Have you suffered some sort of harm (physical, mental or financial) because of the negligence or reckless behaviour of someone else? Were you attacked, or did you suffer an accident at work? Have you lost money from a mis sold pension? Are you in a dispute with your landlord over disrepair that has caused your personal possessions to be destroyed? No matter what situation you find yourself in, whether you’re looking at making a compensation claim for personal injury or financial loss, then you could use no win no fee solicitors covering Gateshead to help you.
Here at No Win No Fee Expert, we have put together this informative guide as to how no win no fee claims are operated, and what kinds of claims could be pursued by our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Gateshead. Call 0800 073 8802 if you’re ready to get started with a claim or you’d like specific advice relating to a potential claim, or read on to see if we’ve already answered your questions below.
How Do I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
Finding out an injury or a financial loss was caused by someone else could be devastating, especially if it is a life-changing injury or a large amount of money that has been lost. No matter whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, or have lost money on a pension investment that was high-risk, if someone else is liable, you could use a no win no fee solicitor to help you make a claim.
If using a no win no fee agreement at the beginning of your claim you would sign an agreement, often referred to as a conditional fee agreement (CFA). This sets out the amount of success fee that your solicitor can deduct from your settlement figure at the end of your claim if it is successful.
Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of claiming in this manner is that you don’t have to pay your no win no fee solicitor until after your claim has been settled. This means you could begin a claim straight away. Below, we describe what kinds of claims could be filed on a no win no fee basis.
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- No Win No Fee Claims For A Road Traffic Accident In Gateshead
- No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Or Malpractice Claims
- Compensation For An Accident At Work In Gateshead
- No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Compensation Claim Solicitors
- No Win No Fee Claims For Assaults And Criminal Injuries In Gateshead
- More No Win No Fee Claims You Could Make
- Victim Of Financial Mis-Selling Compensation Claims
- Tenants Rent Deposit Dispute Claims
- Housing Disrepair And Personal Injury, Illness Or Property Damage Claims In Gateshead
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A personal injury solicitor working on a no win no fee basis could help you fight for compensation for a road traffic accident in Gateshead if you are injured due to third party negligence. According to Government statistics from 2017, 24,831 serious casualties were reported on UK roads that year.
Whether you were injured on a motorbike, as a pedestrian, on a bus, tram or coach as a passenger or driver, in a taxi, or in a car, van or lorry, you could claim compensation if the accident you were injured in wasn’t your fault. Not only could this compensate you for your injuries, whether whiplash, a broken bone, head injuries or something else, you could claim costs you’ve faced because of the accident, such as medical expenses, travel costs, income loss, care costs and more.
Doctors and other healthcare providers such as care homes, hospitals, dentists and the like all have a duty towards your care, and if they are negligent, meaning you suffer avoidable harm, either physically or mentally, you could claim compensation for this failure in their duty of care and for your unnecessary suffering.
You could claim medical negligence compensation if you have been neglhgently harmed by:
- Care home negligence
- Hospital negligence
- GP negligence
- Cancer treatment negligence
- Birth negligence
- Dentists’ negligence
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Gateshead could assist you in making a claim for medical negligence.
Accidents at work could happen for a number of reasons, but if your employer could be at fault for your injury or illness, then you could potentially claim compensation.
Compensation for an accident at work could be for incidences such as:
- Being hit by a speeding forklift truck driven by another staff member.
- Suffering an assault at work.
- Injuring your back as you weren’t trained in how to lift correctly.
- Being trapped in machinery as a safety guard wasn’t fitted.
Essentially, if you have been injured because your employer was negligent with health and safety procedures that needed to be followed, you could ask a no win no fee solicitor to help you claim compensation.
Another way in which you could benefit from the services of no win no fee solicitors covering Gateshead would be if you suffered a work-related condition that could have been prevented. These conditions could include the likes of industrial deafness, tendonitis, asbestosis, repetitive strain injuries and more. If the risks of you developing these conditions were foreseeable and your employer did not act to protect you from developing them, then you could claim compensation. The time limit for claiming would likely be 3 years from the date the condition was discovered, but in order for you to discover if you are eligible to make a claim, we suggest that you give us a call.
What Will My Employer Do If I Make A Claim?
You might be worried about the security of your job should you choose to go ahead and claim compensation for an accident at work, but you are protected by the law in such a case. In most cases, employers should have insurance that would pay your claim, so you would not have to worry that your claim would put your job at risk because the company you work for couldn’t continue to operate after a payout. Highlighting health and safety failures could mean more stringent measures being put in place to prevent further accidents/work-related conditions from occurring.
Were you injured while on holiday? Did the injury happen at the airport, on the plane, while in transfer to your hotel, in your hotel or on a pre-booked excursion? If you booked as a package holiday through a UK tour operator under the Package Holiday Regulations you could be eligible to make a claim against the operator if the accident leading to the avoidable injury/illness happened due to negligence of a part of the pre booked package requirements.
However, if you didn’t book your holiday as a package, you could still make a claim for compensation. For UK domestic flights, you could claim under UK law, while international flights could be covered by IATA. When it comes to privately booked transport, foreign hotels and the like, you could still make a claim, but the time limit for claiming might be different depending on the laws of that country.
The types of holiday illness/accident you could claim for with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor could include:
- Airport accidents. – Slips, trips, falls, burns and scalds, food poisoning, allergy claims, and more…
- Airline accidents – Injuries from falling luggage when not secured on takeoff, burns and scalds, trips and slips, broken chairs and more…
- Transfer accidents – Road accidents, trips and falls, broken seating and more…
- Foreign hotel accidents – Balcony falls, swimming pool accidents, food poisoning and more…
However you’ve been harmed, whether in the UK or abroad as long as it was caused by third party negligence our panel of no win no fee solicitors are well versed in both UK and international law and could be able to assist you in making a claim for compensation.
If you were assaulted by someone, whether ABH, GBH, common assault or sexual assault, you could make a claim with assistance from no win no fee assault solicitors covering Gateshead. Sadly, recent statistics from police.uk show that within 2018/19 in central Gateshead, there were 1903 reports of violence or sexual offences. If you were the victim of an assault of this type, you could make a compensation claim through the government-funded scheme that is known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You could also claim as an injured party who sustained their injuries as a result of trying to stop a crime, or if you were mentally harmed from witnessing an assault.
Time Limits – Sexual Abuse Claimants
The usual time limit for criminal injury claims usually stands at just 2 years from the incident date. In cases of historical sexual abuse, the strict 2-year time limit can sometimes be waived. Call us to discuss your circumstances, and we will advise you whether you may be eligible for criminal injury compensation if you are a victim of historical sexual abuse.
Have you been injured because of a faulty product that you purchased? Did you fall in a park due to a broken railing? Did you suffer a slip in a shopping centre due to wet flooring that was not signposted? If so, then you could use the services of a no win no fee solicitor to make personal injury claims. Your solicitor could help you not only claim a settlement for the injuries you’ve received, but they could also assist with claiming back money you’ve lost because of the injury, such as earning losses, care costs and more.
Financial mis selling scandals have hit the headlines in recent years, from the mis selling of PPI to the recent pension misselling scandal. Many people have already claimed successfully for being mis-sold a financial product. If you believe that you have been a victim of misselling you could use the services of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Gateshead to help claim compensation.
How Do You Know If You’ve Been Mis Sold A Financial Product?
The Financial Conduct Authoity (FCA) requires that any financial product that is sold to you should be done so in a way that is not misleading, and it must fit your needs.
Examples of where you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation as a result of suffering financially can be found below;
- If you were offered bad advice.
- If risks weren’t explained to you.
- If you were pressured into making a decision.
- If you weren’t told of certain charges or fees.
- If you did not receive enough information about the product in order to make a fully informed decision.
Rent deposit disputes could lead to compensation claims, and no win no fee solicitors covering Gateshead could assist with these too. Should your landlord not have properly secured your deposit within one of the three approved deposit protection schemes, you could potentially claim between one and three times the deposit amount paid initially.
You could also claim if your landlord did not inform you in writing where the deposit you paid was being held. To discuss your circumstances in further detail, please contact our advisors for further information.
Housing disrepair could cause all kinds of problems from an illness, to property damage to higher energy bills. But what exactly is disrepair? And could you claim compensation for housing disrepair and personal injury caused by it? Well, with the assistance of our panel of solicitors covering Gateshead Tyne & Wear claims, you could.
Examples of housing disrepair could be issues with the boiler, leaking pipes, doors, windows or flooring. It might also include mould and damp.
In order for you to prove a housing disrepair claim, whether this is a personal injury claim or a claim for damaged or destroyed personal property, you would need to show that the landlord was aware of the disrepair and did not fix it. Examples could lead to your property being destroyed or damaged, your energy bills being needlessly higher, or you suffering an injury or illness as a consequence.
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We’re happy to talk about your circumstances and assess whether you’d have a claim, provide guidance and support, we could also connect you to our panel of solicitors.
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Once your claim has begun, our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Gateshead will continue to advise you of the claims progress, and they will also be on hand to answer queries along the way if you have them.
Here, we offer a few local resources for those looking to make no win no fee claims.
Doctors Serving The Gateshead Area
When you make a personal injury claim, you would need medical evidence from an independent doctor. Your personal injury lawyer would need to obtain this evidence from a medical expert, preferably one that is local to you. We work with a panel of doctors local to Gateshead such as:
|Ian Watson||The Axis Building, Kingsway North, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0NQ|
|Rizwan Shafiq||Gateshead Regus Office, The Axis Building, Maingate, Kingsway North, Team Valley NE11 0NQ|
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead opened in 1948 and is managed by the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Queen Elizabeth Ave,
Gateshead Civic Centre
Northumbria Police HQ
Middle Engine Ln,
Tyne & Wear
Written by JE.
Edited by CE.