If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, been mis-sold a mortgage, want to claim for an accident at work or are involved in a tenancy deposit dispute, you might benefit from the help of a no win no fee solicitor to help you seek compensation. In this guide, we’re going to provide examples of the type of claim no win no fee solicitors covering Sittingbourne could help you make and explain what evidence you’ll need to support a claim.
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors are not based in Sittingbourne but can cover the area. Here at No Win No Fee Expert, we have a friendly team on hand who are happy to advise you about your claim and assess it for free. If you’d like to discuss starting a claim today, please call 0800 073 8802. There’s no pressure and you’re under no obligation to proceed so you’ve got nothing to lose.
Alternatively, should you want to find out more about claiming first, please carry on reading.
What Is A Conditional Fee Agreement?
We’re often asked, “What is a conditional fee agreement?”. Also known as a CFA, they are the signed contract between no win no fee solicitors and their clients. They are used in no win no fee cases and state that you only have to pay solicitors legal fees if they win compensation for you. When they do win the case, they deduct a ‘success fee’ from the final compensation amount (which is up to 25%) to cover the fees.
Because the solicitor is taking a risk by offering a no win no fee service, you’ll need to demonstrate how strong your case is before they’ll take it on. You could be eligible to claim if you can show:
- That somebody who owed you a duty of care was negligent.
- The negligence caused you to suffer (become ill, injured or lose out financially).
You’ll also need to make your claim within any time limit. We’ll aim to cover other time limits throughout the course of this guide.
If you’d like to find out if we could help you make a no win no fee compensation claim, please speak to our team today.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- Claim Compensation For A Traffic Accident In Sittingbourne
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
- No Win No Fee Sittingbourne Workplace Accident Claims
- Accident Abroad And Package Holiday Injury Claims
- Victim Of Criminal Attack Compensation Claims
- More Accident Claims You Could Make
- Claim For A Mis Sold A Mortgage, Pension Or Investment
- No Win No Fee Tenancy Deposit Dispute Claims
- Housing Disrepair Claims Against Sittingbourne Landlords
- Begin A No Win No Fee Claim
- Sittingbourne Area Resources
Claim Compensation For A Traffic Accident In Sittingbourne
If you’re injured in a traffic accident in Sittingbourne, you could use a no win no fee solicitor to help make a claim if the accident was caused by another road user. There are a number of common injuries which could be compensated for including:
- Concussion and other head injuries.
- Neck injuries including whiplash.
- Broken bones.
- Strains, sprains, bruises and soft tissue damage.
- Back injuries.
We strongly recommend that if you sustain any injury in a car accident in Sittingbourne, you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This will mean your treatment can begin and also that medical records will be created which can be used to support your claim.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
When using NHS or private healthcare services, if you’re injured or made ill by the negligent treatment of a medical professional, you might be entitled to compensation.
Examples of medical negligence which could lead to a claim include:
- A misdiagnosis that causes suffering due to a delay in receiving treatment.
- Medication errors which cause side effects.
- Injuries caused by negligent surgical treatment (even if you’ve signed a waiver).
- Illnesses (like sepsis of pneumonia) caused by super bugs in hospitals.
- Avoidable injuries caused by childbirth.
- Pain caused by anaesthetic errors.
No Win No Fee Sittingbourne Workplace Accident Claims
If you’re injured while at work, our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Sittingbourne may be able to help you claim compensation. If it can be shown that your employer could’ve prevented the accident or attempted to reduce the risks associated with your work environment then you might have the grounds to claim.
You might be eligible to claim if your workplace accident was caused by:
- An unsafe working environment.
- Broken, faulty or damaged machinery.
- Inadequate training.
- A lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Accident Abroad And Package Holiday Injury Claims
As is the case in the UK, if you’re injured while on holiday abroad and the accident was caused by the negligence of another person, you might be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Because of special package holiday legislation, you might be able to claim against your holiday provider if the accident occurred while using a service they provided you with. Alternatively, claims can be made against the responsible party if you booked your holiday independently.
It’s worth keeping in mind that while package holiday personal injury claims generally have a 3-year time limit, other claims using the legislation of the country where the accident happened might have lower time limits. Please check with an advisor as soon as possible to ensure you aren’t excluded from claiming.
Victim Of Criminal Attack Compensation Claims
You might not be aware but if you’ve been injured when a violent crime was committed against you, you might be entitled to criminal compensation. The government operates a scheme known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which allows claims for psychological and physical injuries.
CICA claims have a 2-year time limit and the crime must’ve been reported. Also, in the case of multiple injuries, compensation payments differ from that of personal injury payouts.
More Accident Claims You Could Make
We’re about to move on to other claims no win no fee solicitors covering Sittingbourne can help you make. Before we do, here are a few more claims a personal injury lawyer could help you make:
- Claims for children’s injuries.
Children are not able to make a claim themselves. However, at any point before they turn 18, a parent or guardian could claim on their behalf. If no claim is made, the normal 3-year time limit begins on their 18th birthday so the victim can make their own claim.
- Slips and trips.
There are many scenarios such as slippery floors with inadequate warning signs, broken handrails and trailing cables which could lead to slip, trip or fall claim.
- Accidents in a public place. You could also make a personal injury claim if you’re injured in a public place such as a train station, a shop, on a footpath or in a park. Claims might be against a business or the local authority.
For all claims of this nature, we suggest you report the accident where possible, photograph the cause, photograph your injuries, seek medical treatment and ask witnesses for their details. Each of these steps will provide vital evidence to support your claim.
Claim For A Mis Sold A Mortgage, Pension Or Investment
When buying financial products such as mortgages, annuities, pensions or investments, it’s reassuring to know that the advisor has to follow regulations laid down by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
If they fail to follow the rules, and you lose money because of their advice, you could claim compensation for your losses.
The main point of the rules is to ensure you can make an informed decision before buying a financial product. This means the advisor should give you a range of products to choose from, explain the terms and conditions, tell you about fees and charges linked to the product and not make promises about any potential outcome.
If you believe you’ve got a financial mis-selling case, gather any documents you have that contain negligent advice as this can be used as evidence to support the claim. Then call our team to find out whether we could help you start your claim.
No Win No Fee Tenancy Deposit Dispute Claims
To help ensure tenant’s deposits weren’t retained without good reason, the government introduced Tenancy Deposit Schemes (or TDS) in 2007. The rules regarding TDS’s mean that:
- When you pay a deposit, the landlord must place the funds into a TDS within 30 days.
- They should tell you which scheme they used, in writing, within 30 days.
- They mustn’t take the money out of the scheme before the end of your tenancy.
Housing Disrepair Claims Against Sittingbourne Landlords
Another type of claim no win no fee solicitors covering Sittingbourne could help with are housing disrepair claims. These are sometimes possible if a landlord has failed to fix a problem that they’re obliged to which:
- Has made you become ill.
- Caused you to suffer an injury.
- Or made you lose out financially (damage to your own property etc).
The types of problems that could lead to a claim include mould, damp, blocked pipes, electrical hazards, structural defects, leaks and broken boilers.
Begin A No Win No Fee Claim
If you’d like to begin a no win no fee compensation claim, today, please call our team on 0800 073 8802. If you’d prefer us to call you, please fill in this online enquiry form. For all claims, we’ll use the following process:
Get In Touch With Us
We’ll start the ball rolling when you make contact.
Discuss Your Situation
A member of our team will listen to your circumstances.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up To Date
If we think you’ve got a strong case, we could introduce you to one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Sittingbourne. If they take on your claim, they will provide you with expert advice and regular updates as your claim progresses.
Sittingbourne Area Resources
When you make a claim, there are a number of things you’ll need to do and agencies you might need to speak to. To save time, we’ve listed some of them below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Sittingbourne
A vital requirement for all personal injury claims is a medical assessment from an independent doctor. We work with a panel of doctors local to you. Here are is a sample of the doctors in and around Sittingbourne that our panel of solicitors could use:
|Soran Saeed||Physiofit Kent,
Maidstone, ME15 9QD.
|Salman Baig||Maidstone Road,
Chatham, ME5 9SF.
|Kashif Aziz||Hope Spinal Wellness
St Stephen's Road,
Canterbury, CT2 7JL.
When you attend your appointment, the doctor will discuss your accident and ask a number of questions regarding your injuries. They’ll use your answers to write a report for your personal injury solicitor. This will contain information detailing what injuries you sustained. It will also cover the affects of the injury and if there will be any longer-term issues. Your solicitor will use the report as a basis for your compensation claim.
Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital
Should you need to contact the main hospital in Sittingbourne because you need to request records or information, here are their details.
Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital,
Sittingbourne, ME10 4DT.
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Here are the contact details for the local NHS trust providing services to the Sittingbourne area.
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Concept Court (Unit J),
Kent, CT19 4RG.
Swale Borough Council
You can get in touch with the local authority using the details below.
Swale Borough Council
Kent, ME10 3HT.
If you need to make contact with the police because you need a crime reference number or need to report an incident, you can use the details listed here.
Kent Police Headquarters
Written by BT.
Edited by CE.