Bridgend Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
Advice On How To Make A Personal Injury Claim In Bridgend
On this page, you will find a guide to finding a team of Bridgend personal injury solicitors to process a personal injury claim for you. You should find all the information you need to help you choose the right solicitor for your claim. We cover everything from the concept of eligibility, through some pf the common causes of claims, and an introduction to the Legal Expert national claims service.
If you would rather skip reading this guide, and move straight on to having your claim processed, then please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today. One of our team will be available to talk you through our new claims process, and answer any questions you may need answered.
How We Can Help People After An Accident Or Injury Which Was Not Their Fault
The single most pressing question with every personal injury case, is whether the victim eligible to make a claim? In theory, any time a person comes to harm, and the cause of harm is at least partially attributable to a third party, a reason to make a claim should exist. However, the truth is a little more complicated. You need to prove liability, and this is where your solicitor comes in.
You may not realise that you might still be able to claim for an accident that was partly your fault. For example, if you were to slip on a wet floor in a restaurant, while you were talking to your boss on your mobile phone. The restaurant operator would be liable for leaving the floor wet. However, their solicitor would likely claim that had you not been speaking to your boss on the phone, you would have become aware of the hazard and avoided the accident. The defendant would then file a reduced percentage of liability. 70% for example. And the amount of compensation paid would reflect this.
If you are unsure of the concepts of eligibility and liability, we can explain things to you on the phone. Give Legal Expert a call on the number at the end of this page, and one of our team will help you.
Locating The Right Solicitor For Your Claim
You are going to want to find the best personal injury lawyer to process your accident claim. This is because how effective your solicitor is, will reflect on both your chance of winning your claim, and also how much compensation you receive. You are likely going to have to shop around to find a good legal firm. Asking questions such as these below, will help you sort the wheat from the chaff:
- Have you processed and won a claim that is similar to mine in the last year?
- Do you offer a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), and how much as a percentage do you charge as a fee?
- Can you help me by arranging local services such as a medical examination?
Not all legal firms are the same. Some of them are generalists, taking on any type of legal work from property conveyancing to criminal cases. Others focus on only a small part of the law. For example, contract law. And yet others, such as us here at Legal Expert, only deal with personal injury claims, and we have proven to be effective in winning compensation for our clients.
Look Into Reviews Of Solicitors And Lawyers Serving Your Area
As mentioned above, finding a good solicitor to process your claim is likely to take some effort. A wise decision would be to find a site with some personal injury solicitor reviews, and use these reviews as the basis for shortlisting legal firms. When you are reading and comparing the reviews, keep these points in mind:
- Only read reviews that are up to date, any that were published longer than a year or so ago may not be relevant anymore.
- Only read reviews that cover a claim that is similar in some way to your own.
- Note down whether the solicitor offered a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), and how much they charged as a percentage of the compensation received.
- Evaluate the reviewer’s Was it good or bad? Did they list the pros and cons of dealing with the legal firm?
- Has anyone left a comment about the review? If they have, do the comments agree with the review or refute it?
Considerations such as these will make sure you are getting the most mileage from the reviews you are reading. If you would prefer to skip this step entirely, and move straight on to making a claim, call Legal Expert on the number at the end of this page to get your claim started today.
Does It Matter Where Law Firms Are Located?
Many people wrongly believe that they have to use a local Bridgend solicitor to process their accident claim. This simply is not true. And whilst it might be a little easier to deal with a legal firm that is close by, you are free to use any solicitor you like, no matter where they are located.
A more important point is whether your chosen solicitor is going to be proficient at processing your claim. The more capable your legal firm is, the better the chances of you winning your claim, and receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible. So rather than worry about location, choose the best solicitor for the task. Some solicitors, like us here at Legal Expert, operate on a national level, covering the whole UK including Bridgend. We focus on winning our clients the maximum compensation possible, and can handle all types of accident claims. Call us on the number at the bottom of this page to learn more.
Examples of a medical expert in this area we work with
Princess of Wales Hospital,
Oak Tree Surgery,
Personal Injury Claims Our Specialist Team Can Conduct
The graph above, shows mortalities in the Bridgend area, split by age. If any of these mortalities were caused by an accident, they may have become the basis for a claim. Legal Expert is a personal injury solicitor that can assist with just about every type of accident and illness claim. We cover all accident types from simple slip, trips and falls, through to cases of medical negligence that cause the death of a patient. No matter how you have come to harm, we are sure that we can help you.
We handle some types of claims much more frequently than others. We have given some of the more common types of accident claims their own sections below. If you don’t find a section that relates to your own accident, don’t be concerned, we can still help you. Talk to one of our team by calling the number at the bottom of this page. Once they know a little about your claim, they will let you know how we can be of help.
Industrial Disease Compensation Claims
Your employer in Bridgend, has to comply with a whole range of legislation designed to keep employees safe at work. If they fail in this, and an employee becomes ill, then the member of staff could likely make a work-related illness claim.
This also holds true for employers you worked for previously. If they exposed you to something that later made you ill, you could be able to claim. For example, if you worked for an employer that exposed you to asbestos dust, and then later you contracted asbestosis or some other form of asbestos-related illness, you should be able to claim. You have three years from the time the illness is diagnosed to make your claim.
Legal Expert can help you to make industrial disease and workplace illness claims. Just give us a quick call on the number at the end of this guide, and we will explain how. You can also check out our full guide to these types of claims, at the link below:
Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
Despite the best efforts of the UK Government and the National Health Services, instances of clinical negligence NHS and private medical institutions are still common. Deciding whether you have been the victim of medical negligence is quite simple, you need to be able to answer yes to all three of these questions below:
- Did the medical professional who caused you harm have a duty of care towards you as their patient?
- Did the medical professional fail in this duty of care, which resulted in you coming to harm in some way?
- Could the medical professional have avoided failing in their duty of care by taking alternative action?
If you answered yes to all of the questions above, Legal Expert might be able to help you by processing a medical negligence claim on your behalf. Call us on the number at the end of the page to discuss your options. You might also like to read our guide to clinical negligence claims, which can be found here:
Work Accident Compensation Claims In Bridgend
Your employer is responsible for keeping you safe while you are at work. They must comply with all of the regulations stipulated by the Health & Safety Executive, as well as general legislation such as the Occupiers Liability Act. When your employer fails in this responsibility, and an accident is the result, then the injured employee would have a valid reason to make a personal injury claim.
Here at Legal Expert, we are experienced in processing complex work-related injury claims, and we are sure that we can assist you with yours. Call us on the number at the bottom of this guide to proceed. You may first like to read the guide below though, as it goes into more depth about workplace accident claims:
Accident At Work Statistics For The Bridgend Local Authority Area
The table below shows workplace accident statistics for Bridgend between 2012 and 2014.
|Work Accidents in Bridgend||2012||2013||2014|
|Hurt by machinery||8||10||4|
|Exposure to dangerous chemicals||2||0||2|
|Slipping, tripping or falling||68||64||67|
|Hit by vehicle||5||5||1|
|Hit by object||27||18||26|
|Crushed after collapse||0||1||1|
Slips, Trips, And Falls Accident Claims
Slips, trips and falls are a very common type of accident. They can happen at any time, and in any place. Of particular risk to the elderly, these accidents can cause everything from minor sprains, cuts and bruises, through to a break in one of the large bones of the leg. Typical slip, trip and fall hazards include:
- Dirty or wet floors that should have been cleaned and do not have a hazard sign warning people of the danger.
- Public footpaths and pavements with cracked or broken paving stones.
- Obstructions left by workmen in the street, or in a publicly accessible building.
- Damaged floor coverings such as floorboards, carpets and tiles.
These are just a handful of the ways you could suffer a slip, trip or fall. Legal Expert can help you to claim no matter how your accident happened. Give us a call on the number at the end of this page to learn how.
Serious Injury Claims Solicitors
When we make a claim for a serious injury, we always aim to get the maximum amount of compensation for our client. Serious injuries often attract large settlements. So, by aiming to maximise the level of compensation the claimant is awarded, we can make a huge difference when it comes to the amount the claimant receives. Typical serious injuries include:
- Loss or damage to an internal organ.
- Severe and permanent brain damage.
- Loss of an arm, leg, hand or foot.
- Quadriplegia or paraplegia.
- Severe psychological problems.
All of these injuries above would leave the victim with a reduced life quality, and this is what the high levels of compensation are paid for. If the claim is for a fairly young person, and the injury is grave, the compensation could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds, possibly more. Call Legal Expert on the number at the end of this guide to begin your claim, or check out our guide to serious injury claims at this link:
Road Traffic Accident Claims In Bridgend
Legal Expert can act as your road traffic accident claims solicitors and process a claim for you. We cover every type of RTA, from simple rear collisions that result in minor whiplash, up to fatal car crashes involving multiple vehicles. These are the most common type of claims we help our clients with, and we have a lot of experience in winning significant levels of compensation. Please call us on the number at the end of this guide, once we know a little about your accident, we will let you know how we can help you to claim for it.
Bridgend Road Traffic Accident Statistics – Casualties And Fatalities
The statistics in the table below cover the period from the start of 2012, to the end of 2014, and cover the Bridgend area.
No Win No Fee Compensation Solicitors
Legal Expert can process your claim as your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors. Our national claims service is available to people all across the UK, and this includes Bridgend. This is a simple, effective and risk-free service that can help to get you the compensation you are eligible for.
Is Our Service Really No Win, No Fee?
Yes, when you use the Legal Expert claims service, we really mean No Win No Fee. No fee to start your claim, no up front fee to process your claim, and if there is no win, you pay us nothing at all if the claim was to lose. The only time we will charge a fee is when we do win compensation for you, and at this stage, we will take our fee from the money we received for you and send you the rest.
How Does The Process Of Making A Personal Injury Claim Work?
Starting a new claim with Legal Expert is very simple indeed. All you have to do, is call us on the phone number below. One of our team will be ready and waiting to take you through our new claims process. This will involve answering a number of questions. These answers to these questions will tell us all we need to know about your injuries, the accident that caused them, and the effect the situation has had on your life. We will then offer you some free legal advice on what to do next.
Contact Our Expert Team Today
Are you ready for Legal Expert to begin acting as your personal injury lawyer and get you the compensation you are entitled to? If you are, please call us on 0800 073 8804 right now. One of our team is waiting to answer any questions you have, and to get started on your claim straight away.
Helpful Details And Contact Information
Bridgend Police Station
Tel: +44 1656 655555
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Bridgend County Court
The Law Courts
Tel: +44 1656 673833
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Princess of Wales Hospital
Tel: +44 1656 752752
Opening hours: 24 hours.
At the link below, you will find a guide to how to claim compensation for an accident in the street:
At the link below, you will find a guide to how to claim for a midwife making a misdiagnosis