Derby Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
If you have suffered an injury or accident in the Derby area that was not your fault then you may be eligible to claim compensation. You may have suffered a number of losses as well as experiencing pain and suffering following the accident that you have a right to be compensated for this. Here at Legal Expert – 0800 073 8804– we have a large panel of personal injury compensation specialist solicitors who can help you to make a claim for the damages that you deserve. Our team understand how difficult it can be when you are recovering from your injuries following an accident and although you may not feel like beginning a legal case, it is in your best interests to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible after the incident occurred.
How you can make a claim with our team
Our team at Legal Expert can help you with your personal injury claim as long as the accident occurred within the last 3 years, as this is the personal injury claim time limit. The exception to this is where a condition has only just become apparent following exposure to a harmful substance or an event that happened a number of years ago. In this case, the clock begins on the date that you received a diagnosis. Common conditions that meet this exception include mesothelioma and hand arm vibration syndrome as they take a number of years to develop.
Claimants in the UK are fortunate that there is a large amount of legislation and case law that supports personal injury cases. It can however be tricky to navigate your way through the system if you are not a legal professional. This is where Legal Expert can help you. Our panel of personal injury lawyers can look at the details of your case and advise you on the likelihood of success. They will also be able to give you a clear idea of the losses you can claim for and a rough estimate of the amount of compensation you can expect to receive if you win your case.
When are you eligible to make a claim?
There are certain criteria that must be fulfilled before you can reasonably make a personal injury claim. We recommend that you seek the advice of Derby personal injury solicitors and those that cover claims in the area before launching your claim as they will be able to advise you as to whether your case meet these criteria. In essence you must be able to prove the following:
- The defendant in the case owes you a duty of care. This duty may perhaps have arisen because they were your employer, your healthcare professional or were driving a vehicle and so were governed by the duty of care held by road users. A duty of care is also owed by owners or occupants of land to protect visitors to the premises and by local authorities if you have an accident in a public space. There are many reasons why you may have been owed a duty of care and a legal professional will be able to help you establish this.
- You must be able to prove that the duty was breached by the defendant. This means that they did not fulfil their responsibilities.
- Finally, you must be able to draw a causal link between the defendant’s breach of duty and your injury. This means that you must prove that your injury would not have otherwise occurred unless the defendant had breached their duty of care.
Our panel of solicitors have many years of experience in demonstrating proof of this criteria so you can feel confident that you are in safe hands. It is however helpful to contact a truly personal injury solicitor as soon as you can, as early evidence collection will be beneficial to your case.
Why it is important to use the best solicitor possible when making a claim
Whichever personal injury solicitor you choose, you can feel safe in the knowledge that all solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). This does not necessarily mean however that the first Derby personal injury solicitors that you contact will be the best personal injury lawyer for you – especially since you can use solicitors from out of the area. Different firms offer different service levels and it is important that you understand how heavily your relationship with a solicitor will impact upon your life. Compensation claims can take a long time to resolve, particularly for complex injuries. Your case may go on for several months or even years so you need to feel confident that you have found a lawyer who will match your needs. Legal Expert have a large panel of solicitors. We will listen to your specific needs and match a solicitor as closely as possible with your requirements. This helps to ensure that you are working with somebody who has a good level of experience and knowledge about your specific personal injury and has your best interests at heart.
It can be helpful to read personal injury solicitor reviews?
We believe that the best way to choose a personal injury lawyer is to speak to them directly over the phone. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions that you have and to decide whether or not this particular solicitor is a good match for you. However, it is also really helpful to seek personal injury solicitor reviews from other individuals who have worked with the lawyer. The internet is a great resource for seeking independent reviews of solicitors. Many people also swear by personal recommendations from friends and relatives. Checking reviews before you commit to a firm helps to give you confidence in your decision.
One of the aspects that you should look into before you instruct a solicitor is their success fees and insurance premiums. No win no fee personal injury solicitors use conditional fee agreements. This means that their fee is conditional on the success of your case. If you are successfully awarded compensation, then the solicitors fee is taken from the final payout. Be aware however that this fee varies from firm to Firm. To illustrate the point, if you were awarded £93,956 for your injuries then depending on the solicitor that you choose, your take home amount could be anywhere between £56,373 to £79,862. We are sure that you will agree this is a huge variation. Enter a conditional fee agreement with your eyes wide open and be sure to fully understand the proportion that the solicitor will take from your final compensation award.
Why where your solicitor is based is not important
Although your injury may have occurred in the area, there is no reason that you need to choose Derby personal injury solicitors to handle your claim. You are free to choose a solicitor from anywhere in the UK. Legal Expert can provide a solicitor that covers your area. Living as we do in the digital age, technology provides us with the connection we need to communicate with you. Email, Skype and Google Hangouts are all handy applications that mean distance is no object. We think it is much more important that you are represented by the best solicitor for you, which is not necessarily the closest one. We do however understand that if you need a medical examination then you won’t want to travel long distances. Legal Expert’s solicitors have access to doctors located around the country so that they can provide an examination at a location convenient to you.
What personal injury claims does our team handle?
Thanks to our large panel of lawyers and breadth of experience we can cover a wide range of different cases. Here are just a few examples of some of the personal injury claims we can help you with.
Claim for industrial diseases
Industrial diseases are usually caused by poor working conditions. From conditions such as noise induced hearing loss to siderosis, if you have been exposed to something at work which has caused an illness either at that time or later in life then you can make a claim. Industrial disease claims can be related to excessive noise, harmful substances or harmful machinery. Legal Expert will be able to advise you if your illness or injury makes you eligible to make an industrial disease claim.
Claim for medical negligence
Medical malpractice can lead to clinical negligence claims if a patient is injured. There are a number of different ways that patients can be hurt following medical negligence:
- Misdiagnosis can cause an exacerbation of an illness due to the delay in receiving the correct treatment.
- Mistakes whilst undergoing surgery can cause serious and unexpected harm which is attributable to the negligence of the surgical team.
- Incorrectly prescribed or administered medication can have a serious impact on a patient’s health.
- Incorrect treatment can include cases where a patient is given the wrong type of treatment for their condition, resulting in harm.
Workplace accident claims in Derby
Unfortunately accidents at work are not uncommon and there are a number of different ways in which you may experience illness or injury in the workplace. Legal Expert will provide you with a solicitor who can help you to prove that there was a breach in your employer’s duty of care.
Accidents at work reported under the RIDAGGR in Derby
|Derby Local Authority Accidents (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposure to harmful substance||17||4||4|
|Falls (not height)||130||109||81|
|Person hit something||16||14||11|
|Person hit by vehicle moving||7||8||7|
|Person hit by falling item||57||22||23|
|Crush by collapse||1||3||3|
Claim for a trip or slip
Slips and falls are the most common cause of accidents in the workplace. This type of accident can lead to some nasty injuries. From a minor sprain right through two fractured bones and ongoing pain. Slips, trips and falls can also lead to other incidents such as becoming trapped or having another object hitting you following the fall. Slips and trips are often caused where there has been a spillage that has not been properly cleaned up, obstacles in the way or poorly maintained or uneven flooring.
Claim for a serious injury
If you have suffered a serious injury following an accident then you are likely to be going through a very difficult time and potentially a long recovery. At Legal Expert we understand the pressure you can find yourself under following a serious injury. This can often mean that you are unable to work for some time and may be completely unable to return to your normal job. You may find it difficult to care for your family or even to care for yourself. As a result of serious injury, you may incur unexpected high costs as you are unable to earn a living as you did before. In this situation you may be reliant upon a compensation payout to help you cope with your unplanned change of circumstances. Our team at Legal Expert will do everything we can to help you achieve the compensation you deserve following the injury that was not your fault.
Claim for a car crash or road traffic accident in Derby
Road users of all types are vulnerable to serious injury following a road traffic accident. If you can prove that your injury was caused due to somebody else’s negligence then you may be eligible for a compensation payout. As long as you begin your claim within the 3 year time limit then Legal Expert’s panel solicitors can help you to provide the necessary evidence that you need to win damages. You will need to undergo a medical examination to establish how severe your injuries are and to receive an expert prognosis from a doctor. This will inform your compensation claim.
Serious road traffic accident casualties or fatalities in Derby
|2011/ 12||2012/ 13||2013 / 14|
No win no fee compensation claims explained
You have probably heard about no win no fee but may still be wondering ‘how do no win no fee solicitors work?’ the answer is that a no win no fee compensation specialist’s payment is dependent upon the successful outcome of your case. If you do not win your case, you do not pay a fee. Solicitors firms work on the basis that you agree to pay a success fee which will be a certain proportion of your final payout. This success fee varies between law firms so it is in your best interests to check what each firm of solicitors charges before you commit to signing the conditional fee agreement. The great thing about no win no fee agreements is that there is no upfront payment required. This means that as a claimant you do not experience any financial burden whilst making your claim. This can help to reduce the stress for you whilst you are recovering and launching your case.
Why we offer a 100% no win no fee service
No win, no fee is free initially. Legal Expert’s panel lawyers charge no upfront fees and there are no hidden costs to surprise you further down the line, you are only required to make a payment if you successfully win your case. This payment will be taken from your payout so you will never be left out of pocket. If you do not win your case for any reason then you do not owe any fee. You can therefore feel confident that if our solicitors have agreed to represent you, they feel happy that you have an excellent chance of winning your case.
How to start your personal injury claim
Legal Expert have a wealth of resources online. Check out our website where you will find lots of information to answer your questions. Alternatively give us a call and we will do our best to respond to your queries before you make your final choice of solicitor. Whether you are ready to begin making your claim or are simply seeking further information, Legal Expert are here to help you.
Talk to us today
As soon as you are ready to begin your claim, we are waiting to hear from you. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 and we can explain the steps you need to take. Alternatively contact us via our website. You can complete a contact form and we will call you back at a time that is convenient to you.
Helpful resources after an accident or injury in Derby
Following your accident, in addition to contacting a personal injury solicitor, you may also wish to get in touch with the following agencies. We have added some useful contact details here for your convenience.
Local Police Station
Pear Tree Rd,
Royal Derby Hospital
Tel: 01332 340131