Southampton Compensation Claim Solicitors

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By Oliviah Rix-Taylor

on Thursday 13 December 2018


Southampton, like the rest of the UK has statistics relating to road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. If you have been involved in an accident that has caused physical or mental harm to yourself then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Accident Line Direct are here to help you find an experienced solicitor in the Southampton area who can assist in your claim.

It is necessary for a successful claim that they are made within three years of the injury occurring in most circumstances. Making your claim as soon as possible will enable your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements. This evidence will garner support for a claim that incorporates three aspects;

  • You were owed a duty of care (an obligation to your safety and wellbeing)

  • This duty of care was then breached

  • Your resultant injury was directly caused by this breach.


Finding the best solicitor for your compensation claim in Southampton

Our personal injury solicitors aim to secure the maximum compensation by acting on your behalf to assess the value of your claim, negotiate the relevant paperwork and settle a final amount.

Experienced solicitors will decide whether a No Win No Fee agreement is suitable for your claim by collating supporting evidence that will often include the following;

  • Witnesses to the event

  • Identifying the party at fault

  • Local medical examination

Using this information they will decide whether your claim has a reasonable prospect of success.

Personal Injury claims in Southampton are varied and exist on a broad spectrum of claim types. 

Road Traffic Accidents

Local statistics for Southampton indicate that the frequency of Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) has steadily declined, however, the number of serious injuries from RTA has not. In 2012 RTA injuries in Southampton made up 16% of all serious or fatal injuries for the area, making injuries resulting from accidents occurring on the road, one of the most damaging and disastrous personal injury types.

Road Traffic Accidents remain one of the major contributors to fatal and serious personal injury across the UK. If you were not at fault or even if you were partly at fault for an injury that was caused by a Road Traffic Accident, whether this included being in a vehicle or on the road, then knowledgeable and skilled solicitors working with Accident Line Direct are able to guide you through the claims process and secure vital compensation in aiding your recovery.

Clinical and medical negligence

Medical negligence, now re-defined as Clinical negligence relates to a breach of the duty of care by your healthcare provider and has strong grounds for compensation.

35% of all clinical negligence claims in England were relating to childbirth and midwifery which lead to an overall cost of £482 million between the years 2012-13 according to NHS data. Clinical negligence is thus not only common but costly.

Compensation following a breach of your duty of care when undertaking medical care is available. If you have experienced negligence from a healthcare provider in Southampton you would like to discuss this with a personal injury expert then Accident Line Direct can help. 

Serious Injury

Last year in Southampton, there were over 280 non-fatal injuries resulting in 3 or more consecutive day’s absence from work during as reported by local authorities from the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR).

Accident Line Direct can arrange for a medical examination in Southampton and progress your claim to a successful compensation agreement.

Industry related illness

Slips, Trips, and Falls provides the main bulk of personal injury claims but there are many other personal injury types relating to the industry sector.

Data from the Health and Safety Executive for Southampton also list; electric shock injury, falling from a height, struck by an object, lifting and carrying, and physical attacks as frequent causes for personal injury in the workplace specifically relating to industrial hazards. 

No Win No Fee agreement

Compensation should be available to everyone, not just those who can afford it. For more information on our No Win No Fee agreements speak to one of our team. 

Southampton Personal Injury Claims 

There are solicitors based in Southampton that we can put you in touch with who are well qualified to deal with your claim and can help you today. Call our freephone number for more information.