Have you obtained injuries because of an accident in Newbury that was not your fault? Or have you been disadvantaged financially because of mortgage mis selling, housing disrepair or tenancy deposit disputes? Whatever your position, if you have a valid claim, no win no fee solicitors covering Newbury could help you. In the guide below we will cover what you need to know about making a wide variety of claims.
Call us at any point on 0800 073 8802 if you’d like advice specific to your circumstances or read on to find out more about making no win no fee claims below.
Newbury No Win No Fee Claims Explained
A no win no fee claim is usually done under an agreement document, which is often referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This agreement document should be signed before your no win no fee solicitor begins with your claim. It details the fees payable by you upon successful completion of your claim, out of your settlement amount. This is usually set out as a percentage and cannot be more than 25% of your payout, as the Government have set a cap on this. This is often referred to as a ‘success fee’.
If your claim is not successful, however, and your claim was valid, you would not be required to pay this success fee. It may be worth mentioning that in some cases, you would be advised to buy an insurance policy in case of an unsuccessful claim, but this is something your solicitor would discuss with you in more detail. Now we’ve explored what a no win no fee claim is, we will cover the claims that could be handled by our panel.
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- Newbury Car Accident Compensation Guide
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Berkshire
- Claim Compensation For An Accident In The Workplace In Newbury
- No Win No Fee Accident On Holiday Claims
- Criminal Injury And Assault Compensation Claims
- What Other Personal Injury Claims Could You Make?
- Claim If You Were Mis Sold An Investment Product
- How Can I Sue My Landlord For My Tenancy Deposit?
- What Are Uninhabitable Living Conditions And When Can I Claim Damages?
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- Newbury Area Claimant Resources
On UK roads in 2018, there were over 160,000 casualties. While this was a lower figure than in previous years, it evidences that road accidents can happen and do cause injuries. You could make a personal injury claim with a solicitor if it could be proved that you were within the personal injury claims time limit of 3 years (in most cases – some exceptions could apply), when you were injured in a road accident in Newbury because of someone else’s behaviour or negligence on the road.
Our panel of solicitors covering Newbury could act as your car accident compensation guide throughout the process. They could help you build a strong case for compensation, whether you were injured as a passenger in an accident on Newbury bypass causing whiplash, or as a pedestrian knocked over at a crossing, as long as someone else could be deemed at fault. Solicitors could even help if the person that caused the accident did not stop at the scene or was not insured. Claims of this type would go through the MIB.
If you have been the victim of medical negligence and it has harmed you in some way, you could make a claim with one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering Berkshire. Medical negligence could happen in a number of ways and could include care home negligence, surgical negligence, GP negligence, hospital negligence, midwife negligence and more. Your medical practitioner has a duty of care to you as their patient, and if they are negligent in their care of you, and you suffer further deterioration of your health, you could make a claim for compensation.
Some examples of the kinds of incidents that could lead to a medical negligence claim could include:
- Negligence at Newbury hospital accident and emergency – If a doctor has failed to order an X-ray and you have a broken bone that fuses incorrectly as you have been misdiagnosed, and require further treatment, this could lead to a claim.
- Negligence at the GP – If your GP has failed to spot clear signs of an illness, and does not refer you or treat it accordingly, and you require more invasive treatment because of the progression of the illness, you could instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf for a claim.
- Negligence at a care home – If care home staff have dispensed the wrong medication and you have suffered severe side effects because of this, you could consider making a claim.
- Negligence in a hospital – If you have contracted a hospital-acquired infection because infection control procedures weren’t followed, you could have a claim.
- Negligence at the dentist – If your dentist damages a healthy tooth while treating another, you may be able to claim compensation.
These are just a few examples. If you feel you could have a claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch to see if we could help you.
Did you have an accident in the workplace that could have been avoided if your employer took proper care of your health and safety? Were you injured as a result? If so, a personal injury lawyer from our panel could help build a case for compensation against the company you work for. This is because your employer would legally be responsible for assessing and reducing foreseeable risks within the workplace. If they have failed in this and you had an accident, then you could claim compensation for your injuries.
You could also claim compensation if foreseeable risks of developing workplace injures/illnesses over time were not taken care of and you developed, such a condition or illness. Examples could include conditions such as industrial deafness, dermatitis, COPD, tendonitis and more.
There are many ways in which a responsible employer could work to lower risks within the workplace. Actions would vary depending on the workplace itself and the risks of the job you undertake, but they could include:
- The provision of PPE (Gloves, hardhats, etc.)
- The fitting of safety guards to machines
- The provision of safety training
- Proper signage (warning signs, etc.)
- Proper maintenance of the workplace (repairs to the workplace itself and the machinery/equipment within it)
- Proper set-up of a workspace
- And more…
If you feel that your employer could be held responsible for a medical condition, or an injury received because of a workplace accident, then get in touch with us. Our advisors could provide you with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Newbury for work accident claims.
If you have been involved in an accident in a holiday hotel, in the airport, while on the plane, or on an excursion, you could claim compensation with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor from our panel if the accident was not your fault.
There are various pieces of legislation that could come into play in such claims. If you booked your holiday with a UK tour operator as a package, you might be making a claim under the Package Travel Regulations. In some cases, if you were injured on international flights, you might be making a claim under the Montreal Convention.
In other cases, additional UK or foreign laws might come into play. This is why working with a solicitor with experience in holiday claims could be a wise idea. They would be able to find out which legislation applies to your case and could help you build a strong argument for compensation.
The types of claims you could make for incidents on holiday could include:
- Claims for holiday sickness caused by food poisoning, chemicals in the swimming pool, etc.
- Claims for flight injuries obtained by way of broken fixtures on the plane, falling luggage on take-off or spilt hot drinks.
- Claims for hotel injuries obtained by way of unsafe balconies, broken tiles, unsafe flooring, etc.
- Claims for injuries while on transfer to or from your hotel by way of coach crashes, etc.
- And more…
If you feel you could have a valid claim, why not get in touch with our advisors. We could provide one of our panel of solicitors covering Newbury to help you, even if your accident happened abroad.
Between the months of November 2018 and October 2019, in Newbury Town Centre, there were 347 violent or sexual offences recorded, according to the police website. If you suffered injuries because of someone else’s criminal behaviour, then it may be possible for you to claim criminal injury and assault compensation through CICA. You could claim for:
- Injuries suffered during a violent crime (e.g. assault).
- Injuries obtained while attempting to stop a violent crime.
- Injuries obtained mentally because you were a witness to a violent crime.
The incident should have been reported to the police and claims should have been made within the CICA claims time limit of 2 years – although some exceptions to this limitation period may apply.
Historical Sexual Abuse Time Limits
One exception to this rule relates to cases involving historical abuse. Our panel of solicitors covering Newbury could request that your case is still considered by CICA if you have not reported the abuse or spoken about it previously because you were struggling to process what had happened to you. Should you be in this position, we could help you.
Other personal injury claims besides those previously described could also be made with the assistance of our panel of experts. If an accident has happened, and you believe someone else could be liable, then why not call our team to see if we could help you with:
- Beauty treatment injury claims
- Public place injury claims
- Faulty product injury claims
- Slip, trip or fall injury claims
- And more…
Whatever your situation, one call to No Win No Fee Expert could clarify your position as to whether you could have a claim.
While the FCA stipulates that financial advisors and financial institutions have a responsibility to sell financial products and services fairly and transparently, it could be possible for people to have been mis sold an annuity, pension, insurance product or another financial product. But, how would you work out whether you’d been mis sold an investment product? Some indications could be:
- You were sold a product without being told about fees and charges applicable.
- You were sold a product that was high risk and were not warned of this.
- You were sold a product where pressure was put upon you to make a decision.
- You were sold a product which was not suitable for your needs.
- You were only offered one product and were not offered an alternative.
If you think you might have been mis sold, then you could claim compensation with the assistance of a solicitor for financial harm you have suffered as a result.
If you paid a rental deposit after April 2007, your landlord should have deposited it in a TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme) within 30 days of you paying it. They should send you, in writing, the details of the scheme and confirm how much is deposited and the conditions that should be met for it to be returned. If they don’t do this, or they unfairly hold your deposit, then you could take action against your landlord. Compensation could be as much as triple the deposit you initially paid.
How Can I Sue My Landlord For My Deposit?
One call to No Win No Fee Expert could start the ball rolling on your claim. We could assess your situation and let you know whether one of our panel of solicitors covering Newbury could take on your claim.
When it comes to renting a property, your landlord has a responsibility to ensure your living conditions are habitable. If they do not and you are harmed, this could mean a solicitor could help you with a claim for compensation.
What Are Uninhabitable Living Conditions?
Part of your landlord’s responsibilities include fixing anything that is broken within the property, such as flooring, doors and windows, heating systems and more. If you have water leaks, damp, mould, broken sanitaryware, unsafe flooring, broken windows or doors or faulty heating systems, this could render the property uninhabitable, as it may be unsafe for you to live in.
If you have reported the disrepair within your property and your landlord has failed to act, then they could be held liable if you suffer physical or financial damage due to the disrepair. Our panel of solicitors covering Newbury could go through the accepted protocol for claims where:
- You suffered illness because of mould or damp, or unsafe levels of carbon monoxide due to a faulty heating system, etc.
- You suffered an injury because of unsafe flooring, a broken window, etc.
- You had to pay higher energy/utility bills because of disrepair.
- You had to replace damaged or destroyed possessions because of disrepair.
- And more..
If you feel you could have a claim for uninhabitable living conditions that have caused you harm, then why not get in touch to see if we could provide a personal injury lawyer from our panel to help you.
Ready to claim? Or would you like to talk to us to see if you have a claim?
● Get In Touch With Us
You can reach us in one of several ways. Either call 0800 073 8802, use the live chat feature at the bottom of the page, or complete the contact form and we will be happy to call you back.
● Discuss Your Situation
Once we’ve talked about what has happened to you, and asked any relevant questions, we’ll be able to ascertain whether or not we feel you could be eligible to make a claim. We could offer a solicitor from our panel to you if we feel you could have a valid claim.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Once you have begun your claim, we would aim to update you regularly with information and updates on your claim. You could also get in touch if you have any queries throughout the process.
If you’re looking for local services in the Newbury area, the below information could be of use.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Newbury
Personal injury claims require medical evidence so it would be necessary for you to see an independent doctor as part of your claim. Doctors in the Newbury area could include:
|Ralph Rosalie||12-20 Oxford Street, Newbury, RG14 1JB|
|Jason Bradbury||Westridge, Highclere, Newbury, RG20 9RX|
West Berkshire Community Hospital
West Berkshire Community Hospital offers a range of services including cancer and renal care. The hospital opened in 2004, and replaced services provided by Sandleford and Newbury hospitals.
West Berkshire Community Hospital
Royal Berkshire NHS Trust
The Royal Berkshire NHS Trust is the area’s specialist trust for renal care, eye care and cancer care. It services over a million patients.
Royal Berkshire NHS Trust
West Berkshire Council
West Berkshire Council,
Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police Headquarters,
Written by J.E.
Edited by H.E.