This online guide is aimed at providing claimants with information regarding No Win No Fee solicitors covering St Albans and how they can help them to make an accident or injury claim. As long as you are within the personal injury claims time limit (our claims team can tell you which applies in your own case), this guide should be of use to you. We aim to cover some of the most common kinds of personal injury claims, and why you could be eligible to make a similar claim yourself.
You may need information that this guide doesn’t cover. Don’t worry if you do, our team is here to help. Give them a quick call on 0800 073 8802, and they will answer any questions you have, and provide you with any additional information you need.
Conditional Fee Agreements Explained
In this section, you will find the concept of a Conditional Fee Agreement explained. A Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) is the actual name for what is commonly called a No Win No Fee Agreement. Under a CFA, the solicitor will charge a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation the claimant receives if the claim is successful.
This means the solicitor will not charge a claims fee to start working on your claim, and they will not charge any fees during the time they are processing your claim for you. They also won’t charge a fee if the claim is not successful. When a successful resolution to the claim is reached, the solicitor will deduct their fee from the money they have received for you. They will then pass the remainder to you. This means that many of the financial risks of making a claim have been mitigated. As you don’t pay anything until the solicitor has received a compensation payment for you. We can arrange for one of our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors covering St Albans to handle your claim for you. Speak to our claims team for more information about the way CFA’s work. Or you can click here to read our more comprehensive guide.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- St Albans Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Hospital, Doctor Or Medical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Workplace Accident And Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Claims If Injured Whilst On Holiday
- CICA Claims For Assault, Abuse Or Other Criminal Injuries
- More Types Of Accident Claims
- No Win No Fee Mis Sold Pension And Investment Claims
- Claim For A Disputed Tenancy Deposit
- Claims For Disrepair At A Rental Property In St Albans
- How To Start Your Claim
- Public Services In This Area
St Albans Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
In 2018, there were a total of 133,302 minor injuries and 25,511 serious injuries caused by road traffic accidents in the UK. These figures were taken from the 2018 annual report published by the Department of Transport. Minor injuries would be injuries such as whiplash, soft tissue injuries, concussion, etc. Serious injuries would be injuries such as compound fractures, traumatic head injuries, amputated limbs, etc. Victims of a road traffic accident can be harmed by the actions of another road user or some form of negligence on the part of a company or organisation such as the local council.
No Win No Fee Hospital, Doctor Or Medical Negligence
In the UK, every medical professional as well as the healthcare provider that they work for, are legally obliged to provide patients with an adequate level of treatment. This applies to all medical professionals including your GP, Optician, Dentist, etc. If the treatment provided falls below that expected standard of care that is required and a patient suffers unnecessarily this maybe classed as medical negligence. For example:
- A pharmacist misreads a prescription you were given by your GP and dispenses the wrong medication. You take this medication, and subsequently, suffer some form of adverse reaction to it.
- While under going an operation the surgeon operates on the wrong body part.
- Whilst undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, the cosmetic surgeon makes a surgical mistake, and slips with the scalpel. Cutting you deeply, resulting in permanent scarring or disfigurement.
As we can see, in each of these examples, either a medical professional or a healthcare facility was responsible for negligently harming a patient in some way. Either directly through a mistake, or indirectly by failing to provide adequate care levels.
The key takeaway here is that a) the patient must have suffered some form of avoidable harm by a medical professional who owed them a duty of care b) the negligence could have been avoided, and c) the negligence can be proven. If these three facts are true, then a victim of clinical negligence could be able to bring a medical negligence claim. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors are well experienced in cases of medical negligence and can cover the area of St Albans.
No Win No Fee Workplace Accident And Injury Claims
The Health And Safety Executive is a UK Government-run organisation that is responsible for the regulation and policing of workplace safety. Every company in the UK with employees must comply with the health and safety regulations that apply to the sector that the company does business within. As an example, a factory operator must comply with all health and safety legislation that applies to the manufacturing sector.
When a company does not comply fully with health and safety guidelines, this can expose the workforce to an increased risk of workplace illness and injury. If you are injured at work, or become ill due to being exposed to a health hazard in your workplace, then you could be able to make a claim if it can be proven that your employer was at fault. We can connect you to our panel of No Win No Fee accident solicitors who are not based in St Albans but could cover the area and who could assist you in making a workplace accident or injury claim.
No Win No Fee Claims If Injured Whilst On Holiday
If you are injured whilst on holiday, it could be possible for you to make a compensation claim for the harm that you suffered. You may also be able to make a claim for some kinds of financial losses, such as a cancelled plane flight or a flight delay. For example:
- During an airport transfer, the bus is involved in a road traffic accident, and you suffer a concussion.
- After swimming in your hotel swimming pool, you contract an illness due to a waterborne bacterium in the pool.
- You go rock climbing while on holiday, and you are provided with faulty equipment that causes you to fall, resulting in a broken arm.
Here we have shown how holidaymakers can be harmed due to the actions or negligence of a third party. Who you make a claim against will depend on how you booked your holiday. For privately booked trips, it will be the individual travel provider responsible for the harm you suffered. For package holiday booked through a UK travel firm, you could claim against the UK based travel vendor if they are responsible. Speak to our claims team if you are unsure of which situation applies in your own case.
CICA Claims For Assault, Abuse Or Other Criminal Injuries
Whenever a person in the UK becomes the victim of a violent or sexually-orientated crime such as a mugging, assault, sexual assault, rape or any form of physical abuse, the perpetrator could go uncaught. This could leave the victim with physical injuries and psychological damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder. So, in this case, where the attacker was never known, how can the victim make a claim for compensation?
There is a special organisation in the UK known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). CICA takes on the role of the defendant in claims for physical assault where no other route to claiming compensation is possible. For example, the attacker was never identified, or they lack the financial means to pay compensation to their victim.
We can connect you with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors to assist you in making a CICA claim for assault or a sexually related attack of some kind. We recommend you speak to our claims team to learn more about this. We understand that you have been through a traumatic experience, and speaking about it may be unpleasant. We will do our best to minimise any further pain and suffering while we are helping you.
More Types Of Accident Claims
Although the kinds of claims we have talked above so far are some of the most common, there are a great many more potential types of claims that our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could help you with. To put things simply, any time you are injured due to the actions of a third party who owed you a duty of care which they breached through negligence, you may be in a position to make a personal injury claim. For example:
- Whilst shopping at a supermarket, you trip over a box of stock that has been left in a hazardous place, and you fracture your wrist.
- Whilst viewing a new car in a showroom, the salesman shuts a car door and your hand is trapped inside, breaking several fingers.
Each of these examples shows how a third party has caused some kind of hazard that resulted in you suffering some form of physical harm. In each case, it could be possible for us to connect you to our panel of solicitors who could process a claim for you.
No Win No Fee Mis Sold Pension And Investment Claims
If you suffer some form of financial loss, due to being mis sold a financial product such as an annuity, pension, or Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), then you could have a basis to claim for the money you lost out on. However, in order to be able to do so successfully, you will need to prove that financial mis selling took place.
This will mean that you must be able to show that the financial advisor who sold you the product, failed to comply with the rules and regulations that were laid down by the FCA, with regards to the ethical way that financial products must be sold. If you believe you may have a valid cause to make a financial mis selling claim, call one of our legal advisors to discuss your circumstances in more detail.
Claim For A Disputed Tenancy Deposit
When you hand over a tenancy deposit to your new landlord, you have certain rights, and the landlord has certain legal obligations that relate to the deposit. For example, your landlord must protect your deposit payment financially for the entire term of your tenancy, commencing within 30 days of the deposit being given to them. They must also return your deposit in full when you give up your tenancy unless you have contravened one or more terms of the tenancy.
To answer the question, how do I get my tenancy deposit back? We may be able to help you with this. If your landlord has lost your deposit, or refuses to give it back, we could potentially provide you with a No Win No Fee Solicitor from our panel to assist you in making a claim.
Claims For Disrepair At A Rental Property In St Albans
Housing disrepair complaints are something that every landlord is expected to deal with promptly. If they do not, and you have followed the complaints procedure properly, this could leave you in a position to make a claim if you have suffered health wise or financially. You could be able to claim for financial loss due to damaged property, or for physical harm due to an illness or injury caused by the disrepair. Our claims team can tell you more about this, they can also arrange for one of our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors covering St Albans to process the claim for you.
How To Start Your Claim
Whether you need additional advice and information before making a claim, or you are ready to proceed with a claim right now, follow these steps below to get the help you need.
Get In Touch With Us
Discuss Your Situation
Talk over your claim, and discuss your situation with our claims team. Once they know a little more about your claim, they will let you know whether we can introduce you to a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel to process your claim for you.
Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Public Services In This Area
These extra sections provide information that may be useful to some claimants. Such as the contact details for local authorities, etc.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering St Albans
You might have already tried out a personal injury claims calculator to get a rough valuation of your claim. However, in order to value your claim properly, your solicitor will need you to be examined by a medical professional. We can arrange this for you from the local doctors in the table below.
|Afolake Oyinloye||The Albany Centre|
|4 Victoria Street|
|Sanjay Lakhani||The Elms Consulting Rooms|
|24 Hall Place Gardens|
|Sumeet Vohra||2 Fountain Court|
St Albans City Hospital
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Watford General Hospital
St Albans City And District Council
St Peter’s St
Welwyn Garden City
Written by MC.
Edited by CE.