Whether you have been left financially disadvantaged or injured in an accident because of the actions or inactions of another, it may come as a surprise to you to learn that you could take legal action to redress the balance. This could be the case even if you are financially unable to make an initial payment to a solicitor in order to begin a claim. No win no fee solicitors covering Wokingham could take on your claim without the need for you to pay an upfront fee in order to secure their services. This guide will tell you more about how a no win no fee solicitor could help you to do this. We will also look at the type of claims that a personal injury solicitor or a solicitor who work on financial compensation claims may be able to help you with. We hope that the information contained in this guide is useful to you but if you need any clarification on any point then please speak to a member of our team on 0800 073 8802.
What Is No Win No Fee?
Making a claim on a no win no fee basis could be as simple making one initial phone call to us. We would begin by assessing the details of your case in order to see if it might result in a compensation payment. We could then put you in contact with our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Wokingham who would work on your claim. The payment structure is very simple. Following an initial consultation, which would usually take place over the phone, your no win no fee solicitor would ask you to sign a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA. A benefit of using this type of payment structure to make a claim is that you would not be expected to pay anything to your solicitor upfront and if your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay your solicitors fees at all. This type of agreement details a percentage amount that would be taken out of your final settlement figure for your solicitor’s fees.
There is a cap on legal fees for personal injury claims that has been put in place by the government. This has been set at 25%. This is something your solicitor would discuss with you. Now we’ve been through how claims of this type work, we will have a look at the types of claim that your no win no fee solicitor could look at on your behalf.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- Claim For A Wokingham Traffic Accident
- No Win No Fee Wokingham Medical Negligence Claims
- I Injured Myself At Work In Wokingham, Could I Claim Compensation?
- No Win No Fee Accident On Holiday Claims
- Woking Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Claims
- Other Circumstances When You Could Claim For Accidents In Wokingham
- Claim For Mis-Selling Of Financial Services
- Claim Back A Tenancy Deposit If It Is Withheld Or Unprotected
- Claims For Disrepair By Tenants In Wokingham
- Contact Us And Start Your Compensation Claim
- Local Area Information And Services
A government report from 2018 shows that over the course of 2018, 160,597 casualties of all severities on the road were reported. This figure, whilst described in the report a being the lowest on record, indicates that a significant number of accidents do still occur on the roads and these accidents may cause injury.
A no win no fee solicitor covering Wokingham could assist you if you have had a road accident in Wokingham that was not your fault. This might include:
- A car accident in Wokingham that resulted in whiplash
- A fatal accident where you lost a loved one as a result of another driver’s negligence.
- An accident on Wokingham road where you were hit on a pedestrian crossing when a driver ignored the lights.
If, as a result of a road traffic accident that was caused by the actions of someone else, you were injured, then you may be able to claim compensation for the injuries you sustained. You could also claim for financial costs associated with the accident, such as loss of income, medical expenses and more.
If the person who was responsible for the accident was not insured, then the MIB may pay compensation for your injuries if your claim is valid. If you believe that you have a case for a Wokingham traffic accident compensation claim, then contact our team to begin the process.
If you have been treated in an NHS hospital, or a private clinic or hospital where you have been treated in a negligent manner then you may be able to make a claim for Wokingham medical negligence via one of our panel of medical negligence solicitors covering Wokingham. Personal injury claims of this type are not always easy to win. The responsibility for proving that the negligence has had a damaging effect on your health lies with you and your personal injury lawyer. You will need to be able to provide evidence that had the negligence not taken place then you would not be in the position you are in now. If there are previous medical conditions that need to be considered, then this could be very complex. A personal injury solicitor with experience of medical negligence claims could be able to use this experience in order to build a strong claim for compensation.
Here are just some of the types of clinical negligence that might result in a claim:
- Care home negligence – including bedsore mismanagement, mistakes with medication and more…
- GP negligence – including incorrect medication, misdiagnosis, late diagnosis and more…
- Dental negligence – including negligent advice, extraction of the wrong tooth and more…
- Hospital negligence – including late diagnosis, infections acquired in hospital and more…
If you believe that you have a case for making a claim, then contact us to see if one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Wokingham could assist you.
If you are not sure how you could make a work accident claim or even if you have a case for making a claim for compensation, then contact our team who could help you. There are two main reasons for making a personal injury claim for a work-related accident and here we will look at each of them in detail.
Making a claim for a workplace accident that resulted in injuries – If you were injured at work as a result of an accident that might have been prevented then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is your employer’s responsibility to protect you from any foreseeable risks whilst you are at your workplace and if you have been injured because they have failed to do this then you may be able to make a claim.
Claiming for an illness or condition related to your work – As part of your employer’s health and safety responsibilities, they are required to protect you from the foreseeable risks of developing a condition or illness that is related to your work. These might include industrial deafness, COPD, repetitive strain injuries and more…
If they neglect to reduce the risk of you developing such an illness or condition and you later develop it, then you may have a case for a claim.
The personal injury claims time limit may differ in line with the type of claim that you are making. If you were injured in an accident where your injuries were immediately apparent, then the time limit is usually 3 years from the date of the accident. If however your symptoms were not recognised at the time or your condition or illness developed over a period of time, then the time limit may begin from the date you receive your diagnosis.
If you are looking to make a personal injury claim for an accident on holiday then you may not realise but you do not need to use a solicitor who is based in the country where you had the accident. No win no fee solicitors covering Wokingham, Berkshire could still help you when it comes to making the majority of claims for accidents on holiday. It depends on where the accident took place and the type of accident as to how you could make your claim. You could be claiming under:
Having the assistance of a solicitor who is experienced in holiday claims could make and claim of this nature less stressful.
If an accident occurred that was not your fault, whether it happened at the airport, on the plane, in the swimming pool of your hotel, elsewhere in your hotel or on a sightseeing trip, then you may be able to make a claim. You could even claim for an accident at Wokingham train station if you are travelling by train. We could put you in touch with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors who may be able to assist you.
Unfortunately, crimes occur every day all over the UK. According to police statistics, Wokingham recorded 399 offences of a violent or sexual nature for the period from October 2018 to September 2019. If you received an injury as a result of an assault whilst trying to stop a crime from taking place or perhaps you witnessed a violent crime taking place and suffered trauma as a result of this then you may be able to make a claim through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA). Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Wokingham could give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation that you may be able to receive as a result of an assault compensation claim. Because a solicitor would be able to take into consideration the seriousness and complexity of any injuries you have suffered. This may be a good alternative to a criminal compensation claim calculator if you’re looking for a rough estimate of what your claim could be worth.
Historic Abuse Claims
The usual time limit for making a CICA claim is 2 years. However, despite this, there are some circumstances where you may be able to make a claim outside that time limit. In the case of a historic abuse claim, your solicitor could argue that you were not able to process the events of the abuse and therefore not able to report that the abuse had taken place before now. If you believe that this applies to you please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your circumstances in more detail.
This guide only covers a small number of the types of injury claims that you may be able to make a compensation claim for using the services of a no win no fee solicitor. Other types of claim include:
- Slip, trip or fall injuries
- Injuries in public places
- Food poisoning
- Injuries caused by using faulty products
- Allergic reaction
- And more….
If you believe that you might have a claim for compensation, then contact our team who will be able to give you guidance and put you in touch with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Wokingham.
The guidelines from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) inform financial institutions and advisors that should ensure they practice selling techniques that are fair. This means that they should not sell people products that do not suit their requirements, do not pressure people to purchase a service or product and make sure that they confirm all the risks, fees and charges that are associated with any service or product. If you believe that you may have been the victim of the mis selling of financial services for any of the reasons stated, or any other reason, and have lost out financially, then get in touch. A no win no fee solicitor from our panel would be able to tell you if you will be able to pursue a claim for compensation as a result of being mis sold a service.
Compensation claims relating to tenancy deposits may bring you as much as three times the amount of your rental deposit as a compensation payout. This type of claim could be made when:
- Your landlord has failed to protect your deposit by placing it in an unrecognised scheme
- Your deposit amount has not been protected within 30 days of you paying it
- Your deposit has not been paid back to you within the required period of time
- You have not been told where your deposit has been placed
If this is the situation that you have found yourself in, then contact our team for support and advice regarding a tenancy deposit compensation claim.
Have you experienced injury or illness, or had your belongings damaged due to housing disrepair that you have previously reported to your landlord or housing association but that has not been fixed? If this is the case and the appropriate protocols for housing disrepair have been adhered to by your no win no fee solicitor, then there could be a possibility that you may be able to receive compensation.
Disrepair is categorised as anything that is damaged or broken in the property that the landlord has a responsibility for and should arrange for the repair of. This includes but is not limited to:
- Leaking water pipes
- A broken or faulty boiler
- Broken window or door
- Flooring that has become unsafe
- A heating system that has developed a fault
These damages may result in you becoming ill as a result of the damp or mould, or suffering carbon monoxide poisoning, for example. They may also cause you to suffer an injury such as a fall on unsafe stairs or burns as a result of a broken heating system.
They could also result in your belongings becoming damaged or even destroyed, for example as a result of a water leak. A broken heating system or broken windows may have resulted in you needing to pay higher utility bills than normal as well.
If you have experienced difficulties because of a disrepair one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Wokingham may be able to help you to make a claim.
Do you have all the information that you need in order to proceed with a no win no fee claim? Then contact us today:
● Get In Touch With Us
● Discuss Your Situation
We will discuss the details of your case with you in order to give you advice that is tailored to your claim. If appropriate we will then be able to put you in touch with our panel of no win no fee solicitor handling the Wokingham area.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
If you choose to work with our panel of solicitors, as they are not based in Wokingham, they will ensure that you are kept up to date regularly whether that be through the post, over the phone or via the email.
Local services you might be looking for could be found below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Wokingham
When you make a personal injury claim, as part of the claims process you would need to see a doctor. The doctor, who must be independent, would put together a report that may be used to calculate the value of the claim. An example of our panel of doctors local to Wokingham could include:
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Wokingham Hospital is home to the Berkshire Adolescent Unit which offers mental health to children whose mental health problems are severe. It also offers rehabilitation and physio services.
41 Barkham Rd,
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust operates in West Berkshire, Bracknell, Reading, Wokingham, Slough, Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Wokingham Borough Council
Wokingham Borough Council
Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police Headquarters
169 Oxford Rd,
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Edited by CE.