Here at No Win No Fee Expert, our panel of no win no fee solicitors are here to help you when you need it if you have recently suffered an accident or a financial loss caused by another parties negligence. Being hurt in an accident can cause not only physical and mental harm that could be life changing, but can also leave you with financial troubles as well. The same can also be said about being mistreated by your bank or your landlord. If you can prove that it was not your fault and that the incident was caused by the negligence of another person or organisation, then they could face liability for paying you compensation, a sum of money intended to pay you back for your physical and mental pain, your medical and care expenses, loss of earnings and damage to your property.
Working with a good solicitor is key to accomplishing this, if you have recently suffered an accident or a financial loss and you think someone else is to blame, then you should contact us and we can put you in touch with a no win no fee solicitor covering Kilmarnock. This article is a guide to how our panel of solicitors can help you win compensation and the many different circumstances in which they can do so.
If you wish to start making a compensation claim, or if there is anything that you wished to know more about that isn’t explained in this article, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 073 8802 or fill in this form.
What Are The Advantages Of No Win No Fee Claims?
When you work with our panel of solicitors covering Kilmarnock, your claim will be handled under a no win no fee agreement. This is a contract that you and your solicitor will sign when you begin your claim. This agreement will outline a success fee, a portion of your compensation which your solicitor will receive as payment for their costs if the claim is successful. The agreement will also confirm that if you make a valid claim, but are not awarded any compensation, you will not be held liable by your solicitor for their fees and expenses. We believe that no win no fee claims are advisable as it enables people facing financial issues to make accident claims (or other types of claims) without running the risk of significant expenses.
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- No Win No Fee Claims For Traffic Accidents In Kilmarnock
- No Win No Fee Medical Malpractice Damages Claims
- No Win No Fee Work Injury Claims Advice
- No Win No Fee Holiday Compensation Solicitors
- Kilmarnock Victim Of Crime Compensation Claims
- Additional Accident And Injury Claims
- What Is Mis Selling Of Financial Services And When Can I Claim?
- Tenancy Deposit Compensation Claims
- Housing Disrepair Claims Against A Kilmarnock Landlord
- Getting In Touch With Our Team
- Helpful Kilmarnock Area Resources
If you have been in a car accident in Kilmarnock or any other road accident in Kilmarnock, as either a driver or passenger, then you could be eligible for compensation if someone else caused the accident. Someone who was using their phone while driving, speeding or driving in a car that needed servicing, for instance if they were driving on worn out tyres. If they were found to be responsible your compensation payment would come from their insurance, if they were uninsured or could not be traced, handling the compensation would be the responsibility of the Motor Insurance Bureau.
Alternatively, your road accident may not have been caused by a driver but by issues with the roads. Flooding, ice, potholes or other forms of disrepair that should have been handled by the local authorities, or in the case of motorways by Transport Scotland, can all cause accidents which could make those authorities liable for your compensation.
Thousands of people are killed or injured in road accidents in the UK every year; you can read the government’s report on the issue here if you would like more information. Be sure also to read our page on whiplash injuries too for more information.
Doctors, nurses, midwives, care home workers, dentists and anyone else who works in the healthcare sector are held to high standards of care for their patients. It is not acceptable for them to cause avoidable harm to their patients through negligence or malpractice. If you have recently needed medical attention and you have suffered an infection, an injury, or your symptoms have got worse, then you could have grounds to make a no win no fee claim for medical malpractice damages.
To give an example, if you gave birth in hospital and the child suffered from serious health problems, such as oxygen deprivation, nerve damage or bone fractures (which can all be caused by the improper use of forceps) it could have lasting effects. This could include brain damage or cerebral palsy. This would be an instance in which you would be eligible to claim for medical malpractice damages.
It is also an example of a case where you could claim on behalf of a dependant who cannot make a claim themselves. Another situation where you could do this would be if you had an elderly relative, such as one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, who was harmed by medical negligence.
If you believe you or a dependent has suffered from medical malpractice in Ayrshire, such as in the Kilmarnock accident and emergency ward, then call our team for free advice.
Being injured in an accident at work or being diagnosed with an illness linked to your working environment, such as respiratory problems or stress, could be grounds for seeking compensation. You could receive compensation if it can be proven that your employer’s negligence was at fault for your injuries or illnesses. For example, if your employer provided you with inadequate protective gear, such as breathing equipment that was not tested or suitable for the hazards of your working environment, and you subsequently were diagnosed with an illness caused by exposure to the hazardous materials. Or if you suffered an injury after having reported concerns about health and safety to your superiors and they did not take action on the particular issue.
Employers are also responsible for your safety when working in an environment where you might potentially be the victim of a violent assault, for example if you were working as a security guard or in a prison. In these cases your employer might be liable for compensation if you are assaulted and they had not taken certain steps to reduce the risk of such incidents, such as making sure staff are working in pairs or groups or provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Mental health issues, such as stress or anxiety, could be grounds for a workplace injury claim if it can be proven that you raised issues related to your mental health, such as overwork or bullying, to your superiors prior to suffering worsening mental health.
For work injury claims advice please ring us or schedule a call with our team.
Claiming compensation for an accident or illness you sustained abroad is not the complicated process that it may appear to be at first glance. For instance, you may not have to make a claim against a foreign business if the holiday was booked as a package deal, as the travel agent used could be the one facing liability in those circumstances. If you booked the flight, accommodation, (and so on) independently, then we may be able to provide you with holiday compensation solicitors from our panel who are well versed in the law of the country in question, as in those circumstances you would have to make a claim through that country’s laws.
Our panel can also assist you in receiving compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight if said flight was delayed for more than three hours as a result of the airline companies negligence (i.e. mechanical failure or over or under booking). See more details of compensation rules for flight delays on the Citizens Advice Bureau page. They can also handle claims for issues that have arisen on cruise ship holidays, ranging from theft of belongings or food poisoning to a delay caused by mechanical faults and in extreme circumstances, sinking.
You could be entitled to make a victim of crime compensation claim if you have suffered from a violent attack in Kilmarnock over the past two years. This could be to cover both physical injuries as well as psychological harm, including trauma you may have incurred as a witness rather than being the victim of a violent crime. Crime victim compensation is handled by CICA, the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority.
If you wished to make a claim for being the victim of rape or sexual abuse, do not be put off by the two year time limit. In cases of sexual assault or abuse, the standard time limit can be revoked in order to allow historic victims of sexual abuse to get some measure of justice even when it is no longer possible to prosecute the person(s) responsible, e.g. if they have since passed away. It should be noted that when making a claim for rape or sexual abuse will involve having to recollect and testify the events in some detail, which may be very difficult for many victims.
The types of accident claims listed in this article are not the only types of claims that our panel of solicitors can cover. All sorts of accidents that can happen in public places could entitle you to a compensation claim.
Even an accident in a supermarket could leave the owner of the supermarket liable. Eligible grounds could include shelves or the goods stocked on the shelves fell on you and caused an injury or if you tripped and fell on packaging that was left out in this aisle, such as plastic straps, cardboard boxes or even spilled goods that were not cleaned up.
You could claim for slipping and tripping anywhere in which the walkways and flooring are the responsibility of a third party. In shops, on public transport, or in properties operated by the local council, such as parks and leisure centres. Loose carpets, wet floors and other tripping hazards can make a third-party liable for indoor tripping accidents. Uneven or damaged pavements or cobblestones could make a third party liable in the case of an outdoor accident. Slips and trips can be caused by poor lighting preventing you from being able to spot tripping hazards, this can be a result of inadequate provision of lights or a failure to replace broken lights.
You may be wondering: “What is mis selling of financial services?” A simple answer is difficult to give as it isn’t a simple subject. Note that it is not the same thing as fraud. Rather, it refers to instances in which a customer of a bank or a financial advisor has been given inaccurate advice on buying a certain financial product, such as investments or pensions, which was not suitable for them or in their financial best interests. Financial mis-selling violates the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and businesses who engage in it could be prosecuted as well as being made to pay you compensation for the financial losses you have suffered.
If you have recently lost money on a financial product then you should consider the recommendations and advice given to you by the organisation that sold it, they may have engaged in mis-selling if they:
- Did not inform you of any fees or charges that came up after buying the product.
- Sold you an investment into a particularly volatile or unprofitable market sector such as agribusinesses or car parking schemes.
- Did not inform you of other options which may have been more suitable or more in your financial interest than what they sold to you.
- Made you feel obligated or pressured into purchasing the product they offered, or did not let you feel able to take your time considering your decision.
Tenancy deposit compensation could be awarded to you if your landlord has failed to return the full amount of your deposit at the end of your tenancy agreement. Your landlord may deduct an amount from your deposit in the event that you have caused damage that needs repairing or if you have failed to pay rent instalments. These issues aside, the law requires that you receive your full tenancy deposit.
As well as making sure that they return your deposit, your landlord also has to take certain steps to prove that they will not lose or fail to pay back your deposit. Tenancy deposits need to be kept in approved Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDS). There is a 30-day time limit on ensuring that your deposit has been placed in a deposit scheme. If thirty days have passed since you paid your deposit and you have not received notice from your landlord that this has been done, then you could have grounds for a claim. Get in touch with us and our team of advisors. You may also wish to consult this page on Shelters website for guidance on what to do next.
Housing disrepair claims can be brought about if you are renting from a landlord or your local council and you have suffered illness or injury as a result of their failure to keep the property properly maintained. When you rent a property your landlord or council is responsible for ensuring that flooring, wiring, plumbing, brickwork, windows, doors and the roof are all in good order. Damage or disrepair with any of these features could lead to health problems. Missing floorboards or ragged carpets can pose a tripping hazard, faulty mains pose the threat of electrocution, and faulty heating can put people at risk of cold related health issues such as hypothermia in winter months.
Arranging for pest control to deal with infestations such as rats or cockroaches is also the responsibility of the landlord. Note that landlords or councils are not responsible for white goods and appliances unless they supplied them. Landlords or councils also cannot be held responsible for the consequences of disrepair issues which they were not made aware of.
If you would like more information on how the legal process works in housing disrepair claims click here to view the relevant page on justice.gov or contact our team.
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You don’t have to be able to meet your solicitor in person to handle your claim. You can arrange your claim by phone or email and exchange regular phone calls and emails to keep up to date with your claim.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Kilmarnock
Here is list of doctors we work with covering medical examinations for compensation claims in The Kilmarnock area.
|Mohammed Ahmad||170 Hyndland road,
|Reheela Khand||151 West George Street,
University Hospital Crosshouse
University Hospital Crosshouse is the general hospital for North and East Ayrshire and provides maternity services for NHS Ayrshire and Arran. It has around 645 beds.
Kilmarnock KA2 0BE
NHS Ayrshire And Arran
NHS Ayrshire and Arran provides health and social care to a catchment population of around 400,000 people and employs 8,500 staff.
East Ayrshire Council
1 King St,
Written by J.K.
Edited by H.E.