Grimsby Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
Claiming compensation after being injured in Grimsby for an accident or for work-related injury, road accident or in the case of medical negligence is something you may be entitled to do. There are criteria which need to be met but just as important is making sure you have the right personal injury solicitor for your claim. Take a look at what is involved in making a claim for compensation and how to find the personal injury solicitor right for you by calling 0800 073 8804.
How our specialist injury claim team can help you
Legislation concerning personal injury and work-related accident and illness compensation claims has been around for many, many years. It is a specialist area of law which is why Legal Expert’s panel of solicitors is compromised of some of the most experienced personal injury lawyers across the UK.
With many years’ experience advising claimants on the likelihood of their compensation claim, the Legal Expert panels of solicitors have helped thousands of claimants.
But time is of the essence. There is a three-year deadline on personal injury compensation claims. Within this period, if you intend to claim compensation, you must lodge your complaint.
The deadline begins to tick from the date you received your injuries if you were hurt in an accident, road traffic collision or another incident. For people with industrial diseases or other work-related injuries, such as vibration white finger, industrial asthma etc., the deadline begins from the moment of diagnosis.
When do I qualify to make a personal injury claim?
To make a claim, the Grimsby personal injury solicitors or those covering this area you choose to use will need to demonstrate that;
- You were owed a duty of care by the defendant, such as your employer
- This duty of care was breached, that is the accident that happened
- And that this breach caused you to be injured, such as a broken bone or to suffer from an illness, such as industrial asthma or vibration white finger
Even though we have stated you have three years within which to make your claim, it is important to understand that the sooner you begin your case, the better. This is because to demonstrate the breach in the duty of care, your lawyer will need to present a case based on sound evidence. The evidence is ‘easier’ to collect and more accessible in the immediate aftermath of an accident or injury.
Advice on how to find the right solicitor for your personal injury claim
With something as important as claiming personal injury compensation, you need to be confident you have the right personal injury lawyer for you and your case.
All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the body who ensures that the high standards of practice expected from a solicitor are met.
What this doesn’t mean is that the level of service you receive will be the same from one solicitor to another. You will have specific needs relating to your case and you want to be confident that the personal injury lawyer has what it takes to see your case to its conclusion.
Claims for personal injury compensation can take several months to resolve. In the cases relating to severe, life-changing injuries or fatalities, it can take years to bring them to a conclusion.
Thus, you need to ask yourself – is this the best personal injury solicitor with a high level of service to help me win my case?
Rated and reviewed solicitors
Like most things, you will probably research and review the personal injury solicitors who you think may be able to bring your compensation claim to a successful conclusion. There are many ways you can review potential personal injury solicitors.
- Online reviews – what do previous clients say about their service? As well as testimonials that the personal injury solicitor provides, take a look online to see if there are reviews on independent review sites about how the solicitor handled previous cases, what they specialise in terms of personal injury claims, how approachable they were, their fee structure and so on.
- Talk to them – there is no substitute for talking to a personal injury lawyer directly about your case. You’ll want to know if they have handled cases like yours before but you also want advice regarding your own specific case and the chances of success.
It is very important to ask the solicitor about their fee structure. With no win no fee, you may not pay anything if you lose your case but you will if you win your compensation claim. And you want to know how much a personal solicitor in Grimsby or anywhere else in the UK will charge.
You can use solicitors from across the country
If you live or work in Grimsby or suffered your accident in this place, you may assume that using local, Grimsby personal injury solicitors would make sense.
In some ways, it does BUT what is more important is that you get the right personal injury solicitor who can see your case through to a successful conclusion. And this is why our panel of solicitors are drawn from lawyers from across the UK. You do not have to use a local solicitor for your claim.
What we do ensure happens locally to you, is the medical examination you may need to undergo as part of your compensation claim. This minimises travel time and stress, as well as making sure that your rehabilitation is not interrupted by having to travel across the country to see an independent medical examiner.
Personal injury compensation claims our team conducts
No matter where your chosen solicitor is based, they will have the expertise you need to make a compensation claim. They will have an in-depth understanding of the situation and circumstances that caused the accident. This may be an accident at work or the injuries you received after a slip, trip or fall. Personal injury solicitors can also be experienced in compensation claims after road traffics accidents, as well as working with claimants who have suffered, life-changing injuries serious injuries. Working with the families who have suffered a bereavement due to fatal injuries received by a relative is also something a personal injury solicitor can do.
Industrial disease compensation claims
There are several industrial diseases that result in compensation claims being made today. You may have been exposed to substances that you didn’t realise were causing you harm but even though your employer did, was negligent in providing you with the correct personal protection equipment. Claims for mesothelioma compensation, for example, can be handled by a personal injury lawyer as can other industry disease claims.
Medical negligence claims
Medical negligence can occur in a range of medical circumstances, such as during birth, and may lead to life-changing illnesses or injuries. Specialist medical negligence claim lawyers can guide you through the process of making a claim against hospitals, clinics, a negligence claim against a GP or when medical procedures, treatments and misdiagnosis have occurred.
Accident at work claims in Grimsby
Accidents at work happen – and if it has happened to you, you must report it to your employer as soon as you can – with over a million workers in 2017-2018 suffering some kind of accident at work. The resulting injuries vary from one that someone will recover fully from to those injuries that are life-changing. Unfortunately, during the same year, 144 workers in the UK didn’t return home to their families. It may be possible to make for injuries suffered after an accident at work with specialist Grimsby personal injury solicitors.
North East Lincolnshire accident at work statistics
The accident at work statistic for Grimsby make for sobering reading;
|NE Lincolnshire Accident at work Stats||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Struck with object||44||34||26|
|Struck with moving vehicle||7||5||8|
|Same level fall, slip etc||110||77||107|
As you can see, there are some accidents at work that seem more likely to happen. If it can be proven that there were breaches in care, these claimants hurt as a result of an accident at work could claim personal injury compensation.
Slips, trips, and falls accident claims
Slips and falls don’t just happen at work, although the table above indicates that they were common in the workplace in Grimsby. In fact, slips and falls can happen anywhere such as in public spaces. From slipping on a wet floor at a supermarket to falling over an obstacle left out in a leisure centre, there are many different situations where the duty of care may have been breached.
Serious injury claims solicitors
Serious injuries are those that are life-changing or life-limiting. You may have been paralysed after an accident or a claimant may have suffered brain injuries that not only limits what they can do for themselves but alters their personality, leading to round-the-clock care. These claims can take years to resolve but with the right serious injuries specialist lawyer working alongside you, you have peace of mind that everything that can be done to bring your case to a successful conclusion will be done.
Road traffic accident compensation claims in Grimsby
On average, there are 5 fatalities every day on UK roads and 468 people hurt daily as a result of road traffic accidents on UK roads. Grimsby is a quite a busy place, where road traffic has increased over recent years. From minor bumps to serious road traffic collisions, it is not uncommon to hear of accidents on the road in Grimsby. If the accident was not your fault, whether you were the driver of a vehicle, a passenger, cyclist, moped rider or motorcyclist, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Casualties in car crashes and traffic accidents in North East Lincolnshire
The table below shows the road traffic collisions within Grimsby local authority area that resulted in the years shown. Although the trend for accidents on the roads seems to be improving, those involved in these accidents may have claimed compensation if they were hurt and the accident was not their fault.
|2011/ 12||2012/ 13||2013 / 14|
No win no fee compensation claim specialists
No win, no fee personal injury solicitors in Grimsby and who cover the area from elsewhere in the UK provide their service to you on a basis that should your claim be unsuccessful, you won’t pay any costs. You will only pay costs and fees of your solicitor if your claim is successful, although there may be a way of making a ‘free’ claim – read on to the next section.
The benefit of this no win no fee system is that a personal injury lawyer will perform a robust assessment of your case. Following this, they will go on to gather strong evidence to support your claim because if they don’t, the case is less likely to succeed.
Make a 100% no win no fee claim
Occasionally, you may see some personal injury lawyers advertising their services for free or guarantee that you can keep every penny of your compensation settlement if you are successful. This a marketing ploy that doesn’t give the full picture.
A personal injury lawyer may offer the opportunity to buy insurance against your claim. For a monthly premium, the policy may cover any outcome of the case, although you will need to check the small print. Essentially, with the right policy at an affordable premium, if you claim is successful, the policy should cover the personal injury lawyer’s fees. A policy of this kind may also be useful for covering your case if you don’t win and should there be any unexpected costs.
And so no, no win no fee doesn’t mean free but it levels the playing field for claimants, allowing you the opportunity to pursue your case without too much of a financial risk or burden.
Where can I learn more about making a personal injury claim?
Making a personal injury compensation claim is a big step. You want to be sure that you are making the right decision for you. This means you want to make an informed decision.
By this, we mean gathering all the information you need about how to make a claim for personal injury compensation but also access information that is specific to your potential claim.
Without obligation of pressure to continue, you can contact us by calling the Legal Expert team on 0800 073 8804 for more information any day of the week, between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm.
You can access guides and articles on our website too at any time of day or night. Likewise, you can chat with us via our live chat facility, available during our opening hours.
There is also email or the contact us form which you can use to raise any concerns about making a claim or have your questions answered.
Contact our advisors today
When you are ready to make your claim, you can contact us here at Legal expert by;
- Calling us on 0800 073 8804
- Emailing is via the claim online form
- You can also request a call back from a personal injury solicitor if you feel you need to discuss your case in more detail before making your final decision – just call us 0800 073 8804 and we’ll get that underway!
Helpful contacts & services in Grimsby
The following organisations may also be helpful in relation to your compensation claim for personal injuries.
Great Grimsby Combined Court
Town Hall Square
Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
North East Lincolnshire
Tel: (01472) 874111