Were you financially disadvantaged because a pension was mis sold to you, or were your belongings destroyed because of housing disrepair? Or, did you suffer illnesses or injuries in an accident that was caused by someone else? No win no fee solicitors covering Wandsworth could help with a wide range of compensation claims, and the fact that a no win no fee solicitor does not require upfront fees to take on a case could mean you could start your claim today.
We have put together the information below to offer guidance on how no win no fee claims work, and we’ve also outlined some useful information regarding personal injury claims and other compensation claims that our panel of no win no fee solicitor covering Wandsworth could handle. If there’s anything that isn’t clear in the guidance below, or you wish to get advice tailored to your situation, then you could call us free on 0800 073 8802. We’d advise you to take a look below, however, as your question might already be answered.
No Win No Fee Claims Explained
If you’re considering using a no win no fee solicitor for compensation claims in Wandsworth, then you may find it useful to know how they work before you go ahead with a claim. Initially, as we mentioned, you would not have to put down any money to retain the services of a no win no fee lawyer. Instead, you would both sign a document, agreeing to the terms of payment for your lawyer. This is called a CFA, or Conditional Fee Agreement. Under a CFA, you would sign to agree on what percentage of your compensation settlement should go to your lawyer as a success fee if they were to gain you a settlement. This can’t be more than a quarter of your settlement, as the government has put a cap on these fees. So, you could rest assured that the majority of any settlement obtained by your no win no fee solicitor would be for your benefit.
If your lawyer does not succeed in gaining a settlement even though your claim is a valid one, then you wouldn’t be asked to pay this success fee. This is where the term no win no fee comes from. If you would like to know more about this type of agreement, then our advisors would be happy to answer any questions you might have. But now, let us take a look at some examples of claims that no win no fee solicitors covering Wandsworth could handle.
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- Wandsworth Road Traffic And Fatal Accident Claims
- Clinical And Medical Malpractice Compensation Claims
- Wandsworth Work Accident Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Claims If Injured On Holiday
- Wandsworth Area Criminal Assault And Injury Claims
- Can I Claim For Other Types Of Accident Or Injury?
- Financial Service And Mis Sold Pension Compensation Claims
- Can My Landlord Withhold My Deposit And When Could I Claim Compensation?
- Claims For Mould Or Damp Causing Housing Disrepair
- How To Start A Compensation Claim
- Resources And Services In Wandsworth
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident in Wandsworth? Whether your injuries are minor (e.g whiplash), serious (e.g. head injuries) or you lost a loved one in a Wandsworth road fatal accident, you would not be alone in suffering because of a road accident in the UK. According to the government, in 2018, 1784 people were killed on UK roads, with 25,511 people suffering serious injuries and a further 133,302 suffering slight injuries. While the total number of injuries is lower than previously recorded, it does prove that accidents do happen and do cause injuries.
If an accident on the road has caused you injuries, and it was not your fault, then we could provide one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Wandsworth to help you claim compensation.
What Could Be Claimed For?
When it comes to claiming compensation for a road accident in Wandsworth with a personal injury lawyer, whether it is an accident near Wandsworth common or elsewhere, you could claim not only for pain and suffering you’ve endured because of your injuries, but monetary costs that are directly associated with the accident, such as medical costs for prescriptions and the like, loss of earnings, care costs and so on.
Who Could Claim?
Claimants for accidents on the road causing injuries could be:
- The injured party – whether you are a motorcyclist, cyclist, pedestrian, passenger, driver or another road user, if you are injured and the accident wasn’t your fault, you could claim compensation.
- A litigation friend – if your child or a child you are responsible for is injured in a road accident that was someone else’s fault, then you could claim on their behalf.
- A bereaved dependent – If you lost someone who you were financially dependent on, it could be possible for you to retain the services of a personal injury solicitor to claim for compensation for costs such as funeral expenses, as well as, in some cases, loss of financial contribution to the household.
If you’re at all unsure as to whether you could be in a position to claim compensation, then why not get in touch – we would be happy to assist.
Did you experience an incident where a healthcare professional was negligent and did their negligence cause you to suffer physically or mentally? If this is the case, then you may be able to claim compensation. Healthcare professionals have a duty of care towards you, and if they treat you negligently, and you suffer some sort of harm, then they could be held liable. But what sort of harm could you claim for? Some examples can be seen below:
- You needed to have treatment that was more invasive than if your healthcare provider was not negligent
- You experienced more suffering/pain than you would if your healthcare provider was not negligent
- You ended up with a poorer prognosis than you would have done if your healthcare provider was not negligent
- You obtained a new injury or illness that you wouldn’t have obtained if your healthcare provider was not negligent
You may assume you could only make claims for negligence that happened in a hospital. However, you could also claim for negligence in dental surgeries, GP’s practices, care homes, maternity units and more. If a healthcare professional’s negligent treatment caused harm to your health, then why not look into whether a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could help build a case for compensation.
Did you obtain injuries in the workplace because of an accident that could have been avoided. If your employer is not taking care of your safety and health at work and you are injured because of such negligence, then you could claim work accident compensation for your injuries. Examples of workplace accidents that could lead to claims being made could include:
- An employer did not fit safety guards to machinery, and you were injured as a result.
- An employer failed to train you in manual handling, and you obtained a back injury because of this.
- An employer did not provide gloves for you when handling chemicals and you received burns.
- An employer did not fix uneven flooring, or highlight that the flooring was uneven, and you suffered injuries in a trip accident on the flooring.
- An employer did not fix a piece of machinery that was broken, and you were injured while using it.
These are just a few examples.
Other claims that could be made might include those involving work-related illnesses or conditions. These could include the likes of tendonitis, hand-arm vibration syndrome, COPD and more. If the risks of you developing a condition such as these are known to your employer, or reasonably foreseeable, and your employer does not take action to reduce those risks, then you could claim if you went on to develop a condition.
You may feel a little wary of making claims such as these against your employer. However, it might be a relief to hear that not only should your employer have insurance in place to cover such claims, but they are also not allowed to treat you differently because you are making a claim.
If you are considering making a claim for an accident that occurred while you were on holiday, then you might be under the misapprehension that you would have to utilise the services of a solicitor that was based in the country you were injured in. However, this may not be the case. You could use no win no fee solicitors covering Wandsworth for claims where you were injured on holiday, and we could provide you with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel to help you with this.
One thing to note when it comes to this type of claim is that the personal injury claims time limit could differ depending on what legislation your claim is being made under. Whether you claim under foreign law, international law (such as under the Montreal Convention) or under UK law (For example, the Package Travel Regulations), the limitation period could vary. This is why we would advise claimants to seek out advice on how long they might have to claim from an experienced advisor. You could call our team for free no-obligation advice.
The types of claims you could make for injuries on holiday could cover all manner of incidents, from food poisoning because of poor hygiene in a hotel restaurant, to falls from unsecured balconies, to plane crashes, trips at the airport and more. If you have been injured on holiday through no fault of your own then you could have grounds to make a claim.
In Wandsworth Common, it was reported that between the months of November 2018 and October 2019, 344 sexual or violent offences were reported to the police. If you were a victim of a violent crime in the Wandsworth area and suffered injuries as a result then no win no fee solicitors covering Wandsworth could help you make a claim for compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). CICA claims tend to have a shorter limitation period than some personal injury claims, however, so you might wish to act quickly to find out how long you could have to make a criminal injury claim. Our advisors could help with this. It could be worth mentioning that you do not have to be a targeted victim of a violent crime to claim. You could also have been injured when you tried to stop a crime, or suffered with your mental health from witnessing one.
Historic Abuse Claims
We mentioned the earlier time limit that applies to most CICA claims, but there is an exception to this sometimes, for cases of historic sexual abuse. Claimants in these types of cases may not have been able to fully process what happened to them at the time and it could have taken years before they felt able to speak about their abuse. A no win no fee solicitor from our panel could help you make a claim for compensation that happened some years ago. Please do call our team in complete confidence for more information regarding a CICA claim.
Personal injury claims are not just restricted to those we have mentioned above. There could be many other accidents that could cause injuries, and if someone else was liable, then you could use our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Wandsworth to make a personal injury claim. These could include:
- Slipping, tripping or falling accidents
- Injuries from faulty products
- Injuries from beauty treatments
- Injuries in public places (e.g. a Wandsworth Common accident)
Please do call our team if you think you might be eligible to make a claim. One short phone call could help to clarify your position and give you guidance on what to do next.
When you purchase a financial product or services such as a mortgage, pension or otherwise, the financial advisor or institution should sell you the product or service transparently and fairly. They should sell you the most appropriate product or service for your needs regardless of the profit they make on such a product or service. If they don’t, this could be deemed mis selling and if you have been mis sold a financial product or service, a no win no fee solicitor from our panel may be able to help you to claim compensation for the financial losses that you have occurred as a result. Indications that a product or service might have been mis sold to you, causing you to lose out financially could include instances where:
- Risks were not explained to you
- Fees and charges weren’t made known to you
- The product was unsuitable for you
- You were put under pressure
Do you feel that you might have been mis sold a financial product? If so, why not call our team. We could help guide you as to what to do next.
Since April 2007, deposits for rental properties should be protected by your landlord. They should be put into an approved scheme; the details of which should be communicated to you. If your landlord doesn’t do this, or they hold your deposit unfairly, then you could claim up to triple the deposit you initially paid. Should you be in this position, and you’re asking, ‘can my landlord withhold my deposit?’, a call to us could give you guidance on whether you could make a claim for compensation.
Housing disrepair should be reported to your landlord. If it is, and your landlord does not fix it, you could be harmed. If you are harmed, either physically or financially, then you could claim compensation with a no win no fee solicitor.
Let us look at what could constitute housing disrepair:
Broken systems or fixtures/fittings could be classed as disrepair. This could include:
- Flooring that is unsafe
- Heating systems that are broken
- Windows and doors that are broken
- Sanitaryware that is broken
- Mould in the property
- Damp in the property
- Water leaks
You may be able to make a claim for disrepair in cases where:
- You’ve obtained an injury (eg. From broken windows)
- You’ve obtained an illness (e.g. illnesses relating to damp/mould exposure)
- You’ve had to repair or replace possessions (e.g. because of water damage)
If you would like to know whether disrepair could make you eligible for compensation, then why not get in contact. We could advise whether a no win no fee solicitor from our panel could help you follow the protocol for making a claim.
To begin a claim, simply:
● Get In Touch With Us
● Discuss Your Situation
Once we’ve discussed what’s happened to you, we’ll make an assessment of your case, to see if it could potentially bring you compensation. We’ll offer guidance based on this assessment and offer to provide one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Wandsworth where appropriate.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Once your claim is underway, we’ll be glad to keep in touch, advising you of any updates to your claim.
Locally based services in the area could be found below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Wandsworth
If you’re choosing to make a personal injury claim, you should know that you’d need to see a doctor for a report to be written up detailing your injuries, so that a value could be attached to your claim. Local experts could include:
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St George’s Hospital
This hospital provides a number of acute and general medical and surgical services. It has an A&E department as well as X rays and other diagnostic services.
St George’s Hospital
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
This trust provides services at hospitals including Queen Mary Hospital, King’s College Hospital, St George’s Memorial hospital and more.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Wandsworth Borough Council
Wandsworth Borough Council
The Town Hall,
Wandsworth High Street,
Written by JE.
Edited by CE.