Bridgwater Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
If you were injured or as a result of an accident which was someone else’s fault in the Bridgwater area you may have come across this guide by searching for personal injury solicitors that cover the Bridgwater area. Through this guide we will show why you information on the benefits of the No Win No Fee claims service or. 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 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 of 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 the 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 fulfill 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 of your form of claim is much more important than using a solicitor who is close to you.
Find and read reviews of 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 an 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 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.
Unique Health & Fitness Centre,
East Quay Medical Centre,
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 claim 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 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 claim 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 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 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.
Workplace accident statistics for Sedgemoor area
We have handled a variety of workplace accident claims across the UK, assistance people from jobs as diverse a those in building services, the hospitality industry, or even the armed forces. In the table below you can find statistics for the number of people harmed in various ways across Sedgemoor.
|Accidents at work reported in the Sedgemoor authority area||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Injury from an electric shock||1||1||1|
|Caused by machinery||11||5||9|
|Burns/ exposure to fire||1||0||0|
|Exposure to a harmful substance||7||0||2|
|Falling from a height||19||10||8|
|Caused by/ due to animals||0||1||4|
|Manual lifting or handling accidents||70||46||47|
|Trips or slips||58||47||30|
|Being struck against something||13||7||1|
|Hit by a vehicle||5||2||3|
|Struck by some forms of object||19||12||12|
|Being trapped underneath something||1||0||1|
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 which 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 which is used to describe injuries which have left with 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
Statistics in the table below show that the overall number of people who have sustained a serious injury or have been fatally hurt in road traffic accidents has fallen between 2015 and 2017. The table shows the total number of people hurt by each method of transport for each given year. This table does not show those who sustained a lesser form of injury.
Further statistics show that in 2013 there were a total of 1,608 road traffic events across the Somerset authority area. This rose to 1,623 in 2014. The 2013 total was made up as follows;
- Slight accidents – 1,390
- Serious accidents – 190
- Fatal accidents – 28
Contact us today to talk to our specialist road traffic accident claims solicitors today.
No win no fee compensation claim specialists
No win no fee claims (which are also known as conditional fee arrangement) are a type of contract which 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 o 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 truely 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 which 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 which 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