Any time a person is involved in an accident that wasn’t their fault, which resulted in some form of loss, they could be in a position to make a compensation claim. This online guide attempts to show how using the services of No Win No Fee solicitors covering Islington could help the victim to get the compensation they could be entitled too. We cover common claims and the reasons why such claims are possible.
You might have additional questions this guide doesn’t cover. If you do, we can still help, all you need to do is speak to a member of our claims team on 0800 073 8802 and they will give you the answers that you need. They can also go over how we can provide you with a No Win No Fee Solicitor from our panel covering Islington.
Could You Make A No Win No Fee Claim
There is a way for people to make personal injury claims, that minimise the financial risks traditionally involved with making a claim. A No Win No Fee solicitor may be able to process a claim on the victim’s behalf. The correct term for a No Win No Fee arrangement is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Let’s break this down into its component parts:
- Conditional – the solicitor has agreed the defer their fee until the claim is fully resolved, and that the fee they are paid is conditional on the claim being successful.
- Fee – the amount the solicitor will be paid if the claim is successful. You will agree on a percentage of the claim value that the solicitor can collect as their fee before the claim is started.
- Agreement – this is a legally binding arrangement between you and the solicitor working on your claim.
Therefore, there is no charge to start your claim or while it is being processed. If the claim isn’t resolved successfully and you receive no compensation at all, then there is still no fee to pay. When the claim is successful and the solicitor has received a compensation payment for you, they will then take their fee automatically from this money they have received on your behalf.
You may need some more information about this kind of fee arrangement, and our claims team will be happy to provide you with it if you call them on the number at the end of this page. You can also read our much more detailed guide to CFA by clicking this link.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- Claim For Traffic And Road Accidents In Islington
- What Is The Definition Of Medical Negligence You Can Claim For?
- Accident At Work How To Claim Compensation
- No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Claims
- Islington Criminal Injury And Assault Claim Amounts
- Is My Injury Eligible For Compensation?
- Mis Sold Pension Or Investment Claims Advice
- Tenancy Deposit Dispute Court Claims
- Claims For Damages In Housing Disrepair Cases
- How To Contact Our Team
- Islington Area Resources
Claim For Traffic And Road Accidents In Islington
The Department of Transport (DoT) correlates statistics related to Road Traffic Accidents (RTA’s) in the UK. These statistics are published in the DoT annual report. In the 2017/18 report, it showed a drop in the number of RTA in the UK for this period of 6%. However, despite this small drop, traffic accidents are still very frequent in the UK. Some of the most common causes of RTA are:
- Dangerous driving such as speeding or racing.
- Driving without due care and attention. For example, texting on a phone while driving.
- Driving under the influence of recreational drugs, some medicines or alcohol.
- Faulty or unsafe vehicles.
- Static roads hazards such as damaged road signs and road surfaces that are in disrepair.
Any person who is injured in a road traffic accident in Islington by the actions of a third party, could have a valid basis to make a claim. This includes common injuries such as:
- Whiplash, neck and back injuries.
- Severe cuts and lacerations, that could result in scarring.
- Soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains.
- Dislocations and bone fractures.
- Traumatic head injuries and concussion.
- Psychological issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
What Is The Definition Of Medical Negligence You Can Claim For?
In this section, we are going to look at the definition of medical negligence and how you could be eligible to make a claim for it. A basic definition would be that:
Every medical professional has a duty of care towards their patients, to never do unnecessary harm. When a medical professional causes harm to a patient through a mistake, oversight or omission, in a way that was avoidable, then clinical negligence may have taken place. This applies to every kind of medical professionals, such as:
- Your GP.
- Your dentist and dental nurses.
- Your optician.
- Orderlies and nurses working in a hospital.
- Doctors, specialists and surgeons, including cosmetic surgeons.
In effect, any medical professional at all that you come into contact within a healthcare role, could be the perpetrator of medical negligence. As long as you can prove negligence took place, and the onus is on you, the claimant, to do this, then you could be able to make a claim. We can provide you with an experienced medical negligence solicitor from our panel, to process your claim for you.
Accident At Work How To Claim Compensation
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a UK Government operated body, that is responsible for maintaining Health and Safety legislation in the UK. These regulations are also enforced by the HSE proactively, and the health and safety performance of every employer in the UK is monitored closely. A failure in compliance can result in fines or worse. When you have had an accident at work how to claim depends on the kind of accident you have been involved in, and the injuries you have suffered. Some of the most common workplace accidents are:
- Slips, trips and falls.
- Falling from a height.
- Being struck by a moving or falling object.
- Accidents involving company vehicles.
- Manual handling and lifting accidents.
- Exposure to harmful chemicals, biohazards and excessive noise levels.
No matter the kind of accident you were involved in at work, if your employer was to blame in any way, you may be able to make a claim for the injuries you have suffered. We could be able to help you with this, talk to our claims team to find out how to proceed with a work-related accident or injury claim.
No Win No Fee Holiday Injury Claims
When you leave the UK and go overseas on holiday, you still have legal rights, including the right to make a holiday injury claim if you come to harm abroad. Examples claims could include:
- Claiming against your hotel after taking a fall from your hotel room balcony due to a faulty safety rail.
- Claiming against a restaurant after coming down with a food-related illness due to food being prepared and served in unhygienic conditions.
- Claiming against an airline if you are injured in-flight, such as a member of the cabin crew spilling hot coffee on you, causing a scald.
- Claiming against a hire company for providing you with faulty water sports equipment that caused an accident.
Who you make your claim against depends on how your holiday was booked. On a trip you organised yourself, you would claim against the individual travel provider that caused you harm. On a package holiday, if you are injured by one of the travel providers including in the package deal, you would claim against the UK based travel firm that sold you the holiday. There are also other circumstances that can come into play. For example, if you are injured on a plane that is flying in international airspace, outside of any legal jurisdiction, the Montreal Convention provides you with a route to making a claim.
If you have come to harm on holiday, and want to make a claim when you get back to the UK, then we could be able to help you. Talk over your claim with one of our claim advisors, and they will tell you the best way to proceed.
Islington Criminal Injury And Assault Claim Amounts
Victims of violent and sexually focused crimes have a very specific route to claiming compensation. In cases where no other way to make a claim exists, such as the fact the attacker went uncaught, the victim can apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for compensation. CICA helps victims of violent crimes such as assault, aggravated burglary and mugging, and also sex crimes such as rape and sexual assault. Compensation can be claimed for physical injuries and also psychological damage. The assault claim amount will be driven by the severity of the harm the victim has suffered.
Is My Injury Eligible For Compensation?
Even though we have only gone over some of the most common of all kinds of claims a personal injury solicitor might help claimants with, there are many more kinds of claims that could be valid. For example:
- You slip on some food that had been dropped on the floor at your local fast food outlet. The food should have been cleaned up, or clearly marked as a hazard using an appropriate sign.
- After having your electrical system worked on in your house, you are electrocuted by faulty wiring that had not been made safe by the contractor.
The reasons to make a claim are far-ranging. Put simply, any time you are injured due to the actions of a third party, and you are within the claims time limit, you could be in a position to make a compensation claim. If you explain how your accident happened to a member of our claims team, they will be able to tell you whether it could be the basis of a valid claim or not.
Mis Sold Pension Or Investment Claims Advice
It isn’t only accident and injury claims that we can help people with. In some cases, we can assist with claims involving financial loss. This includes mis sold financial products, for example:
- You were given mis sold pension advice recommending you move your workplace pension into a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP).
- You took out a product based on some form of investment, such as a pension annuity, and you were not informed of all the risks involved.
- You purchased a product such as Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) and the financial advisor sold you an unsuitable product because they did not question you about your health and your habits such as smoking and drinking.
If you have been sold a financial product unethically, then you could have the basis of a compensation claim. You can talk over your circumstances with one of our claim advisors, and they will tell you whether you have valid grounds to proceed with a financial mis selling claim.
Tenancy Deposit Dispute Court Claims
In order to resolve a tenancy deposit dispute, court proceedings may be needed. If your landlord has not followed all of the rules related to deposits, and is refusing or unable to return your deposit, a claim could be possible. The basic rules are:
- Your landlord must protect the deposit in some form of deposit protection scheme within 30 days of receiving it. The deposit has to stay in the scheme until you give you your tenancy.
- Once you give up your tenancy, the landlord must return your deposit in full, within 10 days. Unless there is some legal reason for them to withhold it partially or in full.
Claims For Damages In Housing Disrepair Cases
It can be possible to make a claim for damages in housing disrepair cases. However, you must first follow the proper housing disrepair complaints procedure, and give the landlord sufficient time to make repairs once the complaint has been made. Not all damage and wear and tear to a property falls under the heading of housing disrepair, and some kinds of maintenance are the responsibility of the tenant. In general disrepair claims can only be made for:
- Burst or leaking pipes.
- Dangerous electrical wiring and fittings.
- Dangerous gas fittings and appliances.
- Damage to the structure of the property.
- A broken hot water or heating boiler.
- Mould or damp that is causing a health hazard.
- A leaking or damaged roof.
How To Contact Our Team
Are you ready to proceed with a claim? Or perhaps you still need some more advice, or some questions answered? Either way, the steps below will help.
Get In Touch With Us
Discuss Your Situation
A claims advisor will go through your claim with you, and let you know what your options are, including whether we can provide you with a solicitor from our panel to process the claim.
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Islington Area Resources
These extra sections contain local information that could be useful to claimants living in the Islington area.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Islington
Using a personal injury claims calculator is a good way to get a rough estimate of how much you could be able to claim. However, your solicitor is going to need you to have a medical examination so they can full value your claim. You could be examined by one of these local doctors from our panel:
|Reheela Khand||219 Bramley Road,|
|Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed||1a Fountayne Road,|
Give our claims team a quick call when you want to know more about having a medical examination locally.
The Whittington Hospital
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Written by MC.
Edited by CE.