Hoddesdon Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Marlon Cooke. Last Updated 1st August 2022. Welcome to our Hoddesdon personal injury solicitors guide. Anyone injured in an accident in Hoddesdon, which was caused by somebody else, can make a personal injury claim for compensation against the other person or company involved. Claims can be made to compensate for pain and suffering and any financial losses incurred because of the accident and subsequent injuries.
This guide explains how a personal injury solicitor can help make a claim, the time limits involved in claiming and how No Win No Fee works.
How our specialist team could help you to make a claim
Here at Legal Expert, our panel of specialist injury solicitors has many years of experience offering clients advice about the chances of success in their compensation claim. There is considerable legislation and regulation to protect people making a No Win No Fee claim. Our personal injury lawyers are expertly trained to ensure clients get the best outcome for their cases.
Most injury claims must be filed within three years following an accident except when the injury is not diagnosed. The three-year time limit then starts from when the doctor diagnoses your injury or illness. If you’re unsure when your 3-year time limit begins, please get in touch, and we’ll help you determine the exact date.
I have had an accident or injury, am I eligible to claim compensation?
Winning a Hoddesdon personal injury claim will only happen if your solicitor can prove that:
- The defendant (the person you are claiming against) owed you a duty of care, i.e. an employer owes staff a duty of care, or a restaurant would owe its customers a duty of care.
- That the defendant breached their duty of care.
- And that, because of the breach, you were injured or became ill.
Personal injury solicitors need to demonstrate all of the above points to make a claim successfully. It is advisable to begin your compensation claim as soon as possible to ensure your solicitor has the time to collect and collate as much supporting evidence as possible. So our personal injury solicitors for Hoddesdon can help you to initiate legal proceedings whenever you’re ready.
Is having the best solicitor important to my claim?
Even though solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), they operate at different service levels. Therefore, you must choose the right solicitor because whoever you choose will be working with you for many months (or even years in severe cases). You need to choose one that you can get on with personally and who’ll achieve the best outcome for you and aid your future recovery. When researching which solicitor to select, it is worth looking for comments about any particular solicitor’s friendliness, professionalism, and promptness.
Personal injury solicitor reviews for claims services and solicitors covering the Hoddesdon area and other parts of the UK.
When choosing a solicitor, you might think the first step would be to phone one and discuss your case directly with them, but we’d recommend you check online reviews for the solicitor. Checking recent comments about the success levels, professionalism, and which individual solicitors within a firm people have positive comments about.
Another thing to consider is the success fee that a solicitor will charge as part of the conditional fee agreement (the formal name for no win no fee agreements). It is surprising to many clients that the range of success fees between different solicitors can be so large.
Our main offices are not in Hoddesdon, but we can still help you make a claim
It does not matter where a solicitor is based on being able to make a claim. Personal injury solicitors can be based anywhere in the UK and still claim on your behalf.
All of the contact you’ll have with Legal Expert will be over the phone or email, so we do not have to be based locally. What is important is that we offer an efficient, professional and dedicated service that aims to get you the compensation that your injury deserves.
Our main offices are not based in Hoddesdon, but we will ensure that it will be at a doctor’s surgery local to you if you need a medical assessment.
Personal injury claims which we help people to make
Hoddesdon personal injury solicitors can help with any type of injury, straightforward or complex, so long as somebody else is to blame for the accident. Even if your injury is not listed in this guide, we can still help you, so we’d recommend you get in touch and let one of our experts know the details of your case to determine the likelihood of making a successful compensation claim. The table below shows potential compensation amounts for your personal injury claim.
|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|
Some of the more common accidents that personal injury solicitors deal with include:
Industrial disease claims
Several industrial disease claims are common, and some don’t get diagnosed until many years after they were caused. We can help with injuries and diseases such as:
- Vibration white finger
- Acoustic shock
- Occupational asthma
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
We can help with claims against employers for any of these diseases, and others, if you believe the employer could’ve done something to prevent them.
Clinical malpractice claims
Any claim for medical negligence can be complex as it can cause serious problems for the claimant and require further treatment to put things right. Any negligence that has occurred while receiving treatment at a doctor’s surgery, dental practice, hospital or medical centre can be claimed for and can also include negligence while receiving cosmetic surgery and medical treatments.
If you believe you are a victim of medical negligence or malpractice, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Accident at work claims
The health and safety at work act means that employers have a duty of care to protect their staff from injury and illness while undertaking their work. This means that personal injury solicitors can make a personal injury claim if you have had an accident at work that could’ve been avoided. Reasons that the employer may be liable for your accident include lack of training, poorly maintained equipment, no risk assessments, or inefficient health and safety procedures and policies. Please find out more by contacting our personal injury solicitors for Hoddesdon today, or you can claim online.
Hoddesdon / Broxbourne area reported work accidents and incidents leading to injury
The table below shows all of the accidents reported at work under RIDAGGR regulations in the Broxbourne area (which includes Hoddesdon):
|Accidents report at work in the Broxbourne local authority area||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Injuries caused by machinery||7||5||8|
|Harmful substance exposure||4||0||1|
|Falling from heights||18||10||3|
|Animal-related injuries, such as dog bites||1||0||1|
|Manual lifting related injuries||45||31||19|
|Slip, trip or fall accidents||39||26||26|
|Struck against an object||6||8||10|
|Hit by a moving vehicle||10||4||4|
|Hit by a falling object||20||14||13|
Fall, trip, and slip claims
A slip, trip or fall can cause very simple injuries that are quick and easy to resolve but, in some cases, can lead to very severe and life-changing injuries which require multiple operations to try and rectify and repair the damage. Personal injury solicitors can make a personal injury claim if somebody else is to blame for a fall. Examples include uneven paving, kerbs or potholes; slippery floors with no warning signs; damaged handrails on stairs; and poor lighting, making a trip hazard hard to see.
Severe and serious injury claims
Some injuries are deemed to be more serious than others because of the severe impact on the body and the future lifestyle of the claimant. Life-changing injuries like amputations, brain damage and spinal damage can often mean a very complex injury claim needs to be compiled using multiple medical experts to prove the severity and impact of the injuries. Our guide to serious injuries can be found here, which gives more details about the types of injuries deemed serious and the amounts of compensation such injuries can be awarded.
Hoddesdon road traffic accident solicitors
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident that was somebody else’s fault, then you could claim their insurance policy for the pain and suffering caused. This can be a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist so long as another driver caused the accident. Even if the other driver is not insured, we can still help with road traffic accident claims.
Numbers of road traffic accident casualties in Hertfordshire
The table below details all of the road traffic fatalities and serious injuries reported under road traffic regulations in the Hertfordshire area include Hoddesdon:
Personal injury solicitors – No Win No Fee solicitors covering Hoddesdon and Broxbourne
As we have discussed, you are not limited to solicitors in Hoddeson and Broxbourne if you wish to make a claim for an accident within the area. It is normal practice for claims to be handled by non-local or national firms. Your priority when seeking a lawyer for your accident claim should be your needs and how well your lawyer can meet them.
Our solicitors could help you and do so on a No Win No Fee basis. This means:
- A free consultation, offering free legal advice for your situation and a chance for us to value the merit of your claim
- No initial fees; with a No Win No Fee lawyer in an accident claim, you do not pay a fee to hire them, and you do not pay any fees for their work for as long as it takes until your claim is settled
- Professional help with all aspects of your claim, from collecting evidence to managing negotiations
- A conditional fee agreement; you will only pay a success fee in the event your claim is successful, which is not an out-of-pocket payment. If your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay this fee.
To see if one of our No Win No Fee solicitors could help you, please reach out to an adviser at any time.
What do I need to pay and when?
There will be a statement in the CFA that says you only have to pay the success fee if you receive compensation, which is the crux of No Win No Fee agreements. You only pay if you win – but if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t have to pay your solicitor anything at all. Their service is only chargeable if they win the case and, if they don’t, you don’t have to cover any of their time or expenses.
No Win No Fee is the most popular method of making personal injury claims because of the client’s very low risk associated with them.
How can I start a claim?
Legal Expert can help you today if you’re ready to begin your claim or if you want more information. You can only make the right decision when you receive the correct information, which our expert team can provide. By all means, get more information from the useful guides we’ve linked to in this guide, but please pick up the phone and call us to get any further information you need.
How to speak to our team
Now that you’ve read our guide on how personal injury solicitors can help you and Legal Expert’s No Win No Fee service, we hope you’re ready to begin your compensation claim with us. If so, you can contact personal injury solicitors for Hoddesdon in any of the following ways:
- Telephone: Call one of our specialists on 0800 073 8804
- Live Chat: Our advisors are available from any page on the website
- Online Claim: Fill in this easy form; it’ll take about 10 minutes
- Call Back: Request a callback, and we’ll contact you at a suitable time
Whichever method you choose, our team will begin your claim straight away and arrange your free initial consultation to gather all of the information about your accident from you.
Helpful contact information for services in Hoddesdon
If you’ve been involved in an accident in Hoddesdon, then here are some other organisations that you may need to make contact with:
Cheshunt Police Station
St Albans Crown Court
The Court Building
Tel: 01582 522000
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Tel: 01279 444 455
If you require any further information, then you may find these additional guides useful:
No Win No Fee Claims – a more detailed guide on how no win no fee, or conditional fee agreements, work.
Slip And Trip Claims – Our guide regarding slips, trips and fall claims including estimates of how much compensation you may receive.
Other Useful Guides
- Hereford Personal Injury Solicitors
- Hillingdon Personal Injury Solicitors
- Arm Injury Claims
- Hounslow Personal Injury Solicitors
- Huddersfield Personal Injury Solicitors
- Inverness Personal Injury Solicitors
- Ipswich Personal Injury Solicitors
- Isle of Wight Personal Injury Solicitors
- Islington Personal Injury Solicitors
- Jarrow Personal Injury Solicitors
- Can I Make A Claim For An Ankle Injury?
Hoddesdon Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
What is a No Win No Fee agreement?
This is a policy that prevents the claimant from overspending on a personal injury claim.
How does it work?
So, the claimant only pays their personal injury solicitor’s legal costs if their case wins.
What happens at that stage?
The client would pay a success fee to their solicitor as a reward for their work.
How much is the success fee?
This can vary depending on the compensation settlement, though it has a legal cap to avoid excessive costs.
And how high is the legal cap?
Currently, the legal cap stands at 25% of whatever the final settlement is.
Are there exceptions?
The claimant can agree upon a suitable figure to pay their solicitor regardless of the amount of compensation.
So, what if the case doesn’t win?
In that scenario, the claimant doesn’t have to pay anything to their solicitor because the case was unsuccessful.
And when does the claimant have to pay their solicitor?
This comes after the case ends, so there aren’t any surprise charges before or during the claims process.
Thank you for reading our Hoddesdon personal injury solicitors guide.