Making a data breach claim
As the UK's leading data breach law firm, we understand that making a claim for compensation can be daunting. So, we've made the process of making a data breach claim as quick and easy as possible.
To make sure you are fully informed before starting, here's some information on who can claim, what making a claim involves, and who we are. By making sure you are fully informed before you take the next step, we ensure a stress-free experience from start to finish.
Are you eligible for data breach compensation?
Organisations must tell you if they have breached your personal data. So, if you have been informed that your privacy has been violated, you might have a case. Furthermore, you can claim compensation if an organisation has failed to protect your personal data, regardless of whether or not you have suffered as a result of the breach.
What can you claim data breach compensation for?
- Financial losses. A data breach can lead to both financial and/or identity theft. And the result of either of these can be devastating. With enough information, cybercriminals can apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing accounts
- Emotional distress. Being the victim of a crime can have a significant impact on you mentally and physically. For some people, the effects can include a lack of sleep, feeling ill, unsettled or confused. Stress can also affect your friends, your family and your job
- Loss of privacy. You can claim for any loss of privacy suffered as a result of a data breach (e.g. having an email address stolen).
Are there any reasons why you shouldn't claim?
With hacks and breaches happening more and more often, something has to be done to make companies accountable. So, claiming compensation isn't just in the best interests of victims - it could also be the only way to ensure that organisations implement more secure processes.
But it's important to get specialist legal help, especially as there are a number of "claims management companies" all too keen to turn data breach claims into the new PPI.
What do you need to know about Hayes Connor?
- We are an established and trusted firm that has been helping people to claim compensation for over 50 years
- We are true experts in data breach law. This is all we do, and we have been doing it longer than most other solicitors. We lead our field when it comes to understanding the complexities involved
- We offer no-win, no-fee funding arrangements. And there are no hidden costs or admin expenses. Find out more about what no-win no-fee means
- In larger cases, we work alongside expert data protection barristers. This means you will get the very best level of legal support available
- We have created a range of jargon-free guides to make sure you understand exactly what is involved when claiming compensation
- At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we have never done PPI claims. What's more, we only ever get in touch with people who have asked us to. This means we never cold call, send spam texts, spam emails, or engage in any other form of nuisance marketing. We never pressure anyone into making a claim.
What type of cases are there?
There are three key types of data breach claim:
Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim. Group action claims are usually used for significant data breach cases where a group of people have experienced financial loss and/or emotional distress.
A representative action is a type of group action. Representative actions tend to be used in straightforward mass data privacy scenarios. For example, where customers of a company have had their email addresses stolen and data privacy violated.
Every day, smaller data breaches are causing misery and upset to people across the UK. And while these incidents don't make the headlines, for those involved the experience can be devastating.
What happens once you contact us?
Once you've let us know about your experience, we'll be in touch to let you know what we need from you, and what the next steps will be.
What do you need to do now?
Starting a data breach case is easy. All you need to do is sign up here.