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Pursuing a distress compensation claim that arises from a data breach is about recovering damages for how you have been affected when you have lost control over your personal information.
In eligible cases, we can represent people on a No Win, No Fee basis which means that we can write off our legal fees if the case does not succeed, subject to the agreed terms and conditions in place. All you need to do to find out if you are eligible to pursue a data breach compensation claim is contact our expert team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
A distress compensation claim arising from a privacy breach is about using the GDPR as the vital legislation in this country to seek some form of justice for what you have endured when you have lost control of your personal information.
The law recognises that we are entitled to have control over who knows what about us, and it also recognises that we can feel worried, upset, concerned, distressed, and angry when we lose control over such information. We do not want everybody knowing absolutely everything about us, and it can be troublesome given that information can be a very powerful tool for criminals to try to target us for fraud and theft. Because of this, the law recognises that, when people suffer distress, they should be entitled to claim compensation.
Most people who pursue a data breach compensation claim are seeking damages for the distress alone. Contrary to some beliefs, you do not have to actually lose any money or have paid out any expenses to be able to pursue a case, and you can claim for just the distress alone which can be significant. In fact, distress can be so significant that people can be eligible to recover thousands of pounds in damages. Take us, for example, as a leading firm of privacy claims experts whose average settlement in damages alone is at just over £6,000 per claimant for mostly individual cases.
A distress compensation claim that arises from a privacy breach can succeed where we can prove negligence in the circumstances that you have been affected by. This can stem from some kind of accident, incident, oversight, or the failure to do something that should be expected to have been done.
Accidents and oversights can be completely avoidable and can be representative of negligence even where it is an employee who is directly responsible for the problem. The employer of an employee can be held vicariously liable for the employee’s negligence, so you can still claim even if the accident was what many may deem is a “human error” incident. When it comes to failures, this could be organisational failures to have appropriate practices and procedures in place for safeguarding information, and it could also include failures to deploy proper cybersecurity to prevent criminal access to information and systems.
The first step to pursuing a distress compensation claim that arises from a data breach is to find out if you are eligible to pursue a claim in accordance with the GDPR.
To make things really easy for you, our expert legal team is happy to provide free, no-obligation legal advice to those who believe they may have a case. All you need to do is contact our team here now and we will see if we can help you.
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