Enfield Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
If you’re reading this article because your looking for Enfield personal injury solicitors or a claims service covering the Enfield area following an accident, then you’ve arrived at the right place. Legal Expert provide no win no fee claims for personal injury cases and have done so for many years.
It’s essential that you choose the correct personal injury lawyer to take on your claim and this guide will explain how to select the right one, how no win no fee works and the types of claims we can help you with.
When you’re ready to begin your claim our contact details can be found at the end of this guide.
How does the personal injury claims process work?
It can be quite a daunting prospect when considering lodging a compensation claim against another person or business but that is why there is plenty of legislation in place to protect claimants who want to seek compensation.
Here at Legal Expert we’ve been dealing with and offering advice to clients for many years about the chances of success with their claims. We understand how accident claims work, what is required (and what isn’t) and have a proven track record of successful compensation claims.
Check your eligibility to claim compensation
If you want to win a claim for an accident in Enfield, then there are a number of things that must be proven before a personal injury solicitor will offer their no win no fee service. These are:
- In the first instance it has to be shown that the defendant (the person or company you’re claiming against) had some sort of duty of care towards you.
- Then there needs to be evidence to show that the duty was breached.
- Finally, the breach of duty needs to be the reason that your injury occurred.
To give your solicitor the best chance of winning your case you should begin the claims process as soon as possible after the accident occurred. This means the solicitor will have plenty of time to gather the supporting evidence to make your claim and not have to rush because of the strict time limits for making accident claims.
What role will your solicitor play in making your claim?
Your solicitor is the pivotal part of your case, other than the evidence, and will determine the outcome of the case by the quality of the claim they put together. Choosing the best solicitor is important as they can be the difference between winning or losing your case or could mean getting a better compensation payment than a less competent solicitor.
Use reviews to compare solicitors services
When researching which solicitor you should use for your accident in Enfield claim, you could just select the first one you find, give them a call and begin the claim with them but we’d recommend you do a bit of work first.
Most solicitors have a reviews page which shows recent feedback from previous clients. We’d recommend you assess these to see if there are similar cases to yours that have been won, that the clients are positive about the solicitor and that they are happy with the amount of compensation they received.
The Legal Expert reviews section can be found here.
You don’t need to use a solicitor in Enfield
There is a common misconception that you’d have to use a local solicitor for an accident in Enfield, but this simply isn’t true. Any personal injury lawyer covering the UK can take a case on for you an be based anywhere in the UK.
Thinking about it logically, solicitors really only deal with their clients over the phone, by letter or email so the location of their physical office isn’t relevant to choosing the right solicitor for your injury claim.
Our only exception to that is that we ensure that any medical assessments are carried out locally. We have numerous medical professionals in most towns of the UK, so you’d never have to travel far.
Accident and injury claims our team can conduct in your area
In essence we can deal with any personal injury claim where somebody else is to blame. It can be a simple injury that took a matter or days to get better through to a severe and life-changing injury.
Some of the most common accidents that Enfield personal injury solicitors make claims for are:
An industrial disease is usually something incurred in jobs where there is exposure to a hazardous substance or where a task has been repeated over and over for a long period of time.
Due to the nature of industrial diseases it may be many years after the cause of the illness that it is actually diagnosed.
The types of illnesses claimed for regularly include: Acoustic shock, industrial asthma and repetitive strain injury. All of these can be mitigated against with risk assessments and safe working practices so, if you believe your employer could’ve prevented your illness, you could claim compensation.
Medical negligence & malpractice
There are a number of reasons why you may make a medical negligence case against a health authority or private healthcare provider. These include:
- Misdiagnosis of an illness
- Surgical errors
- Late diagnosis
- Delayed treatment
- Incorrect medication
These cases can be complex and so we’ve written a dedicated guide about medical negligence which has more details.
In general, a medical negligence claim will be taken out against a local health authority rather than individual doctor, nurse, dentist or surgeon.
It is worth noting that medical negligence claims can also be made against medical practitioners who are administering cosmetic surgery whether on the NHS or by a private provider.
Accident at work claims in Enfield Town
Every employer in the UK has a duty of care to its staff to ensure they are safe while in the workplace (and also if they are at another site but still completing work tasks). The health and safety executive have a number of plans, initiatives and risk assessments to help employers to prevent accidents at work.
If you’ve been involved in an accident while at work, then Legal Expert could help you to file a claim if you believe the accident could’ve been prevented.
Some reasons that can be deemed negligence by the employer include:
- Lack of training.
- Poor or out of date health and safety procedures.
- Unsafe working environment.
- Damage equipment.
- Lack of safety equipment.
Reported accidents in the workplace in Enfield Town
The table below details all of the accidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive that happened in Enfield workplaces:
|Accidents report at work in the Enfield local authority area||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Accidents involving machinery||12||5||9|
|Fire based accidents||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure||6||3||5|
|Falling from heights||27||16||28|
|Animal-related injuries, such as dog bites||4||0||0|
|Manual handling related injuries||122||61||69|
|Slip, trip or fall accidents||116||104||88|
|Struck by an object||57||35||37|
|Trapped by something||4||1||0|
As you’ll see the majority of workplace accidents in Enfield are made up of manual handling, slips and falls accidents and physical assaults
Slips, trips & falls in or out of the workplace
Accidents involving slips and falls can cause very painful injuries and can happen just about anywhere i.e. In school, in the workplace, in a shop, on a street, in a hotel or a restaurant.
If the slip could’ve been avoided had the land or building owner done something differently then Legal Expert could help you to make a personal injury claim.
Some reasons why negligence can be proved include:
- Wet or slippery floors with no warning signs (i.e. where a floor has been over polished).
- Poor lighting that masks a trip hazard.
- Uneven ground or flooring i.e. a paving slab that is cracked and sticking up out of the ground.
Serious injury claims
Serious injuries are usually life-changing in some way and can often mean somebody other than the victim has their life changed too (someone who has to care for the victim for instance).
We have written a more detailed guide about serious injuries but some of the more common injuries that will probably be deemed serious include: amputations, paralysis and brain damage.
Any serious injury can lead to complex legal claim, so it is definitely advisable to begin your claim as soon as possible. Give Legal Expert’s personal injury lawyers a call to discuss your accident.
Enfield car crash and road traffic accident claims
Another common no win no fee claim is for road traffic accidents in Enfield. These can be made by any driver, passenger or pedestrian that has been involved in a car crash where the other driver was to blame.
It is even possible to make a compensation request when the other driver is uninsured or has left the scene of the accident (hit and run).
The range of injuries sustained in car crashes is massive from simple (but painful) whiplash claims through to fatal car crash claims.
Casualties reported in car crashes or other RTA’s in Enfield
This table shows the serious and fatal accidents that have been reported in Enfield over the last 3 years:
There was a significant increase in serious or fatal road traffic accidents in Enfield in 2017 according to these statistics.
Use our no win no fee claims team
You may think that no win no fee is a budget service but, in fact, the opposite is true. The lawyer needs to do as much, if not more, as they would in a normal case where they were being paid by the hour because, if they lose the case, you do not need to pay a penny.
A no win no fee service usually involves:
- A free consultation to understand the accident and injuries caused
- The checking of the case legally to ensure there is no technicality or loophole that would prevent the case from being won.
- The collection of evidence to support the claim.
- Presenting the case to the defendant or their solicitor and asking for the compensation (explaining why and how much is being sought).
- Dealing with any counter offer made by the defendant and choosing whether to accept it, refuse it or to take the case on to formal legal proceedings.
- Finally, making payment to the client after deducting the agreed success fee when compensation has been won.
As you can see there is a lot involved even though the case is no win no fee and this is why we’d always recommend you commence your claim as soon as possible.
What does no win no fee really mean for you?
If your solicitor fails to win you any compensation, then the good news is that you won’t have to pay them for their time or their services. If you’d have chosen a old solicitor service and they’d lost the case, then you’d still have to pay their fees.
When your solicitor is successful, and you’re awarded compensation then they will retain a percentage that was agreed in the no win no fee agreement and then send the rest of the compensation to you. This method means you never have to actually have the funds available to pay the solicitor yourself as their fee is taken directly from the compensation amount.
How to launch your accident claim
It is possible that you’re still not quite ready to begin your claim. We understand that you’ll want to know as much as possible before claiming but please remember that you need the correct information that comes from a trusted source, like Legal Expert.
Our website has loads of useful guides which may include a guide specifically about your injury but if you’ve still got questions then please call us today and we’ll advise you on what else you can do to prepare for your claim.
Contact us now
Now that you’ve read this guide, we hope you’re ready to begin your personal injury claim following your accident in Enfield. If so, then you can make contact with one of specialist advisors by:
- Live Chat: Speak directly to our advisors from any page on our website.
- Telephone: Call us today, for free, on 0800 073 8804
- Email: Send a message to email@example.com
- Online form: Fill in this form to begin your claim or to request that we call you back at a convenient time.
However you want to contact us we’ll happily answer any queries you have and begin your claim with a free consultation to discuss your injuries.
Useful contacts in Enfield Town
If you’ve had an accident in Enfield then there are a number of organisations, as well as Legal Expert, that you may need to contact (including the court, police or hospital). We’ve included their details here:
Local Police Station
Enfield Police Station
41 Baker Street
Opening Times: Monday to Friday – 6am to Midnight, Saturday – 6am to 10pm, Sunday – 10am to 4pm
Local Crown Court
Wood Green Crown Court
Tel: 020 8826 4100
The Royal Free Hospital London
Tel: 020 7794 0500
Finally, here are some more guides from this site which may help you further while planning how to begin your personal injury claim:
FAQs – We’ve dealt with thousands of queries over the years so here are the most common questions that clients ask us.
Claim Process – a detailed guide about how the claim process works.