This guide has been created to give those looking for no win no fee solicitors covering Welwyn Garden City useful advice and support, whether they’re making a claim or a claim for compensation because of housing disrepair, financial mis selling and more. In this guide, we will explain what a no win no fee solicitor could offer to claimants and why this is a payment structure that could benefit claimants. We’ll also explain some of the common types of personal injury claims that could be handled by a no win no fee solicitor. Should you wish to speak to us directly, you could call 0800 073 8802, but we’d also encourage you to read the information provided below as you may find it useful.
How Does A Conditional Fee Agreement Work?
Before we look at the Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that a no win no fee solicitor would work on, let us first explain why using a solicitor for personal injury claims or other compensation claims could be beneficial. While in some cases, you could claim compensation without legal assistance, you may wish to keep in mind the following.
A lawyer would have the capabilities and experience to build an argument for compensation that was based in law. They would know what type of evidence would be needed and would know where to get this from. They could also offer guidance on any settlement offers you’d receive, giving you advice on whether you could fight for more than the offer or whether you could be better off accepting. And, you could benefit from their legal expertise without having to pay them upfront if you work with a no win no fee solicitor, as their fees would not be required at the start of your claim.
So, How Does A Conditional Fee Agreement Work?
This agreement would set out the conditions that must be met for the solicitor to be paid, and the amount they would be paid as a percentage of your compensation. You might be surprised to know that a lawyer would not be able to ask for more than 25% of your compensation, as the UK-Government has put a cap in place on the fees they could charge. Once the agreement was in place and signed by both parties, your solicitor could take your case forward, and once compensation came through, their fees would be deducted from the settlement with the rest left for your benefit.
But, what happens if your case doesn’t result in compensation? Well, in some cases, your lawyer would advise you to take out insurance in case this happens. This is something they could discuss with you before you sign the agreement. It may be worth mentioning at this point that if your lawyer thought your claim would not result in a settlement, they would not be likely to take it on.
Now we’ve covered what a conditional fee agreement does, let’s look at claims that could be made under a conditional fee agreement with a no win no fee solicitor.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- No Win No Fee Claims For Car Accidents In Welwyn Garden City
- No Win No Fee Medical Malpractice Compensation Claims
- Workplace Accident And Injury Claims
- Personal Injury Claims For Accidents On Holiday
- Welwyn Garden City Criminal Injury Claims Calculator
- Further Examples Of Accident Or Injury Claims
- Claim Compensation If You Were Mis-Sold A Service
- Tenancy Deposit Compensation Claims
- What Is A Housing Disrepair Claim?
- Start Your Compensation Claim
- Information For Claimants In Welwyn Garden City
According to the 2018 report from the Government, over 160,000 casualties of all severities were reported on the road that year. While this figure is described as the lowest on record, it does show that accidents could happen on the road and they could cause injuries.
Our panel could assist with road accidents that have happened in the area that were not your fault. This could include:
- A car accident in Welwyn Garden City that caused whiplash
- A motorbike accident in Welwyn Garden City that caused broken bones
- A pedestrian accident in Welwyn Garden City that caused back injuries
- A taxi accident in Welwyn Garden City that caused head injuries
- And more…
If someone else caused a road accident in Welwyn Garden City and you were injured, you could claim compensation for your injuries, as well as the monetary costs associated with such an accident, which could include losses in your income, medical expenses and more.
But What If I Was Partially To Blame?
If you were in part to blame for an accident that you were injured in, but it was not all your fault and another road user also could be held liable, you may still be able to make a claim. However, your settlement could be lower than it would be if you had not been at fault at all.
And What If The Person To Blame Was Not Insured?
If you were injured in a road accident that was caused by an uninsured driver or a driver that failed to stop, then you could use a no win no fee solicitor to help you make a claim through the MIB.
Whether you have sought medical treatment through the NHS, via a private clinic or hospital, if you were harmed by medical malpractice, you may be able to make a claim. Personal injury claims of this type could in some cases be tough to prove, as the onus would be on you and your personal injury lawyer to provide evidence that showed the negligence had a detrimental effect on your health. You would have to provide evidence that if the negligence had not happened, you would not be in the position you were in. This could be particularly complex if there are other previous medical conditions to take into account. In these types of cases, having a personal injury solicitor with experience in medical negligence cases could not only have a positive effect on the success of your claim, but also on the medical malpractice compensation amount you could receive.
So, what sort of clinical negligence could lead to a claim? Let’s look at a few examples:
- Surgical negligence – Including retained instruments, wrong body part operated on, ineffective anaesthesia and more…
- GP negligence – Including late diagnosis, incorrect prescription, misdiagnosis and more…
- Care home negligence – Including medication mistakes, bedsore mismanagement and more…
- Hospital negligence – Including hospital-acquired infections, late diagnosis and more…
- Dental negligence – Including wrong tooth extraction, negligent advice and more…
- Cancer negligence – Including late diagnosis, wrong treatment, and more…
These are just a few examples, so if you feel you may have cause to claim why not call us to see if one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Welwyn Garden City could help you?
If you do not know how to make a work accident claim or don’t know if you’d be eligible to claim, then our team could help you. There are two main reasons you might want to make a work-related personal injury claim, and we explain more about each of these below:
- Claiming for a workplace accident that caused injuries – If you have been injured at work because of an accident that could have been prevented, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Your employer is required to protect you from foreseeable risks while at work. If they have failed to do this and you’ve suffered injuries, you could make a claim.
- Claiming for a work-related condition or illness – Your employer’s responsibilities with regards to health and safety also include protecting you from foreseeable risks of developing work-related conditions and illnesses, such as RSI, COPD, Industrial deafness and more… If they fail to reduce your risks of developing such a condition or illness and you go on to develop it, you could make a claim for compensation.
It may be worth mentioning here that the personal injury claims time limit may differ, depending on the type of claim you’re making. For example, you may have been injured in an accident where an injury was immediately obvious. In these cases, the time limit would usually be 3 years from the accident date. However, if your symptoms were not recognised at the time and an injury/condition/illness developed over time, your time limitation period may begin from the date of diagnosis instead.
If you’re making a personal injury claim on holiday, you may assume that you would need to use a lawyer based in the country your accident happened in. However, our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Welwyn Garden City could still help you make claims in most cases. Depending on the type of accident and where you were when it happened, you may be claiming under:
Having an experienced holiday claims solicitor could help you make claims including:
- A no win no fee airline claim for flight delay
- A no win no fee holiday accident claim
- A no win no fee holiday illness claim
You could claim for accidents that were not your fault that happened on the aeroplane, while at the airport, in your hotel, in the hotel’s swimming pool, on an excursion, while on the transfer coach to your hotel and more. If you’ve suffered because of a holiday accident or illness, why not get in touch. We could provide you with a no win no fee solicitor to help fight your claim for you.
Unfortunately, crime could occur almost anywhere in the UK. According to the police website, Welwyn Hatfield North saw 1,200 violent and sexual offences between the months of November 2018 and October 2019. Whether you were injured as a result of an assault while you were trying to stop a crime in progress, or whether you suffered from mental trauma due to being a witness of a violent crime, you could claim CICA compensation. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Welwyn Garden City could help and advise you on a rough idea of how much compensation you could look to receive for your claim. This might serve as a welcome alternative to a criminal compensation claim calculator, as your solicitor might be able to take into account the severity of your injuries, which a personal injury claims calculator could be unable to do.
Historic Abuse Claims
It might be worth mentioning that despite the usual 2-year claims time limit for injury claims to CICA, you may be able to claim for historic abuse. This is because your legal advisor could argue that you were not capable of claiming or reporting the abuse before now because you were unable to process it. Please do not hesitate to call us to see if this could apply to you.
Whether you’ve suffered an accident that was not your fault in a park or at a hotel, on the pavement or on a fairground ride, if someone could be held liable, you could make a claim for compensation with assistance from a no win no fee solicitor.
- This could include:
- Falls, slips and trips
- Accidents in a public place
- Accidents involving faulty products
- Electrocution accidents
- And more.
If you feel you may have a claim for compensation, why not call our team for guidance and support?
The FCA stipulates that financial advisors and institutions should practice fair selling techniques. This means not selling you a product that doesn’t fit your needs, not putting you under pressure to purchase a particular product or service, and informing you fully of risks, charges and fees that might apply to the service or product. If you feel that you have been the victim of mis selling for any of the reasons above or any other reason, and you have lost out financially, a solicitor could advise on whether you’d be able to claim compensation for being mis sold a service.
Tenancy deposit compensation claims could bring you up to three times your rental deposit in compensation. They could be made if:
- Your landlord hasn’t protected your deposit in a recognised scheme
- They have not protected it within 30 days of payment
- You have not had your deposit returned to you within the required time period
- You have not been informed of where your deposit has been held
If you are in this situation, then why not call our team for advice and support on deposit compensation claims.
There could be many ways in which your housing could be considered to be in disrepair. This could include broken boilers, water leakages, faulty heating systems and more.
If you’re wondering ‘What is a housing disrepair claim?’, essentially, it is a claim you could make should the disrepair have cost you financially, mentally, or physically.
You may feel that your living conditions have contributed to or caused an illness or injury, or you may feel that you have had to pay higher utility bills because of ineffective heating/broken windows/water leakages. Or, you may have had to pay out for replacements to belongings that have been damaged by disrepair. Whatever the reason you feel you have been harmed by your landlord not acting to repair what is broken/defective in your property, you could consider making a housing disrepair claim with a no win no fee solicitor.
Do you think you’re in a good position to claim, or do you have more questions? Either way, all you need to do is follow the below steps.
● Get In Touch With Us
You can call our team on 0800 073 8802. If you’d prefer us to call you, simply fill in the contact form, or, if you’d prefer, simply use the live chat feature on the site.
● Discuss Your Situation
After an initial discussion about what situation you’re in, we’ll assess the details you’ve given to us and if we think you could have a valid claim, then we could offer to provide you with one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors covering Welwyn Garden City to take your claim forward.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
If you’d like us to keep you updated on your claim, then we’d be happy to do so. You could also call us any time with any queries you might have.
More information on local service can be found below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Welwyn Garden City
When you are going through the claims process for a personal injury claim, you would need to have a medical, with an independent doctor. You may not have to travel too far for this appointment. An example of a local medical expert could be found below.
|Nicholas Dansie||15a Codicote Road, Welwyn, AL6 9NE|
Queen Elizabeth The Second Hospital
Queen Elizabeth The Second Hospital opened its doors in 2015. It offers out of hours GP services, Urgent Care, a purpose-built outpatient service for children and more..
New QEII Hospital
Welwyn Garden City
East And North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust
This trust came together in 2000, as a merger between North and East Hertfordshire trusts. It runs renal and dialysis services and a number of hospitals in the area.
East And North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust
Coreys Mill Lane,
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire Police Headquarters
Welwyn Garden City
Written by J.E.
Edited by H.E.