If you have been involved in an accident in Lewisham that was caused by third party negligence, then you might have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation. In the moments where negligence occurs, the affected party may experience physical injuries and psychological suffering that impacts their daily life. When circumstances such as this occur, the affected individual might have some confusion with regards to their legal position. Within this online guide, it aims to break down the claims process by outlining the different cases our panel could handle, and in doing so, should provide clarity and understanding.
Here at No Win No Fee Expert, we could connect those affected by third party negligence with a solicitor who is best suited to handle their claim. We work with a distinguished panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Lewisham who have the expertise to handle a variety of claims, ranging from medical negligence, road traffic accidents, to housing disrepair. Within this guide, it shall outline how our panel could provide claimants with guidance and legal advice throughout the claims process.
What Is A No Win No Fee Claim?
If you wish to make a claim for compensation, a solicitor from our panel could offer claimants who have a valid claim a no win no fee agreement. If a solicitor agrees to take on a claim under a no win no fee agreement, then an arrangement of this nature can reduce the threat to claimant’s finances and provide them access to expert legal advice and support.
If a solicitor accepts a valid claim under a no win no fee agreement and is successful, then the claimant will be required to pay a ‘’success fee’’ for the services that have been provided. This fee will be taken from the final settlement, and by law, a success fee is capped at 25%. If a solicitor fails to attain a settlement after accepting a valid claim then the claimant will not be required to pay for the services of the solicitor. For more information regarding no win no fee arrangements, please click here.
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- Lewisham Road Accident No Win No Fee Claims
- Claim Medical Negligence Compensation
- Claim Compensation For Lewisham Work Injuries
- No Win No Fee Holiday Accident Claims
- Lewisham Violent Crime Compensation Claims
- Other Examples Of Personal Injury Claims
- Pension And Annuity Mis Selling Compensation Claims
- Claim For A Withheld Or Disputed Tenancy Deposit
- Claim Against A Landlord In Lewisham For Housing Disrepair
- Contact Our Panel Of Solicitors Covering Lewisham
- Lewisham Area Resources
If you have been involved in a Lewisham road accident, then you might have experienced an assortment of injuries, ranging from minor to major, physical to psychological. According to the Department of Transport, there were 160,597 injuries of all severities in 2018. Of that same figure, it was reported that an average of 49% of respondents reported whiplash related injuries after a road-related accident. Road-related accidents that are caused by third-party negligence include;
- Aggressive Driving
- Driving Under The Influence
- Distracted Driving
When a negligent road user causes a Lewisham car accident, it has the potential to cause serious injury and suffering. In the event you have been the victim of a road traffic accident and wish to make a claim, a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could be of service. They have the expertise to assist claimants throughout the legal process and provide them with support and guidance.
When visiting a medical practitioner, whether this is in relation to a concerning symptom, a routine check-up, or for a surgical procedure, you expect to be greeted with a high quality of care. After all, medical professionals are held to a high code of ethics which ensures the patient’s dignity, safety, and comfort as a top priority. But despite the high code of ethics, there are circumstances in which these measures could fail, and a patient’s health and well-being could be affected by medical negligence. So if you have been affected and wish to claim medical negligence compensation, our panel of no win no fee solicitors could be of service.
The solicitors from our panel could handle claims in relation to;
- Prescription Errors
- Dental Negligence
- Avoidable Birth-related Injury
For more information regarding medical negligence claims, please click here.
An employer has a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure their working environment is up to code, and to reduce or prevent all potential hazards. To do so, there are measures they can perform that will help highlight and identify hazardous causes ahead of time. Potential methods they could perform may include;
- Risk Assessments
- Routine Inspections of The Working Environment
- Regular Housekeeping
- Provide Protective Work Gear
- Provide Effective Training (correct lifts, safe techniques, etc)
In the event an employer neglects their duty of care, they could cause a work-related accident that could have potentially been prevented. Whether they have failed to provide the proper training or if they have failed to identify and treat a hazard, an employer could be held accountable if they have neglected their duty of care and have inflicted injury or suffering. In the event of a workplace accident, Citizen’s Advice recommends that employees;
- Seek Medical Attention
- Report The Incident To Their Place Of Work
- Take Photographic Evidence
- Collect Witness Details
If you have ever experienced an injury due to negligence, then you presumably understand the stress and trauma associated. Not only could your physical health be seriously affected, but your psychological well-being may also be impacted. When an injury is caused by negligence whilst abroad, being somewhere unfamiliar can be all the more stressful, heightening the traumatic experience.
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors could assist those who have been injured during a specific component of a packaged holiday. If you booked a package holiday that included both a flight and accommodation and during your flight you were injured due to negligence, then you could have grounds to pursue a claim. This is because the accident occurred within the confines of your packaged holiday, meaning the travel operator holds a certain level of liability. So if you have experienced an injury whilst on holiday and wish to make a claim, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.
If you have been the unfortunate victim of a violent crime, then you might want to pursue a claim for compensation. After all, you may have experienced physical and psychological repercussions that have infiltrated your daily routine. Although an awarded settlement cannot erase the injuries you have experienced, a financial settlement could be useful in cover the costs of therapy, surprise medical expenses, or simply adjusting to life after a violent crime. In the event you wish to make a claim, a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could assist claimants in presenting a case through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA).
So if you have been involved in a violent crime and have experienced injury or suffering, then you might have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation. If that is the case and you choose to work with No Win No Fee Expert, then we could connect you with a solicitor who is best suited to handle your claim.
In addition to the claims that have been listed above, our panel of no win no fee solicitors could assist those who have been affected by a slip or fall accident. From shopping centres, parks, restaurants, leisure centres, to everything in between, a slip or fall could occur at any given moment and in a variety of places. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there are three common actors that contribute to (a significant portion) of slip or fall incidents. These include;
- Design And Maintenance
In the moments where a slip or fall is caused by negligence, there are several people who could be liable. Depending on the location of the accident, the local government, private landowners, and even business owners could be at fault. In order to make a claim of this nature, having evidence is an extremely crucial component. This is primarily down to the fact that there needs to be direct evidence that display’s the negligent party at fault.
If you have experienced a financial loss due to the misselling of a financial product, then you could have grounds to make a claim for compensation. A customer could be impacted by the misselling of a financial product if they sought advice regarding;
- A Pension
All of these products could be mis-sold to a customer if they have been provided with misinformed, ill-advised, or biased advice. For example, an investment could be mis-sold if the customer has been poorly informed or ill-advised regarding the amount of money required, or alternatively, if they haven’t been informed of the financial risks involved. As a customer, you should always be fully informed of all the relevant risks, threats to finances, and alternative options when making a financial purchase. In the event you have experienced a financial loss due to the mis selling of a financial product, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.
When a tenancy has run its course, the landlord should return the deposit to the tenant within the legal timeframe. However, a tenant will only receive their deposit upon the grounds that they have;
- Paid Bills On Time
- Met The Requirements Of The Tenancy Agreement
- Left The Property In Good Condition
If a tenant has met all of these requirements and a landlord has failed to protect the deposit in a government-backed scheme, return the deposit within the legal timeframe, or provide the tenant with written confirmation regarding the deposit’s location, then the tenant could have ground to make a claim.
If a property has fallen into disrepair, then it is the tenant’s direct responsibility to alert the landlord in order for them to fix it. If a landlord has not been notified about the disrepair and an injury, illness, or financial loss occurs, then they are not liable for the events that followed. However, if a landlord has been officially notified of the disrepair and fails to act accordingly, then this could be considered a breach in their legal and ethical obligation. If a landlord fails to react and the tenant is affected by their negligence, then the tenant could have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation.
Common examples of housing disrepair include;
- Structural Defects
- Electrical Faults
- Defective Boiler
- Lack of Running Water
If you have been affected by a landlord neglecting their duty of care, then our panel of no win no fee solicitors could assist claimants throughout the legal process. Prior to this step, there is a pre-action protocol that might be worth researching if you are a tenant in a rented property. The protocol outlines some extremely relevant information regarding housing disrepair, as it describes the conduct and expectations of a tenant in the event a disrepair claim goes to court.
From those who have been affected by housing disrepair to a claim for work injuries, our panel of no win no fee solicitors are well versed in personal injury law, meaning they are able to handle claims of all different natures. However, it is worth noting that all potential claims for compensation could be affected by a time limit. For example, a personal injury claims time limit is 3 years, meaning a claim of this nature should be made within 3 years of the event. Whereas a criminal injury claim for compensation should be made within 2 years of the event.
To discover whether your potential claim meets the applicable time limit, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team. Our advisers can offer you free legal advice and discuss whether your claim meets the relevant time limit. The number to call is 0800 073 8802 or alternatively, you could enquire online and a member of our team will review your submission and be in touch.
In the moments when negligence occurs, you might feel confused or unsure about your legal position, so we hope that this online guide has successfully outlined the different cases our panel of no win no fee solicitors could handle. In addition to this online guide, we have provided some extra materials that we believe could be of use. From local authority, hospitals, to the city council, you can find all of the relevant links and information down below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Lewisham
If you wish to make a claim for compensation, then you will be required to partake in a medical examination with an impartial doctor. The examination play as an important role within the evidence collection process, as it will outline the severity of your injury, its overall prognosis, and whether you require any additional/future treatment. This information will then be used when presenting your claim for compensation against the negligent party. We work with a select panel of doctors who could cover the area of Lewisham and perform this necessary step. The doctors from our panel who could cover the area include;
|Tariq Ayyoub||Regus Welwyn Garden City
1st Floor Venture House, 5&6 Silver Court, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City,
|Adnan Saad||3a Brayford Square,
|Hassan Mehdi (Medco)||South Tower
26 Elmfield Road,
University Hospital Lewisham
Lewisham High St,
Lewisham And Greenwich NHS Trust
Lewisham High St,
London Borough of Lewisham, Laurence House,
1 Catford Road,
The Metropolitain Police
Victoria Embankment, Westminster,
Written by ML.
Edited by CE.