How To Sue Someone Or A Company – Complete Guidance On Suing For Compensation In The UK

Welcome to How To Sue! Our website is dedicated to providing quality and free legal advice on a range of areas of law, all with the aim of showing you how to sue and how to claim. Below, you can find out how to sue a company in the UK, and you can find out how to sue someone who has caused you injury or financial losses.

We pride ourselves on our quality of service and in providing access to free legal advice. We understand how traumatic and distressing legal issues can be, and without having the know-how it can sometimes feel overwhelming.

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We’re here to remove that pressure and give you the helping hand you need. On our page, you can find useful guides that walk you through the process of making all manner of claims, from how to sue your employer to how to sue the council.

And for more support, our friendly advisers are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to answer any questions you may have. If you wanted to make a claim, they can help you with that too by offering you a free case check.

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After going over your case with you, they can advise you on your options, one of which may be to connect you with our panel of specialist lawyers. We can offer you support and guidance with the following types of claims:

Personal Injury Claims

We’re specialists in personal injury law. Our panel of personal injury lawyers has decades of combined experience. They know the ins and outs of the process, can dismantle and translate complex processes and jargon in clear ways and will strive to ensure they recover the compensation that you deserve.

We can support you with a range of different cases within the field of personal injury, from injuries at work to allergic reactions at restaurants. Below, you can see what we could help you with.

  • Accidents at work
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents in a public place
  • Data breach claims
  • Allergic reactions
  • Slips, trips and falls

Suing Someone In The UK For Negligence

It may not always be clear how to sue someone like a landlord, employer or driver of another vehicle.

The important thing to remember is that certain parties owe us a duty of care. If and when this duty is breached causing an injury or illness it allows the victim the right to seek compensation.

Were you injured because of negligence? Did a landowner, employer, road user or business fail to take their responsibilities in keeping you safe seriously? Then you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim for compensation. 

Perhaps your place of work failed to properly apply health and safety law, causing your injury? This may leave you with significant costs and aggravation. We can offer advice on how to sue a third party for negligence.

Suing someone in the UK for negligence isn’t too difficult, especially if you’ve been wronged through no fault of your own. As you’ll see in our guides, if you can prove with evidence that a third party breached their duty of care, resulting in you suffering an injury, then it’s possible to claim compensation.

It’s also possible that you could be able to sue someone under a No Win No Fee agreement, meaning that if your claim didn’t succeed you wouldn’t have to pay any fees to your solicitor. You can find more information about No Win No Fee claims below.

How Do You Sue Someone?

Firstly, always seek medical advice for any injury or illness caused. This will not only allow you to receive the medical treatment you need but an official record is created in your medical notes. 

Secondly collect evidence by taking photos, requesting CCTV footage or asking witnesses if they would give a statement. Next, assemble as much medical evidence as you can and retain bills or receipts that show costs created by the injuries.

Speak to our team today and allow them to assess your claim. Suing someone can be much easier with professional legal representation. Furthermore, while they’re aiming for the best outcome on your behalf, you can concentrate on getting well.

Who Is It That You Are Suing?

This may be the first time you’ve ever had to consider making a compensation claim against someone else? Starting with strong evidence of injury or financial harm, it’s possible to calculate an amount in compensation and launch a claim. Parties that could owe you a duty of care include:

  • Your employer
  • Another road user
  • A landowner
  • Your Landlord
  • A business owner
  • Healthcare providers

Personal Injury Compensation Calculator

It’s possible to gain an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to for the injuries you’ve sustained. One way to achieve this is to use a free compensation calculator tool.

A tool like this can provide a useful service. Simply enter the details of your case, highlighting where you were injured and how severe those injuries are, and you’ll be provided with an estimate of the potential compensation payout you could receive.

Personal injury compensation calculator tools can also help assess the chances of success if you went on to pursue a claim. For instance, there are a number of qualifying criteria when it comes to making a personal injury claim:

  • Did the defendant owe you a duty of care?
  • Did they breach this duty?
  • As a result of their breach, did you suffer harm?

You would need to be able to answer yes to all of the above, and this is achieved through supporting evidence.

It’s also important to bring a claim within time. Under the Limitation Act 1980, all claims have a set period in which they can be made. With regards to personal injury, you would have:

  • 3 years from the date of the accident
  • Or 3 years from the date you obtained knowledge that the defendant’s acts or omissions at least partially contributed to your injuries.

Get More Advice On Personal Injury Claims

The field of personal injury can be a little complex to navigate. It’s necessary to prove that the defendant 1) owed you a duty of care, 2) breached that duty, and 3) you suffered an injury as a result.

In many cases, establishing that a defendant owed you a duty of care is straightforward. For example, all employers owe their staff a duty to keep them safe in the workplace so far as reasonably possible (as set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974).

The tricky part can be proving breach of duty. This may involve obtaining specialist evidence from the likes of a medical expert or engineer who would provide their opinion as to whether or not the defendant’s actions caused the accident to occur.

This is where it can help to have the support of an experienced personal injury solicitor on your side. You can find details about how to find legal support on PersonalInjuryClaimsUK.org.uk. On that site, you can find lots of legal guides and resources that can inform you of your rights if you suffer an injury that wasn’t your fault.

How To Sue A Company

In order to sue a company in the UK or outside of the UK, you must be able to prove what happened, prove that you had financial losses or a personal injury or you were harmed by it, and demonstrate that your harm or losses were caused by the company’s negligence or mistakes.

Medical Negligence Claims

Many of us find the prospect of undergoing medical procedures stressful enough. We place our trust in professionals to see that no avoidable harm befalls us. However, this expectation isn’t always met. And in those particular circumstances, it may be possible to seek compensation to account for the harm caused. When suing the NHS or a hospital what is the medical negligence law in the UK.

Our panel of lawyers can help with a range of medical negligence claims, including:

  • Medical misdiagnosis
  • Negligent medical advice
  • Birth or pregnancy injuries
  • Never Events
  • Prescription and medication errors
  • Surgical negligence

Data Breach Claims

Data breach law is a fast-developing area, one that has grown out of improper handling of personal and private information.

Over recent years, big companies like British Airways and the Marriott Hotels Group have been fined tens of millions of pounds by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for massive breaches of data protection laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Victims of data breaches can suffer identity theft, credit score damage, financial losses, and the sharing of their address, telephone number, and identifying information like gender and date of birth. A big consequence of data breaches is psychological harm. Stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and depression can all stem from serious data breaches, and this can have a knock-on effect on the rest of your life, such as work and relationships. Also to get great service on compensation claims visit Bonus Lawyers for more information.

We can help with data breaches committed by:

  • Housing associations
  • Medical organisations
  • Universities
  • Banks
  • Private companies

Check out some of our more detailed data breach guides below:

Our No Win No Fee Service

To ensure you get access to the best legal service possible without risking your finances, we offer a No Win No Fee agreement to all of our clients. This is a term you may have heard before, but has anyone ever explained what it means exactly?

In short, if you don’t win your case, you don’t have to pay any of your solicitor’s fees.

There aren’t any fees to pay to begin your claim, nor will you be charged any fees while the claim is ongoing, no matter how long it takes.

If the claim is successful, your lawyer will take a small portion, called a success fee, from your compensation. This is capped by law. It’s used to help cover their costs in pursuing your case, which can run into the thousands.

If you have any questions about No Win No Fee agreements, our claims team will be more than happy to answer them.

Learn How To Sue

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Check Out More Of Our Guides On How To Sue

Below, you can browse all of our guides, arranged by category:

Medical Negligence

Accidents At Work

How To Sue Someone After A Road Traffic Accident

Data Breach

Criminal Injury

Suing Someone In The UK For Public Liability Accidents

How To Sue The Council