychological/ mental or a physical injury. It is seen as separate to damage to a person’s property. They can happen in many different ways across Newham, such as in car crashes, in the workplace, or may be a fall caused by broken paving. The severity of these injuries can and does vary a lot. For some, there will be almost no consequences. For others, the effects may last for many years after the event. Please speak to our Newham personal injury solicitors about how to claim for such injuries.

What is a compensation claim?

If you have suffered an accident or injury, and if you can show someone else caused the accident, you may be eligible to seek damages from the person responsible for your being harmed. The compensation claim is the legal mechanism by which you can seek damages from this party.

How our team could help you claim damages

Our team is very well placed to help people from across Great Britain make a personal injury claim, getting them the damages they are owed. At Legal Expert, we have solicitors with years or perhaps even decades of experience helping people like you in very similar circumstances. These solicitors are backed up by a nationwide panel of medical experts who can help us better assess the long-term effect of your injury on you. We have helped many people to make personal injury claims.

Below, we look at who is eligible to make a compensation claim for an injury and when they can do so.

Personal injuries – are you eligible to make a claim?

To make a personal injury claim with our solicitors, there are a few quick criteria that we will need to check to ensure you are eligible to make a personal injury claim.

  • The first criteria you need to meet is making your personal injury claim within the relevant time limit. For most people, this will be within three years, beginning at either the time of the injury itself or the time this was connected to a specific incident or accident. In the case of a child, a designated adult or litigation friend can claim the child is eighteen. After this, the child has three years to make a claim themselves.
  • You will need to clearly show that the defendant (those the claim is brought against) was responsible for keeping you safe or not doing you any harm. This may be the driver of a vehicle you were a passenger in.
  • Also, you need to show that the defendant had not met this requirement and that subsequently, you were injured. The driver of the vehicle you were in may have acted dangerously or recklessly, leading to an accident.
  • Your legal team will need to show a causal relationship between the incident caused above and your injuries.

When you first call our Newham personal injury solicitors, they will be able to discuss where and how you meet the eligibility criteria.

Five things to look for in a solicitor or lawyer

There are many different things that you should consider when you are looking at choosing between personal injury lawyers or solicitors. Five of the most important things which you think about are as follows;

1. Does the solicitor, lawyer, or legal firm specialise in personal injury law?

We recognise that there are many different law firms with which you could make your claim. However, many of these solicitors firms may not specialise in personal injury law, focusing instead on other areas. Whilst they may be competent, working with a solicitor who specialises in these areas of law can be an advantage. They may have more experience and expertise.

2. Can you read reviews of how they have helped people in the past?

As we will look further, reviews of a solicitor can help establish their experience and whether previous claimants they helped have been satisfied. You should look at whether this solicitor or lawyer has a proven history of helping people. Even better is if they have conducted cases similar to your own and won.

3. What terms of payment can they offer you?

Whilst the services provided by many solicitors could be broadly the same, how they do so, the rate of success, and what they charge you can vary substantially. Small variations can also sometimes make a big difference. You should not necessarily be tempted by a company offering services at a lower cost, especially if they do not have a good history of securing settlements.

Make sure that you do use a No Win No Fee service. Whilst there are many payment options, we believe that this method, which removes any burden from you in needing to make a down payment for legal services, can often be the best.

4. Can they provide you with additional specialist services?

The legal side of things may not be the only part you need help with? Can your solicitor also organise extra medical testing and assessments to ensure that we know the full extent of your injuries and what treatment you need to make the best possible recovery?

5. Do they operate across the country?

Whilst many people are happy to use a local service, you do not need to do so. Below we will also look at how a nationwide service, such as ours, can help people to make compensation claims. Not being tied into an area allows us to leverage and use the best members of our team for your case. Whilst we aren’t specifically located in this area, our Newham personal injury lawyers can still help you claim compensation.

Should I read reviews of personal injury claims solicitors

When you are looking for someone to conduct your claim, you will want to find the best personal injury lawyer you can. When you look at their websites, law firms will often say that they will give you a high-quality service and get you the best possible result. But are their claims realistic, and are they experts with an established record of winning claims? We have many years of helping people such as yourself. Over this time, we have accrued lots of reviews written by those who we have helped.

Read stories and reviews by people we have helped in the past on our reviews page.

Do I need to use a personal injury solicitor near me?

The quickest answer to this question is no. You are in no way limited to using a solicitor or lawyer based in the same area as you. Whilst you may have good local solicitors and lawyers in your area, they may not have the best and most relevant experience to help you make your claim.

What should be much more important to you is that where your solicitors’ offices are, is their ability to help you make a claim. In most cases, the only part of the overall claims process which may need to be carried out close to you and for your convenience is the medical assessment. Our Newham personal injury solicitors work with a panel of medical experts across Great Britain. In the borough of Newham, these are as follows;

Asef Zafar
9 High Street,
East Ham
London
E6 6EN

Salman Baig
Holiday Inn-Stratford City
Meeting Rooms
10a Chestnut Plaza
Westfield Stratford City
Montfichet Rd
Olympic Park,
London
E20 1GL

Shams Tabraiz (MedCo GP)
Holiday Inn
Westfield Stratford City
10a Chestnut Plaza,
Westfield Stratford City,
Montfichet Road
Stratford
E20 1GL

This list of medical experts does not include all of the experts we may work within this part of London. It is correct as of publication.

Personal injury claims advice for common accidents

Next, we look at some of the most common types of accidents or injuries, which we often help people claim damages for. These represent some of the most common types of accidents and should by no means be taken as an extensive list of the types of cases that we can pursue.

Industrial disease claim advice

Industrial diseases may also sometimes be referred to as either industrial accidents or occupational illnesses. These terms are used to describe either an illness or other medical condition that has arisen due to your exposure to materials, substances, or chemicals. This Will often have been caused by unsafe practices in the workplace or people not being issued with protective clothing.

If you have developed an industrial disease or condition, please find more information in this guide. Alternatively, read on to learn more about how to claim with our Newham personal injury solicitors.

Medical negligence claims advice

Medical malpractice and clinical negligence are often used as umbrella terms for a wide range of different circumstances in which healthcare professionals can cause people harm. While this negligence or malpractice can take numerous forms, the circumstances outlined below are often the most commonly seen.

  • Negligent hospital care. There is a wide range of things that could happen in hospitals to cause harm to patients.
  • Surgical errors. Surgical staff may leave instruments or other equipment in the body. Operations can also be conducted in the wrong way, causing harm.
  • GP errors. Your GP could miss the symptoms of an illness, misdiagnose those they do see, or prescribe the wrong course of treatment.
  • Cosmetic surgical errors. Cosmetic surgery and cosmetic medicine can have a plethora of different things go wrong in their administration. Many women across the country have been harmed in such ways.
  • Errors during pregnancy and childbirth. There are so many different ways in which both the mother or the child be harmed during childbirth. Find out more in this guide.
  • Dental treatment errors. Dental treatment can lead to various errors by the dentist, nursing staff, or other staff members during surgical procedures.
  • Mistakes in the provision of medicine. Providing the wrong kind of medicine can lead to serious harm, or in the worst cases, death.
  • Mistakes in the provision of anaesthetic.

Find out about medical negligence claims in London in this guide.

Trip and slip claim advice

This is at least one of the most frequent ways people get hurt. You might trip over at work because a colleague left items in the wrong place or slip over in a supermarket on an unmarked spillage. You could fall over at work or anywhere else. If you were not responsible for your fall, i.e. if someone else caused the circumstances which led to it, you can claim compensation.

Trip and fall claims explained.

Serious injury claim advice

This category of injury will often have implications lasting over the long term or even the rest of a person’s life. These implications can be traumatic for everyone involved, not least for the family and others varying for the victim. How much compensation will be awarded depends on the seriousness of the injury and how it will affect someone over the longer term. Settlements awarded are often higher than the average settlement, based on the long term effects.

Serious injury claims explained.

Accident at work advice claims solicitors

At Legal Expert, we have helped people to make a wide variety of different types of accidents at work claims. Whether you work in an office, on a construction site or in the hospitality and leisure industries, our Newham personal injury solicitors can help you. In the next section, we will look at the numbers of people involved in different types of accidents at work in Newham. But also check out the table below, as this provides a glimpse into potential compensation figures for various injuries. And remember that you can claim online at any time.

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.

Newham local area authority recorded workplace accidents

This table contains statistics for the reported number of accidents in the workplace in different categories over the indicated period.

Accidents at work. Reported in the borough of Hounslow2011/122012/132013/14
Other causes604431
Electrical injuries510
Machinery caused/ related injuries1038
Caused by explosions200
Caused by a fire301
Exposure to a harmful substance665
Falling from heights282732
Caused by animals501
Lifting, carrying, and handling1096673
Assaults and attacks442121
Falling on the same level11810884
Struck against something18126
Hit by a vehicle993
Struck by object393534
Trapped underneath something030

Road traffic accident claims advice

Our nationwide panel of road traffic accident claims solicitors has helped people from Great Britain claim compensation for accidents or injury caused by another party. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, we can help. Below we look at how many people have been killed to seriously harmed in this area.

Newham road traffic accident casualty statistics

The following table contains data on the numbers of people either seriously harmed or killed in each category of road traffic accident across a period from 2011 through to 2017. The data excludes less serious forms of injury, as well as accidents with no injuries. This table also does not include the total number of RTA’s in the area. This is included in a separate table.

 2014201520162017
Pedestrians29302868
Cyclists871017
Motorcyclists13182344
Car drivers/ passengers10151914
Other people injured4246
Totals647284149

Find a No Win No Fee solicitor for your claim

Today, many personal injury law firms and solicitors across the country can help people by offering No Win No Fee services. This type of agreement means that if your Newham personal injury solicitors can’t win your claim, you have nothing to pay.

When you and your personal injury solicitor initially come to an agreement, it means that they will offer you their services, assist you through the legal parts of your claim and do so with the agreement that if it is not successful, you will not be charged for these services. To put it very simply, they will have assumed all of the risks in your claim. This leaves you the time and space to concentrate on your recovery. Please read on to find out more about how to claim.

No Win No Fee charges and fees

As a claimant using a solicitor through conditional or No Win No Fee agreements, you are only expected to pay any charges or fees if the claim you are making is decided in your favour. The costs of this will already have been agreed upon between you and the solicitor before you sign the agreement with them.

Costs

In general, the costs you will be expected to pay are a set percentage of the final settlement you receive. The costs are also usually directly recovered from the compensation which you are awarded.

Your contract will set out these rates. It is a full and legally binding agreement between you (the claimant) and your Newham personal injury solicitors.

Our guide to No Win No Fee claims.

Where can I get more personal injury solicitors advice?

We understand that the choice of whether or not to make a claim and between different personal injury law firms is not always easy. After all, you want to know that you are taking the right course of action and have found the best personal injury lawyer for your unique needs. To make the right choice for you, you need to have the answers to any questions you may have. We have pointed you to additional resources on our site through this guide. But, if you feel you still need a bit more information, why not call our friendly team and discuss any queries or concerns that you may have directly with them.

Talk to our team today

There are several quick and easy ways in which you can get in contact with our team. The best way can often be to give us a call and speak directly to a member of staff about your case, ability to make a claim, and any concerns which you may have.

Call us between 9am and 9pm on 0800 073 8804.

Alternatively, you can send us the details of your claim either using our online contact form or by email to info@legalexpert.co.uk.

However you choose to contact us, our friendly team are ready to provide you with the advice you need.

Helpful services and assistance in Newham

After being involved in an accident on the roads, at work, or in the street, you may require the immediate help of the police to report an accident or need to go to the hospital. In a small number of cases, you may also need to go to court for your claim to be settled. Find details of these local services below.

Forest Gate Police Station
350-360 Romford Road
E7 8BS
Web: www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Neighbourhood-policing.aspx

Newham University Hospital
Glen Road,
London,
E13 8SL
Tel: 020 7476 4000
Web: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/newham

Snaresbrook Crown Court
75 Hollybush Hill
Snaresbrook
E11 1QW
Tel: 020 8530 0000
Web: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/snaresbrook-crown-court

Newham Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs

What is a personal injury claim?

This is when the victim of an accident that wasn’t their fault files a compensation claim for the injuries that they suffer.

Where could the accident take place?

It could be at work, on the road or in a public setting such as a restaurant or a pub.

How long does the victim have to file their claim?

The window in which to claim is 3 years after the accident or from when they learn of their injuries.

Does the severity of the injuries determine the validity of the claim?

No. It doesn’t matter how major or minor the injuries are, as the key element would be the strength of the evidence.

What evidence does the victim need in order to win their claim?

So, this would include any medical reports, possible CCTV footage and/or photographs from the scene, and also any witness statements.

What if the victim already had a medical assessment when the accident first happened?

This would not matter because the claimant needs an up-to-date evaluation in the event that their condition changes.

What is a care claim?

This is an additional strand of the claim that caters for any aftercare that the victim receives due to their injuries.

And what could a care claim include?

So, this could include hiring a carer, such as a nurse. But it could also cover the gracious care that family members and friends provide.

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