Westminster Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 27th September 2021. Welcome to our Westminster personal injury solicitors guide. If you have been involved in an accident and it was not your fault, there is a high chance you will be entitled to compensation. This guide will reveal everything you need to know about claiming with personal injury solicitors covering Westminster. However, you don’t necessarily need to use those based in this area. This includes finding the best solicitors, the different sorts of claims solicitors work on, and the service we provide on 0800 073 8804. If you have any queries by the time you get to the end, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim relates to making a case for a monetary payout because you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. This will cover all associated costs, from the cost of treatment to loss of income.
How we can help you claim for damages after an accident that was not your fault
A personal injury law firm can help you get the compensation you deserve, as can Legal Expert. We will take you through the claims process, helping you every step of the way. This makes sure you do not feel left in the dark. Personal injury law can be complex, which is why you need to have an experienced law professional on your side to give you the greatest chance of compensation. Please get in touch with our personal injury solicitors for Westminster to learn how to claim today.
What are my rights to make an injury claim?
Have you been involved in an accident that was not your fault? Perhaps you were injured whilst in the workplace? Maybe you have suffered at the hands of medical negligence? Perhaps you were involved in a road traffic accident? Whatever your situation may be, you are probably thinking about making a personal injury claim. Of course, you will want to get the money you are entitled to. However, if you do not have grounds for compensation, the last thing you want to do is waste your time. Therefore, keep on reading to discover whether you should make an accident claim in Westminster.
Who caused the accident?
The first thing you need to do is determine who caused the accident. Someone else needs to be responsible if you are to make a personal injury case. You need to be able to prove that their error or negligence has led to your suffering.
When did the incident occur?
You also need to think about the date of the incident. This is because there is a time limit on all personal injury cases. This time limit is three years. Please note that court proceedings must be issued within this period. Suppose you have sustained an injury that has developed over time, and you want to make an accident claim, such as repetitive strain injury or industrial deafness. In that case, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead. We can explain more about how to begin your claim online if you contact the Westminster personal injury solicitors today.
Did you see a doctor?
Last but not least, you will not be able to make an accident claim if you have not seen a doctor. You must be professionally diagnosed with your injuries if you are to claim. The medical report is one of the most important pieces of evidence. It does not matter how minor you deem your injury to be; you need to see a doctor.
Hopefully, you should now understand whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim or not.
How to find a solicitor for your case – five top tips
- Experience – First and foremost, when choosing the best solicitor to handle your accident claim, it is vital to look for someone that has a considerable amount of experience. The last thing you want is to be their practice project. You want to be safe knowing that they have handled cases similar to yours time and time before.
- No Win No Fee service – You should choose a solicitor that is happy to work on a No Win No Fee basis. There are many benefits to be gained by doing this. You will not need any money to begin your claim, and financial risk is minimised substantially as you pay in relation to the outcome of your case. This ensures you benefit from a much better service, as the outcome of your case impacts the solicitor. Moreover, you can also be safe in the knowledge that you won’t fall victim to a solicitor that merely wants to take your cash and does not care about your chances of getting compensation.
- Communication – It is vital to be able to get in touch with your solicitor easily. Make sure they have an email and a telephone number for you to use and that they respond to both before agreeing to use their services. It is crucial to be kept in the know.
- Reviews – Read reviews that previous clients have left. What have they got to say about the service they experienced? Would they recommend it? Did they enjoy working with the solicitor in question? This is the best way to get an honest insight into the service you are likely to experience.
- Success rate – Last but not least, look for a personal injury solicitor with a high success rate. If a solicitor does not tend to win their cases, this will not fill you with confidence that they will be able to get compensation for you.
Reviews of solicitors can be helpful
When looking for the best personal injury solicitors for Westminster, reviews can be incredibly helpful. However, nothing substitutes for speaking to the solicitor on the phone. This will be incredibly telling.
Your solicitor does not need to be based in your area
Many people assume that their only option is to use the services of a Westminster personal injury solicitor. This is not the case. You can use a solicitor based anywhere in the UK. This means you can choose someone based on experience rather than being forced to work with an individual that is merely convenient yet not qualified enough.
In the table below, you can see more about the local medical experts you could be seeing, as your medical exam does not have to be carried out far from where you live.
|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
|Kashif Aziz||London Victoria|
Portland House, Bressenden Place
|Kashif Aziz||Regus London, Victoria|
10 Greycoat Place
|Peter Hard||Flat 1 107 St. George’s Square||London||SW1V 3QP|
|Rakesh Duggal||Regus Grosvenor Gardens|
52 Grosvenor Gardens
|Philip Coleridge Smith||The Lister Hospital|
Chelsea Bridge Rd
What accident at work and personal injury claims do we handle?
We handle a wide range of personal injury claims here at Legal Expert. Below, you will find information on some of the most common. This table also provides a snapshot of what you may receive in compensation as per the Judicial College’s estimates.
|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.|
We help people claim for industrial diseases
There are lots of different types of industrial diseases you can claim for. Industrial hearing loss is one of the most common. Hearing loss can, of course, be one of the most stressful and upsetting injuries. Usually, this is an injury that occurs over time. In fact, many people who claim this type of accident find that they claim against an employer they worked for years and years ago. This is typical for an industrial accident at work claim. Therefore, people assume they cannot claim. This is not the case, though. You can do this, and we can help you.
We help people claim for medical negligence
The Westminster personal injury solicitors that we work with can also help you claim if you have been a clinical or medical negligence victim. This means that you have been injured or suffered an illness because of a medical mistake and/or poor standards. Some of the most common examples include misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, surgical mistakes, poor hygiene, and much more.
We help people claim for injuries caused by a slip or fall
Have you been the victim of a slip or trip that was not your fault? Maybe you slipped on a wet floor that wasn’t marked? Perhaps you tripped over a broken pavement? Whatever the situation may be, you will be entitled to compensation.
Nevertheless, if you are entitled to compensation, you need to make sure you visit a doctor. There are a lot of people that would rather cope with their injuries alone when they are minor. But, if you do this, there will be no proof of your injury, and thus a successful claim becomes somewhat impossible.
So, what will you be compensated for when you make your claim? When it comes to claims involving slips and trips, there are two forms of payout. Firstly, you will receive a payout for the injury you have sustained, i.e. the suffering you have endured and the impact it has had on your life. Secondly, you will receive special damages compensation. This relates to any out of pocket expenses you have encountered because of the accident, such as travel and medical expenses. Make sure you keep your receipts as proof!
We help people claim for the most serious injuries
We also help people claim with nationwide personal injury solicitors, not necessarily based there, but that cover the area if they have sustained a serious injury. We have helped a lot of individuals with serious head and brain injuries. We can also assist if you need to claim on behalf of someone else because their injuries are too severe or because they have been involved in a fatal accident.
When can you claim compensation for an accident at work?
It does not matter where you work or what industry you work in. It is your employer’s legal duty to make sure the working environment is safe. All workplaces have risks. Some environments are more dangerous than others, such as manufacturing services and the construction industry. Nonetheless, there can still be risks in office environments and such as well.
Your employer is responsible for you and all of the other staff members. They have to ensure the workplace is as safe as possible. If a possible danger has arisen, they need to inform everyone of this and provide information regarding the hazards.
Do you believe that you have been injured in the workplace because of your employer’s inability to act in the way that is legally required of them? Sadly workplace accidents are not uncommon, as you will discover from the table in the next section.
You are well within your right to make an accident at work claim if you have been injured in the workplace and believe your employer is at fault. You need to prove that they have made an error or acted negligently. There are many arguments you could place forward. For instance, your employer may have failed to….
- Provide a safe working environment
- Inform you of any risks or hazards
- Give you the necessary safety training
- Provide pivotal protection equipment
Those four examples are just a handful of what may have applied to your case. You need to make sure you do if you are planning on claiming against your employer to report the incident to them. They will need to record it in their accident book, which they are legally required to have by law. If you get in touch today, our personal injury solicitors for Westminster can explain more about these rules and regulations.
Westminster local area authority recorded workplace accidents
|Work accidents in Westminster Local Authority (HSE)||2013/14|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1|
|Struck by object||95|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6|
|Slip or trip||245|
|Lifting and carrying||169|
|Injured by an animal||4|
|Fall from height||105|
|Harmful substance exposure||16|
|Contact with machinery||13|
|Electric shock injury||8|
When can you claim compensation for a road traffic accident?
You will be able to make a road traffic accident claim if you have been involved in any accident on the roads. This includes car crashes, motorbike accidents, cycling incidents, and much more. We have years of experience in these claims, and we can help you get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for the likes of whiplash.
Westminster borough road accident serious casualties and deaths
No Win No Fee injury and accident claims lawyers
All of our provided solicitors in London work on a No Win No Fee arrangement. We appreciate that the legal process is typically very expensive, and there are many risks involved, which is why we are proud to be different. You will not require any money to begin your accident claim. Moreover, financial risk is minimised dramatically since the amount of money you pay depends on your case outcome. Aside from this, you can be sure that we will only take on your case if we genuinely think there is a strong chance of it being successful.
What do I need to pay and when?
You only need to pay legal fees to your solicitor if the case has been a success. In which case, you will pay a percentage of the compensation. This will have been agreed on beforehand with both parties. If the claim is not a success, you won’t have to pay anything.
Where can I find out more about the claims process?
Whether you are ready to start your injury claim now or are simply looking for more information, Legal Expert can help. We will make sure that you have all of the information you need about making a claim. And our personal injury solicitors covering Westminster have plenty of guides on our website, which are filled with useful details.
Talk to our team today
Once you have chosen to get underway, you can start the claim for compensation by calling 0800 073 8804. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and get the ball rolling with the claims process. There are plenty of other ways you can get in touch with us too. You can use the live chat feature on or website, or you can request a callback. The choice is yours.
Where to get help after an accident in Westminster
If you have been involved in an accident in Westminster, then here are some useful links and contact details, as well as some links to our own guides.
Local Police Station
181 Marylebone Road,
Local Crown Court
181 Marylebone Road,
369 Fulham Road,
Tel: 020 3315 800
Some helpful links from our website:
RTA Claims – Claiming for an RTA – here’s actionable advice.
Employees claiming for accidents – More about this type of claim.
Lifting and handling – A guide to this kind of claim.
- Wallsend Personal Injury Solicitors
- Walsall Personal Injury Solicitors
- Waltham Forest Personal Injury Solicitors
- Wandsworth Personal Injury Solicitors
- Washington Personal Injury Solicitors
- Welwyn Garden City Personal Injury Solicitors
- West Bridgford Personal Injury Solicitors
- Weymouth Personal Injury Solicitors
- Whiteley Personal Injury Solicitors
- No Win No Fee Solicitors Guide
- Personal Injury Claims
Westminster Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What is a Letter Of Claim?
This puts the accident victim’s intention to file a claim against the defendant in writing.
Who is the defendant?
This is the person or organisation that holds responsibility for the accident in the opinion of the claimant.
What happens when the defendant receives the Letter Of Claim?
They have 28 days in which to respond by either admitting or denying liability.
So, what happens if they admit liability at that point?
This would allow for the fast agreement of a suitable settlement.
But what if the defendant denies liability?
In that case, court proceedings officially begin, though settlement negotiations would continue between both sides.
Why might the defendant refuse to accept liability?
They may feel that they’re not responsible for the accident, or they may feel that there isn’t enough sufficient evidence.
What are the odds of the case ending up in court?
It’s very unlikely as the vast majority of cases focusing on strong evidence have an out-of-court settlement.
What are the pros and cons of the case going to court?
For the client, the main positive is that they could then achieve their maximum compensation target. But the downside is that the legal costs to reach the trial would also increase, and they still may not win.
Thank you for reading our Westminster personal injury solicitors guide.