Whenever a person comes to harm in some way, and this could be a psychical injury, psychological damage, financial harm or some form of illness, if a third party was the cause, they could be able to make a compensation claim. We can provide claimants with the services of one of our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors covering Burnley. Our claims team can tell you how if you call them on 0800 073 8802. They will also be happy to answer any questions you have about the claims process at the same time.
Conditional Fee Agreements Explained
Below, we are going to try and answer the question, how does a No Win No Fee agreement work? You may have seen this term used in television advertisements or on billboards, but do you actually know what it means? The proper term for this kind of fee arrangement is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). The name actually does a good job of describing how a CFA works. The solicitor agrees to their fee being conditional on the claim being successful. So, this means if there is no win, then there is no fee to pay, hence No Win No Fee.
You won’t be charged any kind of fee when the solicitor begins your claim, and you won’t be charged a fee during the time the claim is being processed. If the claim isn’t successful, then there is no fee to pay. You only pay a fee when the solicitor has managed to get you a compensation payment, and the fee is taken out of this money before you are given what is left.
If you click here, you will find our full explanation of this fee structure. If you prefer, you can speak to one of our claim advisors on using our contact details contained within this guide and they will explain everything to you.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- Burnley Road And Car Accident Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims
- No Win No Fee Injured While On Holiday Compensation Claims
- Criminal Injury And CICA Claims For Assaults And Abuse
- Different Types Of Accident Claims
- Mis Sold Pensions And Investment Claims
- Tenancy Security Deposit Compensation Claims
- Compensation For Disrepair In Burnley Housing
- Start A Compensation Claim Today
- Local Public Services
Burnley Road And Car Accident Compensation Claims
Even though the rate of fatalities caused by road traffic accidents (RTA) per billion vehicle miles has dropped by 1% between 2017 and 2018, road accidents are still quite common in the UK. Accidents range in severity from fairly minor, causing only cuts, bruises or an injury such as whiplash, through to one or more deaths. Whenever a road user is harmed due to the actions of another road user, it could be possible that a valid claim exists. For example:
- You are hit from behind whilst waiting in traffic, by a driver who was talking on their mobile phone, and you sprain your neck.
- Whilst crossing the road, you are hit by a speeding car that was approaching too quickly, and you suffer a fractured pelvis.
- Whilst cycling along a dark road, a car with faulty headlights hits you, due to the driver not seeing you in time, and you suffer facial lacerations with potential permanent scarring.
These examples show how a person can be injured by another road user, in a way that could leave them with just cause to make a compensation claim. If you think you might have a valid claim, please talk to our claims team, who will be able to confirm whether you do or not.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
In order to answer the question, what is a medical negligence claim? We need to first discuss what clinical negligence actually is. Every medical professional has a duty of care towards their patients. When they fail in this duty of care, then negligence may have taken place. In order for a negligence claim to be valid, the following situation needs to have existed:
Firstly, the patient was owed a duty of care by the medical professionals involved, or the healthcare facility they were being treated in. Secondly, the patient must have been physically harmed in some way due to the negligent act. Thirdly, the patient could have avoided being harmed, had alternative action been taken by the medical professional. Here are a few examples of potentially valid clinical negligence claims:
- A pharmacist gets your prescription wrong, and gives you the wrong medication. This medication harms your health in some way when you take it.
- Your dentist slips with the drill while working on your teeth and cuts your face, the cut leaves a permanent scar.
- Your GP fails to diagnose a serious medical condition, and this leaves you without proper treatment, causing the condition to become much worse.
All of these examples are how a medical professional made some form of mistake that harmed the patient they were caring for. In each example, the patient could have a valid cause to claim compensation for clinical negligence. If you think you may have a valid negligence claim call our claims team who will connect you with our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Burnley .
No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims
The Health And Safety Executive (HSE) is a UK Government operated organisation, which works under the remit of maintaining legislation that relates to workplace safety. This legislation is enforced in the form of the health and safety guidelines that each company in the UK must comply with, that relate to the sector that they do business in. For example, a team of general builders would need to follow all of the health and safety regulations pertaining to the construction sector.
The Health And Safety Executive proactively monitors the performance of every employer, to ensure that they are complying with all regulations, and ensuring that they are maintaining a safe working environment for their employees. This is because a failure in compliance can lead to the workforce being exposed to a greater level of risk, which could lead to them coming to harm. When an employee is injured or becomes ill due to the actions or omissions of their employer, then the injured party could have a valid cause to make a compensation claim. We can provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel who will validate your claim, and then process it for you if appropriate.
No Win No Fee Injured While On Holiday Compensation Claims
It isn’t only UK based claims that a solicitor can help you with. They could also be able to help you make an overseas claim and who your solicitor claims against will depend on how you booked your holiday.
If you booked your holiday as a package, through a travel firm that is based in the UK, then your solicitor would claim against the travel vendor. The claim would likely leverage the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, which were put in place to force package holiday firms to ensure they provide holidays to a specific minimum standard of safety.
If you booked your holiday yourself, sourcing flights, accommodation, etc. separately, then your solicitor would attempt to make a claim against the specific travel provider responsible for causing you harm. The hotel owner, airline, airport operator, etc.
Criminal Injury And CICA Claims For Assaults And Abuse
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) exists to provide victims of violent or sexual crimes the ability to receive compensation as a result.
Physical assault covers a whole host of crimes that result in the victim suffering some form of injury. This would include assault, bullying, the threat of violence, a mugging or some form of aggravated robbery such as being assaulted by a burglar.
Sexual assault covers all kinds of sexually-orientated crimes such as rape, molestation, etc. Importantly, the victims of sexual assault can use CICA to make a claim for psychological injuries, not purely physical ones.
Different Types Of Accident Claims
The examples we have already provided only cover some of the most commonly seen types of claims. There are many more reasons why people make personal injury claims, for example:
- Whilst visiting your local swimming pool, you slip on water that has been carried into the spectator’s area by swimmers and should have been cleaned up.
- During a shopping trip to the local supermarket, a product falls from the display shelves due to being badly stacked and injures your head.
These hypothetical examples show how a person can be injured due to the negligence of a third party. Put simply, any time you are injured due to the actions of any other person, company or organisation, you may be able to make a claim for the harm you have suffered. Call our claims team and explain your situation to them in more depth.
Mis Sold Pensions And Investment Claims
It isn’t just injury and accident claims that a solicitor could be able to help you with. It could also be possible for a solicitor to process a claim for financial miss selling, such as mis-sold pensions or annuities. When a financial advisor sells you a new financial product that is based on some form of investment, they must:
- Tell you about all the risks involved.
- Inform you of their level of experience in selling you such products.
- Advise you that there may be better products available than the ones they are offering.
- Base their recommendation on your lifestyle habits, such as whether you are a drinker or smoker.
- Take your current and prior health into consideration.
- Offer you the best financial advice regardless of whether this is beneficial to their sales pitch or not.
If you are sold a financial product in a way that contravenes any of the regulations related to how financial products must be sold, and you subsequently suffer some form of financial loss, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Tenancy Security Deposit Compensation Claims
In this section, we will answer the question, what is the law on returning security deposits? There are two specific things we need to cover, and these are:
- Your landlord must protect your deposit financially within 30 days of being given it. They must continue to keep the deposit money safe until you give up your tenancy.
- Your landlord can only withhold your deposit in full or partially if you have breached the terms of your tenancy.
Therefore, if you do not receive your deposit back at the end of your tenancy due to the landlord having lost the money, or because the landlord is withholding it without legal justification, then you could be able to make a claim. Our claims team will be able to tell you more about how to make such a claim.
Compensation For Disrepair In Burnley Housing
If you are living in rented accommodation, then there is a process in place to help you to make a complaint, and to get the problem solved. This includes disrepair such as:
- Damp or mould.
- A leaking pipe or a leaking roof.
- No hot water or heating.
- Dangerous, faulty electrics.
- Structural damage to the rented property.
- A faulty electrical, water or gas supply.
If you suffer some form of physical harm due to disrepair, or your belongings are damaged, then you could be able to make a claim. We may be able to connect you with one of our panel of solicitors to process a No Win No Fee claim for you. Speak to a claim advisor to learn more about this.
Start A Compensation Claim Today
Do you believe you have just cause to make a claim for some form of physical harm you have suffered due to reasons that were not your fault? If you do, then simply follow these three steps below to proceed.
Get In Touch With Us
Reach out to a member of our claims team on 0800 073 8802. They will go through your claim with you, tell you what your legal options are, and offer you free legal advice on how to proceed with a claim if it is valid.
Discuss Your Situation
Talk over your claim with our team, and they will be able to inform you whether a personal injury lawyer could be able to process it for you. They will then offer to arrange for one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors to proceed with your claim.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors who are not based in Burney but can cover the area with ease. Therefore, if you choose to work with them, they will provide you with regular updates regarding your claim through, email, via the post or over the telephone.
Local Public Services
Additional information has been provided below, that may be of interest to some claimants. We have also provided contact details for some local organisations.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Burnley
In order for your claim to be accurately valued, we will organise a local medical examination, which can be performed by the following doctors:
|Riaz Moosa Raza||The Consulting Rooms|
|Adrian Thomson||Cow Lane (off St.James Street)|
|Simon Briggs||Ruskin Medical Care|
|St Peters Centre|
Get in touch with our claims team when you are ready for them to go ahead and book an appointment for you.
Burnley General Teaching Hospital
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Burnley Borough Council
Written by MC.
Edited by CE.