Did you know that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be able to use the services of No Win No Fee solicitors covering Bridgwater to make a claim, at very little financial risk to yourself? As long as you are ready to begin your claim within the time limit, and you can prove that a third party caused you harm in some way, then you could have grounds to make a claim.
This guide aims to give advice and information about how to find a No Win No Fee lawyer to process a compensation claim on your behalf. If you have additional questions once you have finished reading this guide, our claims team will answer them for you if you give them a call on 0800 073 8802.
Examining A No Win No Fee Claim
In this section of the guide, we are going to give an overview of how the No Win No Fee claims processed works, and what it means to use a team of No Win No Fee solicitors covering Bridgwater to process your claim for you. The correct name for this kind of legal arrangement is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). If we look at the words that make up this term, we can pretty easily see how the arrangement would work. The solicitor has “agreed” that their “fee” is “conditional” on the claim being a success and the claimant receiving a compensation settlement.
Therefore, the legal fees are deferred until the end of the claim. You won’t pay any kind of new claims fee, and you won’t be asked to pay any fees while the legal team is processing your claim. This is important, as some claims, complex ones, can take months to reach a resolution. Finally, if the claim is not a success, you won’t be asked to pay any fees at all.
When the claim is a success, the solicitor will take their fee automatically out of the compensation payment received for the claimant. The solicitor’s fee will be a fixed percentage of the overall amount of compensation received, that will have been agreed upon between the claimant and the solicitor before the claim was processed.
If you have any questions about how a claim works under a CFA, and what you need to pay and when, please speak to a member of our claims team on the number at the end of the page. You can also click here to read our complete guide to CFA’s.
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- No Win No Fee Bridgwater Road Crash Claims
- Bridgwater No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Compensation
- Work Accident Compensation And Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Violent Crime Victim Claims
- More Personal Injury Claim Examples
- Mis-Sold Pension Plan, Annuity And Investment Claims
- Compensation For A Withheld Rental Deposit
- Housing Disrepair Meaning And Compensation Claims
- Make A No Win No Fee Accident Claim
- Information For Bridgwater Claimants
In 2018, there were a total of 160,597 injuries of all severities reported as being caused by Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) in the UK. These statistics were published in the 2018 annual report from the Department of Transport. So, we can see that RTA’s still cause a significant number of injuries in the UK every year. Some examples of common reasons road traffic accidents occur include:
- Reckless and dangerous driving such as speeding or racing.
- Driving without due care and attention. Talking or texting on a phone for example.
- Driving whilst drunk or under the influence of either recreational or medicinal drugs.
- Driving a vehicle that is not road worthy.
- Static road hazards such as signposts that have fallen over.
No matter how the road traffic accident was caused, if you were injured and the third party was to blame, you could be entitled to compensation. The third-party could be another road user, or it could be some other kind of legal entity such as the local council, a business, the local Highways Authority, etc. If you have been involved in a Bridgwater road crash, call our claims team, they can help you claim for injuries from a minor case of whiplash to the death of a loved one.
When you visit your GP because you are feeling under the weather, attend the local A&E department to have an injury treated, or any other time you interact with a medical professional in their role as a healthcare worker, you should be able to expect that they never to do you harm. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and patients become the victim of clinical negligence. For example:
- Whilst undergoing an operation, a patient is administered too much anesthetic. This causes the patient to suffer an adverse reaction.
- A pharmacist misreads a prescription and gives a patient the wrong medication. After taking this medication, the patient becomes ill.
- Whilst removing an old and decayed tooth, a dentist chips a healthy tooth.
Each of these examples shows how a patient can be injured by the actions of a medical professional. Harm must have taken place, and negligence needs to be proven for the claim to be valid. Call one of our claim advisors to learn how we can help you to get the medical negligence compensation you are entitled to.
No matter which company you work for, from a small retail shop to a large international corporation, all employers are obliged to follow all of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations that relate to the sector the business operates within. For example, a company that renovates houses would need to comply with all of the health and safety rules and regulations related to the construction industry. When compliance slips, this can expose the workforce to hazards such as:
- Spilt oil on the floor of a vehicle workshop, leading to an employee slipping on the oil and fracturing their arm.
- Electrical wires left running across the floor of an office, causing an office worker to trip over and sprain their wrist.
- Excessive noise levels cause degradation in the hearing of a person working in a factory, as they should have been issued with ear defenders.
These are just some examples of the way that an employer can be responsible for the harm suffered by an employee, in a way that could be the basis for a work accident compensation injury claim. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, speak to a member of our claims team to have your claim evaluated.
You may be able to make a claim for the harm you suffered while overseas on holiday. This also applies to certain kinds of financial losses, such as those caused by a delayed or cancelled plane flight. However, the process of making a holiday claim is not clear cut, as the way the claim is made is driven by how your holiday was booked.
- On a package holiday (comprising of 2 or more features of the holiday in a single price), it would be the package holiday vendor in the UK that you claim against, even if the accident took place overseas.
- On a privately booked holiday, you would claim against the specific travel provider that caused you harm. For example, if you contracted food poisoning after eating in a restaurant overseas, you would claim against the restaurant operator.
- On a plane flying outside of any national legal jurisdiction, you would claim against the airline using the legal framework provided by the Montreal Convention.
If you are unsure of which of these three scenarios would apply to your own claim, then please speak to our claims team. They can advise you which applies, and also explain how we can help you to claim holiday injury compensation.
It is important that victims of violent crimes such as assault or a mugging, and victims of sex crimes such as rape or sexual assault, understand that they have a way to claim compensation even if their attacker goes uncaught.
In this case, criminal injury can be made against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The is a special organisation run by the UK Government, that takes the place of the defendant to provide a route to receiving compensation when there is no other way for the victim to make a claim.
If you believe that you may need to apply to CICA for compensation due to a violent crime you were injured in, then please speak to a member of our claims team today. They will be able to connect you with an experienced solicitor from our panel to process your claim.
A No Win No Fee solicitor could be able to help you to make a compensation claim, any time you are injured by the actions of a third party. This could be a private individual, a company, or even a Government organisation such as the local authority. For example:
- You trip over a damaged paving slab in the car park of your local Town Hall and fracture your hip.
- At a local coffee shop, you order a pastry to go with your coffee. Inside the pastry is a piece of plastic that gets stuck in your throat, scratching it and requiring a hospital visit in order for it to be removed.
Here we can see just how diverse the reasons for making a claim can be. Each of these examples could have been a valid basis for a claim. Call our claims team, explain your circumstances, and they will tell you whether your claim is valid or not.
If you suffer a finical loss due to being mis sold a financial product in Bridgwater then we could connect you to our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors who could help you to claim back this loss. There are a number of rules that every financial advisor must adhere too when selling financial products, such as:
- You must be told about all potential risks.
- You should never be encouraged to move a stable investment into a riskier, lower-performing one.
- Any product you are offered must fit your needs based on your health and your lifestyle habits.
- Your financial advisor must make it clear that there may be better products available than the ones they are offering.
If your financial advisor did not follow these rules when they sold you a financial product, and you subsequently suffered financial loss, then call our claims team to discuss your circumstances in greater detail.
A solicitor covering Bridgwater could be able you to get your deposit back if your landlord cannot or will not return it. There are specific rules that relate to tenancy deposits. Your landlord must follow these at all times. For example:
Your deposit must be protected financially. This has to happen within 10 days of the landlord being given the deposit and must last for the entire time you are a tenant. This means paying the deposit into some form of deposit protection scheme.
Your landlord must return your deposit within 10 days of the termination of your tenancy. They are not allowed to withhold the deposit either fully or partially, without adequate grounds to do so. For example, you owed back rent, or you had damaged the property.
If you have had no success in getting your tenancy deposit back from your landlord, our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors who are not based in Bridgwater but can cover the area to assist you.
Before explaining how to start a disrepair claim, we need to give the housing disrepair meaning. Housing disrepair that you can claim for would include things such as:
- Dangerous electrical wiring and electrical fittings.
- Broken heating or hot water.
- A problem with one of the utility supplies (water, gas or electrify).
- Structural damage to the property.
- A damaged or leaking roof.
- Burst pipes or other water leaks.
- Damp, mould and other health hazards.
If you are living in a property suffering from this kind of disrepair, then you should report it using the correct process. Once you have done this, your landlord must fix the problems. If the landlord does not do this within an acceptable timeframe, you could be able to make a claim if you have suffered avoidable illness, injuries or financial losses as a result.
You can claim for financial loss due to damaged property, and you can also claim for physical harm such as an injury or illness caused by the disrepair. If you are unsure what you can claim for, speak to our claims team to go over your housing disrepair claim, and they will let you know.
Do you have additional questions about the personal injury claims process? Or maybe you are ready to get started with a claim? Either way, you should follow the steps below.
Get In Touch With Us
Call our claims team on 0800 073 8802 today. They will act as your first point of contact and help you get your claim started.
Discuss Your Situation
A claims advisor will evaluate your claim, and let you know whether it is valid. If it is, they will connect you to a solicitor from our panel.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
If you choose to work with a solicitor from our panel, as they are not based in Bridgwater, they will ensure that you are kept up to date regularly throughout the claims process.
The sections below have some local information that relates to the Bridgwater area and may be useful to claimants.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Bridgwater
Even if you have used a personal injury claims calculator to get a rough estimate of the value of your claim, you will still need to have a medical examination in order to have your claim accurately valued by a solicitor. We work with a panel of doctors local to Bridgwater:
|Alan Jones||East Quay Medical Centre|
|Geoff Hogg||Unique Health & Fitness Centre|
|Marsh Lane, Huntworth Gate|
Bridgwater Community Hospital
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sedgemoor District Council
Avon And Somerset Police
Police & Fire Headquarters
Written by MC.
Edited by CE.