Wandsworth Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 28th September 2021. Welcome to our Wandsworth personal injury solicitors guide. If you have been injured in an accident in Wandsworth that was not your fault, it is important to claim to get the compensation you deserve. This is something we can help you to do at Legal Expert.
This guide will reveal everything you need to know about working with personal injury solicitors and lawyers covering the area but based outside of it to get the payout you are entitled to. This includes information on finding the best solicitors, the different cases that are handled, the service provided, and much more. Any questions? Call 0800 073 8804 for answers.
What are compensation claims for personal injuries?
A personal injury claim is designed to give you a payout if you have been injured and not your fault. There are several reasons why you should make a claim. This includes the following:
- You deserve compensation – If you have been involved in an accident, and someone else is responsible, why should you have to fund the recovery process? You deserve compensation for your injuries.
- You will need money for all of the out of pocket expenses you will encounter. Many different expenses can occur when you have been involved in an accident, including prescription expenses, travel expenses, vehicle repair costs, childcare costs, counselling costs, and so on.
- You will receive money to cover any loss of income – You could find yourself in a worrying position if you are unable to work while you recover and do not get any sick pay. However, if you make a claim, loss of income falls under special damages to be compensated for this.
- You can draw a line under the whole thing – When you have been involved in a traumatic experience, it can be easy to replay the whole thing in your mind time and time again, wondering what you could have done differently. A successful claim will help you to get the answers and draw a line under everything.
How we can help you make a compensation claim
Here at Legal Expert, we have many years of experience in the industry, and we can help you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to when making a personal injury claim. We will ensure you have all of the information you need about the claims process. After providing free consultation, we can launch your claim for you, ensuring you get the maximum amount you are entitled to. If you need more information about claiming, please contact our personal injury solicitors for Wandsworth today.
Criteria you need to meet to make a personal injury claim
In this section, we will look at three factors that will help you determine whether you should make an accident claim.
Who caused the accident?
There is only one place to begin, and this is by determining who is at fault for the accident. To make an accident claim, you will need to prove that someone else made an error or acted negligently, and this has resulted in your injuries. You definitely won’t claim if you are at fault for the incident occurring.
Did you see a doctor for your injuries?
If you have suffered an injury, you must see a doctor. Of course, this is important for health reasons, but it is also vital for your case. When people suffer minor injuries, they are often tempted to cope with it themselves, as they can’t think of anything worse than a trip to the hospital! However, if you are not professionally diagnosed with your injury, you will not be able to prove that you have sustained an injury, and so you will find it impossible to claim.
When did the incident occur?
Last but not least, the incident must have happened within the last three years if you want to make an accident claim. This is the time limit on all types of personal injury cases. You have three years from the date of the incident. The only exceptions are those whereby injuries develop over time, such as repetitive strain injury, and thus you will have three years from the date of diagnosis instead. The Wandsworth personal injury solicitors that we work with can advise further on how to claim online.
Five ways to find the best personal injury solicitor for your case
If you look on the web, you will see that there are many different solicitors to choose from, all of which claim to give you the best chance of securing compensation. However, to narrow down your search effectively and ensure you end up with the best one, you should ask the following five questions before agreeing to use their services.
- How much experience do you have in personal injury claims? You want to enquire about the solicitor’s level of experience. It is important to discover how many years they have in their locker because you don’t want to end up being someone’s practise project. You want to be confident that they have handled many cases similar to yours time and time before.
- Have you worked on many claims of this nature before? Experience is one thing, but you need to make sure it is the right type of experience. You should ask the solicitor to talk to you about some of the similar claims they have been involved in.
- Can I read some of your reviews from prior customers? Quality injury claims solicitors will be more than happy to point you in the direction of reviews that their previous clients have left. If they are not happy to do so or claim they don’t have any reviews, you should take this as they have something to hide.
- What are your contact details? You want to make sure that there are several different ways to contact the personal injury solicitor you choose.
- How much do you charge for your services? Last but not least, the price is, of course, a pivotal factor. You need to discover how much the solicitor charges, but you will want to find out what payment structure they work to. It is always a good idea to go for someone happy to work to a No Win No Fee payment agreement, as you will only need to pay legal fees if your case is a success.
Compare reviews of No Win No Fee solicitors
Another important part of the process is to read personal injury solicitor reviews. This is something we are more than happy to provide you with at Legal Expert. So please speak to our personal injury solicitors for Wandsworth today.
Does it matter where my solicitor is based?
A lot of people assume that they need to work with Wandsworth personal injury solicitors. However, this is not the case. You do not need to work with personal injury solicitors in the Wandsworth area. You can work with personal injury lawyers based anywhere in the UK. This is because claims today are handled via email and telephone. This enables you to select the best personal injury lawyer for you, rather than the most conveniently located.
What personal injury claims does our team commonly see?
Here at Legal Expert, we have many years of experience, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve no matter the type of accident you have been involved in. In the sections below, you will discover more about some of the most common types of personal injury claims.
Industrial disease claims
There are many different types of industrial disease claims that we can assist with. The following is a mere handful of examples: vibration white finger, occupational asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, tinnitus, repetitive strain injury, and noise-induced hearing loss claims.
What is often the case with these claims is that you will be claiming something that has developed over time. Therefore, it is difficult to pinpoint an accident date, and often you will be claiming against an ex-employer. Don’t let this deter you from claiming with Wandsworth personal injury solicitors, though.
Clinical negligence claims
We can provide you medical negligence advice if you have been injured because of a mistake made by a healthcare professional or due to general low standards at a hospital or general practice. Common examples of medical malpractice and medical negligence include misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, poor hygiene, and surgical errors.
Here are some local healthcare professionals in the Wandsworth area who can assess your injuries:
|Hardik Patel||Blackshaw Road||London||SW17 0QT|
|Shams Tabraiz (MedCo GP)||Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon South|
200 High Street Colliers Wood,
|Sanjay Lakhani||Back on Track Healthcare|
9 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon
|Jeremy Harris||Vineyard Hill Road Surgery|
67 Vineyard Hill Road
|Vince Grippaudo||Vineyard Hill Road Surgery|
67 Vineyard Hill Road
Fall, slip, and trip injury claims
Slips, trips, and falls are the most common. They can happen anywhere, from business premises to public pathways. No matter where you have fallen, you can claim if it was not your fault. We have helped many people with these claims, including claims for people that have fallen on the ice during the winter months.
Severe and catastrophic injury claims
Severe and catastrophic injuries can have a devastating impact on the entire family. From severe brain injuries to amputations, we can help with all cases. Wandsworth personal injury solicitors can also help if you are claiming on behalf of a relative. See the table below for guidance on what you could claim for particular serious injuries.
|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.|
Claim compensation if you have had an accident at work
Workplace accident claims differ substantially. Firstly, you have accidents that occur in the workplace. These can be incidents because of poor health and safety, or you may work in a dangerous working environment, with the construction industry being a prime example. Aside from this, you have injuries that develop over time because of the working environment. This includes vibration white finger, industrial deafness, repetitive strain injury and various types of industrial diseases.
Do I risk losing my job if I make a claim? Definitely not! As mentioned, your employer must make sure the working environment is a safe one. They cannot sack you because you are making a claim. After all, if they were to do this, you would have grounds for unfair dismissal, and thus they would land themselves in even deeper water. Give our personal injury firm a call today for more information.
Wandsworth workplace accident claims
|Workplace accidents in Wandsworth Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Trapped under falling object||2||1||0|
|Struck by object||49||32||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||10||3||7|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||105||75||87|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||2||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||24||19||19|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||4||2||10|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||2||0|
Road traffic accident solicitors
Road traffic accidents refer to any incident that has happened on the road. Of course, many people will immediately think of car crashes when it comes to this type of claim, but you don’t have to be in a car to make a road traffic accident claim. You could have been walking along minding your own business, on the bus or a bike, for example. Some of the most common examples of road traffic accidents include a driver losing control, a car colliding with a pedestrian, someone being injured as a passenger in the vehicle that caused the incident, a vehicle hitting another vehicle from behind and more.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you must report the incident immediately. In most cases, it is a must to call the police, especially if the incident affects other traffic or involves a hit and run driver. Aside from this, you should take photographs of the damage to your vehicle and/or the street, as this will serve as great evidence. It is vital to get the contact details of the person that caused the incident. You will need their name, address, telephone number and the details of their insurer. It is also advisable to jot down their vehicle, i.e. the registration plate, make, and model. If there were anyone that witnessed the incident, you should also get their contact information, as witness statements can help to strengthen your case.
After you have done this, call us, and we will take it from here, with our road traffic accident claims solicitors ensuring you have the best chance of securing the maximum amount of compensation.
Statistics considering road traffic casualties in Wandsworth
No Win No Fee injury lawyers
All Wandsworth personal injury solicitors work in different ways, and this includes the payment structures they follow. You will find a lot of solicitors that charge by the hour. It is not advised to go for a solicitor who charges in this way because you could end up with a nasty surprise when the bill comes through your door at the end. There are then those that charge per each piece of paperwork, per each consultation and such. This is also not recommended, as new costs are likely to be popping up all of the time.
Instead, it would help if you went for No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors when you want to make an accident claim. If you do this, you will not need any money to begin making your claim. Moreover, you will only pay about the outcome of the case, as the payment structure is entirely different. This ensures that financial risk is minimised substantially.
Here at Legal Expert, you will be pleased to know that all of our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no one better for your accident claim. You can be certain that our solicitors will only take on your injury claims if they believe you have a strong chance of winning. So, give us a call today.
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You are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is successful. This will be a percentage of the compensation you received, which would have been agreed on beforehand.
Where can I find out more about personal injury claims
Here at Legal Expert, we have made a great effort to make sure that your claimants and potential clients have all of the information they need. After all, making the right decisions depends on having the right information. You can use our website to get all of the details you need.
Speak to us today
Once you have chosen to get underway, you can start the claim for compensation by calling 0800 073 8804 or via LegaExpert.co.uk. You will also see that we have a call-back feature on our website and a live chat option.
Services and contacts after an accident in Wandsworth
Wandsworth Police Station
41 Upper Richmond Road,
Wandsworth County Court
76-78 Upper Richmond Road,
Tel: 020 8333 4351
Tel: 020 8672 1255
Wandsworth Street Accidents – Accidents in the street are commonplace. Find out more on claiming for them.
Wandsworth Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What could I claim for?
You can claim for both general damages and special damages.
What are general damages?
These relate to your specific physical pain and suffering, along with psychological trauma and any loss of freedom.
And what are special damages?
These relate to additional expenses for medication, loss of income, hospital visits and any home modifications.
What is a care claim?
This is an additional strand you can have as part of your claim related to the aftercare you receive.
And what could a care claim consist of?
This could include gracious care from loved ones, paying for a nurse and hiring professionals to handle home chores.
What is a Letter Of Claim?
This is a letter that puts into writing your intention to file a claim.
Who receives the Letter Of Claim?
The defendant would be the recipient, and they would have 28 days to respond to the letter.
What if the defendant responds by denying liability?
In that situation, the legal proceedings would officially begin, with settlement negotiations also beginning between both parties.
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