If you have been harmed or experienced financial loss because of a mistake made by someone else, you could be entitled to claim for compensation. Making a claim can sometimes seem complicated, but the guidance of a solicitor could simplify this process. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors cover a wide range of cases, ranging from personal injuries to claims relating to financial loss.
To give you more information and help you decide if you might have a case, we have put together a guide to the many types of cases our panel of no win no fee solicitors could cover. If you need more information, or can’t find what you are looking for, you can contact us today on 0800 073 8802, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively, you could complete our online enquiry form, so we can contact you at a time that suits you best.
Explaining Conditional Fee Agreements
A Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) is the legal term for a no win no fee case, and this agreement is what the solicitor and claimant (you) enter into when they take on your case. This agreement states that if your solicitor cannot win your case for you, you do not have to pay any of their personal legal fees. If you case is won, however, the personal legal fees are covered by the compensation awarded to the claimant. Personal legal fees and other possible costs should be agreed upon between you and your solicitor prior to making the claim and can vary from case to case.
It is also worth noting that the amount a solicitor can request in legal fees is capped at 25% of the total compensation awarded. For more information, see our handy guide to no win no fee solicitors here.
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- No Win No Fee South Shields Road Traffic Accident Claims
- Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims Against South Shields Healthcare Providers
- No Win No Fee Claims For An Injury At Work
- No Win No Fee Claims With Holiday Injury Solicitors Covering South Shields
- Criminal Injury And CICA Compensation Claims
- More Personal Injury Claims Which Could Be Made
- Compensation Claims For Mis-Sold Financial Services
- Rental Deposit Compensation Claims
- Claiming Compensation For Poor Housing Conditions
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- Services In This Area
Generally speaking, claims for injuries caused by road traffic accidents (RTA), such as those for South Shields car accidents, are one of the most common claims handled by our panel of no win no fee solicitors. This is not surprising considering the number of injuries reported by the Department of Transport was a total of 160,597 in 2018. You don’t have to be the driver of a vehicle to be involved in an RTA, you can be a pedestrian, a cyclist, or even a passenger in a vehicle. If you were involved in an accident in South Shields on the road, were injured by it, and can prove it was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
Injuries that can come from accidents on the road include broken bones, whiplash, internal injuries, psychological trauma, and many more. One of the most common injuries is whiplash, which can be debilitating and greatly impact your everyday life. We have an article here that looks more closely at making claims specifically for whiplash injuries.
If you feel you have been injured by an accident on the road that wasn’t your fault, contact our road traffic accident claims advice team today to see if you could have a claim.
Clinical negligence compensation may be awarded when a medical professional, such as doctor, surgeon, GP, dentist, care worker, etc. fails to uphold their duty of care towards a patient, resulting in injury or making a condition worse. This can come in many forms, such as:
- Failing to administer appropriate treatment to residents in a care home, causing illness or injury.
- Mistakes made in tooth extraction that cause more damage to the patient.
- Making a mistake in diagnosing an illness, which leads to incorrectly treating it, causing even more complications.
- Mistakes made in surgery, causing more damage, or failing to treat the intended issue.
If you feel like you have suffered because of a medical professional’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact our advisors today for more information on making a clinical negligence claim.
Making a claim for an injury at work that wasn’t you fault can seem daunting. People often worry about consequences, like being dismissed or negative treatment because the claim is against their employer. It is illegal for your employer to treat you any differently for making a claim, nor can they dismiss you because you are making a claim against them or their insurance. In fact, this would be classed as unfair dismissal, which you could take further legal action against.
Examples of accidents caused by an employer’s negligence can include a failure to train you in the use of specialist equipment that resulted in an injury. It can also include a failure to inform you of correct health and safety practices, such as handling heavy material, which resulted in a back injury. It could even include an injury caused because your employer failed to maintain equipment, which malfunctioned and harmed you.
Each situation is different, so we suggest contacting our advisors if you think you have been injured at work because of a mistake made by your employer.
It is possible to claim compensation for an injury or financial loss while on holiday if you can prove it was not your fault. A financial loss could be caused because you had to pay to reschedule a cancelled or delayed flight. A holiday injury could be caused by an accident in an airport, hotel or on public transport. If the accident was caused by another person’s negligent actions, you could be entitled to make a claim.
The law can differ depending on how you organised your holiday and where the accident took place. For instance, if you booked a package holiday through a UK based travel agent, they could be liable to compensate you. However, if you have made your own arrangements, your claim would be handled under the law for the country it happened in. This may seem complicated, but our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering South Shields are well versed in UK as well as international law and could help make the process much easier for you. Contact our advisors today to see how we could help.
A claim relating to criminal injury is made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). There are many CICA claim examples, such as an injury caused by a violent crime as well as sexual abuse. These claims can have a smaller personal injury claims time limit, of up to two years, but every case is different. In some cases, the personal injury claims time limit can even be suspended, for example in cases of historical sexual abuse.
Due to the varied nature of such cases we recommend you contact our advisors to get more accurate information on your specific circumstances.
Criminal injuries can be the result of a physical assault, robbery or burglary resulting injury, or can include psychological trauma caused by an attack on you or witnessing an attack on someone else. You do not need a guilty verdict in court to make a claim for criminal injury. But you do need to be able to provide evidence that the attack happened and that it was the cause of your injuries.
Another type of criminal injury that compensation could be awarded for are sexual assault and rape. As mentioned, cases relating to sexual abuse can be recent, but can also be historical. This type of case also does not require a guilty verdict in court.
Other claims that could be made through our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering the South Shields area can include accidents in public spaces. Local councils, business owner, or anyone responsible for a public space have an obligation to ensure that these spaces are safe to inhabit/use and could be liable to pay for compensation claims.
Possible South Shields accidents in public spaces include:
- A child being injured by loose or damaged play equipment in a school or a public park
- An injury caused by a loose railing on a public stair way
- Slips, trips or falls on public walkways, restaurants, supermarkets, etc.
- Allergic reactions caused by consuming food that was not labelled correctly
If you or you child have been injured in a public space, and you can prove it was not your fault, you could possibly claim for compensation. When conducting claims for children, an adult may represent the child, with any awarded compensation being saved for them until they turn 18. Otherwise, a child can claim an event that happened when they were younger within three years of their eighteenth birthday.
There is legislation in place that prohibits a bank or Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) from mis selling a financial product or service. Despite this, there are some cases where a bank or IFA might sell a customer a product they don’t really need but will give the bank or IFA more profit. This can happen with pensions, annuities, Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), and more. Even though this may cause the customer to suffer financially or even put their money at risk.
If you have reason to believe you were mis sold a financial product and have suffered financially as a result, our panel of no win no fee solicitors could help you claim compensation. Contact our advisors today for more information.
If you are renting accommodation from a private landlord, housing authority or letting agent, they will usually collect a tenancy deposit. This deposit is usually returned to you once your tenancy ends, unless you have broken any part of your tenancy agreement or there has been damage to the property. By law, your landlord is required to protect your deposit in an approved scheme and then give you details of the scheme they used within 30 days. The deposit must also be protected for the duration of your tenancy. If your landlord fails to do this, you could be entitled to claim against them for compensation.
The Shelter website has more information on your rights as a tenant or you could contact us today to see if we could help you make a claim.
Private landlords, letting agencies, housing authorities, and so on have a duty as property owners to ensure that the property you are renting from them always meets the expected standard of living conditions. This means that the property you are renting must be in habitable condition, with no issues that may put you at risk. Issues like these can include damaged or uneven flooring, defective windows and doors, any exposed wiring, or mould that is growing on surfaces that cause illness.
If issues like this occur in a property you rent and they have caused you an illness or injury, there is a protocol that should be followed as outlined on the Justice website. If you have followed this protocol and your landlord fails to correct these issues as soon as possible, you may have grounds to claim compensation for poor housing conditions. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering the South Shields area could help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
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Discuss Your Situation
Take some time to share your situation with our advisors and they will be able to tell you if you have grounds to make a claim. You can also ask them any other questions you may have.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up To Date
If you decide to continue with a claim through one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering the South Shields area, you will be able to stay in touch with them via phone, email or post for regular updates on the progress of your claim.
Below we have included a list of services that you may need to access to support you in your claim.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering South Shields
If you are making a claim that involves illness or injury, then your solicitor may have to arrange a medical assessment that will be used to support your claim. Below are the details of a doctor from our panel that we work with that cover the South Shields area:
|Gerald Sweeney||North East Clinic,
52 Heaton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear,
South Tyneside District Hospital
This is the largest hospital serving the South Shields area and we have included its details below:
South Tyneside District Hospital,
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Below are the details for the local NHS Trust covering the South Shields area:
Sunderland Royal Hospital,
South Tyneside Council
Below are the details for the local council for the South Shields area:
South Tyneside Council,
Town Hall & Civic Offices,
Northumbria Police HQ,
Middle Engine Ln,
Tyne & Wear,
Written by J.Y.
Edited by H.E.