Ripon Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Stephen Parker. Last Updated 16th September 2021. Welcome to our guide about Ripon personal injury solicitors. On this page, we provide a guide on choosing the best team of personal injury solicitors to process your compensation claim. It is vital that you find the best legal representation to pursue damages on your behalf, as this will have a direct effect on your chances of being successful. This guide attempts to provide you with all of the information you need to make an intelligent choice when selecting your legal team.
If you would prefer some help and advice from a real person, you can call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be happy to discuss your accident with you, and then offer you some free legal advice on what your options are.
Do I Have Grounds To Make A Compensation Claim?
The main consideration with a personal injury case is whether there is a legal entity that is liable to pay compensation. The incident that caused your injury or illness must be attributable, at least partially, to a third party. If nobody was to blame but yourself, then you won’t have a basis for a claim.
Another consideration is whether you were partially responsible for the incident. For example, while walking down the street checking your email on your phone, and you tripped over an electric cable that was being used to power a workman’s tools. The workman would be at fault for running the power cable across a public pathway. However, the defendant’s solicitor would point out that because you were checking your email at the time, you were not paying attention to your surroundings. If you had been, you may have spotted the cable and avoided it. In this case, the defendant would likely admit to a percentage of liability. For example, 80% as you were 20% responsible for not paying attention. The compensation awarded would reflect this reduced liability.
If you are confused by the concept of liability, give Legal Expert a call on the number at the end of this guide, and we can advise you on who is liable in your specific case.
Time limits for making a claim
Something else to keep in mind when you’re considering a personal injury claim is that there will likely be a time limit for such action. This is because of the Limitation Act 1980, which makes it a requirement for you to begin a personal injury claim should within three years of when your accident occurs. Alternatively, depending on circumstances, the countdown may start from when your injuries or illness could be diagnosed.
How To Choose The Right Solicitor For Your Claim
The graph above comes from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and shows how diverse law firms are in the UK (based on survey results from 2017). And with this diversity comes a whole range of capabilities. All law firms are not equal, some specialise in only one part of the law, while others are generalists, taking on any type of legal work from certifying documents to criminal cases. All solicitors in the UK must be registered with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). But registration does not guarantee the solicitor is effective in making accident claims. It just shows that they were able to meet the registration requirements.
It is vital that you choose the right personal injury claims solicitor for your claim. How skilled your solicitor is at processing your claim, will reflect on the probability of the claim being successful. Furthermore, it could have an effect on the amount of compensation the solicitor wins for you.
Legal Expert is a specialised personal injury solicitor. We focus solely on injury claims and have proven to be very effective at this. Call us on the number at the end of the page, and we will explain how we can help you get the compensation you are eligible for.
Check Reviews Of Ripon Personal Injury Solicitors
Doing the research to find a good legal team to handle your claim takes time. There is no real substitute for putting in some phone time, and calling up prospective legal firms to find out if they are a good fit. However, one way to reduce the research overhead is to find a website that has some recent Ripon personal injury solicitors reviews. You can use these reviews of solicitors to create a short list of legal teams that might suit your requirements. Do remember though, that these reviews are published by the public. They may not always be entirely accurate, so be sure to check the facts before making a final decision. When searching for online reviews, keep in mind the following:
- The review needs to be fairly recent.
- The review needs to cover a claim that is similar to your own.
- You are evaluating the reviewer’s experience, the good and the bad.
- You need to check whether the solicitor processed the claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
- Be sure to take note of the percentage that the solicitor charged as their fee, to compare it with others.
Legal Expert can help remove much of the effort of finding a good legal team to process your claim. You can reach us by calling the number found at the bottom of this page, and tell us how your accident occurred. Once we know a little more about your claim, we will give you some free legal advice on what we think you should do next.
Am I Restricted To Using A Solicitor In This Area?
There is nothing stopping you from using a local solicitor in Ripon and North Yorkshire. You don’t have to though. While it might be easy to deal with a local firm that you can walk into and discuss your claim, you need to consider whether they are going to be the most effective option.
A much better idea is to select your solicitor based on their skill, experience and track record of processing claims similar to your own. Location means little, as you can always keep in touch with them using various methods wherever they are located.
For example, Legal Expert operates on a national level. We can help people from anywhere in the UK, including Ripon, to successfully make a personal injury claim. If you need local services to assist in processing your claim, such as a medical examination, we can help with this too. Feel free to give us a call to learn how.
The Forms Of Compensation Claim We Most Commonly Deal With
Legal Expert can act as injury lawyers across a very wide range of personal injury claims. We can help with all claims where a third party is clearly liable, and also with some types of non-fault claims. We can help you claim compensation for everything from minor injuries such as whiplash caused by a car crash, through to accidents involving the death of a family member.
Some kinds of claims are much more common than others though. So, we have covered these frequently seen types of claims in the sections below. If your accident doesn’t fit into any of these categories, we can still help you. Just give our team a call on the number at the end of this guide, and explain how the accident happened. Once we know enough about your case, we will let you know how we think we can help.
Industrial Disease Compensation Claims
Legal Expert can act as your personal injury solicitor and process an industrial disease or illness claim on your behalf. Every employer must maintain a working environment that is free from health hazards. When they fail to, and a worker becomes ill, they will be liable to pay compensation.
It is important to note that the three-year time limit for making a claim begins from the date the condition is first diagnosed. So, this means that if, for example, you worked in a textile factory years ago, and have now been diagnosed with respiratory problems due to the long-term inhalation of textile fibres, you would still be able to make a claim. Legal Expert can help you claim against your previous employer. Please give us a call on the number at the end of the guide to find out how.
Medical And Clinical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence in Ripon, and all across the UK is a reality faced by many patients. Nobody is perfect, and medical professionals do make mistakes from time to time. When their mistake leads to a patient being harmed, a medical negligence solicitor should be able to process a compensation claim. A valid case of medical negligence will display the following three characteristics:
- The medical professional had a clear duty of care towards the patient.
- The medical professional failed in this duty of care, and this failure directly led to the patient coming to harm.
- The failure in duty of care could have been avoided.
If you have been injured by a medical professional, and the three statements above are true in your case, Legal Expert should be able to help to claim. Call us on the number at the end of the guide to proceed.
Accident At Work Claims
Every company in the UK that employs staff, must conform to all general legislation as well as Health & Safety regulations that relate to their business at all times. These legal obligations are designed to protect staff and ensure that they are provided with a safe, hazard-free working environment. When an employer fails to meet every single legal obligation, and this directly leads to an employee being harmed in some way, then a personal injury lawyer should be able to process a compensation claim on behalf of the victim.
If you believe that you may have a reason to claim compensation from your employer, then please call Legal Expert on the number down at the bottom of this guide. When you do, we will ask you about your accident, and decide whether we believe you have a valid reason to make a claim. If you do, we can get started on processing it right away for you.
Accident At Work Statistics In The Harrogate Local Authority Area
The table below lists all of the common types of work-related accidents that happened in the Harrogate area, which also covers Ripon, between 2012 and 2014:
|Work-Related Accidents in Harrogate||2012||2013||2014|
|Slip, trip, or fall||68||67||58|
|Struck by vehicle||1||6||2|
|Struck by object||26||12||12|
Slip, Fall, Or Trip Claims
Slip, trip and fall accidents are the second most common type of accidents in the UK (with road traffic accidents being the most common of all). These accidents can be caused by a long list of hazards, and can happen anywhere. They are especially dangerous for the elderly, whose brittle bones can be very easily fractured by even a minor slip, trip or fall. Typical hazards which cause these accidents can include:
- A wet floor that should have been dried, and has not been clearly marked with a wet floor sign.
- A dirty floor that should have been cleaned, and has not been clearly marked with a hazard sign.
- Damaged floor coverings in a publicly accessible building such as a torn carpet, warped floorboard or cracked floor tile.
- Broken paving slabs or curbstones in a public parking area or on the street.
- Obstructions left by cleaning staff in places such as a supermarket, hospital, public library, etc.
There are so many ways that a slip, trip or fall can be caused it would be impossible to list them all. If you have been injured in this type of accident, call Legal Expert on the number at the end of this page today, and we can get started on your personal injury claim right away.
Very Serious Injury Claims
When you are looking for a team of lawyers for serious injury claims, keep in mind the fact that of all types of claims, those for serious, life-changing injuries often attract the highest compensation payments. Even more than a fatal accident in many cases. Therefore, you really want to find Ripon personal injury solicitors that will be able to help you claim the highest level of compensation possible. Serious injuries would include:
- Severe brain damage causing loss of cognitive ability or motor control.
- Loss of a major limb such as an arm, leg, foot or hand that will have a negative effect on the life of the victim.
- Damage to an organ such as the liver or kidneys, that will cause a permanent medical condition requiring treatment for the rest of the victim’s life.
- Full or partial paralysis that will permanently lower the life quality of the victim.
- Serious mental damage, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, that prevents the victim from functioning normally in society.
Legal Expert always attempts to win the very highest amount of compensation for our clients, and this is an important consideration in serious injury claims. Give us a call on the number at the end of the page to get an estimate of how much you might be able to claim.
Road Traffic Accident Claims In Ripon
Road traffic accidents are the most common of all accidents in the UK each year. Ranging in severity from low-speed rear shunts, to high-speed collisions involving several vehicles. Legal Expert can help drivers and passengers to claim the compensation they are eligible for, if they are injured in an RTA caused by another driver. In some circumstances, we may also be able to help you claim for a non-fault accident. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to find out more about this.
Road Traffic Accidents Recorded In North Yorkshire
The Department for Transport (DfT) publishes annual statistics on road traffic accidents across the UK (covering the North Yorkshire area and beyond). In the organisation’s provisional results report for 2020, a total of 115,333 road casualties (including fatal incidents) were recorded in the UK during the year.
Choose Our No Win No Fee Service
Legal Expert can represent you as your No Win No Fee lawyer and handle the personal injury claim on your behalf. This means that there is absolutely no financial risk to you at all, as you never pay us anything unless we are actually successful in winning a compensation payment for you. Call us on the number below if you need a fuller explanation of our claims service.
Is Our Service 100% No Win No Fee?
When you engage Legal Expert as your No Win No Fee solicitor, you never pay us anything at all until you have been awarded and received a compensation settlement. When we start your claim there is no cost to you, and as we process your claim, there is still zero cost. If we fail to win your claim, you still pay nothing. When we win your claim, our payment can be deducted from the settlement at an agreed rate.
How To Start A Claim
Starting a claim with us is very simple. All you need to do is call us on the number below. When you do, one of our expert teams will be ready and waiting to walk you through our new claims process. As part of this process, you will be asked a series of questions, the answers to which will give us the key details of your claim. Once we have enough information to give you some informed advice, we will let you know what we think your next move should be. In many cases, this will be to use our No Win No Fee claims service to win you the maximum amount of compensation you are eligible for.
What May I Need To Know?
So what do you need to know when looking for Ripon personal injury solicitors to support your potential claim? You have already read this guide, which is a great start. We have published a number of more specific guides covering certain types of claims; you may find the following guides useful:
We have published a guide to serious injuries and how to claim for them at this link:
At the link below, you will find a guide to making a compensation claim for road traffic accidents:
At the following link, you will find our guide that explains more about making a claim for a work-related injury:
You can also check the UK Government website, Health & Safety Executive website and the National Health Service website. All of these sites have some great information about different injuries and the laws which apply to injury claims.
How To Contact Legal Expert
If you are ready to get started with your claim, you just need to give Legal Expert a quick call on 0800 073 8804. One of our team is ready and waiting to explain our claims process to you, and onboard your claim so that we can begin working on it right away.
Additional Helpful Resources
You will find some useful information about local Ripon road safety at this link:
Ripon Police Station
Ripon HG4 1HJ
Tel: 01904 618691
Opening hours: 24 hours.
York Crown Court
Tel: +44 1904 645121
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Ripon Community Hospital
Tel: +44 1423 542900
Opening hours: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.
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Thank you for reading our guide about claiming with Ripon personal injury solicitors.