If you’ve obtained an injury from an accident that was not your fault, or you’ve suffered medical malpractice that caused your health to suffer, you may already be aware that you could make a compensation claim. However, do you also know you could make claims for financial losses because of damages in housing disrepair or the mis selling of financial products? With no win no fee solicitors covering Chatham, you could. Here at No Win No Fee Expert, we could provide a no win no fee solicitor from our panel for a number of different types of cases, whether it’s injuries from a train accident in Chatham, Kent, or compensation for an injury that happened while on holiday. But what is no win no fee legal assistance? How does it work, and are there charges upfront involved? Here, we take you through the information you’ll need to know when making a personal injury claim or financial compensation claim with a no win no fee solicitor. If, at the end of this guide, you still have questions, or you’d like us to help you begin a claim, just call 0800 073 8802. We’re always ready to listen and advise.
How Do I Claim With A No Win No Fee Solicitor?
Whether you wish to make a claim with a personal injury solicitor, or you’re looking into getting financial compensation for a mis sold pension, claiming on a no win no fee basis could be beneficial. The way that no win no fee claims works is:
- You could talk to No Win No Fee Expert.
- We could assess whether we feel that a personal injury lawyer or financial compensation lawyer would be likely to take on the claim for you.
- We will then connect you to our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Chatham claims.
- They would then issue a no win no fee agreement to you – this would break down the conditions of your agreement such as the percentage of your settlement they would accept as legal fees (this cannot be more than 25%).
- You and your lawyer would sign the agreement.
- The lawyer could then begin to put together your claim.
- If successful, you will receive your compensation.
- Your solicitor will deduct their pre-agreed fee and then forward the remaining onto you.
As you can see, nowhere in this process does it say that you have to pay your lawyer upfront for their representation.
Now you know a little more about how no win no fee solicitors covering Chatham work, we can take you through the types of claims you could make with such a solicitor.
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- Chatham Road Traffic Accident Claims
- Chatham Medical Malpractice And Negligence Claims
- No Win No Fee Chatham Injury At Work Claims
- Claim Compensation For An injury Abroad
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims
- Additional Types Of Injury Claims
- Financial Mis-Selling Compensation Claims
- Claims For Unprotected Or Withheld Rental Deposits
- Damages In Housing Disrepair Cases
- Begin A No Win No Fee Claim
- Helpful Service Providers Covering Chatham
Have you suffered a whiplash injury in an accident in Chatham Kent? Were you injured because you were in a taxi that was driven erratically and then crashed? If so, a personal injury lawyer working on a no win no fee basis could take on your claim for compensation. Whether you suffered injury in a Chatham Kent car accident or were injured while riding a motorbike, if the accident was someone else’s fault, then you could make a road traffic accident claim.
Accidents on UK roads can and do happen. Although figures appear to be lower than in previous years, in 2017, there were 160,597 people injured of all severities because of accidents on UK roads according to government statistics. Claims, where you have been injured as a result of a third parties negligence on the road, could include;
- Untraced driver claims and uninsured driver claims – (These could be made to the MIB)
- Motorcycle accidents – Whether you were knocked off your bike, or someone ran into you through no fault of your own.
- Car accidents – Whether you were injured as a driver or a passenger by a negligent road user, you could be entitled to compensation.
- Pedestrian accidents – If you have been hit by a car, or one has run over your foot, if it was the driver’s fault, you could make a claim.
- Cyclist accidents – Personal injury claims could also be made for cyclists, if road users act irresponsibly on the road, injuring them.
If you feel that your accident on the road was not your fault, and someone else was responsible, you could make a claim through our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Chatham.
Medical malpractice is another reason that people may wish to make a compensation claim. Whether you have suffered negligence at the GP surgery, at the hospital, at the dentist, at a care home or somewhere else, healthcare staff have a duty of care towards you, and if they fail in their duty and you are unnecessarily harmed, you could be eligible for compensation.
Proving medical malpractice could be complicated in some cases, especially where pre-existing conditions are concerned. This is where a no win no fee solicitor with malpractice experience could be beneficial as their knowledge of how to put together a strong argument for cases similar to yours could lead you to receive the compensation that you deserve.
Making an injury at work claim could come with some degree of trepidation for claimants. After all, they would be claiming against their employer, and they may feel that their employer would treat them in a different way because of claims they are making. However, it could be reassuring to know that your employer should not, legally, treat you any differently, and if they did so, they could be sued for their actions. It might also be reassuring to know that your employer should be insured for this type of claim, and that you could be highlighting issues by making a claim that could be rectified by your employer, leading to a safer workplace for your colleagues.
But what types of accident at work claim could you make? Let us take a look.
Work accident claims – A one-off accident such as a slip, trip or fall, or a burn injury, crush injury or other injury caused by a one-time event could lead to you being able to make a claim. Your employer is by law required to look after your health and safety and if you suffer some sort of work accidents that could have been prevented causing you an avoidable injury, you could be in a position to make a claim for compensation.
Ways in which your employer could reduce risks in the workplace could include:
- Providing relevant personal protective equipment for you to do your job safely.
- Offering the relevant health and safety training for your role.
- Ensuring that the workplace is free from foreseeable risks that can be reduced/removed.
Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list. The risk reduction measures taken by your employer would be different depending on the type of work you do and the workplace environment you work in.
Work-related conditions/industrial illnesses are another way in which you could make a workers compensation claim. If there were risks of you contracting a specific condition or illness, and your employer did not work to reduce these risks to a reasonable level and if you then went on to develop the condition, you could potentially hold your employer liable for the condition you’ve suffered. If this is the position you find yourself in, you could consider making a compensation claim with our panel of no win no fee solicitors.
Were you injured abroad on holiday? Was it someone else’s fault? Could you make a compensation claim for injuries or illnesses suffered while you were on your holiday? Let us take a look below.
If you were injured in an incident that wasn’t your fault:
- At the airport
- On a plane
- On a train
- In transfer to your accommodation
- At your accommodation
- On an excursion
- While undertaking water sports
You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation if it can be proven that third party negligence was the cause of your suffering.
There are many types of legislation and regulations that you could make a holiday accident claim under. If you booked your holiday as a package with a UK tour operator, with two or more entities booked together, you could be covered within the package travel regulations. If you booked your flight independently and if through negligence of the airline suffered an injury or illness that could have been avoided, you could be covered under the Montreal Convention. If you booked a domestic flight, you could be covered by UK law, and if you booked private accommodation, you could be covered by the laws of the country the accommodation is based in. As you can see, it might be difficult to ascertain who could be liable.
It may be worth mentioning at this point that your personal injury claims time limit might differ depending on the regulations and laws you were claiming under. A no win no fee solicitor would be able to inform you of how long you could have to claim.
The police.uk website provides statistics covering a wide variety of areas, and the crimes reported there. According to their site, between October 2018 and September 2019, 1229 incidences of violent and sexual offences were reported in Chatham central. If you’ve been a victim of a violent or sexual crime, did you know that if you reported it to the police, there could be a chance you could make a claim through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA). Of course, you could make a claim for criminal injuries compensation alone, but having a no win no fee solicitor on your side could maximise the amount of compensation you could receive, as well as making the process perhaps less stressful for you. You could make a claim as a person who has tried to stop a crime and been injured, as someone who has been injured because of an assault, or even as someone that witnessed a horrific crime and suffered psychological trauma as a result.
While the time limits for most CICA claims are set at 2 years from the incident, if you have been traumatised by historical abuse, then you could have longer to claim. This is because it could have taken you some time to process and be able to talk about the abuse, so you may have lacked the emotional capacity to report it previously. This could be taken into account when making a claim.
Whatever accident you’ve been injured in, whether it’s a slip at a shopping centre, a fall at a farm, an allergic reaction at a restaurant because you weren’t informed of food allergens, or when a faulty product causes injury, if someone else was liable that owed you a duty of a care, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
If you’re not quite sure as to whether you could have a claim, please call us for advice.
The Financial Conduct Authority requires that financial advisors sell financial products in a fair and transparent way, offering you the most suitable option, regardless of the profit they’d make on it. However, mis selling could and has happened, and if you’ve been a victim of mis selling, you may have suffered financially as a result.
Examples of where you could have been mis sold a financial product and suffered financial harm are;
- Not been informed of risks.
- Not been sold a suitable product.
- Not been informed of charges.
- Been pressured into deciding on a product.
- Not been offered alternatives.
When you pay a deposit to your landlord, they are required to protect it, and if they haven’t done so, you could have a claim. You could also have a claim if they have incorrectly held your deposit despite the deposit return conditions being met. If you’d like to know whether a no win no fee solicitor could help you claim for an unprotected or withheld rental deposit, simply call the team at No Win No Fee Expert and we’ll ascertain whether one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Chatham could help you claim compensation.
Claiming damages in housing disrepair cases couldn’t be easier with our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Chatham. You could benefit from their experience if you can prove that you have suffered:
- Personal injury because of disrepair such as damp/mould causing illness or faulty heating causing burns etc
- Financial harm because of your belongings being destroyed by disrepair (water leaks etc)
- Financial harm because your energy bills were much higher because of the disrepair.
If you could prove you had informed your landlord correctly about the disrepair and they did not take steps to repair it, then you could potentially claim compensation.
If you think you may be ready to go ahead with a claim…
● Get In Touch With Us
● Discuss Your Situation
We’re always happy to give advice, so if you have any queries about whether you have a claim, or you’d like any questions answered, we’ll chat about your needs and help you as best we can. We could also offer to provide you with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Chatham for your claim.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors are not based in Chatham but can cover the area with ease. They won’t just leave you in the dark when it comes to your claim’s progress. They will contact you to update you on your claim and if you want to ask them anything about your claim while it’s progressing, they’re available via email and over the telephone.
You can find details of service providers in the area that could be useful here.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Chatham
Whether you’ve been a victim of clinical negligence or suffered an accident at work, your medical evidence would need to be corroborated by an independent expert. We work with a panel of doctors covering Chatham:
|Abhinav Gulihar||Bluebell Physiotherapy, Warren Road, Hilltop Farm, Blue Bell Hill, Chatham, ME5 9RD|
|Salman Baig||Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham, Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9SF|
Medway Maritime Hospital
At Medway Maritime Hospital you could benefit from services including Accident and Emergency and general surgical and medical services.
Medway Maritime Hospital
37-39 Balmoral Rd,
Kent Police Headquarters
Written by JE.
Edited by CE.