Are you searching for a lawyer to help with a personal injury claim? Do you need solicitors covering Castleford, West Yorkshire, for another type of claim, such as one for financial mis selling or deposit disputes? If so, this page should provide useful information on making claims on a no win no fee basis. Our panel of solicitors covering Castleford could help with a number of different compensation claims, and here at No Win No Fee Expert, we could provide a solicitor from our panel to help with your claim. Whether you’ve been in a Castleford car crash, have had an accident in a workplace, or suffered medical negligence, a personal injury solicitor could help you make a claim. Likewise, we could provide you with a solicitor from our panel for cases involving housing disrepair or being mis sold a financial product. Call 0800 073 8802 if you’d like us to assess whether your claim could result in compensation, or read on to find answers to some commonly asked questions about claims.
Explaining How No Win No Fee Claims Work
Before we look at different types of claims, let us look how no win no fee claims work. Let’s break the process down into steps:
- You will be sent a no win no fee agreement by your solicitor. This will detail the percentage of your settlement that would be taken by your lawyer as a success fee. This cannot be more than 25% of your compensation.
- You would sign the agreement and so would your solicitor.
- Your solicitor would begin your claim.
- If your claim ends with a settlement amount, the ‘success fee’ would be deducted by your lawyer.
- You would benefit from the rest of the settlement.
But what happens if there is no compensation, even if you have a valid claim? If this is the case, then you would not need to pay you lawyer, as they were not successful in securing compensation. Because there is no upfront payment required for this type of claim, you could begin a claim right away and these sort of claims could come with less risk to you.
If you would like to know more about no win no fee agreements, our advisors would be happy to chat to you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch. Click here to read more in our detailed guide.
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- Castleford Road Accident And Car Crash Claims
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering West Yorkshire
- Claim For An Accident In A Workplace In Castleford
- No Win No Fee Accident On Holiday Claims
- Claim Compensation For A Criminal Injury Which Happened In Castleford
- What Other Personal Injury Claims Could You Make?
- Compensation For A Mis Sold Financial Product
- My Landlord Broke The Tenancy Deposit Rules, Can I Claim Compensation?
- What Is Housing Disrepair And When Can I Claim For It?
- Start Your No Win No Fee Claim
- Helpful Information For Castleford Residents
According to the 2018 statistics for road accidents, there were over 160,000 injuries from incidents on UK roads in 2018. This represents a lower figure than previous years, but it illustrates that accidents causing injuries do happen in the UK. If you are injured in a Castleford road accident caused by another road user, then you might wish to claim compensation. Examples of accidents that could lead to a claim could include:
- A driver not stopping at a junction, causing a Castleford motorbike crash.
- A Castleford car accident caused by a driver under the influence of drink/drugs.
- A pedestrian accident in Castleford caused by a driver running a red light at a crossing.
These are just a few examples of incidents that could lead to a claim. While the above situations could seem fairly clear cut as to who is to blame, in other accidents, it could be difficult to pinpoint who would be liable for your injuries. This is why having solicitors covering Castleford on your side could be very useful. They could use prior experience of handling claims like yours to build your case for compensation.
How Long Do I Have To Claim?
When it comes to the car accident compensation guidelines, you only have a certain amount of time within which to make a claim. The personal injury claims time limit for most car accident claims would be three years from the road accident date. However, some exceptions may apply, for instance if you suffered injuries such as whiplash as a child and no adult claimed on your behalf, or you suffered injuries so severe that you did not have the mental or physical capacity to claim within the time limit.
If you’re unsure as to what the time limit would be for your claim, you could always give us a call and we would be happy to clarify this for you.
Have you experienced medical negligence that caused harm to your health? If so, then we could help you by providing one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering West Yorkshire to help you claim compensation. Any medical professional has a duty of care towards their patients, and if they fail in this duty of care, you could claim compensation if you were harmed because of their negligence.
The types of harm that could be caused by medical negligence could include:
- The need for you to have more invasive treatment than you would if negligence had not occurred.
- You to be in more pain than you would if negligence had not occurred.
- You to have a poorer prognosis than you would if negligence had not occurred.
- You to have a new injury that you would not have had if negligence had not occurred.
- You to have a new illness that you would not have had if negligence had not occurred.
- And more…
Negligence in a medical setting is not just restricted to operating theatres and hospital wards. If you have experienced negligence in a care home, dentist’s or GP’s surgery, birthing unit, blood testing unit or more, and you suffered because of it, then you could look into whether one of our panel of solicitors covering Castleford could help you make a medical negligence claim.
Have you been injured because of an avoidable accident at work? If your employer had taken steps to protect your health and safety, would the accident have occurred? Could you lose your job by making a workplace accident claim with a solicitor? These are all questions you could be asking yourself if you have been injured in a workplace accident. In this section, we hope to provide the answers.
Employers have a duty of care towards their employees. They should provide their workers with a safe working environment, in which risks are assessed and reduced accordingly. If they do not take care of your health and safety and you suffer injuries in an accident that should have been prevented had reasonable health and safety practices been observed, then you could look into making a claim for compensation.
When making injury claims against an employer, it could put your mind at rest to know that not only should your employer have an insurance policy to cover payouts for such claims, they are also not allowed to treat you differently because of your claim. In the unlikely event that they did so, they could be in further trouble.
Another thing it may be worth mentioning at this point is that it is not only accidents that could be claimed for. If you have developed an avoidable workplace condition, such as COPD, RSI, dermatitis, etc, and it was due to negligent health and safety provision by your employer, you could also make a claim for compensation. If you think you could have a claim, why not call our team to see if a solicitor from our panel could help you.
Accidents on holiday could be very frustrating and could even lessen the enjoyment of your holiday. If you have been injured on holiday, and it was not your fault, you could look into making accident on holiday claims for compensation. Our panel of solicitors covering Castleford could help you launch a claim even if you were injured in another country. If you have booked a package holiday with a UK tour operator that has at least two elements of your trip (accommodation, flights, transport, etc.) booked as a package, you could be claiming under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, which is actually a piece of UK legislation.
Even if you are claiming under the Montreal Convention for an incident on an international flight, a solicitor from the UK could help you make a claim. You could also use one of our panel of solicitors for certain claims for accidents on cruises, in foreign hotels and elsewhere on your holiday. To find out whether we could help connect you with a solicitor to take your claim further, simply call our team of trained advisors.
Some types of holiday claims you could make might include:
- Accidents causing injury in the airport (both domestic and foreign).
- Accidents causing injury on the aeroplane.
- Accidents causing injury at your hotel.
- Accidents causing injury on transfer or on pre-booked excursions.
- And more…
One type of claim that could be made something other than an accident on holiday could be holiday sickness claims. If improperly stored or prepared food has caused you to have food poisoning, or carbon monoxide poisoning in your hotel has made you ill, you could also look into making a claim with a solicitor.
In Wakefield North East and Rural District, between the months of November 2018 and October 2019, there were a number of violent and sexual offences recording – a total of 5,866. This evidences that violent and sexual crime does happen in the area, and if you have been the victim of such a crime and suffered injuries, then you may not be aware that you could make a claim through CICA. One of our panel of solicitors covering Castleford could help with this. The usual CICA time limit for claims is 2 years from the offence. However, there could be exceptions.
Claiming For Historic Abuse
You could also claim compensation for a criminal injury that happened some time ago if it was the result of historic abuse. A solicitor from our panel could look into whether an extension to the CICA claim time limit could be granted if you have not spoken out before because you struggled to process the abuse that you’d suffered. Please do get in touch if you’d like free confidential advice on this.
There are a huge number of accidents that could cause injury. It would not be possible for us to cover every eventuality in detail in this guide, but to give you an idea of some other types of accidents our panel of solicitors covering Castleford could help with, you could take a look at the list below, but do remember this list isn’t exhaustive:
- Slip, trip or falls.
- Injuries from accidents in public places (parks, theme parks, fairgrounds, shopping centres, etc.)
- Faulty product injuries.
- Beauty treatment injures.
- And more…
Essentially, if third-party liability could be proved for an accident that caused you to suffer injuries, you could make a claim with a solicitor.
There are many ways to decipher whether you may have been mis sold a pension, mortgage or other financial product. If the mis selling has caused you financial loss, then you could look into making a claim with a solicitor. Some instances that may lead you to launch a claim could include:
- Being mis sold a self-invested pension where you weren’t advised of the risks
- Being mis sold an annuity when you weren’t advised of fees associated with the annuity
- Being mis sold insurance as you weren’t asked about any health conditions
- Being mis sold a pension as you were only offered one option and pressure was put on you to take this option
The FCA stipulates that an advisor or institution registered with them should sell the most appropriate product for your needs, regardless of profit. They should also ensure you understand all the important information about the product. If they don’t practice these fair selling techniques, then you may be able to make a claim.
If your landlord broke the tenancy deposit rules by not protecting your deposit in an approved protection scheme, or they didn’t tell you where it was held, then a solicitor from our panel could help you claim compensation. Likewise, if your landlord unfairly held onto your deposit, despite you fulfilling conditions attached to it, you could seek legal assistance to claim compensation. Claims could bring you up to three times the rental deposit you initially paid.
Your landlord is legally required to place your deposit in a Government-approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) in order to successfully protect the full amount. If you do not receive written confirmation as to where this has been secured within 30 days of paying the deposit, you could hold your landlord accountable.
It should be noted that the compensation amount from a claim of this type could be up to three times the original amount paid. Call us today to discuss this in further detail.
If you have suffered housing disrepair and it has caused you injuries, illness or financial harm, then you could make a claim, but what is housing disrepair? Let us explain…
Housing disrepair could include anything within your property that is broken and needs to be fixed. This could include:
- Unsafe flooring.
- Broken heating systems.
- Broken windows or doors.
- Broken sanitary-ware.
- And more…
You could claim for disrepair if:
- It has caused you to suffer an injury (e.g. burns from broken hot water systems).
- It has caused you illness (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning from a broken gas heater).
- It has caused you financial harm (e.g. you’ve had to replace belongings damaged or destroyed by the disrepair).
If you’d like to look into whether a solicitor from our panel could help with following the protocol for such a claim, simply call our team.
Do you want to get in touch with the No Win No Fee Expert team?
● Get In Touch With Us
There are a few different ways you can get in touch. Calling 0800 073 8802, filling out the contact form or using the live chat are all options open to you.
● Discuss Your Situation
After talking to you about your situation, we will make an assessment as to whether we think you could be eligible to make a claim. If we think you are eligible, we could provide one of our panel of solicitors covering Castleford claims to help with yours.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Throughout the process we’ll stay in touch and update you on relevant developments. We’re also here if you need to ask us anything throughout your claim.
If you’re looking for some information on local Castleford services, you could find useful resources below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Castleford
If you are a claimant that is going through the personal injury claims process, you will need a medical assessment to be completed by an independent doctor so that your claim can be properly valued. Local doctors might include:
|Asad Nadeem Khan||Holiday Inn Wakefield - Meeting Rooms, Junction 40, Wakefield, WF5 9BE|
|Mark Innes Burgin||Back in Action Physiotherapy, Springwell House, 10 Agbrigg Road, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 6AF|
Open access emergency care for conditions that are less serious could be found at this hospital, with planned and day surgery services, rehabilitation and outpatient services too.
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
The Mid Yorks Trust operates hospitals in Pontefract, Dewsbury and Wakefield. It provides a range of medical and surgical services, as well as diagnostics and more…
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Trust Headquarters and Education Centre,
West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police HQ
PO Box 9,
Written by J.E.
Edited by H.E.