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Group Claims: Save Money and Get Justice the Smart Way

Get justice and save money the smart way.

Have you ever been part of a situation where lots of people were wronged in the same way? Maybe it was a faulty product, a negligent medical practice, or Road Traffic accident When this happens, it can feel daunting to fight for what’s right on your own. That’s where group claims – sometimes called class actions – come into play. They allow a group of individuals with similar complaints to band together and pursue a legal case as one.

Let’s break down how group claims work, when they’re a good option, and the benefits they present compared to fighting your case solo.

What is a Group Claim?

A group claim is a lawsuit where multiple people (known as claimants) bring a case against a single defendant or a small group of defendants. The key here is that everyone in the group has been affected by the same issue – think a defective car part, misleading financial advice, or environmental contamination by a company.

Group claims streamline the legal process. Instead of hundreds (or even thousands) of individual cases clogging up the courts, the claims are bundled together. This saves everyone involved time and money.

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When are Group Claims Considered?

For a group claim to be worthwhile, certain criteria usually need to be met:

Commonality: All the claimants must have a similar core complaint. The exact circumstances might differ slightly, but the overall wrongdoing must be the same.

Size matters: There needs to be a sufficient number of claimants to make a group claim practical. Smaller numbers might be better handled individually.

Suitable Defendant: The party you’re taking action against needs to be capable of financially compensating the group if the case is successful.

Realistic Goals: It’s important to have reasonable expectations about what a group claim can achieve.

Advantages of Joining a Group Claim

Think of joining a group claim like joining forces with a bunch of friends to tackle a challenge. There’s power in numbers, and several key benefits come with this approach:

  • Shared costs: Legal battles can be expensive. In a group claim, legal costs are split between claimants, making it more affordable for everyone.
  • Increased Leverage: A large group presents a more formidable challenge to the defendant, increasing the chances of a favorable settlement or successful judgment.
  • Strength in unity: Witnessing others in the same boat can be reassuring. It also allows for sharing information and providing support to each other.
  • Expert Legal Representation: Group claims often attract experienced solicitors who specialize in complex litigation.

How are Group Claims Managed?

Group claims require careful coordination, and here’s how they’re typically organized:

The Lead Claimant: 

One or a few people are chosen as representatives to actively lead the case for the group.

Group Litigation Order (GLO): 

This is a court order that formally establishes the group claim, defining the parameters of the case and identifying potential members.

Steering Committee: 

A group of claimants and solicitors may form a committee overseeing the case, making key decisions, and communicating updates to the larger group.

Is a Group Claim Right for You?

This depends on your situation. Consider these factors when deciding whether to join a group claim:

  • Severity of your loss: Larger potential compensation may make it more worthwhile to participate in a group claim.
  • Cost considerations: Group claims can lower the financial burden compared to an individual case.
  • Your desire for involvement: Are you happy being part of a group or would you prefer to have more direct control over your case?

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Examples of Group Claims in the UK

To give you a better idea, here are some types of issues tackled through group claims in the UK:

  • Consumer protection: Faulty products or misleading product descriptions can prompt group claims.
  • Negligent Medical Practices: If numerous patients are harmed by the same doctor, hospital, or pharmaceutical product, a group claim could be possible.
  • Employment disputes: Workers who were unfairly treated based on their protected characteristics (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation) might pursue a group claim against their employer

Making a Group Claim with National Claims

At National Claims, we understand that sometimes harm occurs to a large group of people due to the same negligence or wrongdoing. If you’ve been affected by an incident or situation along with many others – whether due to a faulty product, a negligent service provider, or another form of mass wrongdoing – our team is here to help. We specialize in guiding victims through the process of group claims, aiming to secure the compensation you all deserve.

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Let’s start with a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your situation. We’ll listen carefully to your experience and assess the circumstances that led to the harm. This allows us to give you initial advice on whether a strong group claim may be possible.

No Win, No Fee **

National Claims believes that access to justice shouldn’t be limited by financial worry. For this reason, we operate on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. You won’t pay any upfront legal fees. Our fees are dependent on whether your group claim is successful, allowing you and others to pursue your case without undue financial stress.

Compassionate Support

We know that being part of a situation where many people are harmed can be emotionally draining. Our team offers compassionate support from start to finish. We’re available to answer any questions, ease your concerns, and provide the support you need during this potentially difficult time.

Conclusion

Group claims offer individuals a way to access justice when facing down large corporations or powerful institutions. When a wrong has affected many people, these claims provide a mechanism for seeking reasonable compensation and holding wrongdoers accountable. If you suspect you might be eligible to join a group claim, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice.

An experienced solicitor specializing in group litigation can assess your situation and guide you through the options available. Remember, your voice deserves to be heard, and a group claim might just be the amplifier you need.

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