If you were injured in an accident in Northumberland, then you may already know that if someone else was liable for your injuries, then you could make a personal injury claim. But what about the mis selling of a pension, or housing disrepair costs? Could you also claim compensation for these? In this guide, we explain the types of claims that could be handled by no win no fee solicitors covering Northumberland, in particular, discussing how claims such as these work and how you could find out whether you might be eligible to make a claim with a no win no fee solicitor. At No Win No Fee Expert, we strongly believe that those eligible to make a claim should be able to go ahead and do so without having to pay for a solicitor’s assistance in advance. We could assess your case for you and advise whether one of our panel of solicitors could help you claim compensation. We could be reached on 0800 073 8802, but why not read on first to find out more about these types of claims?
What Is A No Win No Fee Claim?
Before we talk about the specific types of claims our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Northumberland could assist you with, let us look at what constitutes a no win no fee claim.
Whether you are making personal injury claims or flight delay compensation claims, if you’re working with a no win no fee solicitor you would be required to sign a document which lays out the terms and conditions under which you would pay your lawyer. This is also referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement. The agreement would detail a ‘success fee’ percentage – this is the amount that would be taken from the final settlement figure and used to pay your lawyer. The rest of the compensation would be for your benefit. If you are worried that the majority of the payout you’d receive would be taken up in legal fees, then this may put your mind at rest. There is a cap that was put in place by the government to ensure that no more than 25% of your compensation could be taken in legal fees. The ‘no win no fee’ part comes into play in cases where your solicitor does not manage to secure you a compensation settlement, despite you having a valid claim. In this situation, you wouldn’t be required to pay the ‘success fee’.
Some people may prefer to make claims in this way because they believe it represents less financial risk to them, and they could benefit from legal assistance without paying upfront for their services.
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- Examples Of Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
- More Examples Of Claims In This Area
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- Tenancy Deposit Protection Compensation Claims
- Housing Disrepair Compensation Claims Against Northumberland Landlords
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Whether you were injured in an accident on Northumberland road that was not your fault, or you suffered a road accident on another road in the area that wasn’t your fault, you could consider making an accident claim with a personal injury solicitor, whether the accident caused you to suffer a simple case of whiplash, or a complex range of injuries that could have severe long-term effects on you. You could even claim if a loved one that you depended on financially is killed in a road accident that was not their fault.
This is because road users have a responsibility to act safely while on the road, and they should follow the rules of the road too. If they do not act responsibility and an accident is caused, then you could utilise the services of a personal injury lawyer to claim compensation.
Road Traffic Accident Statistics 2018
In 2018, the following statistics were produced by the UK Government for that year:
- There were 1784 fatalities reported
- There were 25,511 serious injuries reported
- There were 133,302 slight injuries reported
- This amounts to a total of 160,597 injuries
If you were injured as a passenger, cyclist, motorcyclist, driver, pedestrian or any other type of road user, and the accident you were involved in wasn’t your fault, you could consider making a claim for the injuries that you suffered with the help of a no win no fee solicitor from our panel.
Were you injured or was an existing medical condition made worse because you suffered medical malpractice? Or, did you suffer a new illness, or a worsened prognosis for injury as a result of such negligence? If so, you could consider making a claim for compensation. One of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Northumberland could help you with this.
There are a variety of different kinds of medical negligence that could cause you harm. Some examples could include:
- A broken bone not being spotted on an X-ray, leading to more invasive treatment being required when it was discovered
- You receiving the wrong medication that led to you suffering side effects
- A pin in a broken ankle being removed too early, leading to incomplete recovery
- Surgical swabs being left inside you after an operation, requiring further surgery to remove them
- Signs of foetal distress not being noticed, leading to injury to your baby
- Your dentist removing a healthy tooth in error
These are just a few examples, but if you could prove that any type of medical or clinical negligence has caused you harm that you would not otherwise have suffered, whether in a care home, hospital, GP surgery, dental surgery or another healthcare setting, then you could claim compensation. The personal injury claims time limit in such matters could differ depending on how quickly the negligence was discovered. If it was noted straight away, then the negligence claim time limit could be three years from the date that the negligence took place, but if it was discovered months or even years later, this could mean that you have three years from this ‘discovery date’ to claim. If you’re not sure what time limit would apply to your case, or whether your case would be an exception to these usual limits, then why not call our team for assistance?
Have you fallen at work due to wet flooring within your workplace that should have been cleared up? Have you been injured when you were caught in machinery because a safety guard hadn’t been fitted? Did you obtain a back injury because your employer didn’t offer training on the correct manual handling techniques, even though lifting was part of your job? If so, your employer could be seen as at fault for a workplace accident because they’ve been negligent in terms of health and safety, you could claim for injuries received as a result of an accident at work.
When it comes to workplace accidents, you might have already known that you’d be able to claim compensation if your employer was responsible for an accident that occurred in the workplace. What you may not know is that long-term conditions or illnesses that develop over time could also lead to a claim. This is because your employer should know of the foreseeable risks of developing conditions linked to the workplace and should take action to reduce risks as much as reasonably possible. If they do not do this, and you go on to develop illnesses or conditions such as COPD, tendonitis, industrial deafness, or repetitive strain injury, for example, then you could potentially be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Our advisors would be happy to discuss this with you to see if a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could build a case for compensation for you.
Are you considering seeking holiday accident compensation for an illness or injury that happened while you were on holiday? If so, then no win no fee solicitors covering Northumberland from our panel could help you. Making claims for compensation for holiday accidents and/or illnesses could be made easier with the assistance of a no win no fee solicitor, whether you’re struggling to work out who you would be claiming against, or you are unsure of the time limit for claiming for your specific circumstances.
An experienced personal injury lawyer would be able to help you make claim under The Package Travel Regulations 2018, The Montreal Convention, and any foreign or domestic laws. You could consider claiming if you were:
- Injured at your hotel and it was not your fault
- Injured at the airport and it was not your fault
- Made ill through food poisoning while on holiday
- Injured while travelling to your destination and it wasn’t your fault
- Injured on an excursion
- And more..
If you’re wondering whether you’d be eligible to claim, and whether a no win no fee solicitor would be able to help you, then you could simply get in touch with one of our advisors. We could also help you with a flight delay claim for compensation through one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors.
In Northumberland Park, between November 2018 and October 2019, a total of 770 sexual or violent offences were recorded by police. If you were injured because of violent criminal behaviour, you could consider making a criminal injuries compensation claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority with the help of a no win no fee solicitor.
Examples Of Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
Below, we look at some situations that could lead to a claim:
- You were injured as the result of a violent attack, where you were the intended target
- You were injured as the result of a random violent attack
- You were injured when you were trying to stop a violent crime
- You suffered mentally/emotionally when you witnessed a violent crime
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Northumberland could help you make criminal injury claims in these situations. There’s usually a time limit of 2 years in place for such claims, although sometimes, exceptions could be granted.
Exceptions for Sexual Abuse Victims
If you were the victim of sexual abuse that happened more than two years ago, then a no win no fee solicitor could still help you make a claim for compensation. It could be argued that victims of such abuse might not have been able to speak out before, so there could be some exceptions made to the usual time limit for such cases.
If you were injured in another type of Northumberland accident, today could be the day you take action to redress the balance. There are a variety of other types of injury claims that you could make, and you could begin the process of claiming today by working with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel.
Claims could include:
- Falls, trips and slip injuries
- Public place injuries
- Botched beauty treatment injuries
- Faulty product injuries
As long as you or your legal representative could prove third-party liability exists, and you were injured due to a liable party’s actions/negligence, then you could be eligible to make a claim.
Were you aware than the Financial Conduct Authority requires financial advisors and institutions to ensure they are selling you the product that is most suitable for your needs, regardless of the amount of profit they’d make on the product or service? They should also ensure that you’re made aware of all risks, terms, conditions and fees attached to the product or service. If they do not, then you may be considered to have been mis sold the service or product, and a no win no fee solicitor could help you claim compensation if you are eligible to do so.
Whether you feel you were mis sold a mortgage, annuity, pension, investment or other financial service or product, why not get in touch to find out whether you could claim compensation?
If you paid your deposit for your rental property after April 2007, then your landlord should have protected it in the correct manner, in an approved scheme. They should also have let you know the terms under which your deposit would be returned to you, along with all the details of the deposit protection scheme they used. If they haven’t, then you could be eligible to claim tenancy deposit protection compensation, and one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Northumberland could build a case on your behalf. In terms of the amount of compensation you could look at receiving; it could be anything from between one and three times your initial rental deposit payment.
Housing disrepair could be considered frustrating, especially if you had reported it to the landlord and yet they have not taken action to fix it. Did you know it could actually lead to housing disrepair compensation? This is because in some cases housing disrepair could cause financial or physical harm. Some examples of what could lead to a claim could include:
- Your personal possessions being destroyed or damaged by a leaking water system
- You suffering an injury due to unsafe floors within your property
- You suffering an injury due to burns from water pipes that overheated
- You suffering illness because of a faulty gas heating system that has caused carbon monoxide to escape
- You suffering illness because of mould or damp
These are just a couple of examples. If disrepair has caused you to suffer financial or physical harm, then you might wish to seek advice on whether a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could help with your claim. The protocol for making such claims could be seen as fairly complex, but an experienced solicitor could help make the process much easier for you.
Would you like to speak to someone about making a no win no fee claim?
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● Discuss Your Situation
After we’ve heard what’s happened to you, we could make an assessment on how we could help you. We could if appropriate for your situation, provide one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Northumberland, to assist with your claim. We also offer free, no-obligation advice for potential claimants.
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If you choose to go ahead with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel, then they will aim to keep you fully updated on what’s happening to your claim as it progresses.
Should you require local services in the Northumberland area, the below resources could help you.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Northumberland
When making personal injury claims, claimants are required to be assessed by an independent medical professional so that the value of their claim could be determined. Local from our panel could include:
|Stephen Grant Charlesworth-Jones||The Spire Newcastle Clinic, 4 Towers Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3QE|
|Marta Vinaras Molinero||Clasper Way Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 3BE|
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
This hospital opened in 2015 and provides specialist care for emergency cases in and around Northumberland. It is open 24/7 and is purpose-built to deal with a variety of emergency care needs.
Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
The trust provides healthcare services in and around North Tyneside, with specialist emergency care in Cramlington and more.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Tyne and Wear,
Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council
Northumbria Police Force Headquarters
Middle Engine Ln,
Tyne & Wear
Written by JE.
Edited by CE.