Southampton Personal Injury Lawyers – 100% No Win No Fee Injury Lawyers UK – Guide And Lawyer Reviews

Personal injury lawyers Southampton

Personal injury lawyers Southampton

If you have been injured in an accident in Southampton and it wasn’t your fault, you may be thinking about seeking personal injury compensation from the party you hold responsible. Therefore this guide may be just what you need. This guide explains the claiming process for making a personal injury claim. In order to hold a valid claim for compensation, you must be able to show that those who have a responsibility for your safety failed in their duty of care. And as a result, you suffered an injury or illness.            

It also aims to inform you about how you can find and work with a personal injury lawyer covering Southampton even if they are not located here. If you would like more information about what you read here, or you would like to get in touch with our advisors, call 0800 408 7825.

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  1. A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southampton
  2. Workplace Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southampton
  3. Road Traffic And Car Accident Lawyers Covering Southampton
  4. Cyclist Accident Claim Lawyers
  5. Accidents In Public Places
  6. Slip And Fall Accidents
  7. Accidents On Council Property 
  8. Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
  9. How Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southampton Could Help You
  10. Find A Lawyer Using Personal Injury Lawyer Reviews And Ratings UK
  11. Valuing Your Personal Injury Claim
  12. No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southampton 
  13. Talk To A Lawyer Today
  14. Resources

A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southampton

The first series of sections will go into details about some of the different situations in which you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. These will hopefully give you an idea of whether or not the accident you have experienced could be the basis for you to make a claim. If you still aren’t sure after reading, or if the situation you found yourself in does not match what you read here, you can always call our team of personal injury claim advisors. They will provide free advice.

Next, the article will focus on the tips and knowledge needed about the process of making a personal injury claim. This will include information on how to find a good personal injury lawyer and how your compensation will be calculated. Also, how to avoid the risk of suffering financial losses through legal fees spent on an unsuccessful case.

Workplace Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southampton

You aren’t obliged to work in an environment in which your safety is in danger due to hazards that could be prevented. The law makes it clear that employers are responsible to take every measure possible to ensure safety. This is so the risk of accidents is reduced to as little as possible. 

If you have suffered an injury in a workplace accident, or have developed a health problem as a result of long term exposure to a health hazard in the workplace, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. However, you must prove the injury or illness was caused by a failure on your employers part to take preventative action.  

You can call our advice team for more information about making a personal injury claim against your employer. You can also visit the Health and Safety Executive, for more information.

Road Traffic And Car Accident Lawyers Covering Southampton

When you are driving you have a duty of care over other road users. And other road users have a duty of care over you. This duty of care is to make sure that you drive safely and in accordance with the law. That’s why, if you are in a road traffic accident and someone else was at fault you could be entitled to claim compensation from them if you were injured. 

Drivers should have drivers insurance. This means they can provide compensation to others if they cause them to suffer an injury in an accident they caused. Personal injury lawyers covering Southampton can help you claim compensation in this way. Or they could help you to claim compensation from the Motor Insurance Bureau if you were injured in a hit and run accident or by an uninsured driver.

They could also help you to claim compensation if you were injured in an accident caused by poor road conditions. This type of claim could be made either to the local council or to those that maintain the highways. This is dependent on whether or not the accident occurred on a motorway. Also, you must be able to prove through evidence negligence on their part. Authorities have a responsibility to make sure that the roads are maintained to be safe for motorists without running the risk of having accidents.

Accidents On Public Transport

Public transport operators have a duty of care over the passengers riding on their services and waiting to alight at their stations as well as other road users. This means that if someone gets hurt in an accident that was caused by the bad management, maintenance or operation of their vehicles or their stations, they could be entitled to make a personal injury claim against the company. If the claim succeeds they will be awarded compensation as a result. So, if you have been hurt in this way and would like to know more about how to make such a claim, you can read the guide on this page.

Car Park, Barrier, Vehicle And Pedestrian Accidents

If you suffered injury from an accident while in a car park, and the accident was the result of a safety hazard in the car park, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Furthermore, the claim would likely be made against those who control the car park. While we have a responsibility for our own safety those who operate car parks also share that responsibility.  

Car parks can be owned and operated by the businesses they are attached to. Or by private car park operating businesses or by the local council. Whoever the controllers are, they are obliged to make sure that their premises are safe for other people to use.

Cyclist Accident Claim Lawyers

It can be easier for cyclists to get injured in road traffic accidents than it is for other road users. On one hand, they are more exposed to the force of an impact than other vehicle users are. Also, they can be missed by drivers that aren’t paying enough attention. Moreover, this highlights the importance of other road users upholding their responsibility to drive safely.

Also, the importance of road maintenance authorities to carry out their duties correctly. So if you have been injured in an accident while riding your bike and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. You can find out more about making this type of claim by reading this page and calling our advice team.

Accidents In Public Places

Controllers of public spaces are responsible to make sure that the space is safe for people to use and free from avoidable safety risks. These could be businesses or local authorities. If they fail to operate the space in a manner that is safe for people to use, then someone could get hurt. If someone gets hurt the controller of the space could be liable for paying compensation if that person makes a personal injury claim. Compensation for a successful claim would come from public liability insurance. 

You can read more about how to make a public liability compensation claim in the guide on this page here. You can also read about some examples of different types of public injury compensation cases in the following two sub-sections.

Accidents In Public Parks And Play Areas

Parks and play areas should be safe haven, where people can have fun and relax. Therefore, they should not be worried about damaged outdoor gym equipment, poorly maintained park apparatus or overgrown tree roots. While most visits to the park will go on without an issue, parks in disrepair may be subject to hazardous equipment. If you suffer an injury in an accident caused by the park being in a state of disrepair, you could be entitled to bring a personal injury claim. 

You can read this page, which is a guide to making personal injury claims for accidents in parks, for more information.

Accident In A Shop Claim

Business owners have a duty of care over their customers. They are legal obliged to make sure that their property is safe. It is not acceptable for a business owner to allow their shop to be unsafe and allow people to be injured in accidents as a result.

Therefore, if you have been injured in an accident while out shopping in Southampton and you believe it was caused by circumstances which could have been prevented by better and safer management you should read this page. It is a guide on making personal injury claims against shops. However, to have your questions answered right away call our team.

Slip And Fall Accidents

Slips, trip and falls can happen anywhere. For that reason, a lot of personal injury claims focus on injuries caused this way. To be eligible to make a claim for an injury caused by a slip, trip and fall you must be able to demonstrate that a third party owed you a duty of care. Moreover, they must have breached this duty. And finally, you must have suffered an injury as a result. This type of claim could be made if you can prove that the accident was caused by a safety hazard. Such as a broken or uneven paving flag or cobblestone sticking out of the pavement surface. Or even a patch of slippery ice that should have been cleared away by salt or grit. 

If you would like to know more about how to make this type of claim, you can visit this page. Or call our advisors for instant free advice. 

Accidents On Council Property

The local council has a duty to make sure that its properties and services are operated safely. They must not put anyone in avoidable danger of being injured in an accident. If you have had an accident while visiting council offices, while working for the council or while using council-run services such as social care or leisure centres and you believe it was caused by the unsafe provision and maintenance of these services and properties, you could potentially be entitled to make a personal injury claim. However, you must be able to prove through evidence negligence on their part. Personal injury lawyers covering Southampton could help you to do this. You can read how on this page, and you can call our team of advisors for information.

Criminal Injury Compensation Claims

Personal injury lawyers could offer you support when making a claim for compensation after you have been the victim of a crime. Perpetrators of assault or other types of crime that cause harm can be made to pay compensation to their victims. If the perpetrator does not have the means to provide compensation to their victims, compensation could be awarded by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. 

CICA can also award compensation to those who have suffered from crimes committed where the perpetrator escaped arrest or was not convicted. Or if you have been the victim of a historical crime, such as being physically or sexually abused. Call our advice team for more information. 

Take a look at the CICA website for more information as well.

Southampton Crime Statistics

The table below shows some of the latest figures for crimes in your area. You can see the source of these figures here.

Top Reported Crimes Frequency
Violence against the person 3,869
Vehicle offences recorded 2,097
Shoplifting offences1,869
Other theft offences 1,855
Sexual offences 998

How Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southampton Could Help You

Below we will go over things that you should know about finding and working with a personal injury lawyer.

Do My Injuries Need To Be Examined By A Doctor?

We advise that you undergo an examination by a doctor in the course of making your personal injury claim. Your personal injury lawyer could help you to make arrangements to have this examination performed. This is because; to successfully make your claim you will need a medical record put together by a doctor confirming the nature of your injury. This is also necessary in order to allow your lawyer to calculate how much compensation you are entitled to receive.

Does My Case Need A Lawyer Based In Southampton?

The physical location of your lawyer and their practice has little to do with the running of your case. If you cannot meet and discuss things in person then they can contact you via phone, video calls and emails.

Find A Lawyer Using Personal Injury Lawyer Reviews And Ratings UK

A good metric for finding a good solicitor to work on your case would be reviews and ratings of lawyers. These are usually left online by other people who have worked with them in the past. These can be a good indicator of how successful they have been in working on cases in the past. And also what they are like to work with. We recommend you take some time to read through these reviews before choosing a personal injury lawyer for your claim.

Valuing Your Personal Injury Claim

An important process of making a personal injury claim is calculating how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. This is done by factoring in the severity of the injury. Also its effects, mentally, physically and on your ability to live a normal life. In addition, you could claim special damages. These are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred from having the injury.

Our compensation calculator below can offer you a rough idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. This table shows the outlines of the potential value of compensation that could be awarded for different types of injuries. These numbers are based on figures produced by the Judicial College. These figures do not include the amount of compensation that could be included in your settlement in special damages. Special damages are calculated separately.

Injury TypeSeverityAmountNotes
Hip Injury Moderate£11,820 to £24,950An injury of this nature may involve a hip replacement or other surgery.
Hip InjurySevere£73,580 to £122,860An injury of this nature would result in extensive fractures, involving dislocation, low joint damage, ruptured bladder, and varying implications.
Shoulder InjuryModerate £7,410 to £11,980In this bracket, an injury would result in a frozen shoulder, causing movement limitations and discomfort.
Shoulder InjurySevere£18,020 to £45,070An injury of this nature is often associated with neck injuries, damage to the brachial plexus, and result in significant disability.
Kidney DamageSerious and permanent damage £158,970 to £197,480Would result in permanent damage to one or both Kidneys.
Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderLess Severe£3,710 to £7,680PTSD of this nature would be expected to make a full recovery within one to two years, displaying minor symptoms.
Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderSevere£56,180 to £94,470Severe PTSD is expected to result in permanent effects. In return, the affected individual will be unable to approach a pre-trauma level, affecting their professional and social life.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southampton

One worry when making a claim is the fear of losing money through solicitors legal fees if the claim is unsuccessful. Solicitor fees can be expensive. You can avoid this danger by making a personal injury claim with a No Win No Fee solicitor. 

No Win No Fee means that payment of the solicitor’s legal fees is conditional on winning the case. This agreement means that you do not have to provide any upfront payment in order to begin the claim. So, if the claim is successful you would pay a success fee. You only pay a nominal fee to cover your solicitor’s fees. This fee is capped by law. 

Talk To A Lawyer Today

Now we have reached the end of our guide about personal injury lawyers covering Southampton. If you would like to talk to our team of advisors about making a personal injury claim, you can make a phone call on 0800 408 7825, or you can send a message to our team via our websites chat option.

Resources

Website of the Citizens Advice

How can we lower the risk of accidents in the UK?

Doctors Covering Southampton We Work With

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Syed Zaidi154 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, Southampton.

West Hampshire Magistrates Court Covering Southampton

west hampshire county court
100 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1EY

Southampton City Council

Southampton Council
First Ave, Southampton SO15 0LJ
https://www.southampton.gov.uk/

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