When you’re looking into launching a claim for a personal injury or a for being left out of pocket because of pension mis selling, housing disrepair or your landlord holding your deposit, you might benefit from working with a solicitor who has experience in this area of the law. But, if you are worried about what it may cost you to pay upfront for their services, then our team of experts could help. We don’t believe you should pay upfront solicitors fees.
At No Win No Fee expert, we work with a panel of solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare who could help you with a number of different types of claims, from personal injury claims to financial compensation claims.
Below, you’ll find lots of information about how a no win no fee solicitor works, along with details of the types of claims they could help with. We’ve aimed to make this guide as easy as possible to follow. However, we cannot cover every eventuality. Therefore, if you need advice on your specific case or you’d like us to clarify something contained within the guide, we can be reached on 0800 073 8802. We could even help you start a claim today.
How Do Conditional Fee Agreements Work?
If you’re considering a claim for compensation, it could be of benefit to work with a solicitor. These legal professionals must undergo years of training in order to become qualified in their role. Along the way, they would have built up a sound knowledge of the law and this knowledge could be invaluable when it comes to your claim.
While it is true that in some cases you could attempt to make a claim on your own, without a lawyer to assist you. However, this could be at the very least more stressful than claiming without one, and it could in some cases cause you miss out on compensation you might have been awarded with a stronger argument from a no win no fee solicitor. This is why we advise clients to make compensation claims with no win no fee solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare, as we believe it gives them a good chance of getting what compensation they deserve.
So, how does a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) work? Initially, you wouldn’t be required to pay your lawyer upfront. That could be considered the first benefit of working with this type of lawyer. You would settle the fees for their services out of your settlement once it comes through. This could give you the benefit of a reduced financial risk. Furthermore, the percentage you pay for your lawyer’s services is capped at 25 percent. Once your compensation settlement comes through, the lawyer’s conditional fee agreement success fee is deducted and you benefit from the rest.
Now you know how all of this works, we’ll take a look at the types of claim you could make.
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- No Win No Fee Car And Other Road Accident Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Claims For Medical Negligence In Weston-super-Mare
- No Win No Fee Workplace Accident And Injury Claims
- Injured On Holiday Compensation Claims
- Criminal Injury And CICA Compensation Claims
- Other Types Of Injury And Accident Claim
- Compensation For Mis Sold Pensions And Other Investments
- Tenancy Deposit Claims
- Housing Disrepair Claims In Weston-super-Mare
- Begin A Claim With A No Win No Fee Solicitor
- Local Public Services
Sadly, casualties on UK roads do happen on a yearly basis. In 2018, figures released by the government revealed that there were 25,11 serious injuries in road traffic accidents on the roads that year.
Whether you were driving your car, someone pulled out on you, or you were hit head-on at a crossroads, you could be considered the victim of a road accident that was not your fault. If this is the case and you suffer injuries because of this, whether this is whiplash or something more serious, you could make a road accident claim with no win no fee solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare. You could make a claim as a:
- Taxi driver
- Van driver
- Bus passenger
- Lorry driver
- Bus driver
- Coach passenger
- And more…
All drivers are bound to follow the rules of the road. If they don’t and you are injured as a result of an accident they’ve caused, then you could be entitled to claim compensation with the assistance of a no win no fee solicitor. You could even make a compensation claim via the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) if the person responsible had left the accident scene or they weren’t insured.
Another reason that you might wish to use the services of no win no fee solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare is if you were injured or a medical condition was made worse by clinical negligence. You would need to show that the healthcare professional has a duty of care towards you, they failed in that duty of care, and this caused your injury/illness/poorer prognosis as a result. This could be even harder to prove should an existing medical condition be present.
However, medical negligence claim solicitors with years of first-hand experience could be able to put together a strong argument with the proof required to secure compensation on your behalf.
No win no fee solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare could help with claims under a Conditional Fee Agreement for clinical negligence such as:
- Cases of surgical negligence
- GP negligence
- Care home negligence
- Midwife negligence
- Dentist negligence
- Hospital negligence
- Blood test negligence
- Misdiagnosis/late diagnosis
Whatever type of malpractice you have suffered, if you can prove with the help of a no win no fee solicitor that you have been harmed by the negligence, you could claim compensation.
There are several different reasons why you might want to make a work accident claim. You may have picked up an injury in a workplace accident because your employer did not take care of workplace health and safety. It is you employer’s legal responsibility to do so, so should they fail in this responsibility and you are injured as a result, you could make a claim for compensation. Ways in which your employer could take care of your health and safety could include:
- Making sure they perform risk assessments and acting on the findings.
- Ensuring that you have the relevant health and safety training to do your job correctly.
- Ensuring that the workplace is free from foreseeable hazards to a reasonable level.
- Ensuring that you have personal protective equipment when necessary.
- Ensuring that you have supervision when it is required.
- Making sure that all machinery within the workplace is checked and maintained to an acceptable level.
- Ensuring the safety guard fitted to machinery where necessary.
- And more…
Whether you were injured because a trip hazard was left in your way or because you’re trapped in machinery where there was not a safety guard fitted, if employer is deemed responsible for your injuries you could claim compensation. This could be for both the suffering and pain that you have had to go through, as well as financial implications of the accident.
Another way in which you could potentially claim compensation is if you developed a work-related condition that could have been avoided if your employer had acted responsibly. Workplace related conditions could include RSI, tendonitis, asbestosis, and workplace deafness. Because these conditions tend to develop over time, your personal injury claims time limit would begin from the date of diagnosis, rather than the date of an accident. This limit is usually three years, but sometimes there are exceptions to this.
If you are concerned about making a claim against your employer, because you feel that they may treat you differently while you’re at work, you might be relieved to know that there is government legislation in place to protect you from being treated as such. In the unlikely event that your employer does treat you differently, the services of no win no fee solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare could help you fight for unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal compensation. We could help to provide you with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel.
Whether you fell in the airport, slipped at the airport of the destination, were burnt by a hot drink on the aeroplane, or suffered a fall from a balcony at your hotel, you might be in a position to claim for a no win no fee accident abroad. You could make holiday accident claims under a wide variety of legislation, therefore the claims time limit may vary between different cases.
If you booked your holiday with the tour operator as a package, this may entitle you to claim under the Package Travel Regulations, though the accident must have occurred on an entity provided by the tour operator. Whereas if you were injured on a flight internationally that was privately booked, the Montréal Convention may cover you. Other claims could be brought under UK or foreign law. It may be wise to you to retain the services of no win no fee solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare as soon as possible in order to make sure that you are well within the claims time limit for your case for injured on holiday compensation. We could help with this.
Sadly, within the UK criminal activity does happen. According to police.uk, between November 2018 and October 2019, in Weston Town Centre there were 1013 reports of sexual and violent offences.
Whether you work the targeted victim of an assault, such as GBH, ABH or common assault, or you obtained an injury because you were trying to stop a crime from taking place, or all more you were mentally scarred from witnessing a violent assault, criminal injuries compensation could be sought the CICA claim process. No win no fee solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare could help you with this.
Sexual Assault/Abuse Claims
It could be said that in some cases, it could take time for a person to process sexual abuse, particularly if it happened when you were a child. Cases such as these could be launched years after the abuse has happened, as it could be thought that the claimant might have lacked the emotional capacity to bring a claim before this time. If you have been in this situation, and you are looking to make a claim then call us. We could handle your claim and provide a no win no fee solicitor from our panel to assist with historical sexual abuse claims.
If you have been injured in another way, but it was still someone else’s fault, whether a business, the local authority, a manufacturer or other entity, who could be held liable for your injury, our panel of solicitors covering Weston Super Mere could assist with compensation claims.
You might have slipped and fallen on an improperly cleared up spill in a restaurant, had stock fall on you in the supermarket because it was wrongly stacked, or become injured because playpark equipment was not properly maintained. Whatever the reason for your injury, if someone else was at fault, a compensation claim could follow.
Selling a financial product should be done responsibly and in a fair manner. If a financial advisor or institution has sold you a product that was unsuitable, or they pressured you into taking out a particular pension and/or investment, then they could be considered to have mis sold you a product.
If you were mis sold a financial product some time ago and are wondering ‘Can I still claim for a mis sold pension?’, you could benefit from advice from our No Win No Fee Expert team, who would be happy to go through what’s happened and let you know whether you would be able to claim.
If you have questions about your tenancy deposit, the way it was held and the rules about protecting your deposit, our team could help provide advice and support, and we could provide a no win no fee solicitor to help you make a claim for compensation if they have not acted within the rules. Here, we answer a couple of questions you might have:
How Long Does A Landlord Have To Register A Deposit?
Your landlord should return your tenancy deposit within an approved scheme within 30 days of payment.
How Many Schemes Are There?
Currently, there are 3 government-approved schemes
Does My Landlord Have To Let Me Know Where The Deposit Is?
Your landlord should let you know within 30 days where your deposit is held.
What Do I Do If I Think I Might Have A Claim?
You could claim up to 3 times the deposit in compensation with the assistance of a no win no fee solicitor. Call us, and we could ascertain whether or not you could have a claim for compensation.
Whether you are suffering with your health because of housing disrepair, such as damp or mould, or your possessions have been destroyed by water damage because of disrepair, as long as you have followed the correct protocol for reporting the disrepair and your landlord did not fix it, you could make a claim for compensation with the assistance of no win no fee solicitors covering Weston-super-Mare. You could also claim if your bills for energy are higher because of the disrepair within the house. Why not get in touch with our team? We could assist with this type of claim, whether it’s a personal injury claim or a claim for financial loss.
Making a claim could be made easy by following the below steps:
● Get In Touch With Us
Our helpline is available on 0800 073 8802, or you could fill the contact form in, and we’ll get in touch with you. Or, there is always the live chat feature if you’d rather use that.
● Discuss Your Situation
We’re on hand to answer questions, provide advice and guidance, and connect you with a no win no fee solicitor if your situation warrants one. Our panel of experts covering Weston-super-Mare could handle lots of different kinds of claims.
● Manage Your Claim And Stay Up-To-Date
Keeping in touch to let you know how your claim is progressing is something we do as standard. If you have any queries in the meantime however, we’re always happy to chat to you.
Reaching relevant services in Weston-super-Mare could be made easier by way of the sections below.
Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Weston-super-Mare
Making personal injury claims involves claimants having to see an independent doctor for a medical assessment. There are independent medics based in the local area, including:
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Weston General Hospital
Weston general hospital provides A&E services for the local area as well as general medical and acute medical services.
Weston General Hospital,
Grange Road, Uphill,
Weston Area Health NHS Trust
Weston Area Health NHS Trust covers Weston General Hospital as well as 2 children’s centres in the local area.
Weston Area Health NHS Trust,
North Somerset Council
North Somerset Council
Walliscote Grove Road,
Avon And Somerset Police
Avon and Somerset Police
Police & Fire Headquarters,
Written by J.E.
Edited by H.E.