Are you looking for a personal injury lawyer to help you make an injury claim? Or, have you lost out financially because of mis selling, or suffered financial loss from housing disrepair and you’re looking for a lawyer that could help you claim compensation? Whichever position you’re in, a no win no fee solicitor could assist you if you do have a valid claim. At No Win No Fee Expert, we work with a panel of solicitors covering Canterbury that could help with those claims mentioned above and more. We could assess your claim, give you guidance on what to do next, and even offer to provide you with a solicitor from our panel to handle your claim. In the guide below, we cover many of the questions claimants could have about making a claim in this way, explaining how and when a no win no fee solicitor gets paid and what type of claim would be handled by them as well as providing other useful facts and resources. If you’d like to know more about our service or have any questions about the information contained in this guide, simply call 0800 073 8802. Otherwise, why not read on to find out more about no win no fee solicitors?
What Is A Conditional Fee Agreement?
When you instruct a no win no fee solicitor, you would be required to sign a document that might be referred to as a conditional fee agreement (or CFA). Whether you’ve had an accident in Canterbury, Kent, or are looking to make claims for financial losses because of housing disrepair, your tenancy deposit not being protected or financial mis selling, this would still be the case. The signed agreement would give details of how and when the solicitor would be paid for their services. Usually, this is set out as a percentage of your compensation, and the lawyer would be paid from the compensation settlement when it comes through. This means that you would not be in a position where you had to use your own money to begin a claim. If you’re concerned about how much of your settlement the no win no fee solicitor could take as payment, you may be relieved to hear that the maximum, according to the government, is 25% of the settlement. This means you would benefit from the majority of your settlement.
Now we’ve explained how this works, we will give some guidance on the kinds of claims that could be made with the assistance of no win no fee solicitors covering Canterbury.
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- Compensation For Canterbury Car Or Traffic Accidents
- Compensation For Clinical Malpractice
- Compensation For A Workplace Injury
- Compensation For Injuries On Holiday
- CICA And Victim Of Crime Compensation
- Additional Accident Claims
- Compensation In Financial Mis Selling Cases
- Rental Deposit No Win No Fee Claims
- Housing Disrepair Claims Protocol
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- Canterbury Area Resources
Compensation for a Canterbury car accident, or any other road accident could vary wildly. This is because there could be so many different injuries caused by a road traffic accident, ranging from mild whiplash to life-changing injuries. If someone else has caused an accident on the road that you have been injured in, or you have lost a loved one from a fatal accident in Canterbury, you could potentially make a claim for compensation with the help of a no win no fee solicitor.
While accidents on UK roads are at their lowest recorded level, 1784 fatalities, and 160,597 casualties of all severities were reported in the UK in 2018. But, what kinds of road traffic accidents could lead to a compensation claim?
Essentially, if someone else causes an accident, and you are injured, you could make a claim for compensation. This could even be the case for road traffic accidents that involve untraceable drivers or uninsured drivers. These types of claims can be made through the MIB. It does not matter what kind of road user you are either. You could claim as a passenger, a driver, a cyclist, motorcyclist, pedestrian or any other type of road user.
If you’d like to know how much compensation your injuries would be likely to attract, you could either use a personal injury claims calculator, or you could ring our team and we could give you a rough estimate of the level of compensation you could receive. We’d be happy to advise you on this.
Whether you’re under the NHS or have paid for private treatment, you could claim compensation for medical negligence that has caused you harm. This could mean a medical condition has needlessly become worse, or you’ve contracted an illness or injury that you would not have had if the negligence hadn’t happened. You could also claim if you’ve had to have extra treatment because of the negligence. Some examples of clinical malpractice cases could include:
Negligent cancer treatment – if your cancer was misdiagnosed, or you received incorrect treatment, and it led to you having more invasive treatment or a poorer prognosis, you could consider making a claim with a no win no fee solicitor.
Negligent surgical treatment – If your anaesthesia was not managed correctly and you suffered harm or your surgeon operated on the wrong part of your body, or mistakenly left surgical items inside you, you could look into whether you could have a claim for compensation.
Negligent dental treatment – Whether you have had a healthy tooth removed in error, or your dentists missed signs of oral cancer when examining you, leading to treatment being delayed, you could make a claim for compensation.
Negligent childbirth care – If you were injured unnecessarily during childbirth due to the incorrect use of birthing tools, or you/your baby suffered harm because you were not monitored as you should have been in labour, and signs of distress were not spotted, you could instruct a personal injury lawyer to make a claim on your behalf.
These are just a few examples. You could also claim for cases that include hospital-acquired infection, blood test negligence, care home negligence and more. If you’ve suffered harm because of negligence in a clinical setting, why not find out whether one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Canterbury could help you.
Whether you’ve been injured at work because of a one-off accident, or because you’ve contracted a work-related condition such as Industrial Deafness, COPD, Mesothelioma, Tendonitis, etc, then you could make a claim if it could be proved that your employer was at fault.
This is because your employer should take steps to help you avoid workplace injury or illness. Actions they could take could include:
- Carrying out regular risk assessments, and acting to reduce the risks identified.
- Ensuring you have the right equipment to do your job safely.
- Ensuring that all equipment is checked and maintained to ensure it is safe.
- Fitting safety features to machines where appropriate.
- Ensuring the workplace is free of identified hazards (trip hazards, etc).
The action your employer should take would largely depend on the type of workplace and the type of job role that you have. But if they are seen to have not taken reasonable steps to prevent you from harm, and you are injured, you could claim compensation with the assistance of a no win no fee solicitor.
Have you been injured while you were on holiday, whether at the airport, on the plane, at your hotel or on an excursion? Was it someone else’s fault? If so, no win no fee solicitors covering Canterbury could help you make claims for compensation, even if your injury was caused abroad. There are certain regulations that may come into play when claiming for an injury on holiday, which is why having an experienced no win no fee solicitor on your side could be of real benefit. They would know whether you could be covered by:
They could also have the experience and knowledge needed to build a strong case for compensation. If you’ve been injured abroad or in the UK on holiday, why not speak to us to see if a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could help you.
According to the UK Police website, 1027 sexual/violent offences were reported in Canterbury-Westgate between the months of October 2018 and September 2019. If you suffered injuries because of an attack, or another criminal act, you may be able to make a victim of crime claim through CICA, with the assistance of a no win no fee solicitor. You could also claim if you were injured in the process of trying to stop a crime, or if you suffered emotionally/mentally through witnessing a violent crime. The incident in question must have been reported to the police within a reasonable length of time, and the criminal injury-time limit for a CICA claim is usually 2 years from the event.
Historic Abuse Claims Time Limit
Unfortunately, there could be cases where abuse was not reported to the police at the time, as the victim may not have processed it or been able to talk about it until years later. If this is the situation you are in, then you may still be able to make a personal injury claim, as there could be an argument that you lacked the capacity to claim at the time. Exceptions could be made to the time limit for claiming for such cases.
Personal injury claims could be made for other accidents that have caused you to be injured as well as those we’ve explained above. A personal injury solicitor could assist with:
- Slips and trips claims
- Accidents in public places claims
- Food poisoning from restaurants/takeaways claims
- Food allergy claims
- Faulty product injury claims
If you’ve suffered an injury because of someone else’s fault, they could be held liable for your injury and you could be in a position to make a claim for compensation.
If you’re in a position where you have lost out financially because you’ve been mis sold a pension, investment or annuity, then you may be able to claim compensation for this.
If you’re not sure whether you’ve been mis sold or not, then it may be worth considering the following questions:
- Was pressure put on you to choose a certain product?
- Were all the risks explained fully to you?
- Were you made aware of charges/fees?
- Was the financial product suitable for your needs?
If you answered yes to the first question, and/or no to the others, you could be in a position to make a financial mis selling claim.
You may have read information on the PPI scandal which referenced how much was claimed in some financial mis selling cases. If so, you may be wondering how much compensation you could claim if you’d been mis sold a financial product such as a pension or annuity. If you speak to us here at No Win No Fee Expert we may be able to give you a rough guide on how much your claim would be worth. We’d be delighted to help with this if you’d like to know more.
You might not be aware of this, but your landlord should be required to ensure your tenancy deposit is protected. They should have placed it into an approved deposit scheme, within a month (30 days) of you paying your rental deposit. They should also have let you know in writing where they protected it. If they have not done this, you could claim compensation. With the help of a no win no fee solicitor, you could potentially claim up to three times the initial rental deposit paid.
The housing disrepair protocol may seem confusing for some people. There are certain guidelines that need to be followed for a case of disrepair to be reported, but if these are followed, then you could make a claim for housing disrepair if you have been harmed by it. Having no win no fee solicitors covering Canterbury on your side could help make the situation clearer, as they could explain the protocol to you, and handle the claim for you. Disrepair could cause harm in a number of ways, including illness, injury, or financial loss. Let us take a look at these three types of claim in more detail.
- Illness claims – If you have been made ill through disrepair, contracting illnesses relating to mould, damp etc, and it could be proved that your landlord was negligent in repairing any disrepair, you could seek out a no win no fee solicitor to help you claim compensation.
- Injury claims – If the disrepair has led you to suffer injury, such as flooring collapses causing injury, or being injured by a boiler malfunction when it had been reported as disrepair, you could look into making a claim.
- Financial claims – If your personal items have been destroyed by water, or your energy bills have been higher because of a water leak for example, you may have lost out financially, and you could instruct a solicitor to make a claim on your behalf.
Are you in a position to make a claim, or would you like more advice? If so…
● Get In Touch With Us
● Discuss Your Situation
After telling us what has happened to you, we will assess your position and let you know if we think your case could lead to a claim for compensation. Should we feel you’d be in a good position to claim, then we would offer to provide you with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Canterbury to help with your claim.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Once you’ve begun a claim, we will strive to keep you up-to-date on any developments. Of course, if you have questions throughout, then just call us and we’ll help in any way we can.
Some useful resources for claimants in the Canterbury area can be found below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Canterbury
In order to make a claim for personal injury, you are required to undergo a medical assessment with an independent medical expert. In order to make this process simpler, we work with a panel of doctors local to Canterbury. Examples of these include:
|Abhinav Gulihar||Greenfields Clinic, The Kings Mile, 37 Northgate, Canterbury, CT1 1BL|
|Soran Saeed||St Lawerence Sports and Physio Clinic, Kent County Cricket Club, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ|
Kent And Canterbury Hospital
Kent and Canterbury hospital offers a number of outpatient clinics, as well as a children’s assessment centre and minor injuries unit.
Kent and Canterbury Hospital
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
This trust is one of the biggest in the UK, covering a community of approximately 695 000 people.
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Canterbury City Council
Canterbury City Council
Kent Police Headquarters
Written by JE.