With thousands of people suffering injuries as a result of careless actions from road users, landlords, employers and/or healthcare professionals, it is clear to see that an accident caused by negligent practices is not uncommon in the UK. However, it is important to make note that a person could be entitled to financial compensation for a range of circumstances that are as a result of negligence, including medical expenses, loss of earnings, physical pain and emotional trauma.
Here at No Win No Fee Expert, we have an expert panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Merseyside and can help people claim the compensation they deserve for their loss and suffering. In this guide, we will discuss the various circumstances which can enable a person to receive a settlement amount, along with examples of how accident claims in Merseyside can be made for medical negligent cases, mis sold pensions and Merseyside traffic accidents to name but a few.
Throughout this guide, we will discuss the various circumstances that could make you eligible for compensation and what compensation claims time limit will apply. Typically, the time limit for personal injury claims are a maximum of 3-years from the date of the incident. However, there are some circumstances that may exempt a person from this.
If at any point in this article you feel that you may have a valid claim, please do not hesitate to contact us either by calling 0800 073 8802 or requesting a call back from our team. Our lines are open 24/7 with operators who are more than happy to help.
When you come to make a compensation claim with our panel of no win no fee solicitors, your case will be handled under a No Win No Fee Agreement. Also referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), this type of financial arrangement is a common way for solicitors to handle cases of negligence. A solicitor will handle the case on the basis that their legal fees will be settled with a pre-agreed percentage of the client’s compensation providing their case is successful. If for whatever reason, the client’s case is unsuccessful, then they will not be held accountable for their solicitor’s fees. As this pre-determined percentage is capped at no more than 25%, no win no fee agreements are seen to significantly reduce the financial risk of making a claim for compensation.
You can read more about CFAs in our detailed guide by clicking here.
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Every year in the UK, there are thousands of road traffic accidents that affect a number of road users, including car drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. According to statistics released in the 2018 Department of Transport annual report there were 1,784 reported road deaths in 2018, with 25,511 serious injuries in road traffic accidents reported to the police in 2018.
If you have been involved in a Merseyside car accident that was caused by another road user, you shouldn’t feel as though you need to shrug it off as bad luck. The fault of another person on the road could entitle you to personal injury claims for compensation for physical injuries or psychological trauma, including whiplash.
Contact us today for more information about how our panel of no win no fee solicitors could help you make a claim for road accidents in Merseyside. We have expert advisors who can provide you with help and advice to make a personal injury claim.
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You could be entitled to compensation if you were mistreated by a healthcare professional during surgical intervention, routine check-up, cosmetic surgery or any other form of medical treatment. In the event of medical negligence cases, it is important to understand that healthcare practitioners from all sectors owe their patients a duty of care.
If you have received substandard care by the NHS or a private hospital and this has caused you to suffer unnecessarily, it will be referred to as medical negligence (or medical/clinical malpractice). A form of negligence can occur in any part of the healthcare sector.
For example, if during your time in hospital your basic needs were neglected by nurses (e.g. to use the toilet, move, wash and/or change) then it could be considered as clinical negligence as it could be both unhygienic and distressing. In addition to this, hospital staff are required to follow strict hygiene protocols to ensure that there is minimal risk of disease and infection spreading at all times. If these duties have been ignored by hospital staff and an outbreak occurs, then there could be grounds to make a claim.
In order to make a work accident claim, your personal injury lawyer must first show that your employer has acted irresponsibly within the workplace. This could be possible if you were left with an injury or illness which could have been prevented had the employer followed the correct health and safety guidelines.
Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 your employer at the very least must provide adequate training, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and an overall safe working environment to every employee. A lack of adequate protection and training could lead to a range of accidents and short-term/long-term injuries, both physical and psychological. These may include:
- Respiratory issues
- Hearing damage
- Failure to control emergency situations due to poor safety training
However, this list is not exhaustive. In the event that you suffer a workplace accident in Merseyside which leads to an injury and/or illness caused by negligence, you could benefit from the expert services of our panel of no win no fee solicitors who cover the Merseyside area. Our panel could help you claim compensation for your suffering and they are just a phone call away.
A no win no fee solicitor from our expert panel could help you receive compensation for injuries and/or illnesses suffered while on holiday in or outside of the UK. To make a holiday compensation claim, you must firstly distinguish to our advisors whether your holiday was booked independently or as part of a package holiday through a UK-based tour operator.
If the accident took place on an entity included within a package holiday then the tour operator could be held liable if they are found to have breached their duty of care. This could be on any arrangement provided by the tour operator including a flight, hotel or excursion. For these types of cases, the claim would be made under Package Travel Regulations.
However, if the holiday was booked independently either by yourself or those who accompanied you during your time away, then the claim would have to be directed towards the relevant third party accountable for the holiday aspect in question. This means that your claim would be made under the laws of the country you were injured in or under the Montreal Convention (1999) depending on the circumstances of the case.
Fortunately, our panel of solicitors covering Merseyside are well versed in the laws of several foreign countries and therefore could possess the knowledge and expertise to conduct successful personal injury claims.
A blameless victim of violent crime could face a significant loss of earnings from being unable to work on medical costs on top of any physical or psychological injuries suffered from the crime. For those suffering from situations similar to this, the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is a Government authority which looks to award settlement amounts to victim of criminal injuries.
To be eligible for criminal injuries compensation, a person must first report their circumstances to the police in order for the events to be registered as a crime. It does not matter if the perpetrator has been caught, named or convicted; as long as the claim is made within the 2-year criminal injury-time limit it will be valid. However, for those who have endured historical sexual abuse, the time limit may be waivered.
An advisor from our expert team could help you decipher whether you can make a claim or not, call us today on the number above.
In addition to the types of accident claims in Merseyside examples that have been listed above, there are numerous other different types of accidents that could be reasonable grounds for compensation. For instance, a personal injury claim could be made for a slip, trip or fall accident suffered in several different circumstances. A no win no fee solicitor from our panel of solicitors covering Merseyside could also conduct claims for:
- Food allergies
- Public liability
- Faulty product injury claims
- Defective pavement claims
However, there may be a specific criterion that needs to be met for some or all of the examples listed above. For more advice about personal injury claims, contact us today.
A financial advisor has a duty of care to avoid giving their clients bad or misleading advice as it could cause a person to be mis sold a pension, stock investment or other forms of financial product. It is against the law for any company to mis-sell financial products and investments to their customers. If, however, circumstances such as these do occur, the client could be entitled to claim compensation for their financial loss.
This could be for a number of different products, including:
- Payment Protection Insurance (PPI)
- Pension schemes
- Stock investments
For more information about how our panel of no win no fee solicitors could help you receive a settlement amount for your financial loss, call us today.
When a tenant comes to rent a property, they will usually be required to secure the property in question with a deposit. Once this deposit has been paid, the landlord is legally required to follow three basic measures to ensure the money is secured safely. By law, a landlord must:
- Place the deposit in a Government approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).
- Inform the tenant in writing of which TDS has been used within 30 days of payment.
- Return the deposit in full, unless there is valid reason no to, within 10 days of the tenancy ending.
Failure to comply with any of the steps above without a valid reason as to why these protocols have not been met could result in a compensation claim with the help of no win no fee solicitors. You could be entitled to up to three times the original deposit paid for your circumstances. For more information about how to make a tenant compensation claim against a negligent landlord, click here.
If a landlord fails to maintain acceptable safety standards for his/her tenants living in a rented property, it could not only be a stressful experience for those living there but it could also be potentially bad for the tenant(s) health too. These circumstances encompass a wide range of examples, including:
- Faulty/unsanitary plumping
- Problems/heightened bills due to water ingress
- Missing/damaged brickwork
- Damp/mould/could related health problems
The law, therefore, requires all agents, landlords and property owners to ensure that living standards are maintained to an acceptable level at all times for those living there. If a person reports an issue and their property owner ignores the issue raised, a tenant could receive compensation for any health issues suffered as a result. Click here to read more about how a tenant compensation claim process works.
Get In Touch With Us
To begin your claim today with a personal injury lawyer, simply call us on 0800 073 8802 or click here to request a call-back at a time that suits you.
Discuss Your Situation
Tell our advisors about your circumstances and why you wish to claim compensation. If you possess a valid claim, our team of experts could progress you on to the next steps and put you in contact with our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Merseyside. While you could use a claims calculator to obtain a rough estimate of your potential damages, our advisors could provide you with a more generalised estimation of your settlement amount specific to your unique case.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Your chosen solicitor will provide you with regular updates regarding your case via telephone calls, emails or texts.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Merseyside
In order to make a personal injury claim, you will have to undergo a medical examination with an impartial doctor. The purpose of this assessment is to provide a detailed report of your injuries, which will be used as supporting evidence to uphold your claim. We work closely with a panel of doctors who can cover almost any part of the country. Below is a table with some examples of the doctors we work within your area.
|Afshan Jahanzeb||72 Rodney Street,
|Huma Afzal||Fir Tree Medical Centre,
Fir Tree Drive South,
St Helen’s Hospital
Marshalls Cross Road,
St Helen’s And Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Liverpool City Council
Written by HE.
Edited by CE.