You have no reason to worry about being able to afford the best personal injury lawyers. If you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, the No Win No Fee* solicitors we work with can help you claim any compensation to which you may be entitled. Top quality legal support should not only be available to the wealthy and privileged, and since Legal Aid is not available for personal injury claims, a no win no fee agreement, also known as a conditional agreement, puts justice within your reach.
The first step in the making of a successful personal injury compensation claim is verifying that you have grounds for one. Call The Compensation Experts now to speak with one of our qualified legal advisors for a free, no obligation discussion. There is no point starting what can be a lengthy legal process only to find out several months down the line that your claim is likely to fail. They will ask the right questions about the circumstances around your accident and injury to determine whether any claim you make has a good likelihood of success.
As well as making legal support affordable, no win no fee agreements reduce the financial risk associated with starting a compensation claim when there is no guarantee of a positive outcome. Providing you are honest with the information you disclose and keep to the conditions of your agreement, if your claim is not successful then you will not have to pay either your lawyer’s fees or those of the other party.
The law has changed so that your personal injury lawyer can no longer claim legal costs for a successful compensation claim from the defendant. Instead, you will agree on a percentage of compensation in advance of making your request, which will cover the hours of legal work and expertise your claim will entail. This type of agreement is a huge relief to clients who are already struggling financially through no fault of their own, either because of income lost while they are recovering physically, or due to other expenses resulting from their accident.
In addition to the limited cost and financial risk associated with no win no fee claims, you can trust that, because they only receive payment if your application is successful, your solicitor will be doing all they can to obtain the most compensation possible for your injury.
The Compensation Experts not only makes claiming damages affordable, but we also make it simple as well. Just get in touch directly with one of our legal advisors, or fill in our online form and let us know when and how you want us to respond. We will ask a few questions about the details of your accident and if we believe there is a case for damages, will match you with a personal injury solicitor who will take the case forward. It couldn’t be any easier, and it can start today.
Types of no win no fee compensation claims can include:
If you are unsure whether you can make a claim, a phone call to The Compensation Experts will let you know what your options are.
As the claimant, it is your role to prove that you were injured in an act which was avoidable and caused, at least in part, but another party.
You can only make a personal injury claim if someone else was entirely or partially responsible.
Many of the claims we deal with were caused by genuine error with absolutely no malicious intent. However, we also handle claims relating to criminal injury or those caused by medical or employer negligence.
Negligence is the term used to define an act, care, or treatment which falls below what is acceptable, and the behaviour you could reasonably expect from another person in a similar situation. Everyone has a statutory duty to take steps to prevent accidents occurring whether they are an employer making sure staff are trained and equipment is maintained, or the driver of a car commuting to work.
The Compensation Experts can also assist where you may have been partially responsible for the accident or your degree of injury. This situation may be referred to as a split liability or contributory negligence and, while the vast majority of personal injury claims where one person is negligent are settled out of court, alleged split liability claims have a higher likelihood of going to court for a judge to make a ruling. Your personal injury solicitor can advise and support you if this happens to you.
While The Compensation Experts work with lawyers who can help with any personal injury claim, some types of claims are more common than others. The most frequent cause of compensation claims in the UK is road traffic accidents, followed by accidents at work, and slips and trips in public places like supermarkets or hotels.
RTA claims can include whiplash injury claims as well as those for broken bones, limb amputation, neck and spinal injury, sensory loss, and brain damage. We assist victims who have suffered both minor and severe injuries obtain payment to help them with their recovery and ensure that they do not have to suffer financially just because they have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. It does not matter whether you are a passenger on public transport or in a private vehicle, a driver, motorbike rider, cyclist or pedestrian, The Compensation Experts can assist.
Whiplash compensation claims can vary in both duration and the amount of compensation paid depending on the severity of the injury. An example of a recent whiplash claim case study was a driver who was struck by another car at a roundabout where she had the right of way. She suffered mild whiplash which left her with significant neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and disturbed sleep for several weeks. The other party was found solely responsible, and their insurance company paid the victim £3,450 in damages. Whiplash can take anywhere from several weeks to more than two years to recover from, and the duration of recovery is considered when calculating compensation.
Even though some jobs are inherently risky, whatever role you have and the environment you work in, your employer has
a responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to keep you safe at work. We help those whose employers have failed
in their duty of care and who have either suffered an injury from an accident like a fall from a height, from heavy
lifting, or working with faulty equipment or people who have developed an industrial illness due to working in poor
Get in touch today if you believe you have been affected by employer negligence.
The owner of any area which is open to or accessible by the public has an obligation to make sure it is a safe place
to be. The law covers both publicly owned buildings like schools and playgrounds, as well as privately owned and run
venues like shopping centres and restaurants.
The Compensation Experts has the legal expertise to let you know whether the circumstances around your claim were due to another party’s error and, if so, how to proceed if you decide to request payment for damages. Typical examples of accidents in public spaces include a trip on uneven pavement or slipping on a wet floor which does not have adequate warning signs.
A standard example of a successful accident at work claim involved a woman who tripped on a broken paving stone in a supermarket carpark. She fractured her elbow in the fall and needed two operations, including the insertion of a metal plate. The injury caused permanent loss of flexibility and strength in her arm which left her unable to carry out her duties at work. As she was 61 at the time of her accident and was unable to find other suitable work, the victim took retirement earlier than her planned age of 65. Her compensation of £45,000 factored in the loss of future earnings and pension in addition to payment for her physical damages and incidental expenses accrued after her accident.
A growing number of clients are reaching out to The Compensation Experts because their holidays have been ruined by illness or accident, such as the recent case of a food poisoning outbreak in holiday resorts in Mexico. You still have legal protection even if you are injured in an accident abroad, so please get in touch with us if this has happened to you.
There are several things you can do in the aftermath of an accident which will strengthen and expedite your personal
Report your accident to the responsible body. This may be your employer, your local authority, or the owner or manager of the facility. An initial report may be made verbally, but you should always follow this up in writing and keep a copy for yourself.
Take photographs of the accident site and make notes of any other influencing conditions like whether it was raining or at night.
Take contact details from any witnesses who saw or heard your accident. Your lawyer may contact them in the future to provide information to substantiate your account. It is also useful to have contact details of anyone you know of who has had an accident at the same location, for example, a car crash on the same stretch of road, or food poisoning after eating at a particular restaurant.
Keep receipts for any expenses you have incurred as the result of your accident like transport costs to work or to where you are having medical treatment, prescriptions, reasonable private medical expenses, or if you need to replace personal items damaged in the accident.
Maintain a daily account of how you feel both physically and emotionally, as well as any events related to your accident. This diary will be a useful record to show the impact your injury has had on your life.
From the moment you speak with one of our legal advisors until the time your claim is resolved and you receive the payment,
we do all we can to make you feel confident in your decision to choose The Compensation Experts. No one wants to be
in a situation where they can claim compensation but, when you are unfairly injured through no fault of your own, it
is important you have the right team working with you. We assist you to claim compensation cover expenses you would
not have faced if it wasn’t for your accident, and which will ensure you are not faced with financial stress at a time
when you should be able to focus solely on your physical recovery.
Behind every claim for compensation is an individual who has suffered physically and possibly emotionally, who has had their life and their family life affected, and who may be facing drastic changes to their future because someone else took their eye off the ball without thought of the terrible consequences their actions could have. At The Compensation Experts, we work with some of the country’s leading personal injury solicitors and will pair you with the one we believe most suited to your circumstances and who shares our belief that every victim is entitled to justice.
The easiest way to get started is simply to pick up the phone and call The Compensation Experts. There’s no cost or obligation involved in having a consultation, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about if and how to start a compensation claim. If you feel more comfortable, fill in our online contact form and ask us to call at a time that suits you.
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