There are thousands of cases each and every year relating to injuries suffered as a result of negligence. While some of these people may put the incident behind them as they try to move on with their lives, what they don’t realise is that an injury caused by negligence could entitle them to financial compensation. This could be used to cover medical expenses, loss of earnings and trauma suffered as a result.
A settlement could be awarded for cases of negligence on the road, in the workplace, during a package holiday or in public/private healthcare practices.
This article has been created to brief you on the key information that you may need to know about finding and working with a no win no fee solicitor covering Essex and the different types of claims they can handle for you.
What Is A No Win No Fee Solicitor Covering Essex?
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Grays, Essex will not charge you for a claim which is unsuccessful. Before your case begins, you will negotiate with your solicitor what amount of your compensation your solicitor will receive to settle their legal fees. If your case is successful, your solicitor will receive the payment without you having to hand over a penny of your own finances as it is taken from the awarded damages.
In the event that your case is unsuccessful, you won’t be held accountable for your solicitor’s fees. You can read more about no win no fee agreements in our online guide here.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- No Win No Fee Claims For RTAs And Vehicle Accidents In Grays
- Medical Negligence Cases In Grays
- Workplace Accident And Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Claims For An Accident On Holiday
- Criminal Victim Injury Compensation Claims
- Other Examples Of Accident Claims
- Mis Selling Compensation Claims
- Withheld Or Unprotected Tenancy Deposit Claims
- Grays Rental Housing Disrepair Claims
- Begin A No Win No Fee Claim
- Information For Claimants In This Area
Our panel of solicitors can help you win compensation for a road traffic accident (RTA) in Grays if you have suffered an injury, such as whiplash. You could be entitled to compensation if there is proof that the accident was caused by negligence on the part of another road user. For example, if the person who caused the accident drove through a red light, turned without indicating, or a driver did not leave enough stopping distance. You can find more information on RTA claims and compensation amounts on our website.
Whenever you go to the doctors, or if you or a loved one needs treatment from a hospital, you have a reasonable expectation that you will be treated with professionalism, that you will be looked after to the best of the health workers abilities and that staff will uphold their duty of care. Most of the time we can all rely upon this expectation. However, in a small minority of cases this does not happen.
In some cases, people can be harmed by the negligence of the doctors, nurses and hospital staff looking after them. If tests are not performed correctly, doctors and nurses are not diligent enough or if proper protocol is neglected, patient’s can be harmed instead of helped by the health service.
If paperwork is lost or misread, if vital signs are not monitored or if proper hygiene is not studiously maintained patient’s well-being can be put in serious danger.
Call us today to discuss your case for medical negligence.
Employers can be liable for preventable injuries or illnesses that their employees have suffered due to a lack of health and safety protections. As outlined by various articles of legislation, employers must provide staff with:
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Appropriate training
- Risk assessments
- Functional and safe equipment/machinery
Failure to do so can lead to workplace injuries, ranging from cuts and pulled muscles to burns and bone fractures.
Moreover, serious workplace accidents or industrial diseases can leave employees suffering life long injuries. For example, long term exposure to workplace hazards without appropriate protection can lead to life changing issues like hearing loss, hand arm vibration syndrome (sometimes abbreviated to ‘HAVS’) and respiratory problems. You may have grounds to claim for workplace compensation if you have suffered from work-related stress in connected to your workplace environment.
If you injure yourself while on holiday abroad due to negligence, our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Grays in Essex can help you claim compensation, even if your claim is against a foreign based business, such as a hotel. We may be able to provide you with a solicitor from our panel who has qualifications for carrying out claims in the legal system of that country. If you suffered an accident on holiday while travelling under a package deal, then the claim can simply be made against the travel company responsible for your holiday; providing the accident was negligent and occurred on a service included in the package holiday.
If you have been affected by a flight delay at the airport then you could also be entitled to compensation if the flight is delayed by three hours or more, read more information on flight delay compensation on the Citizens Advice Bureau website.
Victims of violent crime can apply for criminal injury victim compensation for any physical injury or psychological harm they may have suffered as a result of a criminal act. For example, if you have been the victim of or have witnessed a stabbing in Grays, then you could be entitled to compensation.
Criminal injury victim compensation is not necessarily tied to the outcome of a criminal trial, so if the perpetrator has not been caught or not yet found guilty it will not affect your eligibility to receive compensation. Criminal injury compensation is handled by CICA, the government’s Criminal Injury Compensation Authority.
This type of compensation can be awarded for sexual assault and abuse cases that happened decades ago. The usual two year time limit on making criminal injury victim compensation claims through the CICA can be lifted for people who were the victims of rape or sexual abuse, but felt too uncomfortable to come forward about their experiences.
Our panel of solicitors covering Grays, Essex could help you win compensation in a variety of other different circumstances in which you may be injured in a public place due to the negligence of a third party.
Private businesses can be liable for injuries that people suffer on their property due to the negligence of their staff. For example, if you suffer an injury or develop an infection from a tattoo, it could be valid grounds for a compensation claim if it was the result of a failure to follow hygiene standards by the tattooist. You could also receive compensation if you have suffered a preventable injury while playing sports, such as football or horse riding. You could receive compensation for avoidable injuries suffered while using public transport. However, in order to make a claim for a sport-related injury, the harm must have come as a result of ‘abnormal circumstances’. This could be for unmaintained fields and equipment.
Furthermore, some public place personal injury claims can also relate to injuries suffered as a result of tripping or slipping over. In such cases, businesses and local authorities can be liable for not keeping their premises safe from tripping hazards. Whereas the local council could be liable for people injuring themselves on badly maintained roads and pavements, i.e. in falls caused by potholes or ice. There may be a specific criteria which applies to public place injuries against local bodies. For more information about this, call us today.
Financial mis-selling is any instance in which you may have been sold a financial product, such as a pensions scheme, PPI or stock market investments, without being allowed to make a well informed or well considered decision by your bank or your financial advisor. This could include being offered a product without warnings of potential financial risks, without being informed of alternative options particularly ones which might be more appropriate for your situation. It may also include being made to feel pressured into buying a particular product, not feeling as though you have been given enough time to decide before buying a product and not being asked to provide all information relevant to your health and financial situation, i.e whether or not you have a history of drinking or smoking. Financial mis-selling can cause people to lose a lot of money.
Our panel of no win no fee solicitors can help tenants make claims against their landlords for a withheld or unprotected tenancy deposit. If a landlord leaves a tenancy deposit unprotected, that is if they do not have the deposit in an accredited Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) within 30 days of payment or if there is no assurance that it will be returned at the end of the tenancy then a claim maybe possible.
Landlords who fail to do so can be ordered by a court to pay back the deposit and pay compensation of up to three times the value of the deposit. Failure to return the full value of a tenancy deposit is also grounds for a no win no fee claim. There are more details to landlord/tenant deposit dispute claims, including how a lost or withheld deposit affects your landlord’s right to evict you. You can read about that here on Shelter’s website.
If you have been living in a rented flat or house that is in a state of disrepair and there is a chance that your health has been at risk, then your landlord could be held liable for it. Landlords and other third parties which provide rented housing, such as councils and housing associations, have certain obligations to keep their tenants’ homes in good condition.
A landlord is legally obliged to ensure boilers and gas heaters are kept in working order. It is important that appliances are being fixed or replaced, alongside floors, windows and the structures of the house being maintained. Issues which could lead to mould or damp need to be dealt with as soon as possible.
A housing disrepair can put your health at risk in a number of ways, ranging from injuries from falling over on badly maintained flooring to the risk of death from gas leaks or electrocution. For more information on the housing disrepair legal procedure you can speak with an advisor from our expert team.
Get In Touch With Us
Please talk to our team if you are considering making a claim or if you want more information before making up your mind. You have the option of either calling us at any time on our 24/7 telephone line 0800 073 8802 or of requesting a phone call from our team with this online contact form.
Discuss Your Situation
The first step of making a claim will be to have a long chat with our team about the circumstances of your claim. This will allow our experts to inform you what chances of successfully winning compensation might be and to work out the best method for securing your compensation.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
By keeping in contact over the phone or via email, you can stay regularly updated on the progress of your case. Depending on the details of the case, a compensation claim may take a long time, but your solicitor will keep you up to date.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Grays
You must have evidence to support your case if you are to be successful in claiming compensation for an injury or illness. That is why it is crucial that as you prepare to begin your case you receive a medical exam by an independent medical expert. We work with a panel of doctors to provide all of our clients with medical exams either in or as close to their local area as possible. In the table below, we have the names and practice addresses of some of the doctors covering Grays.
|Soran Soreed||K.T.B Prescribed Pilates & Physiotherapy
1st Floor Westgate House, Spital Street
|Christina Sendegeya||"KTB Dartford
1st Floor Westgate House
Orsett Hospital is a 24/7 walk-in minor injuries unit in Grays, Thurrock.
Basildon And Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Trust provides and manages NHS services in South West Essex, it includes two general hospitals and various specialist centers.
Contact Thurrock Council: www.thurrock.gov.uk/contact
Contact Essex Police: https://www.essex.police.uk/do-it-online/report-a-crime/
Written by J.K.
Edited by H.E.