We have put together a guide for those seeking compensation in and around Shoreham-by-Sea. If you’re looking for a no win no fee solicitor to take on your case, then you may have questions as to what the process entails. You might also be interested to know what types of claims no win no fee solicitors covering Shoreham-by-Sea could handle. Within the sections below, we aim to provide useful advice on no win no fee claims, as well as explaining common claim types in more detail.
We hope you find the information useful. If you wish to speak to us about your case or you have questions about information within the guide, we can be reached on 0800 073 8802. Otherwise, you can learn more about this type of payment structure by reading below.
What Are The Advantages Of A Conditional Fee Agreement?
We believe that one of the advantages of Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) is that claimants could begin a claim right away, without paying monies up front to retain the services of a solicitor. We also believe it presents less of a financial risk to claimants.
So, how does it all work? Essentially, a CFA is a document you would sign right at the beginning of the claims process. It confirms the success fee that your solicitor would receive should your claim result in compensation. This is usually a percentage of the settlement and these monies are deducted from the settlement at the end of your claim. This agreement would also confirm that should your claim be valid, but not result in compensation, you would not have to pay for your solicitor’s fees. Now you know a little more about how a no win no fee solicitor works, why not click below to discover some of the claims they could handle.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- No Win No Fee Shoreham Car Accident Claims
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
- Claim After A Work Accident In Shoreham-by-Sea
- Claim For Injuries Or Illness On Holiday
- Criminal Injury Victim Compensation Claims
- More Accidents In Shoreham Which You Could Claim For
- Claim If You Were Mis Sold A Pension Or Other Financial Service
- No Win No Fee Tenancy Deposit Scheme Claim
- Compensation For Disrepair In Housing In Shoreham
- Start A Shoreham Compensation Claim
- Helpful Shoreham-by-Sea Information
Sadly, although it seems there are fewer accidents on our road than there used to be, according to statistics, over 160,000 casualties of all severities were reported on UK roads in 2018 and if you were involved in one that was not your fault, you might be eligible for compensation.
Were you injured in a Shoreham car accident and suffered whiplash? Or were you involved in a Shoreham bicycle accident that left you with broken bones? Perhaps you were a passenger on a bus that suffered head injuries? Whatever type of vehicle you were in, or even if you were on foot, if you could prove someone else caused the accident you were injured in, then you could have a claim.
Road users have a duty to act responsibly on the road, and if they do not do so, by not obeying signs, dangerously overtaking, speeding etc, and an accident causes someone to suffer injuries, then a claim could be brought against their insurance company with the help of a no win no fee solicitor.
But what if the person causing the accident wasn’t insured? In these cases, the MIB could pay compensation for your injuries if they receive a valid claim.
If you’ve been treated negligently by medical staff and your health has worsened because of this, then you could instruct one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Shoreham-on-Sea to help pursue a medical negligence claim against them, whether your claim was against the NHS or private practice. Medical negligence compensation payouts could be made in cases where it could be proved that if the negligence had not happened, you would not be in the position you are now, in terms of your health. This could be because of:
- Surgical negligence – Has a surgeon made a mistake while performing your surgery? Did you have to have more surgery to correct it, or are you left with a poorer prognosis or a new injury?
- Care home negligence – Have staff neglected to give you medication? Did they fail to manage bedsores properly, causing your health to suffer?
- Hospital negligence – Were you misdiagnosed at a hospital? Did it leave you having treatment you did not need? Did your original illness get worse? Did you contract an infection because of poor sanitation?
- GP negligence – Did your GP give you the wrong prescription? Did it lead to side-effects? Did they diagnose you later than they should, leaving you suffering for longer?
- Dentist Negligence – Did a dentist damage one of your healthy teeth when treating you? Did they remove the wrong tooth?
- Childbirth negligence – Did your midwife fail to spot signs of a medical condition during pregnancy that they should have noticed? Did it harm you or your baby? Were you poorly monitored during labour, leading to you or your baby suffering harm?
All of these examples and more could lead to medical negligence compensation payouts, so why not get in touch with No Win No Fee Expert to see if a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could help you.
Were you injured at work in an accident? Could the accident have been prevented if your employer had taken better care of your health and safety? If so, you may be able to make a claim after a work accident of this nature. This is because, by law, employers should take steps to protect the safety and the health of their employees. Obviously, the steps they would need to take would relate to the specific workplace and tasks that are performed within it, but they could include:
- Ensuring that the workplace was free of identifiable hazards (trips hazards, etc.)
- Ensuring that employees received training on how to do their job safely
- Ensuring that safety equipment was provided where necessary
- And more…
If an employer did not take steps to protect the health and safety of their staff and a member of staff was injured because of this negligence, then our panel could help put together a claim for compensation.
However, this isn’t the only type of personal injury claim that could be made against an employer. If there were identifiable risks of employees contracting work-related illnesses or conditions, and those risks were not lowered to a reasonable level which meant an employee went on to contract an illness/condition, the employer could be seen as liable and a claim could be made against them
The types of conditions/illnesses that could be claimed for in these cases could include:
- Industrial deafness
- Vibration white finger
- And more…
Whether your claim falls into either category, a no win no fee solicitor could help you make a claim for compensation. Why not get in touch with our advisors to learn more?
Did you know that making an injury claim on holiday doesn’t mean you’d need to use a lawyer based in another country? If you were in an accident that wasn’t your fault on holiday, then there are various laws/regulations you could be claiming under.
A personal injury solicitor from our panel could assist with claims that fall under:
But, what kinds of incidents could be claimed for? Here are a few examples:
- A Shoreham airport accident where you slipped on a wet floor that was not signposted and suffered injuries
- An aeroplane accident when the overhead lockers came open during take-off, causing baggage to fall and injure you
- A hotel accident where an unsafe balcony caused you to fall and suffer injuries
- A case of food poisoning from improperly prepared or cooked food
- An injury from a coach crash on a pre-booked excursion
Whatever the accident you’ve had on holiday, if you’ve been injured, and someone else could be held liable, you could make a claim for compensation.
The figures for crimes reported to the police between November 2018 and October 2019 reveal that 100 incidents in St Mary’s South (Shoreham Town Centre) were related to violence or sexual offences. Whether you were assaulted and suffered injuries, or you were traumatised because you witnessed a violent attack, you could claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for your injuries. If you wanted to make a criminal injuries compensation claim for such injuries, you may wish to know where you could find a criminal injury calculator in the UK. We would advise you to speak to our team if you wish to get a rough estimate of how much compensation you could receive – as we have answered questions like this before, and could give you some guidance on settlement amounts.
One thing that could be worth mentioning is the time limit for putting claims through CICA. While the standard personal injury claims time limit for personal injury claims stands at 3 years from the date of the accident or the discovery of the injury (some exceptions apply), CICA claims limits are different because they relate to criminal injuries, and not personal injuries. The limits are usually 2 years from the incident, but again, some exceptions could apply.
Exceptions For Historic Abuse
If you were abused as a child, or many years ago, and you did not report it to the police or speak out about it, it could be that you needed time to process what had happened. If this is the case, a no win no fee solicitor could look at whether an exception to the claims time limit could be made for your case. We’d like to help you get the compensation you deserve, so please call us if you feel that you are in this position, as we will handle your case with care and sensitivity.
There are a number of other injury claims that you could instruct a no win no fee solicitor to handle if you’ve had an accident in Shoreham-by-Sea. These could include
- Public place injuries
- Slip injuries
- Fall injuries
- Trip injuries
- Faulty product injuries
- Allergic reactions
- Food poisoning
- And more…
If you were injured in an accident in Shoreham that was not your fault, and you feel that someone else might be liable, whether a business, a local authority, a manufacturer or someone else, then why not see if a personal injury lawyer from our panel could help you?
If you have been mis sold a pension, you may have lost out financially. No win no fee solicitors covering Shoreham-by-Sea could assist with putting forward a claim for compensation for this. But, how would you know whether or not you had been mis sold a pension? Some clues could include:
- Not being made aware of certain fees or charges associated
- Not being made aware of risks pertaining to the product or service
- Not being offered another option to the product or service
- Feeling like you were under some amount of pressure to choose a certain service or product
- Not being sold a service or product that suited your needs
It may be worth mentioning here that it is not only mis sold pensions that you could claim for. If you have been mis sold an annuity, insurance or another financial service or product, you could also claim for compensation with the help of a no win no fee solicitor.
Did you know that if your landlord did not return your rental deposit within 10 days of you agreeing what amount was to be returned, you could potentially claim compensation.
Tenancy deposit compensation claims could bring you up to three times your rental deposit in compensation. To make a compensation claim, you must first show that:
- Your landlord didn’t protected your deposit in a recognised Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS)
- It was protected it within 30 days of payment
- You have not had your deposit returned to you within the required time period (or without valid reason)
- You have not been informed of where your deposit has been held
A no win no fee solicitor could also help you with a tenancy deposit scheme claim if your landlord had not properly protected your rental deposit too, or informed you where it was held. You could be looking to receive anything between the rental deposit paid, and triple the amount paid in compensation.
Have you experienced financial losses, damaged belongings, illness or injury because of housing repair that has been correctly reported but not fixed by your landlord? If so, and the housing disrepair protocol has been followed by your no win no fee solicitor, then you could potentially receive compensation.
Disrepair could be classed as anything broken within your property that the landlord is responsible for and should repair, which could include:
- Broken boiler
- Leaking pipe
- Faulty heating system
- Broken door or window
- Unsafe flooring
- And more…
This could cause you:
To become ill – carbon monoxide poisoning or illnesses linked to damp and mould, for example.
To suffer an injury – burns from broken heating systems, injuries from falls from unsafe stairs, for example.
To have your belongings damaged/destroyed – because of water leaks, for example
To have paid higher utility bills – from broken heating systems, broken windows etc.
Whatever your situation, if you feel that you have suffered because of disrepair, our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Shoreham-by-Sea could offer help and support.
If you wish to start a no win no fee compensation claim, or you have some further questions on what is contained within this guide, then simply:
● Get In Touch With Us
Our team can be reached on 0800 073 8802, or via our contact form or live chat.
● Discuss Your Situation
Once we have all the details of your case, we’ll be able to assess whether or not we feel you might have a valid cause to make a claim for compensation. If we do, we could offer to provide you with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Shoreham-by-Sea, so that they could begin to put together a claim for you.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
We won’t just stop offering our services once your case is in progress. We will keep you advised of all pertinent updates, and we will also answer any further questions you might have throughout the process.
Are you looking for local resources in Shoreham-by-Sea? If so, this information might help.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Shoreham-by-Sea
Should you be pursuing a personal injury claim, you would be required to undergo a medical assessment. This could provide vital evidence for your claim, and it could be used to work out the level of compensation you could receive. Local doctors that you may see for a medical appointment could include:
|Kashif Aziz||Knoll Business Centre, Old Shoreham Road, Hove BN3 7FA|
|Muhammad Ather||8a Clermont Road, Brighton, BN16SG|
Southlands hospital is under development in order to bring hospital services to those that do not require a stay overnight. It is rated ‘good’ by the CQC.
Upper Shoreham Rd
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
This particular NHS trust covers 3 hospitals. This includes Worthing Hospital, St Richard’s, which is based in Chichester, and Southlands.
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust HQ
Adur And Worthing Councils
Adur and Worthing Councils
The Shoreham Centre,
Sussex Police Headquarters
Written by J.E.
Edited by H.E.