Bridgwater Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 30th September 2021. If you were injured or as a result of an accident that was someone else’s fault in the Bridgwater area you may have come across this guide by searching for Bridgwater personal injury solicitors. Through this guide, we will show you information on the benefits of the No Win No Fee claims service. We will also show you how our excellent personal injury team can help you to get the compensation to which you are entitled.
How we can help you to make a personal injury claim
Our team have helped people from across the UK, some of who may have been injured or involved in an accident similar to that which you have experienced. We help to make sure that you have good grounds to make a claim, can assist with collecting evidence, provide advice and support, as well as taking the pressure off you. To find out exactly how we could help you, please read our guide below.
Qualifying to make a compensation claim
Whilst there are certain special circumstances (such as claims involving those under the age of eighteen) in which this is not the case, most personal injury claims must be brought within a three year period. This time limit either begins at the time of the accident/ when the injury was experienced, or when the injury or illness was connected to the accident. To bring a claim against either an individual, a business, local authority, or other body you also need to demonstrate that they owed you a duty of care. This is usually a clear obligation, such as that of a doctor providing care. You will need to show that the defendant did not fulfil this duty of care and that the failure to do so was what caused you harm.
How to choose the best personal injury solicitor for your claim
Below we look at some simple tips for finding the best personal injury solicitor for your needs. First of all, you should try and find a solicitor, lawyer, or national claims service which has experience in the area of personal injury law related to your claim. Having a solicitor with experience in your form of claim is much more important than using a solicitor who is close to you.
Find and read reviews of Bridgwater personal injury solicitors
Once you have found a solicitor experienced in the relevant area of personal injury law, you should have a look at any reviews of their service. The level of service provided by different solicitors can vary by a wide margin. Reading reviews can help you to learn about the experiences of previous claimants who have used their services. You can see if people have been happy with the service provided to them, the way in which it was provided, and crucially – were they happy with the final settlement received.
Will the location of my solicitor affect my claim?
If you found this guide by searching for Bridgwater personal injury solicitors you might be under the common misconception that you need to use “solicitors near me”. As with accessing many professional services, you do not need to use a solicitor in the same town, city, or even the same part of the country.
For most personal injury cases, the only part of the claims process which needs to be carried out in person is an assessment of your injuries. This can often be organised close to you via our nationwide panel of medical experts.
Remember, whilst we are not based in this area, that does not affect how we can help you to make a claim.
What types of personal injury claims could we help you with?
Our team of personal injury lawyers and solicitors can help you with a wide variety of claims. There are some forms of an accident claim, such as those for road traffic accidents or clinical negligence, which we see much more often than others and we have included a brief description of these types of claims below.
Industrial disease claims
Under legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work Act, all employers have a duty of care to their employees, and those working or visiting their premises. They must protect people from any real or potential health risks whilst on their property or whilst carrying out their job. They must provide you with as much training as necessary to make sure you are aware of any risks and have the knowledge, as well as equipment to mitigate them, such as PPE equipment. If you do work with hazardous materials you need to be provided with specialist equipment and have the appropriate frequency of breaks.
For the best personal injury lawyer for your industrial disease claim, please contact Legal Expert today. Find out more about work related illness claims here.
Medical negligence claims
Our medical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation if you have been the victim of medical malpractice or clinical negligence. Medical malpractice refers to situations where a patient experiences either an additional injury or illness or has their existing condition made worse due to the way in which care is provided. Our expert medical negligence solicitors could you help claim compensation against either practitioners or practices in the NHS or the private sector. Making a claim for compensation might not result in you being provided with an explanation of what has gone wrong with your care. As such, you may also wish to make a formal complaint to the relevant NHS Foundation Trust.
Bridgwater accident at work claims
Have you been injured in an accident at work in the Bridgwater area which was not your fault in the last three years? If so, you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Our personal injury solicitors can help you, no matter what your employment circumstances are. We can help you to claim any personal injury compensation you are owed, secure an interim payment for necessary medical expenses, and help you through this difficult time.
Fall, trip, and slip injury claims
Injuries caused by slipping, tripping, or falling over are perhaps the most persistent we see. Figures from the HSE show that in most workplaces and industries these remain the most common causes of accidents and injuries. They are also very often involved in accidents that end up in a different classification. Drowning accidents can often be attributed to people tripping or falling into a body of water.
In the Sedgemoor local authority area, people have previously made claims for injuries such as a broken ankle, caused by falling over on a slippery street. People have also been harmed by tripping over broken paving slabs.
If you need to make a personal injury claim for an accident caused by your council, find out how to do so here.
Serious injury claims solicitors
The first thing to note when looking at serious injury claims is that there is not a specific and legal definition of this term. It is more of a colloquial term that is used to describe injuries that have left you with very serious consequences. The long term effects of these types of injury are well known understood by both the court and insurance providers.
Working on these types of personal injury cases, our team will endeavour to remove and relieve the pressure which has been put on you (as the victim) and those who are supporting you through this time. Our aim is to provide you with the space, and then the financial support (in the form of your settlement) to be able to focus on getting better.
Bridgwater road traffic accident claims
Legal Expert have a nationwide legal team made up of expert solicitors and lawyers, who are backed up by medical experts. This team includes highly experienced road traffic accident claims solicitors. Our team can help those who have been hurt as either a driver, passenger, or even a pedestrian in a road traffic accident. As long as someone else was to blame for your accident and injury, we could help you make a claim. In the next section, we include a table with statistics for casualties from road traffic accidents in the county of Somerset.
Somerset County reported road casualties
How common are road casualties reported in Bridgwater and other areas of Somerset? According to a 2019 annual road accident report by the Department for Transport, the following was reported in Somerset during 2019:
- There were 994 road accidents reported during the year.
- 170 road casualties were reported under the category of either killed or seriously injured (KSI).
- Focusing purely on fatal road casualties, 22 were reported in Somerset during 2019.
No Win No Fee compensation claim specialists
No Win No Fee claims (which are also known as conditional fee agreements) are a type of contract that can be used between a claimant and their personal injury lawyer or solicitor. They help people to claim compensation without having to worry about paying any legal costs upfront. If the claim does not result in a settlement for the claimant, the contract or agreement should state that you will not have to pay for any services received.
As you do not have any costs or fees to pay if you do not win your case, this type of contract is useful in taking the risk out of making a personal injury claim. You won’t be asked to pay anything upfront, nor will you be stuck out of pocket.
Being able to make such a claim is contingent on a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor being willing to take your claim on. In almost all cases this may be true, but there will be a (very) small number of exceptions to this rule. If at this point you are concerned about the costs or implications of making this type of claim and what selecting a No Win No Fee solicitor will mean, please do speak to our team.
Find out more about whether you could be eligible to make a claim under a No Win No Fee agreement and how to start your claim online in our No Win No Fee claims guide. Below, you can find out how our No Win No Fee service really does mean what it says.
Do Legal Expert offer a truly No Win No Fee service?
Perhaps one of the most common questions we are asked about making this type of claim is “if I don’t win my case, who will pay my solicitor?” You don’t need to worry. You will never need to pay your solicitor if your claim does not go as you had hoped it would. We mean exactly what we say, and you will not have anything to pay.
Before you sign your agreement we will make sure you are aware of how the payment system works. We will also make sure you know what you might have to pay and when.
What should I do next?
We understand that you might still have questions related to your claim, as well as how personal injury cases are conducted by our team. You can find the answers to many of your questions by browsing our guides. Two guides that you might find helpful are our guide to how personal injury claims are calculated. This tells you more about how compensation settlements are agreed upon. You may also find our guide to claiming compensation for an accident on the street useful. It helps to show more ways people can be harmed and how personal injury claims work.
Being sure that you are doing the right thing in making a claim with one of our personal injury solicitors is important. Your next step should be to contact Legal Expert and begin your claim.
Contact us now
We hope that we have shown why you do not need to use Bridgwater personal injury solicitors for claims in this area and that whilst our offices are not located here, we can still help you make a claim.
The best way to begin your claim is by talking to our friendly team. During your call, there will be a chance for you to ask us questions as we also ask for details of what happened to you. This helps both us and you to build a picture of whether you have a claim and how we can help.
You can speak to our team via the following channels.
Our lines are open from Monday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm
Helpful contact details for claimants in Bridgwater
If you have been hurt in an accident in this area, as well as contacting a specialist personal injury solicitor, there are other useful services that you may need to access. You may need medical care at the local hospital, or require police assistance. It is also possible that in the future your claim might go to court. As such, we have included details for each of these services.
Bridgwater Police Centre
Taunton Crown, County and Family Court
The Shire Hall
Tel: 01823 281110
Bridgwater Community Hospital
General enquiries: 01278 436 555
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Thank you for reading our guide on making a claim with the help of Bridgwater personal injury solicitors.