This guide is going to cover when you could use a no win no fee solicitor to help you seek compensation. Specifically, we’re going to look at when no win no fee solicitors covering Corby could help you make a claim. We aim to cover the types of compensation claims that could be made. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors are not based in Corby but can cover the area with ease.
If you’d like to discuss starting a claim today, call us on 0800 073 8802. We’ll assess your claim for free and let you know if could be eligible for a compensation payment.
Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about making a claim, please continue reading.
What Is A No Win No Fee Claim?
A no win no fee claim is one where the claimant hires a solicitor to help make their claim but doesn’t have to pay the solicitors fees unless they receive compensation. There are no fees to pay upfront and when a claim is successful, the solicitor deducts their fees from the compensation. This is known as a success fee and is limited to 25% of any compensation received.
Not all injuries will be eligible for a no win no fee service though. Your solicitor will need to see that you were made to suffer because a third party owed you a duty of care that they breached and it caused you to suffer unnecessarily as a result. That can be applied to claims for injuries as well as for financial losses.
Each type of claim has a time limited attached to it. Generally, the personal injury claims time limit is 3-years from the date of an accident or injury diagnosis. In other cases, the time limit might be more or less than 3-years. To discuss the time limit that applies in your case, please contact us.
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- Corby Road Traffic Accident Claims
- Medical Malpractice Compensation
- Compensation Claims For Work Injuries In Corby
- No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Claims
- Sexual Abuse, Assault Or Criminal Injury Claims
- Other Accident Claims
- Claims For The Mis Selling Of Financial Products
- Rental Deposit Compensation Claims
- Corby Landlord Disrepair Compensation Claims
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- Helpful Information For The Corby Area
Corby Road Traffic Accident Claims
If you’re involved in a road traffic accident such as a Corby bus accident, a car accident in Corby or bicycle accident, you could sue another road user if they caused the accident through negligence. In the heat of the moment, your first thought won’t always be about gathering evidence. However, it’s really important to try and get some before the scene of the accident is cleared.
If possible, you should try to:
- Take photographs of the accident showing where vehicles ended up.
- Ask witnesses for details of what they saw.
- Speak with the other road user and get their details.
- Visit the doctor or a hospital to get your injuries assessed.
- Look for CCTV or dashcam footage as further evidence.
In any Corby car accident, there are a range of injuries which can occur including:
- Broken bones.
- Sprained wrists and damage to the hands.
- Soft tissue damage.
- Cuts and lacerations.
- Neck injuries and whiplash.
- Head injuries.
- Back injuries.
Medical Malpractice Compensation
Another type of claim no win no fee solicitor’s covering Corby could help with is one for medical malpractice. You could claim if you’ve been made ill or suffered an injury due to the negligence of a medical professional.
Possible medical malpractice claims include:
- Misdiagnosis of a condition which leads to suffering because of a delay in treatment.
- Medication errors which cause illness or unwanted side effects.
- Illnesses caused by hospital super bugs like MRSA.
- Pain caused because of an anaesthetic error.
- Negligence in cosmetic, medical or dental surgery which causes an injury.
- Avoidable injuries in childbirth.
- Negligence in care homes which leads to injuries such as bed sores.
Compensation Claims For Work Injuries In Corby
You could use a personal injury lawyer offering no win no fee services to claim compensation following an accident at work if it was caused by your employer’s negligence.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), employers need to keep staff as safe as possible. Of course, no work environment is going to be completely safe at all times, but the employer needs to take steps to reduce risks where possible.
You could be able to make a work injury compensation claim if you’re involved in an accident that caused you an unnecessary injury if it was as a result of:
- Damaged, faulty or unmaintained machinery or equipment.
- Poor supervision or a lack of proper training.
- Missing or ineffective personal protective equipment.
No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Claims
If you become ill or suffer an injury whilst on holiday abroad, you could still claim compensation. If the accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, then a holiday injury claim could be possible. It might be against the person responsible if you booked your holiday independently or it could be against your holiday company if the accident happened while using a service provided by your package holiday provider.
If you have been made ill or if you have been injured through no fault of your own, our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Corby, Northamptonshire could help with claims such as:
- Hire car accidents.
- Airport transfer accidents.
- Hotel accidents including swimming pool or gym accidents.
- Food poisoning claims.
- Cruise ship accidents.
- Excursion accidents.
- Airport or flight-based accidents.
Sexual Abuse, Assault Or Criminal Injury Claims
When you’re injured during a violent crime, you might not be able to bring a personal injury claim against the criminal but there is an alternative way of seeking compensation. The government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) can award you what is known as criminal injury compensation for any physical and psychological injuries.
There is a 2-year time limit for CICA claims but that can be waived in some circumstances of historical sexual abuse. It is important to mention that the criteria for such a claim is different from that of personal injury claims. If you’d like advice on beginning a CICA claim, call one of our advisors today.
Other Accident Claims
Here are a few more no win no fee personal injury claims that you could make:
- Accidents in Public Places.
If you’re injured in a public place such as a supermarket, train station, shop or public highway, you might be entitled to compensation if the business or local authority responsible for the area can be shown to have been negligent and the cause of your injuries.
- Accidents Involving Children.
As a child isn’t allowed to represent themselves legally, the law allows responsible adults to act on their behalf in claims for compensation. They have the right to claim themselves when they become an adult, so long as they do so within 3-years (before they become 21-years old).
- Slips, Trips or Falls
It’s probably no surprise that a slip, trip or fall accident is one of the most common types of personal injury claims according to the HSE. If you are injured in such an accident, if it was somebody else’s fault, you could be entitled to compensation. We advise that you report the accident, photograph the scene and gather the details of any witnesses. You should also visit a GP or Corby Community Hospital accident and emergency department for the treatment of your injuries.
Claims For The Mis Selling Of Financial Products
The mis-selling of financial products has been monitored closely over recent years by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). They’ve imposed strict rules on financial advisors which means, if you have lost out financially because of poor or negligent advice, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Reasons why you might be entitled to claim include:
- Where the advisor failed to inform you of the charges, fees or conditions linked to the product.
- If you were put under any form of pressure to make a purchase.
- When you were only offered one or two products meaning you couldn’t make an informed decision.
- If your health and lifestyle weren’t discussed before a product was offered.
- When the advisor recommended moving money out of a workplace pension fund.
- If you were sold a high-risk product when you’d explained you didn’t want to risk your money.
Rental Deposit Compensation Claims
When you rent a property, if you pay a security deposit, the landlord has to place it into a government backed Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). They’re designed to ensure deposits are only withheld if there’s a valid reason (unpaid bills, property damage etc). In some cases, you could use no win no fee solicitors covering Corby to claim for deposit disputes. Examples include:
- If your deposit isn’t placed into an appropriate scheme within 30 days.
- If the landlord fails to tell you, in writing, which scheme they’ve used.
- Or if the deposit is withdrawn from the TDS before your tenancy comes to an end.
Corby Landlord Disrepair Compensation Claims
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Corby could help you claim compensation if your rented property has fallen into disrepair and it has caused you to become ill, injured or lose out financially. Your landlord, whether it be the council, a housing association or a private landlord, has a responsibility to fix problems such as:
- Electrical hazards.
- Leaks and blocked drains.
- Broken hot water or heating.
- Structural defects.
- Damp or mould.
Claims could be possible for injuries sustained in the property, communal areas, gardens, and entrance areas. Try to keep evidence that you’ve reported a fault to the landlord such as text messages or emails. To discuss your circumstances further, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Helpful Information For The Corby Area
During any claim, you might need to contact a local service provider at some point. Therefore, to save time, we’ve provided details of the more common services you might need below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Corby
As your personal injury claim progresses, your no win no solicitor will need you to visit an independent doctor for a medical assessment. Our panel of solicitors work with a panel of doctors who are based all over the UK, and will always try to make sure that your assessment is as local as possible. Here are a few of the doctors for our panel local to Corby:
|Hisham Haq||George Street,
Corby, NN17 1QE
|Saeed Malik||KB Therapy Clinic,
Northampton, NN5 5ED
|Shams Tabraiz||Watering Lane,
Northampton, NN4 0XW.
The medical report will be used by solicitor to work out how much compensation your claim is worth. The process involves a medical examination by the doctor, and they’ll ask you a number of questions too. Based on your answers they’ll provide a report which will explain your injuries, their severity and the short-term or long-term impact on your life.
Corby Community Hospital
The details below are for the local hospital in Corby should you need to get in touch with them.
Corby Community Hospital
Corby, NN17 2UN.
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
To contact the NHS trust providing services in Corby, use the details shown below.
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kettering, NN15 6XR.
Corby Borough Council
If you need to request information from the local authority, here are their details.
Corby Borough Council
The Corby Cube,
Corby, NN17 1QG.
To contact the local police headquarters, you can use the details below.
Northamptonshire Police Headquarters
Wootton Hall Park,
Northampton, NN4 0JQ.
Written by BT.
Edited by CE.