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Clinical, Medical & Dental Negligence

If you had an elective surgery such as a total hip, knee or shoulder replacement, a complex trauma surgery or even a simple procedure which has gone terribly wrong, or perhaps you were misdiagnosed or your conditions worsened significantly after medical intervention, there may be grounds to make a claim for any malpractice which has caused injury, adverse effects, suffering or loss. This also includes child birth too. Negligence and breach cases come in many forms which can be genuine but costly mistakes, poor medical standards, or a serious breach of duty which can impact a patient’s health, safety, appearance, and wellbeing. Legal Assist has a dedicated panel of medical negligence solicitors which are specialists in complicated negligence matters. They have helped claimants all over the UK claim the compensation they deserve against the public and private health sectors. You can start a medical negligence claim within 3 years of finding out about the negligence or breach, or if you were a child at the time of the treatment, you have 3 years from the date of your 18th Birthday to make a claim.

Housing Disrepair

If you are a housing association or local council tenant that’s experiencing disrepair such as damp, mould, structural defects, and leaks in your home, Legal Assist has a panel of law firms which specialise in housing disrepair claims so you can seek the repairs and compensation you may be entitled to. Our panel members are experienced professionals ready to tackle any challenges you face. 

Data Breach Claims

We live in a digital age where your personal data could fall into the wrong hands.

In 2020 a major airline had to reveal that the email addresses and travel data of around 9 million Customers were taken by hackers in one of the biggest privacy breaches to hit the airline industry. The credit card details of roughly 2,200 people were also accessed.

Our Panel of Data Breach Specialist Solicitors

If you have been a victim of a data breach you may be entitled to claim compensation for any financial losses, any emotional distress and breaches in your privacy. Our panel solicitors operate on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis and are experienced in handling data breaches involving but not limited to:

  • Consumer Breaches
  • Airline Breaches
  • Workplace Breaches
  • Energy Provider Breaches
  • Medical Record Breaches

No win No fee

Our panel solicitors can handle your case on a no win, no fee basis which means there’s nothing to pay upfront and nothing to pay if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, our panel solicitors take between 25%- 50% from your awarded compensation. This varies amongst our panel members and will be dependent on the law firm we recommend you to as well as your claim type.

Full terms & conditions will be included in your solicitor’s agreement so please read this carefully and speak to them if you are unsure of anything before signing. For more information, please visit our No win No fee page.

What is Considered a Data Breach?

  • If your data was exposed due to an organisation’s lack of security and safeguarding.
  • If your information was disclosed or used outside of your consent.
  • If human error resulted in your information being processed and used incorrectly.
  • If your personal data was made public or shared with an incorrect party.
  • If your personal data was stolen or accessed by another party (Cybercrime).

Please note: You do not need to use a claims management company to make a claim for compensation. You can use a solicitor or company of your own choice or alternatively you can make a claim yourself for free via the person/entity you wish to claim from or via the relevant ombudsman service. Links to their websites can be found below.

That Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) explain the requirements for processing personal data. Companies that collect and control personal data must store data safely and securely. The data must be used fairly and lawfully and must not be kept for longer than necessary. Personal data can only be used by companies for limited and specifically stated purposes. Data must be handled in accordance with people’s data protection rights.

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