Our team at No Win No Fee Expert work with a panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Cheltenham to help clients carry out personal injury claims for all manner of situations in which they could be owed compensation from third party negligence, from tripping and falling on the pavement outside your house, to being injured while on holiday abroad.
This article is a guide to how you can make a claim with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel, read on for more information, call us on 0800 073 8802 to discuss your claim or fill out this contact form.
How Do You Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
A No Win No Fee claim works by your solicitor discussing and agreeing with you how much of your compensation fee they will take in the event of a successful compensation claim. This will be their payment, and in the event of an unsuccessful claim they will not ask for payment for their services. This arrangement could be beneficial to you if you do not have the means of paying for a solicitor up front before making a personal injury claim.
When you make a no win no fee agreement, you and your solicitor will discuss and agree beforehand how much of your compensation your solicitor will receive as their payment in the event of a successful claim. This is capped at 25% of the total settlement amount. However, in the event that you have made a valid claim, but you have not been awarded compensation, your solicitor will not expect you to pay for their services. This kind of arrangement will be beneficial for you if you have concerns about how you will be able to afford to pay a solicitors fees.
For more information, click here to read our in-depth guide to no win no fee agreements.
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- No Win No Fee Claims For Traffic Accidents In Cheltenham
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims In Cheltenham
- No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims In Cheltenham
- No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Criminal Abuse And Assault Claims
- Further Injury Claims Our Panel Of Solicitors Could Help You Make
- No Win No Fee Financial Mis-Selling Solicitors
- No Win No Fee Claims For Rent Deposit Disputes In Cheltenham
- Housing Disrepair Claims Against Landlords In Cheltenham
- Begin Your Cheltenham No Win No Fee Claim
- Helpful Resources In This Area
If you have been injured in a traffic accident in Cheltenham that was caused by the negligence of another road user, then you could be entitled to make personal injury claim with the assistance of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Cheltenham. You may have experienced a collision due to a negligent driver crashing into you, perhaps because they were following you too closely or because they crossed a red light, in which case you could make a compensation claim.
You could also claim if you crashed your car because you had to swerve an oncoming negligent driver or possibly a negligent pedestrian who walked into your path without looking before crossing the road. You could also be entitled if you were a passenger in a vehicle which was involved in a traffic accident in Cheltenham. Click here to see information on claims specifically relating to whiplash injuries.
Medical negligence claims can be made for a substandard of treatment from a doctor or a superbug contracted during your stay in hospital or for that matter any form of malpractice that has worsened your health rather than help you. A healthcare practitioner owes you a duty of care as a patient.
Perhaps a doctor failed to diagnose your condition or gave you a prescription that was incorrect. Maybe you had a tooth operation performed by a dentist, such as a root canal, which resulted in avoidable damage to healthy teeth. In more severe circumstances, you could have undergone surgery which went badly wrong, leading to surgical instruments being left inside your body or your internal organs being damaged.
In any case, if your injury or illness was the result of malpractice from a healthcare professional, you could be entitled to compensation.
Accident at work solicitors could help you claim compensation if you have suffered from a workplace injury or a long term workplace health problem which you believe could have been prevented if your employer had followed proper safety measures. These safety measures can include performing risk assessments, providing proper ventilation and proper lighting.
Additional health issues which could be prevented include:
- Hearing loss/Hand Arm Vibration syndrome can be prevented by providing employees with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). E.g. ear protection and gloves.
- Eye injuries can be prevented by providing protective goggles.
If you have suffered from any of these physical injuries and ailments, or if you have suffered from mental health problems such as work related stress, then contact our team to find out if you have grounds for an accident at work claim.
You could receive compensation for injuries you suffer in an accident outside of the UK in various circumstances. If you have been on holiday abroad using a package deal you booked with a UK holiday firm, then that firm could be liable for any injury or health problem you suffer in the arrangements provided by the tour operator. If you do make a claim against a holiday firm based locally, then the process would run just as a claim against any other UK company would under British law.
However, if your injury took place on aspects booked independently, for instance if you were injured in a club or a restaurant not connected to your package deal, then liability would be on the relevant party in the country where your holiday accident took place. If you wished to make a compensation claim against the party responsible for the incident, then that claim would have to be performed under that country’s laws.
We may be able to provide you with a lawyer from our panel who has the necessary qualifications to handle a claim in the given country in these circumstances. Call us today to discuss the details of your claim for more information.
We can connect you with no win no fee solicitors covering Cheltenham for criminal abuse compensation claims. If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, assault, or any other violent crime, then you could be entitled to criminal injury compensation.
Criminal injury compensation is awarded from the government’s Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA). For example, particularly violent or heinous crimes, such as domestic violence or acid attacks, can leave their victims with lifelong physical and psychological scars. Although receiving financial compensation cannot undo the physical and emotional damage that being the victim of a violent crime can cause, it may alleviate the victim’s difficult circumstances by covering the costs of medical bills, mental health support expenses, as well as covering for lost earnings due to an inability to work and any other living costs that the injury may have added to the victim’s life.
The usual time restrictions on making criminal injury claims (2 years) can be lifted in certain circumstances. It is understood that many victims may not want to come forward when the abuse and/or assault took place. As long as you report the incident to the police prior to beginning your claim, you could be entitled to put in a claim with our panel of no win no fee solicitors.
Whether you are in a shop, walking along a pavement or in a park you, will almost always be in a space which is owned by either some public or private entity if it can be entered as a member of the public. In such spaces, if an accident suffered was the fault of the owners of that space failing to ensure that it is safe for people to make use of, there could be grounds for a settlement amount.
For example, a local authority must make sure that equipment used by the public, such as playground equipment, is in working condition by ensuring that hazards are prevented. Sometimes a public place personal injury claim could be made for something as simple as a trip or slip by a defective pavement or pothole. However, the depth of such defectors must meet a specific criteria in order to make a claim. Local councils are responsible for maintaining roadways and pavements, therefore they could be held liable if people have tripped and fallen over due to broken, uneven or missing paving slabs and cobblestones. You can read more about slip, trip and fall accident claims on our website here.
Financial mis-selling is an instance in which you have bought a financial service, i.e. a pension scheme or PPI, from a bank or a financial advisor in which you were not given full or honest advice and you suffered financially as a result.
Examples of this could include:
- Not being provided with alternate options when having a certain product pitched at you
- Misinformation of certain financial risk that the product may entail
If you believe you have been pressured into buying a certain product, you could be entitle to make a claim.
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Cheltenham could also help you make a claim for a withheld deposit by your landlord. By law, your landlord is required to ensure that your tenancy deposit is kept safe and available to be returned in full at the end of your tenancy (unless there is a valid reason to deduct an amount) by putting it in an accredited Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).
The law also requires that this be done within thirty days of receiving your deposit and that you should be provided with written confirmation of this. Your landlord be liable for failing to uphold these obligations and as a result you could make a compensation claim for your lost deposit. You can read more details about rent dispute claims on the website of Shelter, the housing charity.
You may be wondering “What is a housing disrepair claim?” A housing disrepair claim is a claim that you can make if you are living in rented accommodation and you have suffered an injury or health problem related to the condition of disrepair of your home. If this is the case, it means that your council housing authority, housing association or landlord could be acting outside of the law by not fulfilling their obligation to provide you with safe and habitable accommodation after you have reported the disrepair. In cases like this, you are entitled to make a housing disrepair claim against the authority responsible.
Examples of health problems caused by housing disrepair may include:
- The risk of electrocution by faulty or exposed wiring.
- The threat of cold related health issues in winter in accommodation which lacks functioning central heating or has draughts caused by damaged or poorly fitted windows and doors.
- The threat of health problems caused by constant exposure to mould and damp.
Get In Touch With Us
To begin the process of making a no win no fee claim, get in touch with us today. Call us on our 24/7 phone line 0800 073 8802 or fill in our website’s contact page for our team to ring you back at a suitable time. You can also use our line to ask some questions of our team of advisors if you are still unsure about whether or not you should try to make a personal injury claim.
Discuss Your Situation
If you call us about starting a claim, our advisors will ask you about your personal injury claim, such as where it happened, when it happened, how much evidence do you already have and so on.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Our panel of personal injury solicitors will keep in touch with you regularly during the course of your claim. They will keep you updated any new developments.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Cheltenham
In the table below are some of the doctors from our panel who cover medical examinations for claims based in the Cheltenham area.
|Geoff Hogg||147 Hales Road,
|Patrick Kirwin||2 Brunswick Buildings,
Cheltenham General Hospital
Cheltenham General Hospital has 345 beds, plus additional beds in a private practice wing. It has an A&E wing and has state-of-the-art cancer screening and treatment services.
Cheltenham General Hospital,
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital and other NHS services across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
Cheltenham General Hospital,
Gloucester City Council
92 Westgate St,
1 Waterwells Dr,
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Written by J.K.
Edited by H.E.