Do you know that you may be able to make a compensation claim any time you are harmed in a way that was not your fault? As long as it can be proven a third party was responsible for your injuries, illness or financial loss, and you are within the time limit that applies to your circumstances, you could have a valid basis for a claim.
This online guide will try and cover many of the most common kinds of claims that No Win No Fee solicitors covering Hounslow can assist with. If you need further free legal advice, please speak to our claims team on 0800 073 8802. They can provide you with all of the help and assistance you might need.
When Can You Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
You can use the services of a No Win No Fee solicitor to minimise the financial risks of making a compensation claim. This is because, under a No Win No Fee arrangement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), the solicitor’s fee is dependent upon your claim being successful. What this means is that:
- You won’t need to pay any fee to the solicitor to have them start working on your claim for you.
- You won’t be asked to pay any ongoing fees to your solicitor while the claim is being processed. With some claims, this stage can take quite some time, and you won’t be asked to pay a thing until the claim is resolved.
- If your solicitor was not able to secure you any form of compensation settlement, you won’t be asked to pay any solicitors fees.
- Before the solicitor started working on your claim, they will have agreed on an overall percentage of the compensation received that they can take as their fee. When the solicitor receives a compensation payment, they will deduct this fee from the money they have received on your behalf, before passing you the remainder.
If things are still not clear, and you need a further explanation of how making a claim under a CFA works, simply call our claims team on the telephone number near the bottom of this guide. They will go over things in more depth. You may also like to read our complete guide to making a claim under a CFA by clicking here.
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- Hounslow Road And Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
- Examples Of When Medical Negligence Payouts May Be Made
- No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims Advice
- No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Claims
- Criminal Injury And Assault Compensation Claims
- What Other Personal Injury Claims an I Make?
- Mis Sold Pension And Financial Service Claims
- How To Raise A Tenancy Deposit Dispute Claim
- Claims For Disrepair In Council Housing Or Privately Rented Properties
- How To Talk To Our Team
- Services Covering The Hounslow Area
Hounslow Road And Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
If you were to be injured in a Hounslow traffic accident, then you could have the basis of a valid claim if a third party was the cause. In 2018, the Department of Transport published a report that shows that in the period of 2017 – 2018, there were 160,597 injuries caused by accidents on UK roads. Road Traffic Accidents (RTA’s) are still quite common in the UK. A Hounslow road accident could be a car accident, an accident involving a pedestrian, or a passenger of a vehicle being injured in an accident, or any other form of RTA. For example:
- A pedestrian is crossing the road using a zebra crossing. A car is approaching the crossing far too rapidly, as the driver is driving under the influence of and is speeding. The car hits the pedestrian, causing their death.
- A passenger on a bus suffers a minor case of whiplash, when the bus hits an automated traffic control bollard that failed to sense the bus approach and open up the road.
- A motorcyclist is hit by a hazard warning sign that falls of the back of a lorry. The motorcyclist crashes in the curb and falls off, fracturing their collar bone and several ribs.
Each of these examples shows how another road user, or some other legal entity such a business, can cause a hazard which results in the claimant being harmed. We can help you to make your own RTA claim. Speak to our claims team today to proceed.
Examples Of When Medical Negligence Payouts May Be Made
In examples of medical negligence payouts, we find that the same basic criteria are fulfilled, in order for a claim to be valid, and the patient eligible to pursue compensation. Firstly, the medical professional involved must have had a duty of care towards the patient. Secondly, this duty of care was not met, and this caused harm to the patient. Finally, the duty of care could have been fulfilled had the medical professional taken alternative action. The onus is always on the claimant to prove that clinical negligence took place.
If you believe that you have been harmed by the actions of a medical professional and it could be construed as clinical negligence, speak to one of our claim advisors. They will go over your circumstances with you, and let you know whether your claim is valid. If it is, we can connect you to an experienced medical negligence solicitor from our panel to process the claim for you.
No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims Advice
In the UK, every company that employs staff has to comply with all of the applicable rules and regulations that pertain to workplace safety. An employer must follow all of the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that relates to its core business operation. For example, a nightclub must comply with all health and safety regulations that apply to the hospitality sector. When compliance is not met, it can lead to accidents and injuries such as:
- A mechanic working in a garage slips on oil that has leaked out of a car engine onto the floor. The oil should have been cleaned up or marked with a suitable hazard sign. The mechanic sprains their ankle.
- An office worker is bullied by a boss that does not like them. They are set impossible goals which are constantly changed, and regular ungrounded complaints are made about their work. This leads to the person developing work-related stress.
- A person working in a factory is exposed to toxic fumes, due to not being provided with needed safety equipment. The person develops an acute lung problem.
Here we can see that it is the actions of employers and also their representatives that can expose members of staff to workplace hazards unnecessarily. If you have come to harm at work, and your employer was the cause, speak to our claims team to find out how to make a workplace accident and injury claim.
No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Claims
If you suffer a holiday injury or an illness while you are overseas, it could be possible for you to make a claim when you return to the UK. Most holidaymakers return from their holiday with no trouble at all, but some face the stressful task of getting medical treatment to deal with injures while abroad. Holiday accidents and illness could include:
- You trip on a warped floorboard, torn carpet or cracked tile in your hotel room, fracturing your wrist.
- On a plane flight, a member of the cabin crew drops hot food on you, and this causes a scald.
- On an airport transfer to your hotel, you suffer a concussion due to the coach being involved in a road traffic accident.
No matter how you are harmed on holiday, if somebody else was to blame, you could be able to claim. If you booked the holiday yourself from multiple travel providers, it will be the travel provider responsible for harming you that you will claim against. If you booked your holiday as a package, and you are injured by one of the travel providers included in that package, then you will claim against the UK based package tour company.
It is also worth mentioning the Montreal Convention at this stage. This is a legal framework that gives airline passengers the right to make a claim if they are injured on a plane whilst it is flying in international airspace.
Criminal Injury And Assault Compensation Claims
Victims of violent and sexually driven crimes can make a compensation claim for both physical and psychological injuries. This covers all violent and harmful crimes such as aggravated robbery or a mugging, sexual and physical assault, rape and even the threat of physical violence.
When a person who has been the victim of assault claims compensation, they will claim against a special UK body named the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). CICA acts as a surrogate for the defendant in this case and provides a vehicle for receiving compensation.
What Other Personal Injury Claims an I Make?
In the sections above, we have gone over some of the most common reasons for people to make a compensation claim. However, the simple truth is that there are a great many reasons why a personal injury lawyer may be able to help an injured party to make a compensation claim. For example:
- A young child at a nursery school comes to harm, because there was insufficient adult care available to keep them safe.
- While you are walking along a public footpath in your local park, you slip as the path is icy and has not been gritted by the local authorities.
- After buying a hotdog from a van outside your local football stadium, you choke on a piece of the packaging that has been left on the hotdog.
In fact, any time you are injured, and it was a third party that caused the injury, then you may have a valid basis to make a claim. If you discuss your situation with our claims team, they will evaluate your claim and explain how best to move forward with it if it is valid.
Mis Sold Pension And Financial Service Claims
We don’t only help people with illness, accident and injury claims. We can also help with some kinds of financial claims. For example, mis sold pension claims. In 2006, the Financial Conduct Authority (CFA) introduced new regulations aimed at ensuring that all financial products are sold ethically. Despite this, financial mis selling does still take place from time to time, for example:
- You have a perfectly acceptable workplace pension, and you are recommended to transfer it to a new Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP).
- You purchased a pension annuity and the financial advisor didn’t take into account your lifestyle, your habits and your health history. Because of this, the annuity turns out to be unsuitable at a later stage.
- You take on a pension to purchase a property. Your financial advisor failed to tell you that there was financial risk involved with the particular mortgage, and later on, you ended up losing out financially.
How To Raise A Tenancy Deposit Dispute Claim
In this section, we are going to look at how to raise a tenancy deposit dispute. There are certain things that your landlord must do, in relation to your deposit.
- The deposit must be placed in a deposit protection scheme within 30 days.
- The deposit must remain in the deposit protection scheme until you give up your tenancy.
- Your landlord must return your deposit to you within 10 days of the end of your tenancy, unless there is some legal reason for them not to do so.
Claims For Disrepair In Council Housing Or Privately Rented Properties
Your landlord is legally obliged to keep your rental property in good repair. Aside from minor repairs that are your responsibility, as laid out in your rental agreement. If your landlord does not fix any disrepair quickly, once you have followed the correct process for making a complaint, you could be able to make a claim. This holds for disrepair in private rental properties and disrepair in council housing.
You may be able to claim for physical harm, injuries, and illness caused by the disrepair. You may also be able to claim for financial loss and damage to your property. Talk over your situation with a member of our claims team, and they will explain how we could be able to help with a housing disrepair claim.
How To Talk To Our Team
If you have been injured in an accident in Hounslow that wasn’t your fault, we can provide you with a personal injury solicitor from our panel to process your claim. Follow the steps below to get the help you need.
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Services Covering The Hounslow Area
The sections below contain local information that claimants in and around the Hounslow area may find useful.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Hounslow
You may have used a personal injury claims calculator to get a rough estimate of the value of your claim. You will still need to go for a medical examination to help a solicitor value it accurately. We work with a panel of local doctors;
|Salman Baig||West Thames Physiotherapy|
|31 Hounslow Road|
|Jeremy Harris||The Vineyard Surgery|
|35 The Vineyard|
Hounslow Medical Centre
134 Bath Rd
Hounslow Health Primary Care Network
92 Bath Road
London Borough Of Hounslow
7 Bath Road
Written by MC.
Edited by CE.