Enfield Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 17th September 2021. Welcome to our Enfield personal injury solicitors guide. If you’re reading this article because you’re looking for Enfield personal injury solicitors or a claims service covering the Enfield area following an accident, then you’ve arrived at the right place. Legal Expert provide No Win No Fee claims for personal injury cases and have done so for many years.
You must choose the correct personal injury lawyer to take on your claim, and this guide will explain how to select the right one, how No Win No Fee works and the types of claims we can help you with.
When you’re ready to begin your claim, our contact details can be found at the end of this guide about how to claim.
How does the personal injury claims process work?
It can be quite a daunting prospect when considering lodging a compensation claim against another person or business, but that is why there is plenty of legislation in place to protect claimants who want to seek compensation.
Here at Legal Expert we’ve been dealing with and offering advice to clients for many years about the chances of success with their claims. We understand how accident claims work, what is required (and what isn’t) and have a proven track record of successful compensation claims.
Check your eligibility to claim compensation
If you want to win a claim for an accident in Enfield, then several things must be proven before a personal injury solicitor will offer their No Win No Fee service. These are:
- In the first instance, it has to be shown that the defendant (the person or company you’re claiming against) had some duty of care towards you.
- Then there needs to be evidence to show that the duty was breached.
- Finally, the breach of duty needs to be the reason that your injury occurred.
To give your solicitor the best chance of winning your case, you should begin the claims process as soon as possible after the accident occurred. This means the solicitor will have plenty of time to gather the supporting evidence to make your claim and not have to rush because of the strict time limits for making accident claims.
What role will your solicitor play in making your claim?
Your solicitor is the pivotal part of your case, other than the evidence, and will determine the case’s outcome by the quality of the claim they put together. Choosing the best solicitor is important. They can be the difference between winning or losing your case or could mean getting a better compensation payment than a less competent solicitor. That’s why we recommend using our Enfield personal injury solicitors, as they always operate with the utmost professionalism and credibility.
Use reviews to compare solicitors services
When researching which solicitor you should use for your accident in Enfield claim, you could select the first one you find, give them a call and begin the claim with them, but we’d recommend you do a bit of work first.
Most solicitors have a reviews page that shows recent feedback from previous clients. We’d recommend you assess these to see if there are similar cases to yours that have been won, that the clients are positive about the solicitor and that they are happy with the amount of compensation they received.
The Legal Expert reviews section can be found here.
You don’t need to use a solicitor in Enfield
There is a common misconception that you’d have to use a local solicitor for an accident in Enfield, but this isn’t true. Any personal injury lawyer covering the UK can take a case on, for you can be based anywhere in the UK.
Thinking about it logically, solicitors only deal with their clients over the phone, by letter or by email, so the location of their physical office isn’t relevant to choosing the right solicitor for your injury claim.
Our only exception to that is that we ensure that any medical assessments are carried out locally. We have numerous medical professionals in most towns of the UK, so you’d never have to travel far.
Accident and injury claims our team can conduct in your area
In essence, we can deal with any personal injury claim where somebody else is to blame. It can be a simple injury that took a matter of days to get better through to a severe and life-changing injury.
Some of the most common accidents that Enfield personal injury solicitors make claims for are:
An industrial disease is usually something incurred in jobs where exposure to a hazardous substance or where a task has been repeated over and over for a long period.
Due to the nature of industrial diseases, it may be many years after the cause of the illness that it is diagnosed.
The types of illnesses claimed for regularly include acoustic shock, industrial asthma and repetitive strain injury. All of these can be mitigated with risk assessments and safe working practices so, if you believe your employer could’ve prevented your illness, you could claim compensation.
Medical negligence & malpractice
There are several reasons why you may make a medical negligence case against a health authority or private healthcare provider. These include:
- Misdiagnosis of an illness
- Surgical errors
- Late diagnosis
- Delayed treatment
- Incorrect medication
These cases can be complex, so we’ve written a dedicated guide about medical negligence with more details.
In general, a medical negligence claim will be taken out against a local health authority rather than an individual doctor, nurse, dentist or surgeon.
It is worth noting that medical negligence claims can also be made against medical practitioners administering cosmetic surgery, whether on the NHS or by a private provider. Please get in touch about how to claim online.
Accident at work claims in Enfield Town
Every employer in the UK has a duty of care to its staff to ensure they are safe while in the workplace (and if they are at another site but still completing work tasks). The health and safety executive has several plans, initiatives, and risk assessments to help employers prevent accidents at work.
If you’ve been involved in an accident while at work, then Legal Expert could help you file a claim if you believe the accident could’ve been prevented. And our Enfield personal injury solicitors are here to help whenever you’re ready to progress a claim.
Some reasons that can be deemed negligence by the employer include:
- Lack of training.
- Poor or out of date health and safety procedures.
- Unsafe working environment.
- Damage equipment.
- Lack of safety equipment.
The table below offers potential compensation payouts for various injuries that come from the Judicial College guidelines.
|Brain Damage||Very severe||The person might be able to follow some basic commands. However, they will need full-time care and show little meaningful response to their environment.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Neck Injury||Severe||A neck injury that is associated with incomplete paraplegia or results in permanent spastic quadriparesis.||In the region of £148,330|
|Knee Injury||Severe (ii)||Constant pain and limited movement caused by a leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint.||£52,120 to £69,730|
|Arm Injury||Less severe||The person will have suffered with significant disabilities. However a substantial recovery has taken place or is expected to.||£19,200 to £39,170|
|Back Injury||Moderate (ii)||Frequently encountered back injuries, that disturb the ligaments and muscles and cause backache.||£12,510 to £27,760|
|Shoulder Injury||Serious||A dislocated shoulder with damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus that causes shoulder and neck pain.||£12,770 to £19,200|
|Elbow Injury||Moderate or minor||Elbow injuries such as lacerations, simple fractures or tennis elbow syndrome. The recovery rate will affect how much is awarded.||Up to £12,590|
|Leg Injury||Less serious (iii)||Simple tibia or fibula fractures, or soft-tissue injuries, with minor ongoing symptoms.||Up to £11,840|
|Whiplash Injuries With Psychological Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,345|
|Whiplash Injuries||One or more||Lasting for 18-24 months||£4,215|
Reported accidents in the workplace in Enfield Town
The table below details all of the accidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive that happened in Enfield workplaces:
|Accidents report at work in the Enfield local authority area||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Accidents involving machinery||12||5||9|
|Fire based accidents||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure||6||3||5|
|Falling from heights||27||16||28|
|Animal-related injuries, such as dog bites||4||0||0|
|Manual handling related injuries||122||61||69|
|Slip, trip or fall accidents||116||104||88|
|Struck by an object||57||35||37|
|Trapped by something||4||1||0|
As you’ll see, most workplace accidents in Enfield are made up of manual handling, slips and falls accidents and physical assaults.
Slips, trips & falls in or out of the workplace
Accidents involving slips and falls can cause very painful injuries and can happen just about anywhere, i.e. In school, in the workplace, in a shop, on the street, in a hotel or a restaurant.
If the slip could’ve been avoided had the land or building owner done something differently, then Legal Expert could help you make a personal injury claim.
Some reasons why negligence can be proved include:
- Wet or slippery floors with no warning signs (i.e. where a floor has been over-polished).
- Poor lighting masks a trip hazard.
- Uneven ground or flooring, i.e. a paving slab that is cracked and sticking up out of the ground.
Serious injury claims
Serious injuries are usually life-changing in some way and can often mean somebody other than the victim has their life changed too (someone who has to care for the victim, for instance).
We have written a more detailed guide about serious injuries, but some of the more common injuries that will probably be deemed serious include: amputations, paralysis and brain damage.
Any serious injury can lead to a complex legal claim, so it is advisable to begin your claim as soon as possible. So please give our Enfield personal injury solicitors a call to discuss your accident.
Enfield car crash and road traffic accident claims
Another common No Win No Fee claim is for road traffic accidents in Enfield. These can be made by any driver, passenger or pedestrian that has been involved in a car crash where the other driver was to blame.
It is even possible to make a compensation request when the other driver is uninsured or has left the accident scene (hit and run).
The range of injuries sustained in car crashes is massive, from simple (but painful) whiplash claims through to fatal car crash claims.
Casualties reported in car crashes or other RTA’s in Enfield
This table shows the serious and fatal accidents that have been reported in Enfield over the last 3 years:
According to these statistics, there was a significant increase in serious or fatal road traffic accidents in Enfield in 2017.
Use our No Win No Fee claims team
You may think that No Win No Fee is a budget service, but the opposite is true. The lawyer needs to do as much, if not more, as they would in a normal case where they were being paid by the hour because, if they lose the case, you do not need to pay a penny.
A No Win No Fee service usually involves:
- A free consultation to understand the accident and injuries caused
- The checking of the case legally to ensure there is no technicality or loophole that would prevent the case from being won.
- The collection of evidence to support the claim.
- Presenting the case to the defendant or their solicitor and asking for the compensation (explaining why and how much is being sought).
- Dealing with any counteroffer made by the defendant and choosing whether to accept it, refuse it or take the case on to formal legal proceedings.
- Finally, making payment to the client after deducting the agreed success fee when compensation has been won.
As you can see, there is a lot involved even though the case is No Win No Fee, and this is why we’d always recommend you commence your claim as soon as possible. Also, remember that our Enfield personal injury solicitors are available to answer your query at any moment.
What does No Win No Fee really mean for you?
If your solicitor fails to win you any compensation, then the good news is that you won’t have to pay them for their time or their services. If you’d have chosen an old solicitor service and they’d lost the case, then you’d still have to pay their fees.
When your solicitor is successful, and you’re awarded compensation, they will retain a percentage agreed in the no win no fee agreement and then send the rest of the compensation to you. This method means you never have to have the funds available to pay the solicitor yourself as their fee is taken directly from the compensation amount.
How to launch your accident claim
You may be still not quite ready to begin your claim. We understand that you’ll want to know as much as possible before claiming, but please remember that you need the correct information from a trustworthy source, like Legal Expert.
Our website has loads of useful guides, which may include a guide specifically about your injury, but if you’ve still got questions, then please call us today, and we’ll advise you on what else you can do to prepare for your claim.
Contact us now
Now that you’ve read this guide, we hope you’re ready to begin your personal injury claim following your accident in Enfield. If so, then you can make contact with one of our Enfield personal injury solicitors by:
- Live Chat: Speak directly to our advisors from any page on our website.
- Telephone: Call us today, for free, on 0800 073 8804
- Email: Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online form: Fill in this form to begin your claim or request that we call you back at a convenient time.
However, you want to contact us, we’ll happily answer any queries and begin your claim with a free consultation to discuss your injuries.
Useful contacts in Enfield Town
If you’ve had an accident in Enfield, then there are several organisations, as well as Legal Expert, that you may need to contact (including the court, police or hospital). We’ve included their details here:
Local Police Station
Enfield Police Station
41 Baker Street
Opening Times: Monday to Friday – 6am to Midnight, Saturday – 6am to 10pm, Sunday – 10am to 4pm
Local Crown Court
Wood Green Crown Court
Tel: 020 8826 4100
The Royal Free Hospital London
Tel: 020 7794 0500
Finally, here are some more guides from this site that may help you further while planning how to begin your personal injury claim:
FAQs – We’ve dealt with thousands of queries over the years, so here are the most common questions that clients ask us.
Claim Process – a detailed guide about how the claim process works.
Enfield Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
When will the first compensation offer come?
This could come anytime into pre-trial negotiations once the defendant begins to accept liability.
Will the first offer match the claimant’s compensation target?
If the claim is only for a low figure, this is possible, but usually, the opening offer falls short of what the claimant wants.
Should the claimant accept the first offer?
We would recommend that they don’t accept the opening offer because it’s almost always smaller than the follow-up offer.
What happens if the claimant rejects the offer?
The claimant cannot choose to accept the same offer later on as it’s no longer on the table.
What is the timeframe between offers?
This varies greatly depending on the nature of the case, though the claimant usually doesn’t wait too long for another offer.
Could the claimant file a counter-offer?
Yes, it is possible for the claimant to come back with an offer of their own with their solicitor’s guidance.
What makes a counter-offer likely to succeed?
This relies on the claimant being able to justify why the counter-offer is appropriate within the context of the case.
How long does it take for the claimant to receive their compensation settlement?
Once the two sides reach an agreement, the defendant has 28 days to pay the settlement.
Other Helpful Compensation Guides
- Eastbourne Personal Injury Solicitors
- Ellesmere Port Personal Injury Solicitors
- What Is Professional Negligence?
- Ewell Personal Injury Solicitors
- Exeter Personal Injury Solicitors
- Fareham Personal Injury Solicitors
- Farnborough Personal Injury Solicitors
- Filton Personal Injury Solicitors
- Folkestone Personal Injury Solicitors
- Gateshead Personal Injury Solicitors
- Head Injury Claims
Thank you for reading our Enfield personal injury solicitors guide.