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You could be entitled to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis if you have fallen victim to identity fraud as a result of a data breach, leak or hack.
Even if you are fortunate enough to have not lost out on any money, or had to pay out any expenses, you can still pursue a claim for the distress that you have suffered which can be significant. Our friendly team can tell you quickly if your case is one that we can help with, and you can speak to us here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.
There can be considerable risks of people falling victim to identity fraud as a result of data breaches when hackers and criminals are able to misuse exposed information.
It can only take a few exposed details and someone could try to set up an account in somebody else’s name, or they could try and take out credit or loans in another person’s name. These events have happened a lot where they have stemmed from data breaches, and have resulted in considerable distress and loss for the victims.
Even when money has been paid back, or fraudulent payments have not been successful after an incident of identity fraud, the impact on the victim can still be substantial. The distress that a person can suffer in knowing that somebody has tried to use their identity to commit crime can be significant. There may also be the fallout of having to deal with temporary issues on credit files and even having to deal with the police investigating what has happened. These are all stresses that nobody deserves to suffer, and that is why people can be eligible to pursue a compensation claim for any identity fraud or attempted fraud that has arisen from a data breach, leak or hack.
If you have fallen victim to a data breach, there are usually two areas that we can look at in terms of what you could claim for in a compensation case. The standard part is known as General Damages, which is compensation for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information. We can assess this based on factors such as the nature of the information affected, how much is involved, and the personal impact on you. The personal impact can be very different from person to person, and can be entirely dependent on the circumstances and the context of the breach.
The second thing that we can look at is Special Damages, which is compensation for any losses and expenses incurred. This could be losses from money that has been stolen from you, or it could be expenses paid out to better monitor your credit files and protect yourself when you know that you are being targeted for fraud and theft.
An important thing to know is that you do not have to have lost any money or paid out any expenses to be able to claim. Most people will just pursue damages for the distress alone.
It is easy to get started with your data breach claim for compensation, and we can normally tell you quickly if your case is one that we can pursue for you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
All you need to do is contact our friendly team here now for free, professional advice on a completely no-obligation basis.