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Group Compensation Claims
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and a number of people were affected, you can make a group compensation claim together. At JMW, we can not only ensure that you receive the best individual support and advice from qualified lawyers, but also put plans in place to unite those affected by the same incident, strengthening each individual claim by making it part of a larger case.
If you or a loved one have been affected by an accident involving a group of people through no fault of your own, our solicitors can help you. Contact us today by calling 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to call you back.
Working together with other people who have been injured in the same incident can be very beneficial. A support network can be developed between victims of the accident, who will all have a profound understanding of the effect it has had, meaning you will not have to embark on the recovery process alone. With the support of an experienced, successful lawyer, the group can seek the compensation to which they are rightfully entitled.
Accidents that are likely to affect a group include:
- Public transport crashes
- Acts of terrorism
- Mass use of drugs or other medicine
- Illness caused in the workplace
- Exposure to harmful substances
- Outbreaks of food poisoning
Tragically, there are often fatalities associated with accidents from which group claims arise. At JMW, we appreciate the toll this can take on the family and loved ones of those who have passed away. Those affected by the death of a loved one are entitled to make a claim on their behalf, and our solicitors can help and support you through the process at what is invariably a distressing time.
Previous incidents where individuals have benefited from becoming part of a group action include:
- The Pan Am 103 Lockerbie plane crash.
- The 9/11 and 7/7 terror attacks.
- The Potters Bar rail accident.
- Thalidomide drug victims, which caused birth defects.
- Terror attacks in cities such as Paris and Brussels.
- Victims of abuse from individuals arising from the findings of Operation Yewtree.
- The “toxic sofa” incident, which caused individuals purchasing leather furniture to suffer from chemical burns.
- The Marchioness disaster.
- Manchester city centre bombings.
- The Piper Alpha disaster.
If your claim is part of a larger group compensation claim, it is likely that the circumstances around the accident were traumatic and possibly life-changing. Making a compensation claim can help support you or your loved ones while recovering from the incident by covering the cost of medical care, time taken off work, extra care and assistance and other financial expenses.
You could also be involved in creating changes to the law that will benefit others in the future, particularly if the circumstances that caused the accident are such that they will continue to present a clear danger to others.
Other benefits of group compensation claims include:
- Sharing resources and evidence.
- Using evidence from one case to strengthen another.
- Helping individual cases to be even more successful.