When it comes to making personal injury claims, whether they are against an employer, a local authority, a private business or another entity entirely, you may already be aware that you could use a no win no fee solicitor to make a claim, which would not require you to pay legal fees upfront. But did you know that you could also make other claims with no win no fee solicitors covering Rutland? A no win no fee solicitor from our panel could not only help with a personal injury claim, but they could help with financial mis selling claims, housing disrepair claims and more. In the guide that follows, we’ll explain the benefits of no win no fee agreements, as well as explaining the types of claims that you could be eligible to make in more detail. For more information, besides the guidance that you’ll find on this page, call our helpline on 0800 073 8802. But before you do, why not read on for more information on making claims on a no win no fee basis?
What Does A No Win No Fee Solicitor Do?
Whatever type of claim you’re looking to make, having a solicitor to help you could really benefit you. Not only could they take on much of the work pertaining to your claim, but they could also use their knowledge and experience to put together a claim that a liable party would find hard to refute. They could also advise you on whether an offer of settlement could be worth taking, or whether you could look to receive more compensation if you refused an initial offer. Not only this, but they could also ensure that no costs are left out of your claim so that you are not left out of pocket.
But How Do These Claims Work?
Your no win no fee claim would begin with the signing of a document called a Conditional Fee Agreement. This document would advise you of the conditions under which your lawyer should be paid their ‘success fee’ – a percentage of your eventual compensation settlement. No more than 25% of the eventual settlement can be set aside for legal fees. This is because of a government cap.
When your settlement comes through, your lawyer’s success fee would be deducted, with the rest of the settlement left for your benefit. If a lawyer does not manage to successfully secure compensation for you, when you have a valid claim, you would not have to pay for their services so you would not be left out of pocket by taking legal action. In some cases, a lawyer may advise you prior to taking on your case that you could take out insurance to protect against unsuccessful claims, but this could vary between cases.
If you’d like to know more about no win no fee claims, we’d be happy to talk to you in further detail. We prefer claimants to be fully informed about all aspects of making a claim and are always happy to answer questions if you have them.
Now we’ve taken you through how a no win no fee claim would work, we will take you through some of the more common types of claims that our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Rutland could help with.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- Rutland Traffic Accident No Win No Fee Claims
- Rutland Medical Negligence No Win No Fee Claims
- Rutland Injured At Work Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Compensation Claim
- Rutland Criminal Injury, Assault Or Abuse Claims
- Other Circumstances In Which You Could Claim Compensation
- Claim Compensation For A Mis Sold Investment Or Pension
- No Win No Fee Rental Deposit Claims
- Housing Disrepair Compensation Claims
- How Do I Start A No Win No Fee Claim?
- Rutland County Resources
If you were injured in an accident on the road, you would not be alone. According to a 2018 publication from the government, 160,957 people suffered some kind of injury on the roads in that year. Injuries could range from minor (whiplash, sprains, etc) to major, or in some extreme cases fatal, and no matter how severe your injuries or how minor, you could look into making a claim if the accident that caused your injuries was not your fault.
What If I Was Partly To Blame?
In cases where you may have been partially to blame for a road accident in Rutland, if there was another party that was also to blame, you could still consider making a claim with a no win no fee solicitor. However, the amount of compensation you could be looking to receive in these cases may be lower than it would if you were not to blame at all for the accident that caused your injuries.
What Rutland Traffic Accident Cases Could I Claim For?
As long as you were not completely at fault for the accident you suffered injuries in, and someone else was responsible, you could make a claim for:
- A Rutland car accident
- A motorcycle accident in Rutland
- A pedestrian accident in Rutland
- A cyclist accident in Rutland
- And more…
A personal injury lawyer with experience in medical negligence could be of real benefit to you when you are considering making a medical negligence claim. Some cases of medical negligence could be fairly complex, particularly if there are pre-existing medical conditions to take into account, but a no win no fee solicitor with experience in this type of claim could make the claims process much easier on you, as they would be able to take on the work involved with proving your claim.
Medical negligence claims our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Rutland could assist with could include:
- Cancer negligence claims
- GP negligence claims
- Surgical negligence claims
- Care home negligence claims
- Hospital negligence claims
- Dental negligence claims
- Midwife negligence claims
- And more…
Essentially, if you have suffered some kind of harm that would not have occurred should the treatment you received not have been negligent, you could look into making a claim for compensation. Why not get in touch with our team to find out more.
Injury at work solicitors from our panel could also help claimants if they are injured at work. Compensation could include not only an award for the actual injury you’ve sustained, but also for costs associated with the injury, such as loss of earnings, medical costs and care costs if appropriate.
Your employer, like any other in the UK, is required to provide you with as safe a working environment as reasonably possible. Things they might do to ensure your working environment/your job does not lead to injury could include:
- Giving you training in health and safety procedures pertaining to your job – this could be general health and safety training, or specific training in manual handling etc
- Giving you equipment to protect you from harm (gloves, hard hats, etc) if required
- Setting up your workspace as per regulations (for example, DSE requirements etc)
- Giving you regular breaks from repetitive work if required
- And more…
If your employer does not take steps to reduce risks to what could be considered a reasonable level, and you are injured in a workplace accident or you develop a work-related condition such as mesothelioma, tendonitis, dermatitis etc, you could consider using the services of a personal injury solicitor to help you make a claim against them.
Time limits for such claims could vary, depending on the type of claim you would be making. For claims concerning conditions that have developed over time, the personal injury claims time limit could be three years from the date the condition was linked to your work, whereas with others it could be three years from the date of an accident at work. We could provide you with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel in either case. In some cases, there may be an exception to the three-year limitation period entirely, so if you’re unsure as to whether you are within the limit that applies to your case, please do call our team for clarification.
Have you suffered an injury from an accident that was not your fault while on holiday? If so, then you may be eligible to make a holiday injury compensation claim. If you’re worried that you would have to engage the services of a solicitor based in another country for your claim, then it may put your mind at rest to know that many holiday injury claims could be handled by our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Rutland, including package holiday claims, claims for accidents on international flights, claims for accidents in airports, hotels, on transfers, at waterparks and more. We could also provide you with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel to help with holiday illness claims, including those caused by food poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning, or even illnesses caused by swimming pools.
Essentially, if you have suffered some sort of injury or illness while on your holiday and you feel it could be someone else’s fault, then our advisory team could assess the situation to see if you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Statistics from the police website reveal that between November 2018 and October 2019, 210 violent or sexual offences were reported to police in Rutland North. If you were a victim of an assault and suffered injuries because of it, then you could seek common assault victim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) with the assistance of one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Rutland. But did you also know that you could claim if your injuries were suffered as you were trying to stop such a crime, or because you witnessed a violent crime and were mentally traumatised because of it? Usually, CICA claimants are subject to a limitation period of 2 years from the offence date. However, in some cases, exceptions could be considered.
Historic Sexual Abuse Limitations
Limitation periods for sexual abuse that happened historically could be extended because it could be considered that claimants might not have been able to process, and therefore speak about their abuse previously. A no win no fee solicitor could help with claims for historic abuse, so please do not hesitate to talk to our team if you are in this situation and are wondering if you could make a claim.
There are other types of circumstance that might lead to a compensation claim for personal injury. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Rutland could provide assistance with:
- Pubic place accident claims
- Slip claims, trip or fall claims
- Beauty treatment injuries claims
- Faulty product injury claims
- And more…
If someone else was liable for your injuries, and you have the evidence to prove it then you could be eligible for compensation.
Were you mis sold your annuity, pension, or other investment product and you lost out financially as a result? If so, you could claim compensation for this with the assistance of a no win no fee solicitor from our panel. But, are you unsure as to whether you have been mis sold? If so, the following might indicate that you have been mis sold a financial product?
- You were placed under some pressure to pick a particular product or service
- You weren’t told about all the charges or fees relating to the product or service
- You were not informed of the high risk of a particular product
- You were sold an unsuitable service or product
- And more…
If you’re still unsure, or you think you might have been the victim of mis selling, our team could clear this up for you, providing you with a no win no fee solicitor to take on your case if we feel you could have a valid claim.
Did you know that if your landlord failed to properly protect your rental deposit, or withheld it unfairly, then you could consider making a rental deposit claim?
Deposits paid to landlords after April 2007 are subject to deposit protection rules, whereupon your landlord must use a government-approved scheme to place your deposit in and must write to you detailing the specifics of where your deposit is held. They must do this within a period of 30 days following your deposit payment. Should your landlord have broken these rules, you could claim between one and three times the deposit amount in compensation.
Did you know that if you are harmed physically or financially by housing disrepair that your landlord has not fixed, you could claim housing disrepair compensation, with the assistance of one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Rutland?
What Constitutes Disrepair?
Disrepair could be classed as anything within a property that needs repairing and has not been attended to. It might include:
- Broken sanitaryware
- Broken heating systems
- Unsafe flooring
- Broken doors/windows
Disrepair could affect you physically if you are injured because of it, or if you suffer an illness because of it (for example, carbon monoxide poisoning or illnesses relating to mould or damp). It could also affect you financially, by way of you having to pay higher energy bills or replacing belongings that have been damaged by the disrepair. There are certain regulations that should be followed when making such claims. An experienced no win no fee solicitor could make this easier for you.
If you would like to know how to begin a claim, or you’re looking for free no-obligation advice regarding your current situation, then why not get in touch?
● Get In Touch With Us
● Discuss Your Situation
When we talk to you about your situation, we will be sure to assess the details of your situation and advise you accordingly. If we feel you could benefit from assistance from one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Rutland, we could connect you to them.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Once you begin a claim with your solicitor, they will continue to keep you informed of the developmental milestones. You are also free to get in touch with them for an update at any time.
Local resources for the Rutland area can be found below. These may prove useful to some claimants.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Rutland
When you seek to claim compensation for personal injuries, you are required to visit an independent medical expert, who would provide a report that could be used to calculate the value of your case. Local independent medical experts could include:
|Afshan Jahanzeb||Loughborough Therapy Clinic, LSU Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Leicester, LE11 3TU|
|Khaled El-Namasy||Regus Gateway House, 1st Floor Penman Way, Grove Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1SY|
Rutland Memorial Hospital
Rutland Memorial Hospital offers a variety of services such as outpatient appointments and minor injury services.
Rutland Memorial Hospital
Cold Overton Road,
University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust
The trust treats patients at three hospitals in the Leicestershire area and has a good reputation when it comes to renal, cardiac and cancer services particularly.
University Hospitals of Leicester Headquarters,
Leicester Royal Infirmary,
Rutland County Council
Rutland County Council
Written by JE.
Edited by CE.