Experiencing financial loss, becoming ill or getting injured can have a serious impact on your everyday life. It can be made even more difficult if it was through no fault of your own. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Mansfield specialise in winning compensation for clients who have experienced a financial loss, become ill or been injured through the actions of someone else.
Deciding if you have grounds to make a claim through a no win no fee solicitor can be difficult. Some common questions we see are:
- How much do solicitors charge for a no win no fee case?
- Can I claim for an accident at work?
- What happens if you lose a no win no fee case?
- How do I claim for housing disrepair?
These are only some of the questions we hear, so we’ve put together this guide to give you some information on some of the possible claims that could be made through a no win no fee lawyer covering the Mansfield area. If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our guide, or would like to know more, you can contact us on 0800 073 8802 or use our handy online enquiry form, so we can call you back when it suits you.
Conditional Fee Agreements And No Win No Fee Claims
Understanding how a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) works can be very helpful in deciding if you would like to make a personal injury claim using a no win no fee agreement. If a no win no fee solicitor agrees to take on a case, they enter into a CFA with their client (you). This means that if the case is lost, the client does not have to pay any legal fees to their solicitor. If the case is won, the personal injury solicitor’s legal fees are paid through the compensation awarded at the end of the claim.
Different companies can sometimes have additional costs that are separate from the solicitor’s personal legal fees, but these should be discussed in full with your solicitor before proceeding with your claim. Your solicitor will also come to an agreement with you on the amount they expect for their personal legal fees, but it is important to note that by law, the highest amount they can take is 25% of the compensation awarded. For more information on how our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Mansfield operate, see our guide here.
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- Could I Claim for An Accident At Work In Mansfield
- Holiday Accident Compensation Claims
- Compensation For Assaults Or Other Criminal Injuries
- More Accident Claim Types
- Claims For The Mis Selling Of A Financial Service
- Tenant Deposit Compensation Claims
- Compensation For Disrepair And Poor Conditions In Housing
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Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) are a very common occurrence on British roads, with the Department of Transport reporting 160,597 casualties in 2018. With so many people using roads as a method of travel it is no surprise that car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury claims. Cases of this type can involve all road users, not just those driving a vehicle. So if you were a pedestrian, a passenger or driver in a vehicle or even a cyclist and you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
RTAs can result in all manner of injuries, ranging between cuts and bruises, to whiplash, to more serious cases requiring hospitalisation. Of all injuries reported from RTAs, whiplash is one of the most common, and we have put together a guide here that specifically covers claims concerning whiplash.
Whiplash and other car accident related injuries can be debilitating and getting the compensation you deserve could make all the difference to your recovery. Contact us today to see how our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Mansfield could help you.
When it comes to medical professionals there is a level of trust that they will look after you to the best of their ability. Medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients, whether they are care home workers, surgeons, dentists, GPs, etc. they must ensure that their actions cause you no harm. Despite this, there are still cases where a medical professional fails to uphold their duty of care, which can result in an injury, making an illness worse, or in some cases, even leading to death.
This is referred to as clinical or medical negligence and can come in many forms. Some examples include:
- Mistakes during surgery or failure to close a wound correctly.
- Incorrectly diagnosing an illness which can result in mistreating it and causing more complications.
- Causing more or excessive damage during tooth extraction.
- Failing to administer the correct level of care to residents in care homes.
We have a clinical negligence article that goes into more detail on clinical negligence claims. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors could help you get the compensation you deserve if you feel like you have suffered because of medical negligence. Contact our advisors today for more information.
You can make a claim if you were injured in an accident at work that was not your fault. For example, if your employer failed to train you appropriately in the use of specialist equipment, and you were injured as a result, they are liable to compensate you. Other examples of work-related injuries you could claim for include:
- Failure to inform you of health and safety procedures, which resulted in injury, e.g. they didn’t show you the correct method for moving heavy materials, and you were harmed because of it.
- Failure to maintain or repair faulty equipment, which then malfunctioned and harmed you.
- Failure to ensure sufficient ventilation in a workplace that handles hazardous material, resulting in a long-term respiratory illness.
Most people worry about making claims against their employer for fear of dismissal or consequences. However, your employer legally cannot dismiss you for making a claim, nor can they treat you any differently from another member of staff, regardless of whether your claim is won or lost. If you think you might have been harmed by an accident at work that was not your fault, then contact our advisors today to discuss tour circumstances.
Holiday accident compensation claims are another type of claim that are handled by our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Mansfield. If you have been on holiday and experienced an accident or financial loss that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. Accidents resulting in injury can happen in hotels, airports, on public transport, or you could lose money through having to reschedule cancelled or delayed flight. If you can prove that this loss or injury was not your fault, then you may have grounds for a claim.
The law varies depending on how your holiday was booked. For example, an injury or financial loss experienced on a package holiday booked with a travel agent based in the UK would be pursued under UK law. If you made your own travel plans, and experienced a financial loss or injury, you could still have a claim against the hotel, airport, airline, etc. but it would be handled under the law of the country it happened in. Wherever your loss or injury was incurred, our panel of no win no fee solicitors could help you get the holiday accident compensation you are entitled to.
Along with other types of personal injury claims and claims for financial loss, you can also make a claim if you are the victim of a violent crime. Claims for injuries resulting from violent crimes are made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Each case is different, and we recommend that you contact our advisors to get more information on your individual situation, especially with regards to the personal injury claims time limit that comes into play when making a criminal injury compensation claim.
Criminal injury can include physical injuries from an assault, robbery or burglary, etc. as well as psychological injuries such as trauma from an attack on you or witnessing an attack on someone else.
Sexual assault and rape are also offenses for which you could claim criminal injury compensation. They are also handled through CICA, and if you have been a victim of historical sexual abuse, you may still be entitled to make a claim.
For criminal injury compensation claims a guilty verdict is not required, but you do have to have evidence that the assault happened, and that it was the cause of your injuries.
Other types of personal injury claims include incidents where a person is injured in a public place. Local councils, business owners and those responsible for public places have a duty to ensure that they are safe to use and if they fail to keep these areas safe, they could be liable to pay compensation. If you have been injured in an accident such as a slip, trip or fall in a public space that wasn’t your fault, you may have grounds for a claim.
Other examples include loose handrails on a public stairwell that caused you to fall and hurt yourself, an unsteady display in a supermarket that fell on you and caused you harm, or even a child who has been hurt on defective play equipment in school or in the park. Possible claims can also include allergic reactions to food that has been labelled incorrectly. They are many other types of injuries that can be claimed for, but if you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault, contact our advisors today to see if you have grounds for a claim.
You could make a claim for a mis sold financial product if you think you have been deliberately sold the wrong plan and have suffered financially as a result. Examples of mis sold financial products include pensions, Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), annuities, etc.
Your bank or Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) is required by law to give you all the relevant information you need to buy the best financial product for your needs. At times, a bank or IFA may sell the wrong product to make more profit. This can often result in the customer getting the wrong product, or a product that puts their money at risk. If you think this has happened to you, and you have suffered financially because of this, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to see if our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Mansfield can help you.
If you rent property, and have given your landlord a deposit, they are required by law to protect that deposit for the duration of your tenancy. They must enter your deposit into an approved scheme and provide you with information outlining the program they used. If they fail to do this, and you lose your deposit as a result, you might be eligible for compensation. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Mansfield could help you claim compensation you may be entitled to. Feel free to see the Shelter website for more information on your rights as a tenant.
As well as having a duty to protect your deposit, your landlord, housing authority, letting agent etc. must also ensure the property you are renting from them stays in a habitable condition. This means that the property cannot have any defects that may put the occupants in danger. Such as damaged or uneven flooring that could cause a fall, exposed wiring that may lead to electrocution, or mould on surfaces that may lead to breathing problems or asthma.
If you are renting a property that has defects like this, and you have been injured or made ill because of them, you may be entitled to claim against your landlord if they have refused to rectify the issues as soon as possible. This Justice website outlines a procedure that should be followed before proceeding to make a claim. If you have followed the procedure and would like to proceed with a claim for compensation, contact our advisors today to see how they could help.
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You can talk to our advisors, tell them about your situation, where it happened, what caused your accident or financial loss, and how you have been injured or affected as a result.
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If you decide to go forward and make a claim with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Mansfield, you can use phone, post or email to stay updated on the progress of your claim.
Below we have included a list of relevant support in the Mansfield area that you may need to progress with your claim.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Mansfield
Claims concerning personal injury will require a medical assessment. Your no win no fee solicitor will arrange this for you, in order to support your claim. Below is a list of our panel of doctors that are located close to the Mansfield area:
|Warwick Brindley||Impact Physiotherapy Clinic,
128 Derby Road,
|Sohail Rehman||The Bay Therapy Centre,
21 Trent Boulevard,
|David Pontefract||Edwinstowe House,
Centre for Business Excellence,
Kings Mill Hospital
This is the largest of the three Sherwood Forest Hospitals in the Mansfield area, and below are its details:
Kings Mill Hospital,
Mansfield District Council
The local council covering the Mansfield area is the Mansfield District Council. Below are its details:
Mansfield District Council,
Chesterfield Rd S,
Nottinghamshire Police HQ,
206 Sneinton Dale,
Written by JF.
Edited by CE.