You probably have a general understanding of the fact that if you are injured or suffer any form of harm (whether that be financial or physical) as a result of the actions or omissions of a third party, then a claim for compensation could be possible. This online guide aims to fill in the gaps in your knowledge, and leave you in a position to approach your own claim with more understanding. We will cover some of the most common kinds of claims that a no win no fee solicitor covering Buckinghamshire could deal with, and try to show why you could be eligible to claim in a similar situation.
We can’t answer every question in this guide, as no two claims are identical and each have unique aspects. If you do have additional questions, our claims team can answer them if you speak to them on 0800 073 8802. They will also explain how we can connect you to our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors covering Buckinghamshire to handle your claim.
Everything You Need To Know About Making A No Win No Fee Claim
You may have a general idea of what it means to use the services of a No Win No Fee solicitor. Below, we are going to try and explain exactly what a No Win No Fee agreement means. The more formal name for this kind of arrangement is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). When you utilise the services of a solicitor using a CFA you can be sure of the following:
- At the point where the solicitor begins working on your claim, you won’t be expected to pay any fees.
- It could take quite some time for your solicitor to process your claim. You won’t be asked to pay any fees during this time.
- Not all claims are successful. If you don’t receive any compensation, then you won’t have to pay your solicitor any fees at all.
As you can see, a CFA really does remove many of the financial risks involved in making a claim. The only time you will have to pay your solicitor is once they have received a compensation payment for you. Your solicitor will have pre-agreed a fixed percentage of the claim value that they can take as their fee. They will take this fee out of your settlement figure before forwarding you the rest.
If you would like to know more about the way that CFA ‘s work, or you just have some general questions about the claims process, please speak to one of our claim advisors on the number at the bottom of the page, they can help you. You may also like to read our detailed regarding No Win No Fee agreements by clicking here.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- No Win No Fee Claims For Road Accidents In Buckinghamshire
- Buckinghamshire Clinical And Medical Negligence Claims
- Buckinghamshire No Win No Fee Injured At Work Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Claims If Injured On Holiday
- Buckinghamshire Abuse, Assault And Criminal Injury Claims
- Are There Other Injuries I Could Claim Compensation For?
- Claim Compensation For A Mis Sold Pension Or Financial Product
- Help Claiming A Rental Deposit Back
- Housing Disrepair Tenants Help
- How Do I Begin My No Win No Fee Claim?
- Helpful Local Area Services
No Win No Fee Claims For Road Accidents In Buckinghamshire
The Department of Transport publishes an annual report, that details key statistics related to Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) in the UK. Within the 2017/18 report, we find that there was a total of 160,597 injuries caused by RTA in this period. However, the report also notes that this figure is low, as many minor injuries go unreported to the police every year. This show’s just how prevalent traffic accidents are across the whole country. Whenever a road user and this includes all road users such as pedestrians and passengers, not just drivers, suffer harm at the hands of another road user, a claim could exist. For example:
- A car accident in Buckinghamshire injures the driver, causing a severe case of whiplash, when a van runs into the back of the car at traffic lights, due to the van driver talking on their telephone and being distracted.
- A fatal accident in Buckinghamshire that results in the death of a pedestrian, who is struck by a lorry that didn’t stop at a zebra crossing because the lorry driver was speeding.
- A road accident in Buckinghamshire that injuries a motorcyclist. The accident was caused by a traffic sign that had fallen onto the road. The motorcyclist was knocked off balance by the sign and suffered a fractured arm.
In each example above, a third party has been responsible for causing an accident that harmed a road user in some way. In each case, a claim could have been possible. To find out if you have a valid RTA claim please talk to our claims team today.
Buckinghamshire Clinical And Medical Negligence Claims
Both the National Health Service (NHS) and private healthcare providers make great efforts to ensure that medical negligence is prevented. However, despite these efforts, cases of clinical negligence are still quite common in the UK.
Every healthcare worker, not just doctors, are expected to carry out their duties and provide care for patients in a safe manner. When this duty of care is not met, resulting in unnecessary harm to a patient, then it could be deemed that negligence has taken place. For example:
- On a busy hospital ward, an inpatient is left without being cleaned or moved regularly and they develop bedsores.
- During a surgical procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the wrong place, leaving the patient with an unnecessary scar and an increased risk of infection.
- During childbirth, a mistake is made by the midwife and the umbilical cord gets caught around the baby’s neck. This cuts off the oxygen supply to the baby for several minutes, resulting in permanent brain damage for the baby.
In each of these examples, we can see how a medical professional has made some kind of a mistake and caused harm to a patient. If negligence could have been proven, the victim may be able to make a compensation claim. If you would like us to evaluate your clinical negligence claim for you, talk to one of our claim advisors today.
Buckinghamshire No Win No Fee Injured At Work Compensation Claims
If you are injured at work compensation claims could be possible if your employer was directly or indirectly responsible for causing you harm. Each company in the UK that employs staff is expected to take measures to reduce the chances of an employee being exposed to health and safety risks. This is a legal obligation that is policed by the Health and Safety Executive. When a company does not comply with all applicable rules and regulations related to workplace safety, it can result in accidents or injuries such as:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents, causing injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures.
- Manual handling accidents, causing injuries to the back or neck.
- Health hazards such as exposure to toxic chemicals, biological agents or radiation causing an employee to become ill.
No matter how you have been harmed, or how your accident took place if your employer was to blame you could be able to make a claim. Talk your situation over with our claims team to find out if you are eligible to make a claim.
No Win No Fee Claims If Injured On Holiday
In some cases, it can be possible to make a compensation claim for injuries and illnesses that occur while overseas on holiday. For example, you could be able to make an injured on holiday claim if:
- You are injured by faulty electrical fittings or wiring in your hotel room.
- You suffer some form of food-related illness after eating in a restaurant.
- You are injured in an accident on an excursion or activity due to negligence on the part of the provider.
- You are injured by a member of the cabin crew during a plane flight.
- Your flight is delayed or cancelled.
Who you will make a claim against will depend on the circumstances of your holiday and how it was booked, thus:
- If you booked the holiday yourself, sourcing flights, accommodation, etc. from multiple travel providers, then the claim will be made against the provider responsible for causing you harm.
- If you are on a package holiday you booked, that included two or more features such as flights, accommodation, excursions, transfers, food, etc. then if the provider of one of the inclusive features causes you harm, a claim will be made against the UK package holiday vendor.
- If you are travelling on a plane and are injured by negligence on the part of the airline or its representatives, then if the plane was in international airspace at the time of the incident, you would claim against the airline under the Montreal Convention.
You may be confused about who you will need to make your holiday accident claim against. We can help clear this confusion up. Explain your situation to a member of our claims team, and they will tell you how to proceed with a claim.
Buckinghamshire Abuse, Assault And Criminal Injury Claims
In this section, we are discussing injuries suffered during a violent crime such as assault, mugging, aggravated burglary, etc. We are also including injuries and psychological damage caused by sexually driven crimes such as sexual assault, rape, etc.
The UK Government operates a special body, known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority(CICA). What CICA does, is provide victims of violent crimes a way to apply for compensation when there is no other way to do so. For example, the attacker went uncaught.
Are There Other Injuries I Could Claim Compensation For?
So far, we have covered only some of the most frequent kinds of compensation claims that a personal injury solicitor will deal with. However, you need to understand that you could be able to claim compensation in any situation where you have been harmed physically or psychologically, by the actions of any third party. The third-party could be any person, business or organisation such as:
- A friend or family member.
- Your neighbour.
- The local council.
- Your employer.
- The UK Government.
- The Armed Forces.
- A commercial enterprise.
- A healthcare provider.
And the list could go on. If a third party causes you harm through negligent actions or omissions, then a claim may exist. You can claim for minor injuries such as a sprained wrist caused by a trip, all the way up to the death of a loved one. If you would like to find out whether you have a potential claim or not, talk to our claims team. They will go over your claim with you, let you know what legal options you have, and then provide you with some free legal advice on how to move forward with a claim.
Claim Compensation For A Mis Sold Pension Or Financial Product
People who have suffered some form of monetary loss, could be able to make a compensation claim to get some or all of the loss back. For example, it is possible to make claims for mis sold pension. Every financial advisor must follow rules that related to how financial products are sold, such as:
- The customer must be informed of all potential risks involved in the investment.
- The financial advisor must divulge their level of experience in selling the kind of product they are offering.
- Every customer must be told that alternative products could be available that may be better.
- Questions must be asked in relation to the client’s medical history and lifestyle habits.
- Best advice based on the customer’s needs must be given at all times, even if the best advice is not to purchase the product on offer.
Mis selling can affect customers who purchase financial products such as:
- Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP).
- Payment Protection Insurance (PPI).
- Some forms of mortgages.
- Pension annuities (fixed-term and advanced).
Help Claiming A Rental Deposit Back
This section looks at the possibility of claiming rental deposit back if you are struggling to get your landlord to return it. Your landlord has to follow all the rules related to the way they manage your deposit. This means that the deposit should be paid into a deposit protection scheme (in the case of short-term assured lets for a whole property) within 30 days of being given it. The deposit must stay in the deposit protection scheme until you give up your tenancy.
What this means, is that unless your landlord has a legal reason to withhold all or some of your deposit, they must take it out of the deposit protection scheme and give it back to you within 10 days of the termination of your tenancy. If your landlord has not done this, speak to a member of our claims team to find out if we can help.
Housing Disrepair Tenants Help
Every landlord has to keep the premises they are renting out in a safe state of repair. If a tenant makes a complaint using the correct process, then the landlord must then fix the disrepair within a specific timescale. If the landlord does not fix the disrepair it can be possible to make a claim for either a) injuries or illness caused by the disrepair, or b) financial loss such as damage to property caused by the disrepair. Talk to our claims team to find out how we can help.
How Do I Begin My No Win No Fee Claim?
As long as you are within the personal injury claims time limit, you can follow the steps below to proceed with a claim and get further help.
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Discuss Your Situation
A claim advisor will go over your claim with you, and if they think it is valued, arrange for a solicitor to process it for you.
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Helpful Local Area Services
Claimants living in Buckinghamshire might find these sections containing local information to be of use.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Buckinghamshire
You will need to undergo a medical examination so that your solicitor can evaluate your claim. We work with a panel of doctors local to Buckinghamshire.
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Call our claims team if you need to know more about having this medical examination carried out.
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Written by MC.
Edited by CE.