Jarrow Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
Are you looking for a personal injury solicitor following an accident in the Jarrow area? If so, Legal Expert are a personal injury law firm with a panel of solicitors covering any type of personal injury claims across Great Britain.
Choosing the right injury lawyer is important and this guide will explain how you can select the right solicitor to pursue your claim, how Legal Expert can help you to make a claim and how our no win no fee service works.
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim is where you, as the claimant, ask the defendant to compensate you for an injury sustained in an accident that was their fault. It can include compensation for the injury, personal financial loss, care costs, loss of earnings, the cost to replace damaged property and treatment costs.
A personal injury claim can be made for road traffic accidents, medical negligence, accidents at work and accidents in public places. In fact, solicitors can make claim for any accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence and caused harm in some way.
How we help victims of accidents to make a compensation claim
Legal Expert can help you to make a personal injury claim by matching you with a one of our specialist solicitors. We can help you to proceed with your claim, risk-free, as all of the claims we take on are done so using our no win no fee agreements.
Our team of personal injury lawyers all have years of experience in making claims and know what’s needed to make a claim successful and how to present the evidence to show that you have a valid claim for personal injury compensation.
What are your rights to claim compensation
When making a claim for an accident in the Jarrow area, or anywhere else in the UK, there are a number of things that need to be proven in order for a claim to be successful:
- Did the person responsible for the accident owe you a duty of care?
- Did they breach that duty of care by doing (or not doing something)?
- And finally, was it that breach of care that caused your accident?
You may not know the answers to these questions right away so please speak to us for advice but, if you think somebody else was to blame for your injuries, you are likely to be able to make a compensation claim.
Checklist for finding the right solicitor to conduct your claim
If you’re looking for the right solicitor to make your personal injury claim, then you may wonder where you should start when choosing one. Here are a few ideas of what you should look for:
- Look for an experienced firm that has a good online presence and has been trading, as a specialist injury lawyer, for a good period of time.
- You may want to choose a solicitor or lawyer that offers a no win no fee service. You can eliminate a lot of worry by using these types of agreement as if you lose your claim, you won’t end up with a huge legal fees with no compensation.
- Don’t always rely on friends and family’s recommendations alone. Every case is different and therefore a solicitor that worked well for a friend may not necessarily be the right one for you. Review their choice but look further afield as well.
- Reviews of injury solicitors online can be a good starting point.
Remember that the solicitor you appoint will be representing you and how they conduct themselves with your case will have a bearing on the rest of your future.
Read reviews of solicitors, lawyers, and legal firms
Mentioned briefly in the last section, online reviews of solicitors can be a great starting point in making your choice of personal injury solicitor but there are a few things to bear in mind: Use them as a guide or starting point; have a look at what other clients are saying about the amount of compensation they received, how happy they were with the service and promptness received from all of the staff at the solicitor’s firm; and use independent review sites as well.
Experience is more important than location
Many clients believe that they have to use personal injury solicitors within their area such as the Jarrow area when lodging a compensation claim but that is far from the truth. There is no legal requirement for your solicitor to be based in any particular area. It is much more important to find a solicitor with good experience and success in making claims and who can demonstrate this to you.
Most correspondence between a solicitor and client is done over the phone, email or postal service so the location of their office is somewhat irrelevant.
Legal Expert do however ensure that any medical assessments which are usually required as part of a claim are done locally. We have arrangements with local medical centres across the UK to ensure that clients do not need to make any excessive travel arrangements to pursue their claim. Some of the experts we usually refer for accident claims in the Jarrow area are listed in the table below:
|Medical Expert In Newcastle Area||Address||City||Postcode|
|Guy Stevenson||Citibase Newcastle|
Churchill House, 12
|Mohammed Ahmad||Physiotherapy Matters|
Arden House, Regent
|Ian Watson||North East Clinic|
52 Heaton Road
|Sumeet Vohara||North East Clinic|
52 Heaton Road
|Rakesh Duggal||Regus Newcastle|
Rotterdam House, 116
|Hafiz Rehman||Premier Inn Hotel|
|Rahana Rehman||Premier Inn Hotel|
|Vivek Khare||Clasper Way, Swalwell,||Newcastle||NE16 3BE|
|Peter Mattinson||4 Towers Avenue,|
|The Spire Newcastle|
4 Towers Avenue,
|Marta Vinaras Molinero||Clasper Way Swalwell ||Newcastle||NE16 3BE|
Examples of typical categories of personal injury claim we conduct
There are a number of common types of personal injury claims that occur in the Jarrow area that we deal with on a day to day basis. The next few section provides examples of the common accidents but remember that Legal Expert can take on any accident claim where somebody else was at fault and the claimant has been injured.
Industrial disease and illness claims
Industrial disease claims can be caused by working practices at workplaces many years ago as they are often caused over a long period of time where repetitive work is undertaken (often involving vibrating tools or systems of work).
Common industrial disease claims that are made include:
- Acoustic Shock and Tinnitus
- Occupational Asthma
- Chemical Poisoning
- Vibration White Finger, Carpel Tunnel and other Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
Typically, a personal injury claim has to be made within 3 years of the date of the accident but with industrial accidents it can be much later as the time limit begins from the time the doctor diagnoses your condition.
Clinical negligence and malpractice claims
Clinical negligence claims in Jarrow, and other areas of the UK, are made when a doctor, nurse, dentist or other medical professional makes a mistake which causes you to suffer.
Types of medical negligence or clinical malpractice can include:
- Misdiagnosis of a condition resulting in no treatment or late treatment of your condition.
- Late diagnosis of a condition leading to delayed treatment of your condition meaning that you suffered more, or your condition couldn’t be remedied fully (or at all in serious cases).
- Substandard treatment causing you to suffer where the doctor would be expected to perform the treatment at a higher level
- Infections caused while in hospital
- Accidents and injuries caused by defective or substandard medical equipment.
A medical negligence claim would usually be made against the local NHS authority or private provider rather than the doctor or nurse involved. It can also be made for negligence at a GP surgery, Dentists, Hospital, Care Home and other medical establishments. Claims for malpractice can also be claimed for injuries sustained during cosmetic surgery, not just for emergency treatment.
Fall or slip accident and injury claims
A trip or slip leading you to fall and injure yourself can lead to quite complex and serious injuries and can happen just about anywhere at all. If somebody else was to blame, due to negligence and you hurt yourself then you could claim compensation against the person, company or authority responsible.
Examples of where somebody else was responsible for your fall could include:
- Wet or slippery floors where there were no signs used to warn you in a public place.
- Uneven or damaged flooring, stairs, pathways or curbstones which caused you to trip and fall over.
- Poor or no lighting which meant you were unable to see a trip hazard.
Any of these can be reasons to lodge a claim for your accident in Jarrow. Let us know where the accident happened and the location so that we can work out who the responsible party is.
Serious injury and illness claims
An injury that is deemed serious usually means that the injury, or injuries, sustained are life-changing in some way. Types of serious injury claims can include brain damage, spinal damage, birth injuries and accidents that result in amputation.
Serious injuries can mean that the claimant is unable to carry on in their chosen profession because they have lost mobility or strength and can lead to claims for future loss of earnings. Life-changing could also mean that somebody else’s life is changed because they will have to care for the claimant or complete tasks that the claimant used to be able to undertake.
Accident at work – How do I claim?
Accidents in Jarrow workplaces and around the country that are due to the employers negligence can lead to employees pursuing an accident at work claim as all employers have a duty of care to ensure that all employees have a safe place of work.
This means that they should undertake risk assessments and regularly update working procedures to mitigate any risk, provide correct safety equipment, fully train staff and ensure working equipment is well maintained. If a lack of any of these caused your accident at work then please get in touch and we’ll assess your compensation claim.
Road traffic accident – How do I claim?
Road traffic accidents in Jarrow where you were a passenger, driver or pedestrian and were caused by another driver’s negligence can lead to a road traffic claim against them or their insurance company to compensate you for your injuries.
If you’re involved in a collision, then try to:
- Get the contact and insurance details of the other driver
- Contact the emergency services if necessary
- Get medical treatment
- Obtain witness details and dashcam footage if available
- Take photographs of the accident yourself if possible
It’s also worth bearing in mind that there is a scheme in place for accidents that were caused by unidentified or uninsured drivers so please contact us if this was the case in your accident.
Recorded serious vehicle accident casualties in County Durham
This table shows all of the serious road traffic accidents recorded in the County Durham area as there are no specific records for Jarrow road traffic accidents:
How to make a no win no fee claim
No win no fee claims mean that your solicitor will do all of the work required to make a claim, prepare it, gather evidence and lodge the claim with the defendant. Then they will assess the response, accept the claim, counter it or take the case to court if necessary and only charge for these services if you are successful and win compensation.
The amount charged by the solicitor will be set out in the no win no fee agreement and won’t change, so you’ll know what percentage of your compensation will be retained by the solicitor right from the start.
What happens if I lose my no win no fee claim?
You’ll only pay your solicitor their agreed fee if they win your case and you are awarded compensation. If your case is unsuccessful then you don’t pay your solicitor for their time at all.
How to get more information before choosing your solicitor
The Legal Expert website has many, many more articles about specific injury claim types that you should be able to find any further information you require just by browsing but if you require more information or are unsure what to do next then please call one of our experts today.
Contact Legal Expert today
Hopefully now that you’ve read this guide about personal injury claims we hope you’re ready to begin your claim. If so, we can be contacted in any of the following ways:
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Use our live chat feature from any page on the site
- Email us on email@example.com
- Use our online claim form which is easy and will take around 10 minutes to complete
Help and advice for victims of accidents in Jarrow
Hopefully this guide covers everything you need to know following your accident in Jarrow but there are some other establishments that you may need to contact which we’ve listed below:
Jarrow and Hepburn Police Station
Victoria Road East
South Tyneside Magistrates Court
Court and Family Hearing Centre
Tel: 0191 455 8800
Opening Times: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Palmer Community Hospital
Tyne and Wear
Tel: 0191 402 8000
Other useful resources
Work injury claims – A more specific guide to work injury claims.
Medical Negligence Claims – More information on how to make a claim for medical or clinical negligence.
Edited by Melissa.