Are you considering making a compensation claim for an accident you’ve had that was someone else’s fault? Or do you feel you could be owed compensation from your landlord because of disrepair to your home or because they did not protect your tenancy deposit? Or perhaps you were mis sold a pension or investment.
Whichever position you might have found yourself in, claiming compensation need not require you to pay money upfront for legal assistance. Here at No Win No Fee Expert, we believe claimants should be able to go ahead with claims without paying a lawyer upfront, which is why we provide no win no fee solicitors covering Gloucester for a wide variety of personal injury claims and other financial compensation claims. We can be reached on 0800 073 8802 at any time, but why not take a look below to find out more about how no win no fee solicitors covering Gloucestershire work, and why it could be beneficial to use one for your claim. We’ll also explain the types of claims that could be made with their assistance.
Explaining No Win No Fee Agreements
Before we explain how no win no fee claims work, let’s see why you might prefer to opt for legal assistance with making a personal injury claim or another compensation claim. Although you could make a claim for compensation without using a lawyer in most cases, we would not advise this. Some compensation cases could be complex and finding proof of liability in some cases could be tricky. In order to have a good chance of being able to claim the compensation you deserve, you might benefit from having no win no fee solicitors covering Gloucester claims, as they could bring years of experience and training to your claim, allowing them to build a strong case on your behalf that could be difficult to refute. If you don’t have past experience with the law, you could, if you make a claim alone, miss something important out of your claim, and you may not know what would constitute a good compensation offer, so you could settle for less than your claim could really be worth.
What could put people off taking this legal assistance is that they could assume payment could be required upfront. With a no win no fee solicitor this is not the case.
A solicitor working in this manner would require you to sign a no win no fee agreement, however, for your claim to proceed. This is a document that explains when fees are payable, and the level they are set at, as well as the conditions that apply to you making such a payment. Usually, these agreements set out a percentage of the compensation settlement that would be used to pay your lawyer on condition that they secure compensation for you. If you are nervous about the majority of the compensation settlement being used for legal fees, then knowing that the government has capped this percentage at 25% might ease your mind. Payment would be due once the settlement was paid, which means you would not use any of your own funds to pay your lawyer. Instead, the pre-agreed percentage would be deducted from the payout, with the rest coming to benefit you.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- No Win No Fee Road Or Car Accident Solicitors Covering Gloucester
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Gloucester
- No Win No Fee Gloucester Accident At Work Injury Claims
- Holiday Injury Claims And Accidents Abroad
- Criminal Abuse And Assault Compensation Claims
- Additional Accident, Injury And Industrial Disease Claims
- Financial Mis Selling Compensation Claim Examples
- No Win No Fee Gloucester Tenant Deposit Claims
- No Win No Fee Housing Disrepair Solicitors
- Claim With A No Win No fee Solicitor Covering Gloucester
- Gloucester Claimant Resources
According to the government’s statistics, 1793 deaths on UK roads were reported in 2017. In addition to this, 24,831 serious casualties were reported in the same period. Accidents on UK roads could happen on any type of road, in any type of vehicle and could cause a wide variety of injuries. Whether you have suffered whiplash or back injuries, concussion or broken bones, if an accident on the roads was someone else’s fault, then you could claim compensation with the assistance of no win no fee car accident solicitors.
You could claim road accident compensation not just for the injuries you have suffered physically, but for mental trauma as well. On top of this, if there are financial consequences of your road accident, you could also claim for these as special damages. This could include things like losses of earnings (if you’ve required convalescence time at home and haven’t been able to work), medical costs (which could include adaptations to your home or prescription costs) and travel costs (to medical appointments for example).
If you have a long rehabilitation period ahead of you, it may even be possible for no win no fee solicitors covering Gloucester to apply for interim payments as part of your no win no fee accident claim.
The types of accidents you could claim compensation for could include head-on collisions, rear-end shunts, being knocked over at a crossing, being sideswiped or something else. If a driver was not paying attention or drove dangerously or recklessly and caused an accident, you could make a claim if you are injured. This could be the case whether you are a passenger, driver, motorcyclist, pedestrian or cyclist. You could even claim if the driver could not be traced after an accident. The MIB exists to compensate claimants for accidents where drivers are untraceable or uninsured, so your no win no fee solicitor could put a claim to the MIB for compensation on your behalf.
A personal injury solicitor could also help with medical negligence claims. Whether you have suffered negligence on the NHS, or through private treatment, if your health has been harmed in some way, you could benefit from the assistance of no win no fee medical negligence solicitors.
Proving medical negligence could be complicated. If you have a pre-existing condition or your medical condition is complex, you may find it difficult to go ahead with a claim on your own. With assistance from no win no fee solicitors handling Gloucester claims, they could bring extensive experience to your claim, allowing you to recover while they do the hard work of putting together the proof needed to make a successful claim. But what type of medical negligence could a no win no fee solicitor assist with? Here are just a few examples of what could lead to a claim.
- Birth negligence – including poor monitoring, failure to spot signs of distress, incorrect use of birthing tools and more
- Doctor/GP negligence – Including misdiagnosis, prescription errors, late diagnosis
- Hospital negligence – A&E negligence in spotting clear signs of illness/injury, hospital-acquired infection
- Dental negligence -Damage to a healthy tooth, negligent advice, failure to spot oral cancer
- Care home negligence – Poor bedsore management, incorrect medication given
- And more…
Whatever type of clinical negligence you’ve suffered, our panel of no win no fee solicitors handling Gloucester claims could assist with getting you the compensation you deserve.
Making a no win no fee accident at work claim without a no win no fee solicitor could be tricky. After all, going directly to an employer with your claim could feel a little awkward. Using a personal injury lawyer could make things a little easier for you – as the solicitor would handle all the claims paperwork and you could just get on with your recovery, returning to work when appropriate. Your employer shouldn’t treat you any differently than any other employee because of your claim; there is legislation to protect you from this. And making a claim against an employer could save another employee from suffering the same sort of injury/condition as you have suffered. As well as this, your employer should have insurance to pay your settlement, so you need not fear it would put your employer out of business.
But, what sort of no win no fee claims could you make against an employer?
The first type of claim we will look at is a no win no fee accident at work claim. No win no fee solicitors covering Gloucester could assist with:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Crush injuries
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Burns and scalds
- And more
If an accident at work could have been prevented had your employer taken action to reduce risks; for example, by providing PPE, risk assessing tasks and employing risk reduction measures, training you properly or checking and maintaining equipment, and their failure to do so led to you being injured, a no win no fee solicitor could help you claim compensation.
The other type of work-related claim that no win no fee solicitors covering Gloucestershire could help you with involve conditions that develop over a longer period of time. These could include:
- Vibration White Finger
- Industrial Deafness
- And more…
If foreseeable risks existed of you developing such a condition and your employer did not act to reduce them, then they could be deemed liable for the condition, and therefore could be required to pay you compensation if you went ahead with a claim.
No matter where in the world you’ve travelled to, if you have fallen ill or become injured because of an accident that was not your fault, holiday claims solicitors could help you.
You could claim for accidents that happen at the airport, while embarking or disembarking the aircraft or train (or other mode of transport), while in transfer to your hotel, or in your hotel or resort. Whether you’ve suffered food poisoning because of questionable hygiene practices in the hotel restaurant, or tripped on uneven steps leading from the aircraft, if an accident was not your fault and you suffered injury, then you could consider making a claim.
There could be a variety of different laws and regulations you could be covered by for accidents that could happen while travelling, at the airport, or in the country of destination. These could include:
Depending on whether you are covered under UK law, international law or the law of the country of destination, the personal injury claims time limit could differ. It could be a good idea to speak to no win no fee solicitors covering Gloucester to get an idea of how long you have to claim.
If you’re considering making an assault compensation claim in Gloucester, you may not be alone. According to police.uk, between 2018 (September) and 2019 (August), there were 948 reports of violent and sexual offences. If you were injured as a victim of an assault, then you could consider finding no win no fee solicitors handling Gloucester claims to assist with a claim through CICA, a government agency that compensates victims of violent crimes. You could also claim if you suffered emotional trauma for witnessing something like this, or if you were injured trying to stop a crime from occurring. There is only a 2 year time limit within which you could claim in most cases, though, so it might be a good idea to find a no win no fee solicitor sooner rather than later for your claim.
Sexual abuse time limits
However, if it’s sexual abuse or historical abuse you’ve suffered, the time limit could be extended. This may be because it could be that you did not mentally deal with the abuse at the time and it could have taken some years to come to terms with. You may only be ready to talk about it and report it now, and if this is the case, your no win no fee solicitor could argue for an extension to the time limit for your assault compensation claim.
It is not just the claims mentioned above that you could use the services of a no win no fee solicitor for. A no win no fee accident claim could be made for incidents involving trips and falls, accidents in public places, defective product accidents and more.
In addition, although we mentioned industrial disease earlier in this guide, these claims are not always made against an employer. If the owner of a building did not take steps to prevent asbestos exposure, for example, and your employer was unaware of its existence in the building, the building owner could be held liable for your industrial disease.
The FCA has put in place stipulations for financial advisors that means mis selling should not happen. However, there have been cases to hit the media over pension and investment mis selling, so this could still happen. A no win no fee solicitor could assist with financial mis selling claims for any financial product that was mis sold, whether it was because you were not told of the risks, offered more than one option, or did not have the right information to make an informed decision.
A no win no fee landlord deposit claim could be made if your landlord has failed to follow rules for proper deposit protection. If they haven’t secured your deposit in one of the three UK approved schemes or haven’t written to you to tell you where your deposit was held within the stipulated time period, you could have a claim for compensation.
No win no fee solicitors covering Gloucester could help you secure between one and three times the amount of initial deposit.
If you’ve had a boiler that did not work, leaking water pipes, broken windows or doors or mould, or any other form of disrepair, then you should contact your landlord to fix these issues. If they do not, and your personal possessions were damaged or destroyed, or you had to pay higher energy bills due to the disrepair, no win no fee solicitors covering Gloucester could help to handle your disrepair claims.
Here at No Win No Fee Expert, we could provide no win no fee housing disrepair solicitors for these claims and personal injury claims that occur because of disrepair.
Are you no ready to begin your search for a no win no fee solicitor for your claim? If so:
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Some more information for Gloucester claimants can be found below.
Medical Examinations In Gloucester May Be Carried Out By These Doctors
Personal injury claims require medical evidence to confirm your medical condition and any injuries you’ve suffered. You would be required to have an appointment with a medic but this could be handled close to you. Some local experts include:
|Louise Whyte||Gloucester Chiropractic Clinic, 31 St. Michael’s Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX|
|Mike Glassborow||Gloucester Chiropractic Clinic, 31 St. Michael’s Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX|
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Gloucestershire Royal provides services including A&E and acute medical services, as well as cardiology and children’s services.
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Great Western Road,
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
This trust covers Gloucestershire Royal, Cheltenham General and Stroud Maternity Services.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucester City Council
Gloucester City Council
PO Box 3252
Gloucestershire Constabulary County Police Headquarters.
Written by J.E.
Edited by H.E.