Sutton In Ashfield Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 28th September 2021. Welcome to our Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitors guide. If you are a resident of Sutton In Ashfield, or live in the wider Ashfield area, and have recently been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Trust Legal Expert to supply you with an excellent personal injury solicitor covering the Ashfield area to represent you in your personal injury claim. Your claim could, in some cases, be worth thousands of pounds. So if you have been injured, or made ill because of negligence on the part of someone else, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 to see if you are entitled to compensation.
Legal Expert is a law firm dedicated to personal injury claims that provide solicitors and lawyers across Great Britain to people just like you wishing to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Our personal solicitors have an excellent track record of winning claims and will always fight to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation that they are entitled to.
If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we would love to represent you in your compensation case. Call us today for your free consultation; once we have established that you are legally entitled to claim compensation, we will assign the right personal injury lawyer to work on your claim. They will start working on your case right away. They will regularly contact you throughout the personal injury claim settlement process and will have your best interests at heart. Your advisor will also let you know how much your personal injury claim could be worth. If you think you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, or illness, don’t delay. Contact Legal Expert today to start your compensation claim online for your injuries. The Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitors that we work with can then assist you.
What Is A Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is when someone claims compensation from a third party because they were injured or made ill due to the negligent actions of said party. Many of our clients are anxious to know how the personal injury claim settlement process works. Usually, your solicitor will approach the party that injured you and enter into negotiations with their solicitor.
Fortunately, suppose there is evidence that a business, organisation, or individual is responsible for your injuries. In that case, their solicitor will usually advise them to admit liability and offer you a settlement to prevent the matter from going to court. These sorts of personal injury claims are usually quicker and easier to handle. If the two parties cannot come to a personal injury claim settlement, then the matter will have to be settled in court by a judge. How many personal injury claims are expected to go to court? Fortunately, only a small number. This is usually when the Defendant (the party being sued) refuses to admit liability or if the case is very complicated. If you believe you are entitled to make a personal injury claim for an accident in Sutton-In-Ashfield or elsewhere, call us today to learn how to claim.
How Can Legal Expert Help You Claim Compensation After An Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault?
If you have legitimate grounds to make a personal injury claim, Legal Expert can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to represent you in your case. To successfully win your compensation claim, your personal injury solicitor will have to prove the following criteria:
- Firstly that the Defendant owed you (the Claimant) a duty of care. What does this mean in real terms? It means that the Defendant was obliged to act in a way that prioritised your health and safety health and safety.
- Secondly that the Defendant neglected their duty of care.
- Thirdly, your solicitor will have to prove that this negligence caused the accident, which resulted in you becoming injured or ill.
Let’s look at a real-world example to illustrate this point. Employers have a legal duty of care towards their employees whilst they work on the business premises. This means that they are supposed to remove or control any health and safety hazards that put employees at risk and provide them with a safe and hygienic working environment. Suppose they fail to do so, and a hazard such as a broken floorboard causes an avoidable accident, such as a slip, trip and fall injury. In that case, this can result in the employer being held legally liable for the victim’s injuries and having to pay them personal injury compensation.
If you believe that you have legitimate grounds to make a personal injury claim for any injuries sustained because of an accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert may be able to help you. Whether you suffered because of a road traffic accident, incident of medical negligence, a slip, trip and fall accident, or any other type of accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert can help you claim compensation for the wrong you were done. Call our personal injury solicitors for Sutton In Ashfield today to see if you could claim compensation.
Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Personal Injury Lawyer
If you choose a personal injury solicitor to represent your claim, you may appreciate the advice below on choosing the right personal injury claims law firm.
- Suppose you are given a choice between using a personal injury law firm or a claims management company (CMC). In that case, we recommend always using a personal injury law firm to handle your claim.
- Only use a personal injury solicitor who is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
- Research your solicitor’s skills and experience. If you need to claim clinical negligence or a road traffic accident, you may wish to choose a specialist solicitor to handle your claim.
- Ask friends or family members who have claimed compensation in the past if they would recommend their solicitor or have any special advice for you.
- Alternatively, take advantage of Legal Expert’s free personal injury consultation. We can find the right personal injury solicitor to handle your claim based on their skills and experience.
Read Online Reviews Of Solicitors And Lawyers
Reading online reviews of personal injury solicitors can be a great way to determine whether or not a personal injury claims firm is right for you. You can learn about the personal injury firm’s previous experience and what their former customers thought of the service they received. To find online personal injury solicitors reviews of solicitors covering your area, type popular search terms like “Sutton-In-Ashfield personal injury solicitors” and “personal injury lawyers” into a search engine, such as Bing or Google.
Reading these online reviews will help to build a picture in your mind of the sort of service you could receive. Alternatively, call Legal Expert to speak to one of our informed advisors about finding a solicitor to handle your claim. We will have a solicitor with the right skills and experience to handle your claim, and you will get the option to make a No Win No Fee claim as well.
Location Matters Less Than Experience At Expertise
It’s a common misconception to think that if you live in Sutton-In-Ashfield, you have to use a solicitor based in Sutton-In-Ashfield, to help you claim compensation for your injuries. Although choosing a solicitor based in a location near you means that it is easier to visit them in person, the most important factor you should consider when finding the right solicitor is their skills and experience. Finding a solicitor with the right expertise will mean that they will be confident when handling a claim like yours. Some clients worry that if they are not assigned a local personal injury solicitor, communication may suffer.
However, in this day and age, it is common for Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitors to mostly communicate with their clients via the post, through emails, or the telephone, so you are unlikely to miss out. The personal injury claim settlement process involves seeing a physician for a medical assessment, which your solicitor will base your claim on. If you are assigned a personal injury lawyer based elsewhere, don’t worry, Legal Expert will arrange for you to have your medical assessment done by a local physician at a time convenient to you. Those closest are in Chesterfield and Mansfield;
Mamtha Balendra Kumar
Saltergate Physiotherapy Centre,
14 Woodhouse Road,
Call Legal Expert today to discuss making your personal injury claim.
Compensation Claim Categories That We Can Handle
If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert would love to help you claim compensation for your injuries. What sort of personal injury claims in the UK do we handle? Our solicitors can cover personal injury claims for a car accident or other road traffic accidents, medical negligence claims, slip, trip and fall claims and claims for an accident at work, amongst others. If the accident was serious enough to warrant you taking three days or more off work, or it had a severe impact on your life, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Personal Injury Claims At Work
If you have been made ill or injured due to an accident at work because of negligence on the part of your employer, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Your employer is legally obliged to provide you with a safe and hygienic working environment. If they fail to, and their negligence causes an avoidable accident that causes you to become injured or ill, you could be entitled to start legal action, such as a personal injury claim, against them. Trust Legal Expert to handle your personal injury claim at work.
What sort of accident at work claims do we frequently handle? They can be anything from accidents in construction, accidents in retail stores, accidents in restaurant kitchens to slip, trip and fall injuries. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, don’t hesitate to call our personal injury solicitors for Sutton In Ashfield today for your free consultation about making your personal injury claim at work.
Sutton-In-Ashfield Accident At Work Statistics
These statistics were collected and reported by the HSE for the local reporting area.
|Work accidents in Ashfield Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Other/ cause not recorded||14||22||27|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||3||3||1|
|Hit by vehicle||3||3||6|
|Fall from height||9||9||10|
|Slip, trip or fall||40||56||52|
|Injured by an animal||0||4||3|
|Lifting and carrying||77||41||40|
|Struck by object||17||14||21|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||1||3|
Claims For Industrial Diseases
If you work with potentially hazardous substances, your employer is obliged to protect you from the harmful effects that they can have. If your employer failed to take the appropriate precautions and this resulted in you becoming ill as a result, you could be entitled to claim a large sum in compensation for that illness.
What industrial diseases do our clients claim compensation for? Asbestos-related diseases, the worsening of asthma, and extreme cases can all be created by an employer failing to protect an employee from industrial diseases. To enquire about making a personal injury claim for industrial disease, contacted in Sutton-In-Ashfield or elsewhere, call Legal Expert today to see how much you could be entitled to claim.
Medical Negligence Or Medical Malpractice Claims
Have you suffered from medical negligence (also known as clinical negligence) at a hospital or other healthcare practice in the Sutton-In-Ashfield area? Then you could be entitled to seek damages that could be worth thousands or (potentially) even hundreds of thousands of pounds for the harm suffered. Call Legal Expert to speak to our specialist advisors, and see if you are entitled to claim.
Clinical negligence is defined as substandard medical care given towards a patient by a medical practitioner or institution such as a hospital or nursing home. Suppose the substandard care causes the patient to become injured, ill, or makes a medical condition the patient is already suffering from worse. In that case, this is defined as medical negligence, and the practitioner or institution could be held liable for their injuries.
Types of medical negligence include:
- GP negligence,
- Hospital negligence,
- Dental negligence
- Negligence at a care or nursing home.
Call the Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitors at any time to talk about your clinical negligence experience and see if you are entitled to claim clinical negligence compensation today.
Serious Injury Claim Payouts
Suppose you have suffered a serious or life-changing injury, such as an accident that left you paralysed or caused third-degree burns. In that case, you could be entitled to claim a large personal injury compensation package for your injuries. As you can imagine, compensation packages for more serious injuries tend to be larger. Some examples of potential payouts are in this table.
|Brain injury||Very severe||£264,650 to £379,100||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||£205,580 to £264,650||Losing feelings in limbs, mental disability, and or change in impersonality.|
|Brain injury||Less severe||£14,380 to £40,410||Head injuries that have not caused significant brain damage but still there maybe lasting effects.|
|Face Injury - Scarring||Very severe||£27,940 to £91,350||Scarring and facial disfigurement could warrant this amount of compensation. The severity will determine how much.|
|Face Injury - Scarring||Less severe||£16,860 to £45,440||These
compensation estimates cover brakes and fractures to the facial area such as the nose.
|Face Injury - Scarring||Less significant||£3,710 to £12,900||Compensation amounts for scarring. Please note women tend to receive larger payouts for scarring than men.|
|Eye Injury||Total blindness||In the region of £252,180||Total blindness|
|Eye Injury||Loss of sight in one eye||£46,240 to £51,460||This amount of compensation is awarded with loss of sight in a single eye or very restricted vision in one eye.|
|Eye Injury||Minor||£3,710 to £8,200||Problems with vision, pain in the eye or temporary vision loss in an eye.|
|Back Injury||Severe||£36,390 to £151,070||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||Moderate||£11,730 to £36,390||This amount of compensation may cover ligament or soft tissue to the back, constant pain and /or discomfort.|
|Back Injury||Minor||From around £2,300 to £11,730||Soft tissue, slipped disc, muscle pain would gain this amount of compensation.|
|Neck Injury||Severe||£42,680 to in the region of £139,210||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||£7,410 to £36,120||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||From around £2,300 to £7,410||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.|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||£11,980 to £18,020||Restriction in movement, limb numbness or paralysis due to injury in the shoulder and neck.|
|Shoulder Injury||Moderate||£7,410 to £11,980||Tissue damage to neck that may last for quite a while which restricts movement in the arm and elbow.|
|Shoulder Injury||Minor||From around £2,300 to £11,730||Soft tissue damage that will recover within the year or just over, that causes moderate pain.|
|Arm Injury||Loss of both arms||£225,960 to £281,520||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||£36,770 to £56,180||If there is major restriction and disability in one or both arms and causes great pain and suffering.|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||£18,020 to £36,770||This amount is set at this criteria for those who have suffered restriction in movement and/or disability on the arms but will recover.|
|Elbow Injury||Severely disabling||£36,770 to £51,460||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 £11,820||Restriction in the movement of the arm due to injury of the elbow.|
|Hand Injury||Loss of both hands||£132,040 to £189,110||This amount of compensation will cover, both hands or one hand amputation or if the hand becomes completely useless.|
|Hand Injury||Serious||£27,220 to £58,100||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.|
|Hand Injury||Minor||Up to £4,461||Fractures, soft tissue damage, cuts and surgery warrants these amounts of compensation.|
|Wrist Injury||Severe||£44,690 to £56,180||No wrist function at all.|
|Leg Injury||Loss of both legs||£225,960 to £264,650||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 £11,110||Fracture, brake or soft tissue damage to the leg that has affected the muscle causing great pain and discomfort.|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)||Less severe||£3,710 to £7,680||Minor symptoms that resolve in full within a short space of time.|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)||Severe||£56,180 to £94,470||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.|
|Knee Injury||Severe||£24,580 to £90,290||Disability due to injury to the knee, severe damage to muscle, soft tissue and also muscle wastage.
|Knee Injury||Moderate||Up to £24,580||Injury to the knee that is painful but will recover within time so the knee has a full normal working function.|
First of all, this may compensate the victim for the severity of their injuries or illness. Second of all, to pay for special damages, which will compensate the victim for any medical treatment, care or loss of income that they have experienced due to their injuries. If you believe you have grounds to make a serious injury claim, you must follow up to see if you are entitled to claim. Call Legal Expert today to see if you could be awarded a serious injury claim payout.
Slip, Trip Or Fall Injuries
Unfortunately, a simple careless action, such as not mopping up a spilt drink, or fixing a broken floorboard, can cause slip, trip or fall accidents. This is why they are a common personal injury claim that Legal Expert handles. Suppose you have suffered a slip, trip or fall-related injury because of the negligence of another party, such as your employer, the council or an accident in a shop. In that case, you could be entitled to compensation.
Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation for your injuries. Whether it was an injury that took only a few days to recover from or a more serious injury that caused you ongoing problems, our personal injury solicitors for Sutton In Ashfield can advise making a slip, trip or fall claim.
Personal Injury Claims For A Car Accident
If you have recently been injured because of a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to take action against the responsible party. At Legal Expert, we cover road traffic accident claims for car accidents, lorry accidents, bus and public transport accidents and accidents involving taxis or Uber services. As long as there is evidence that the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim for such injuries as whiplash. Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to make a personal injury claim for a car accident or any other type of road traffic accident and if you are. We will assign an excellent personal injury solicitor to get started on your claim right away.
Road Traffic Accident Statistics In Nottinghamshire
Reported road casualties in Nottinghamshire, seriously injured or killed
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims, UK
At Legal Expert, we offer all of our clients the option to make a No Win No Fee personal injury claim in the UK. what does this mean? A No Win No Fee claim is when a solicitor offers you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which means that your personal injury solicitor will only charge you a fee if you win your injury claim. In the unlikely event that you do not win your claim, you won’t have to pay us a penny, so there is no risk of you going out of pocket. As you can imagine, for many clients making a UK personal injury claim, No Win No Fee is the less stressful way to claim. What’s more, if you use a No Win No Fee solicitor, you will not have to worry about paying an upfront fee. That’s because when working with No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors for Sutton In Ashfield, your fees will be deducted from your final compensation package, so you won’t have to worry about funding your claim.
To learn more about making a No Win No Fee claim, call Legal Expert today. Alternatively, read our no win no fee claims guide online.
Find Out More About Making No Win No Fee Claims
If you live in Sutton-In-Ashfield and have been recently injured in an accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert can help you claim compensation from the person or party responsible. Call us today, and if you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with a lawyer or solicitor covering the Ashfield area to win your claim. Remember, some of our personal injury lawyers have up to 30 years of experience handling personal injury claims in the UK and will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. What’s more, you will be entitled to make a No Win No Fee claim, so there is no financial risk to you. To begin your personal injury claim today, call Legal Expert for your free consultation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will use our personal injury claims calculator to see how much compensation you could claim and assign the right personal injury lawyer to your claim. We’re looking forward to taking your call.
Nottinghamshire Road Safety
Nottinghamshire road safety information from Nottinghamshire Council.
Sutton-In-Ashfield Police Station
Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 1AE
Tel: 0115 967 0999
Nottingham Crown Court
60 Canal St,
Nottingham NG1 7EL
Tel: 0115 910 3551
Sherwood Forest Hospitals
King’s Mill Hospital,
Sutton in Ashfield,
Tel: 01623 622515
We have a range of online guides for making accident compensation claims. Below are just a few of our guides. Please see our search bar above for more options.
Accident At Work Personal Injury Claims – how to claim damages for accidents in the workplace.
Road Traffic Accident Claims – how to claim damages for a road traffic accident.
Back Injury Compensation Claims – how to seek damages for a back injury.
Sutton In Ashfield Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What makes a good compensation offer?
This is an offer that manages to satisfy both the Claimant and the defendant.
How much would a good compensation offer be?
This would be around 80% of what the accident victim’s initial compensation target is.
When do I receive my first settlement offer?
Once the defendant admits liability, you should receive your first settlement offer shortly thereafter.
Do I have to accept the opening offer?
No. As a matter of fact, the recommendation is to turn it down because you’re probably going to receive a larger follow-up offer.
What happens if I reject an offer?
That offer would then no longer be on the table, so you can’t suddenly decide to accept it later on.
What happens if I turn down what the defendant considers to be their final offer?
In that case, the claim would go to court, though settlement negotiations do continue right up to the trial date.
Alternatively, what happens if I do accept a settlement offer?
In that situation, both parties are essentially bringing an end to the claims process pending the compensation payment.
And when will the defendant pay the compensation to me?
So, the defendant has a maximum window of 28 days in which to pay the settlement figure.
Further Helpful Guides
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