Disability Discrimination Claims Solicitors Leeds

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NO WIN NO FEE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors are specialists in compensation claims, representing clients in the areas of equality & discrimination law. Our solicitors are experienced in claims arising from discrimination, whether it be against an individual or an establishment such as a school, college, hospital, public transport company, restaurant or a shop.

Disability Discrimination is defined as ‘being treated differently because of your disability in one of the situations covered by the Equality Act‘. The treatment could be a one-off action or as a result of a rule or policy. It does not have to be intentional for you to have a claim.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against or been treated less favorably than others because of your disability, you may have a valid claim. You may also have a claim if there was nothing reasonably done by the establishment to accommodate your disability.

How we can help!

Often the compensation is a by-product of the claim, mostly when we talk to our clients who have experienced disability discrimination they feel an injustice has been done to them and they want their voice to be heard above all else.

We always have the interests of our clients at the centre of what we do, and with this in mind you can be assured of a proactive, understanding and professional service at all times. A service whereby your needs will be put first. We take the stress away and will work hard to ensure you receive the maximum compensation with as minimal hassle possible. Our initial legal advice is free and we provide a free consultation in the comfort of your home to make things as easy as they can be for you.

Disability Discrimination Claims – Our Coverage Area

We can provide legal advice and act for you wherever you live. We are based in Leeds however we cat for clients across Yorkshire and the UK. Key areas include Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Halifax, York, Harrogate, Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Manchester Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Leicester – anywhere in the UK. Call us today for a Free initial discussion and we can guide you further on the best path to take.

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Education Discrimination Claims

Once a College or a University has been formally informed of the enrolment of a student with a disability they are required to make an assessment of the potential adjustments that may be required in order for the student to manage on the course. This is to be in line with a fellow student without a disability. If the adjustments are not carried out this is known as a ‘failure to make reasonable adjustments’. This can have significant consequences and can result in the student not being able to attend their course therefore they have been put at a disadvantage as a result of their disability.

Public Transport Disability Discrimination

Wheelchair users should have priority over wheelchair spaces on public transport.

If you’re disabled, providers of transport services, such as buses and trains, must make sure you have reasonable access to their services and provide you with assistance if needed.

If you’re treated unfairly by a transport provider because you’re disabled, it could be unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. If you’ve experienced unlawful discrimination, you may be able to do something about it.
An example of this could be that the wheelchair ramp on the bus is broken and you therefore cannot access the bus, therefore you cannot make your journey. This means they have discriminated against you given they have failed to ensure the proper arrangements are in place.

Disability Discrimination in a Hospital or Accessing Health Services

Healthcare providers, like hospitals and private clinics, must make sure their services are accessible to disabled people. They also have a duty not to discriminate against you because of your disability.

To raise funds, some hospitals have introduced charges for disabled motorists. Whilst paying for parking is acceptable, paying the same as non-disabled motorists leads to an unfair outcome; it takes longer to get in and out of a car, and to get to an appointment if you have mobility impairments. Therefore it is likely you will remain in the car park for longer than a non-disabled person and this will cost you more for your parking than a non-disabled visitor. This is an example of a policy being applied equally but resulting in an unequal outcome.

Disability Discrimination in a Hospital or Accessing Health Services

Healthcare providers, like hospitals and private clinics, must make sure their services are accessible to disabled people. They also have a duty not to discriminate against you because of your disability.

To raise more money, some hospitals have chosen to introduce charges for disabled motorists. Whilst paying for parking is completely acceptable, paying the same as non-disabled motorists leads to an unfair outcome; it takes longer to get in and out of a car, and to get to an appointment if you have mobility impairments. So, odds on it will cost you more for your parking than a non-disabled visitor. This is a typical example of a policy being applied equally but resulting in an unequal outcome.

Discrimination relating to Blue Badge Parking on the High Street

Discrimination on the High Street relates to the restriction of parking on the high street or in town centres for ‘blue badge’ holders. We can challenge the local authorities where we can prove that they have failed to adequately consider the impact of a Traffic Regulation Order on those with disabilities or consider what could be done to reduce the impact.

Access to goods, facilities and services

The law gives certain basic rights to all consumers of goods, facilities and services.

In addition to your basic rights as a consumer, if you are disabled, you also have other rights which protect you against discrimination when you buy goods and services or use certain facilities. This applies regardless of the size of the organisation or company providing the goods, services or facilities.

Examples of services which must not discriminate against you if you are disabled include services provided by: hotels, banks, building societies, solicitors, local authorities, advice agencies, pubs, theatres, shops, telesales, railway stations, churches, doctors, law courts and public transport. It does not matter whether the service is free or has to be paid for.

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