Have you been in an accident in King’s Lynn that was caused by someone else? Was your employer negligent in protecting you from risks in the workplace and you suffered injury? Did a doctor misdiagnose you that resulted in your health suffering? All these situations could potentially lead you to seek out no win no fee solicitors covering King’s Lynn to help you make a compensation claim. However, these are not the only kinds of claims a no win no fee solicitor could take on. If you’ve been mis sold a financial product, or have a deposit dispute with your landlord, a solicitor could help you make a claim for compensation. To find out more about the claims you could make, and the way in which no win no fee works, you could simply read our guide below. Or, if you’re ready to begin a compensation claim, you could call No Win No Fee Expert on 0800 073 8802. We could provide you with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors to help with your claim.
What Does A Conditional Fee Agreement Mean?
If you’ve heard of no win no fee claims, you might have heard of the term conditional fee agreement, but what does a conditional fee agreement mean? In simple terms, it is a signed contract between you and your lawyer that gives details of how and when your lawyer should be paid. The way these fees are calculated is usually as a percentage of any settlement reached. Fees cannot exceed 25% of your settlement, however. Once your agreement is signed, the no win no fee solicitor would begin your case, and once the claim was concluded, your lawyer would either receive a fee from your compensation settlement at the percentage agreed, or you would not have to pay them because they had not won compensation for a valid claim. In some cases, your lawyer may give you advice on taking out an insurance policy to cover unsuccessful claims, but this would be something explained to you in more detail by your lawyer. Below, let us look at what kinds of claims a no win no fee solicitor could handle.
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- Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
- Medical Negligence Solicitors Handling Claims
- Injury Claims For Accidents At Work
- Holiday Accident Claim Solicitors Handling Claims
- Criminal Injury Victim And Abuse Compensation Claims
- Examples Of More Accidents Or Injuries You Could For
- What Is A Mis-Sold Pension Or Other Financial Product?
- How To Make A Tenancy Deposit Compensation Claim
- How To Claim For Housing Disrepair Damages
- Start A Claim With A No Win No Fee Solicitor Covering King’s Lynn
- King’s Lynn Area Resources
Sadly, over 160000 people were injured in accidents on UK roads in 2018, according to the statistics published by the Government. Whether you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident in King’s Lynn, or you’ve been injured yourself in a car accident, bus accident or motorcyclist accident in King’s Lynn, you could make a claim if an accident was not your fault. In most cases, the personal injury claims time limit that applies to claims for injuries sustained in a King’s Lynn bus accident or other road traffic accident is three years from the date that the accident occurred. However, there are some exceptions to this, with some exceptions relating to claimants not having the mental/physical capacity to be able to make a claim at the time. There could also be exceptions relating to children injured in road accidents whose parents/guardians did not make a claim for them at the time. They could potentially have a three-year limitation period from the date they turn eighteen.
What Types Of Injury Could Be Claimed For?
Essentially, if you have suffered injuries in a road traffic accident, you could make a claim with a no win no fee solicitor for those injuries. Car accidents could cause many different types of injury, including:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations
- Head injuries
- Mental trauma
Even if the driver that caused the accident did not stop at the scene and could not be traced, or was uninsured, you could still make a claim through the MIB.
If you have been injured, or a medical condition has become worse, or you’ve developed a new illness because of medical negligence, you could be eligible to make a claim. Signing a conditional fee agreement for clinical negligence claims could mean you would be able to begin a claim right away, without the need to pay a lawyer upfront. In some cases, where it is a severe condition that requires high care costs to be paid, an interim payment could be negotiated so that medical or care costs could be covered while the claim is in progress. But what kinds of claims could be made?
Essentially, negligence that leads to a deterioration of your health, a new illness, or an injury could potentially lead to a claim. Examples of such could be:
- Surgical negligence
- Care home negligence
- GP negligence
- Hospital negligence
- Dental negligence
- Childbirth negligence
If you feel like you could have a claim, why not speak to our team about the compensation that you could be entitled to.
If you are considering an injury claim for an accident at work, it might be worthwhile looking into what could constitute a valid claim. In general terms, if your employer has failed to protect your health and/or safety at work, and you were injured in an accident because of this negligence, you could make a claim. But what steps should your employer take to protect you from foreseeable risks? A few examples could include:
- Giving you PPE to wear to protect yourself
- Ensuring hazards in the workplace are removed
- Giving you relevant training on safe methods of working
- Purchasing and fitting safety guards to machinery
- Checking and ensuring regular maintenance and repairs are performed on all machinery.
The actions an employer should take would vary depending on the risks present in your workplace and within your job. If they failed to prevent risks that were foreseeable, and you were injured, you could make a claim.
These are not the only types of claims that no win no fee solicitors covering King’s Lynn could help with, however. You could also look into making a claim for workplace conditions that have come on over a period of time. There are many work-related conditions and illnesses that could be contracted because of your work. These could include:
- Industrial deafness
If there were risks of you developing such a condition and your employer didn’t act to reduce them, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
If you were injured while you were on holiday, and it was someone else’s fault, then you might wonder if it would be possible for you to make a claim with no win no fee solicitors covering King’s Lynn, especially if the accident that caused your injuries happened in another country. Holiday accident claims solicitors from our panel could help you with claims that are brought under:
But, what types of claim could be made? While you might assume claims could only be made for flight accidents or accidents that occur at the hotel that cause injuries, this is not necessarily the case. If you think about your holiday from start to finish, you could see that there are other places you could suffer injuries from an accident. This could include:
- Airport transfer accidents
- Airport accidents
- Flight accidents
- Hotel accidents
- Excursion accidents
- Watersports accidents
You could also claim for illness on holiday that has stemmed from poor hygiene in the swimming pool, or in the hotel restaurant. Why not get in touch to see if a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could assist with your claim.
According to police statistics, in King’s Lynn North, between October 2018 and September 2019, there were 887 violent or sexual offences reported. If you were a victim of crime, and the criminal act caused injury to you, then you could make a claim for compensation. You could also claim if you suffered trauma because you witnessed a violent attack. You could even claim if you were hurt trying to stop a violent crime. These claims are made through CICA and normally there is a two-year limitation period for claiming, which usually begins on the day of the criminal incident.
But What About Historical Abuse?
You may already be aware that people could claim for historical abuse compensation but let us explain how to claim criminal injury compensation outside of the 2-year time limit. Essentially, when a person suffers abuse, they could be unable to process what has happened for some time. A no win no fee solicitor could use this argument to request that an exception is made to the limitation period, so you could still make a claim years later in some cases. We would be glad to give you further information on this. You could call us in confidence.
There are a great many more accidents that could lead to personal injury claims. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering King’s Lynn could assist with claims including:
- Food allergy claims
- Slip trip and falls claims
- Public place accident claims
- Beauty treatment injury claims
- Hairdresser injury claims
If you have been injured because of a third parties actions or negligence, and they could be held liable, call us to discuss your circumstances in more detail.
You might have seen news of a pension mis selling scandal in the media, but if you’re wondering what is a mis sold pension, the below information could help you.
The Financial Conduct Authority requires financial advisors and institutions to sell financial products in a fair way. If they do not, it could be considered that you have been mis sold that product, and you could claim compensation if you have lost money because of this.
Indications that you might have been mis sold a pension or other financial product include:
- You weren’t advised of high risks associated with the product
- You weren’t sold a product that fitted your needs
- You weren’t given any other options
- You weren’t advised of charges associated with the product
If you feel you may have been mis sold a pension or other financial product, then why not get in touch to see if a no win no fee solicitor could take a claim forward for you.
Were you aware that there are rules for how a landlord must hold your deposit? Did you know that you should be informed of where it is held? If your landlord has failed to correctly protect your deposit in an approved scheme, then you could claim compensation. The amount you could receive may be as much as three times your initial deposit.
If you think your landlord has not protected your deposit, or they haven’t told you where it is, you might want to know how to make a tenancy deposit compensation claim. We could help with this.
Housing disrepair could include cases where mould or damp is in your home and has not been resolved, or where the heating systems have failed, or the water pipes are leaking. These are just a few examples, however. If you have reported the damage and it hasn’t been fixed, then you could suffer – financially and/or physically. Here are a few examples:
- Your landlord has failed to fix a leaking pipe and your personal possessions have been damaged by the water.
- Your landlord has failed to fix a gas boiler, and you suffered carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Your landlord has failed to repair broken floorboards and you suffer injury when one gives way.
Calculating housing disrepair damages could be complicated, especially where you have been injured, as there might be a payout for suffering and pain as well as financial losses directly relating to the disrepair. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering King’s Lynn will be able to discuss your circumstances with you and advise you of the best plan moving forward.
Do you want to begin a personal injury claim or another type of compensation claim?
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You can call us any time on 0800 073 8802. We’ll be glad to speak to you. If you’d prefer, you could fill out the contact form and we’ll call you. Or, simply use the live chat at the bottom of the page to talk to us.
Discuss Your Situation
We may need to ask you some questions to find out what has happened to you, and once we’ve got all of the information we need, we would assess whether we feel you could have a valid claim. If we think you do, then we could provide one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering King’s Lynn to help you.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
If you choose to work with our panel of solicitors as they are not based in your local area they will ensure that you are kept up to date regularly, whether that be over the phone, through the post or via email.
Below, you can see details of local resources that might help you.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering King’s Lynn
If you are making a personal injury claim, then your personal injury solicitor would need you to have a medical assessment so that medical evidence could be recorded in a report which will then be used to calculate what level of compensation your injuries could be worth. We work with a panel of doctors local to you including:
|Richard Fotiadis||Stuart House, 35 Goodwins Road, King's Lynn, PE30 5QX|
|Rajeev T Jahagirdar||Natural Therapy Centre, The Granneries, Nelson Street, Kings Lynn, PE30 5DY|
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn
This hospital has around 500 beds and has 7 operating theatres, a breast unit, an emergency unit and more.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
This trust provides medical and surgical services to the North-West Norfolk and surrounding areas.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Trust Headquarters
Borough Of King’s Lynn And West Norfolk
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Norfolk Constabulary Headquarters
Written by JE.
Edited by CE.