If you have recently suffered an injury or an illness as a result of an accident, or if you have lost money due to the malpractice of a bank or a landlord, you may find yourself in a severe predicament. You may be faced with injuries which affect your ability to work and your quality of life. You may be faced with medical expenses, emotional trauma, or serious financial losses. You may be wondering what to do next.
If you are in a situation like this and the accident was not your fault, then your next step should be to look into claiming compensation. This is where No Win No Fee Expert and our panel of no win no fee solicitors come in. We can help you make a case that outlines how the other party is responsible and claim compensation for what you have been through. This guide will show you how our panel of solicitors covering Bridgend can do this in a myriad of different circumstances. If there is anything in this guide that you wish to know more about, or if you wish to start a claim, call our team of advisors on this number 0800 073 8802.
What Is A No Win No Fee Claims Solicitor?
All of the solicitors in our panel could provide no win no fee compensation claims sometimes also referred to as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA). By signing a no win no fee agreement you agree to use a portion of your compensation fee to pay your solicitor for their time and services in the event of a successful compensation claim. This is sometime called a “success fee” and it will be capped at 25% of your compensation. If you make a valid claim for compensation that is rejected then you will not be liable for your solicitor’s payment. No win no fee claims can be beneficial for claimants who cannot afford heavy up front legal costs. For more information please call our advisors.
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- No Win No Fee Work Injury Lawyers Covering Bridgend
- No Win No Fee Flight Delay And Holiday Compensation Claims
- Victim Of Crime Compensation How Much Could You Claim?
- More Personal Injuries And Accidents In Bridgend
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- Claiming For A Tenancy Deposit Which Is Withheld Or Not Protected
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- Information For Claimants In Bridgend
Being involved in a car accident in Bridgend could be a traumatic and possibly life changing experience, at the very least you could be faced with the cost of repairing your vehicle and suffering from injuries, such as whiplash. You can receive compensation to cover your damages if you can prove that another party was responsible for the crash. This party might be the local government or Welsh government, depending on whether the accident took place on a motorway or not, or a negligent road user. These authorities may be liable in cases where the accident was caused by the roads exhibiting hazards that should have been dealt with such as large potholes, debris or pools of water. In other cases where accidents have been caused by negligent drivers, accidents can be caused by failing to follow the Highway Code, by following other drivers too closely, driving under the influence or by failing to properly secure loads that they are carrying on their vehicle or towing.
Compensation will be funded by the responsible drivers insurance policy, crashes in which the driver responsible cannot be traced or had no insurance will be referred to the Motor Insurance Bureau to ensure that you still receive a compensation sum.
You can read more information on traffic accident casualty statistics in this Department for Transport report here.
A medical malpractice claim could be made if you have suffered a worsening illness, an injury or the effects of neglect as a result of healthcare professionals such as nurses, doctors, or surgeons failing to meet the high standards of care expected from them. Medical malpractice, or negligence as it is also referred to, can harm a patient’s health severely in a number of different ways. If you were to be brought into A+E and you were not diagnosed accurately and swiftly serious injuries might not receive proper treatment. If you were staying in hospital or a nursing home and required assistance moving around you could suffer injuries from falling over, or develop health problems such as bedsores from being bed bound for prolonged periods. A GP could fail to provide you with an appropriate prescription.
These are just some of the ways that medical malpractice can happen. If you believe that you or a loved one have suffered as a result of medical malpractice and you are wondering if you have grounds for a medical malpractice claim, call our advisors today.
Suffering harm to your health at work could entitle you to compensation if it is proven that your employer has failed to take reasonable steps to ensure your health and safety. There are a number of ways that this could happen.
- Failing to provide you with correct training, for example lifting and carrying training to prevent you from injuring yourself while attempting to move something.
- Failure to provide you with protective gear while working around certain hazards, for example ear protection to prevent hearing loss due to a loud work space.
- Failure to provide you with protection from potential threats of assault, ensuring that staff work in groups or pairs whenever there is a potential threat of violence, such as while stewarding a football match.
- Failure to act in the interest of your mental health, for example by dealing with reported instances of bullying or harassment in the workplace.
You should contact us today if you have recently suffered a workplace accident in Bridgend or have otherwise suffered harm to your health at work.
If you have had a holiday disrupted or spoiled by a delayed flight, you have suffered an injury or an illness while staying abroad, then you should look into holiday compensation claims. A compensation claim for a delayed flight could begin if your flight has been delayed for over three hours as a result of the negligence of the company running the flight, for instance if the delay was caused by a mechanical fault on the plane or an overbooking of seats.
A claim for compensation can be lodged against a foreign business, for instance the owners of a resort or hotel, whose negligence was responsible for your hotel. This claim would be handled under that countries law, e.g. if you sought compensation for an incident that happened in France the claim would be subject to French law. This should not be an obstacle to seeking compensation; our panel of solicitors could provide a qualified solicitor in the applicable legal system.
Holiday compensation claims can be handled under British law if a British company was responsible for arranging the part of the holiday where the accident took place. For example, if you fell ill from food poisoning after eating a meal in the hotel they booked.
You could lodge a claim for victim of crime compensation if you have suffered from a violent crime in Bridgend within the past two years, though how much you receive depends on the severity of the crime and the injuries you suffered. You could have suffered from injuries that required repeated surgeries to recover from. Whereas injuries could be mostly psychological, such as if you were traumatised by witnessing someone else be subjected to a violent crime. Your case would be lodged with the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA), which handle victim of crime compensation claims. It is possible to receive compensation even if the person responsible was not apprehended and convicted, however it may harm the outcome of your case if you do not cooperate fully with the police investigation.
The two year time limit does not apply in historical cases of rape and sexual abuse compensation. Being the victim of rape or childhood sexual assault can cause lifelong emotional and mental trauma, but not all victims come forward until many years have passed. Although it may be difficult to prove due to a lack of physical evidence and the difficulty of testifying about such experiences, it is possible to win compensation for abuse or rape that took place decades in the past.
The number of different ways and places in which a person could suffer an injury which entitles them to claim compensation is far too large to list. Here are just a few more examples, though this list is no exhaustive. If you wish to find more information about claiming for your own circumstances our team is available to talk to.
You could claim on behalf of a family member who is not legally competent to manage a claim themselves. For instance, you could make a claim on behalf of your child if they have injured themselves on faulty playground equipment or in school or day-care due to a lack of supervision. You could claim on behalf of a relative under the age of 18 or suffering from illnesses such as dementia, who suffered from neglect while living in a care home.
In many cases, if you were to trip or slip and fall while out in public, whether it was indoors or outdoors, you could potentially claim compensation. If you were indoors, such as in a shop or a restaurant for example, and you tripped on poorly maintained flooring, (i.e. a loose carpet or loose section of linoleum) then the company responsible could be liable for failing to maintain their property to a safe standard. If you were outside and you tripped on the pavement then in most cases the claim would be made against the local council (unless the pavement was on private land).
The council would be liable if it is found that your accident was caused by their failure to maintain the pavement to an acceptable standard. In winter if you slip over and hurt yourself on patches of ice on private property, such as in the car park of a supermarket for example, then the owner could be liable for your compensation on the grounds of failing to clear the hazardous ice with salt.
Banks and other businesses handling financial products are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Among other regulations set down by this body are rules against financial mis-selling. Financial mis-selling is any instance in which a customer has been misled into buying a financial product (such as stocks, pensions or PPI) that is not appropriate or beneficial to them by not being given all the information they need to make a well-considered informed decision.
Financial mis-selling can lead to customers losing money; this can make the company in question liable for a compensation claim in addition to having charges brought against them by the FCA for violating financial regulations. Some of the guidelines intended to prevent financial mis-selling are:
- Banks and financial advisors must inform clients of potential risks in their product.
- They must inform clients of any additional charges or interest that the product entails.
- They must give clients time to consider their options and not pressure them into making a decision.
- They must inform clients of which product is best suited for their situation.
- They must take into account any personal health information which may factor into the product, such as whether you smoke or drink heavily.
If you believe that you have been affected by financial mis-selling then you should call our advisors.
When you rent a property you must pay your landlord a tenancy deposit and in turn the landlord is obliged to ensure that the deposit is kept secure in a tenancy deposit scheme so that it may be returned when the tenancy comes to an end. You must receive notice within thirty days of paying in the deposit that it has been secured in a deposit scheme. If these conditions are not met then the landlord loses the authority to evict their tenant by producing a Section 21 Order. It could also give you grounds for claiming compensation for which your landlord would be liable.
If you believe that your deposit has been lost or wrongly withheld, begin gathering evidence, ensure that you have all the relevant letters and emails exchanged between you and your landlord as well as relevant paperwork. You will need a receipt to prove that you paid your deposit in the first place and a copy of your tenancy agreement. You should also call our team for advice. For more information on the procedure for claiming for a tenancy deposit, read this page.
When you are renting your house or your flat, the party you are renting it from takes on certain responsibilities for maintenance and repairs which the homeowner would normally have to handle themselves. Many aspects of housing maintenance are important to your health and safety. Potentially serious accidents and health problems can ensue as a result of your landlord or council failing to keep your housing maintained to an acceptable standard. For example, this may include:
- You could suffer from being exposed to serious illnesses, such as E Coli or Salmonella, by infestations of bed bugs or cockroaches which your landlord was aware of and failed to deal with.
- You could be scalded by hot water because the accommodations boiler is faulty.
- You could suffer a respiratory illness or an allergic reaction caused by exposure to mould.
- You could also claim if you suffered an accident due to disrepair in communal areas of your flats building, for example if you tripped and fell in the stairwell or the hallways due to poor lighting in those parts of the building.
Note that landlords can’t be liable for disrepair caused by tenants, nor for disrepair claims for issues which the landlord was not aware of. You can read the details of housing disrepair claims protocol here.
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Our team of advisors are there to help you begin a claim by discussing the details of what has happened to you and whether or not you are eligible to make a claim. They can also provide you with free no obligation legal advice about compensation claims.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Our panel of solicitors aren’t based in Bridgend, you can do all the communicating you need via phone, text or email. You can have regular contact with your solicitor once your claim is underway to keep updated on the progress of your claim.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Bridgend
Personal injury claims will require medical examinations performed by a doctor to support their cases, here are some of the doctors from a panel we work with who can cover medical exams in the Bridgend area.
|David Hughes||Oak Tree Surgery,
|Jonathan Lari||Bridgend Clinic,
Princess of Wales Hospital,
Princess Of Wales Hospital
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Baglan Energy Park,
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board NHS Trust
4 Seaway Parade,
Bridgend County Borough Council
South Wales Police
Written by J.E.
Edited by H.E.