When you have been wronged in some way by an individual or company, whether that be through a personal injury, a data breach, false diesel emissions, or something else, you may want to make a claim for compensation. To be successful in getting the compensation you deserve you need to have a good claim solicitor fighting your corner.
What might you need a claim solicitor for?
As we move forward into a more technological era, data breaches are unfortunately becoming more and more prominent, and it takes high-quality claim solicitors like Keller Lenkner data breach, to hold organisations accountable for not protecting customer data as they should.
They can help you claim compensation for:
· Financial loss- with stolen information, cybercriminals could make purchases using your bank/credit cards, apply for credit in your name, access your existing online accounts such as PayPal, or potentially set up illegal bank accounts in your name.
· Emotional/psychological distress- having your data breach can sometimes have a significant detrimental effect on your mental health. Following such a violation of privacy, it is not uncommon for victims to be diagnosed with a mental health condition such as stress or anxiety. Also, a data breach can exacerbate any pre-existing medical illnesses.
· Loss of privacy- personal data has a lot of value and there is a reason it is often found for sale on the dark web after a data breach. That is why organisations need to be responsible for their shortcomings. Making a claim with a solicitor will encourage companies to evaluate their security and improve things to prevent data breaches occurring again in the future.
An important issue that has come to light in recent years is car companies who have fitted illegal defeat devices in their diesel vehicles in order to cheat emissions tests. If you owned a diesel vehicle from certain manufacturers including the Volkswagen Group, Mercedes-Benz, and Vauxhall between 2008 to present day, you could be eligible to make a diesel claim for compensation.
Why make a compensation claim for diesel emissions?
It is shocking and unacceptable that manufacturers lied to their customers and essentially put profits above the safety and health of both the public and the environment. The main reasons you might want to make go to a claim solicitor and pursue compensation are:
· Protecting the environment- at a time when global warming and climate change are big concerns across the world it is reckless and selfish to further risk the health of the planet with their emissions. When it is put into the atmosphere, nitrogen oxide quickly gets converted into nitrogen dioxide which absorbs sunlight to create smog. It is smog that can exacerbate health conditions like asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. Also, the pollutants can form acid rain and be washed into the ground, which can harm wildlife and destroy fragile ecosystems.
· Financial reimbursement for misrepresentation- you are eligible to claim compensation from your vehicle manufacturer if you were misled into thinking your car was within legal limits of emissions standards and your car is likely to not be worth what you paid for it.
· Risk to your health- NOx is an extremely dangerous pollutant that is known to cause respiratory issues which some manufacturers have disregarded and put drivers across the country at risk.
· Corporate accountability- car companies need to know they are not above the law and victims should get justice for the lies told to them.
· No risk to you- a lot of claim solicitors today operate on a no win, no fee basis, so you would have nothing to lose in starting an emissions claim.
“Personal injury” is the legal term for an illness or injury that has been caused or made worse by someone else’s negligence. If you’ve suffered in these circumstances you might be able to make a personal injury claim with a good solicitor to successfully recover compensation from the responsible party. Some common types of personal injury that a claim solicitor can help you get compensation for include:
· Medical negligence- this includes misdiagnosis, surgery, and GP negligence
· Serious injury- such as traumatic brain and spinal injuries
· Road traffic accidents- including pedestrian, cyclist, and passenger accidents
· Accidents or illness overseas- for example holiday accidents and food poisoning
· Workplace accidents- like back, head, and manual handling injuries
· Industrial diseases- this includes hearing loss and respiratory problems
· Asbestos related diseases- such as mesothelioma
· Accidents in public places- including claims against the council and slips, trips, and falls
If you think you’re eligible for some form of compensation, going through a claim solicitor will help you confirm if you have a case that can be pursued and give you the best chance of getting the outcome you deserve.