Kirkby Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide
If you’ve been involved in an accident in Kirkby and are looking for a personal injury solicitor to begin a compensation claim, then carry on reading. Legal Expert are personal injury experts who have helped many claimants over the years with all sorts of accident claims across the UK.
Injuries where compensation may be due can be caused by accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slips trips and falls and any other type of accident where somebody else was to blame. This guide will explain how to begin the claims process as well as explaining all about our no win no fee claims process.
Read on or call 0800 073 8804 if you’re ready to begin your claim straight away.
What is a personal injury claim?
In short, a personal injury claim is when you ask somebody else to compensate you, financially, for injuries and damages caused by them. It could be a personal injury claim at work or against the local council if you’ve tripped over a broken kerb for instance.
Any personal injury claim needs to have been caused by somebody else’s mistake/negligence, lack of care or even recklessness. If this is the case then there’s a good chance you could make a claim against them.
How our specialist team can help you claim damages
Our panel of specialist injury solicitors can help you by firstly assessing your claim and making recommendations on the best course of action. Then they can year their years of experience to prepare and present your compensation and finally they can help you further by offering a no win no fee service which means you won’t need to pay out anything up front to begin your case.
What is my right to claim compensation?
Any solicitor dealing with compensation claims in Kirkby (or anywhere in the UK) needs to be able to demonstrate a number of points before they can proceed:
- Firstly, it needs to be shown that the defendant (the other person involved) owed you some sort of duty of care.
- Secondly, we need to be able to show that they breached that duty of care in some way (lack of training, lack of maintenance, lack of care, not following procedures etc)
- Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it needs to be shown that you were injured purely because of that breach in the duty of care.
If all of the above can be shown, then there’s a good chance that a claim for compensation could be lodged for your accident in Kirkby. We understand that you’re not specialists in legal matters, but we are, so if you’re unsure if you can prove the above then please give us a call and we’ll discuss your case as part of a free consultation.
Five things you should consider when comparing solicitors services
Choosing anything is difficult these days with so much information available on the Internet and choosing the right personal injury solicitor is just as difficult so what should you do to try and pick the best one to help with your claim?
Well, firstly, don’t worry about their location as any solicitor can help with accident claims in Kirkby (which we’ll explain fully later).
Next try to choose a solicitor that offers a no win no fee service otherwise you’ll spend the whole time worrying about how much it’s going to cost you and could end up with a large legal bill even if you don’t win compensation.
Try to identify how experienced the solicitor is. Don’t just check they are a registered solicitor but also look for evidence online (and from recommendations) of how many claims they’ve been successful in and also how long they’ve been trading.
Finally, it’s really important, we believe, to choose a specialist personal injury lawyer over a normal family or other solicitor as personal injury claims are a specialist branch of the legal scene and require dedicated knowledge of what’s need (and what’s not) to make a successful claim.
Remember, the solicitor you choose is going to have a big impact on your life as in some cases the compensation they are seeking is to help you recover and to support your life moving forwards so it’s essential to choose the one that gives you the best chance of success.
Read reviews of solicitors covering the Kirkby area
With the last paragraph in mind, a good place to start when researching your choice of personal injury solicitor in either Kirkby or elsewhere is their reviews. Previous clients will take to review websites or provide testimonials to show how happy, or not, they are with the solicitor you’re considering.
Take a look at the reviews and consider the levels of success, satisfaction, customer service and read through the comments fully to see if the previous clients would recommend the solicitor or lawyer’s firm.
Your solicitor can be based anywhere in Great Britain
As mentioned elsewhere in this guide, there is a common misconception that if you’re making a claim for an accident in Kirkby then you need a solicitor based in Kirkby to make you’re claim. This simply isn’t the case and the truth is you can use any solicitor to begin and make your claim.
Thinking about it logically, all contact between a solicitor and their client is done mainly via email and telephone (and sometimes letters sent via the post) so the location of their office is irrelevant.
That said, here at Legal Expert, we do have local medical centres to ensure that when you’re required to attend a medical assessment then you don’t need to travel very far at all.
Listed below are a sample of the medical specialists on our panel in Kirkby and the surrounding area that we’ll use in any accidents in Kirkby.
|Medical Expert in Kirkby and surrounding area||Address||Town||Postcode|
|Hafiz Rehman||72 Rodney Street||Liverpool||L1 9AF|
|88 Rodney Street||Liverpool||L1 9AR|
|Andrew Hubbert||47 Rodney Street||Liverpool||L1 9EW|
|Emma Campbell||73-75 Rodney Street||Liverpool||L1 9EX|
|Huma Afzal||Fir Tree Medical Centre,|
Fir Tree Drive South
|Suzanne Fletcher||Physio Liverpool,|
480 Prescot Road, Old
Accidents and injury claims we can help you to claim compensation for
Legal Expert can help with any type of personal injury where somebody else was to blame but do see some accidents more commonly than others. Below is a sample of the more common claims we deal with:
Your right to make an industrial disease claim
Industrial disease claims are sometimes complex because they may have been caused many years before the claim comes to the table. This is simply because the claimant has only just been diagnosed by a doctor and had been living with the symptoms without realising, or they had been getting worse over a long period of time.
Types of industrial injuries and diseases that are common include: Tinnitus, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Vibration White Finger, Industrial Deafness and Industrial Asthma.
If you believe that you’ve been diagnosed with an industrial disease that was caused by your employer, no matter how long ago, and have been diagnosed by a doctor within the last 3 years then please get in touch today and we’ll help to assess your chances of a successful compensation claim.
Your right to make a medical negligence claim
Medical negligence claims or clinical malpractice can be both upsetting and complex at the same time. After all, if you’ve attended a medical centre of some sort for treatment you certainly wouldn’t have expected to be further injured while receiving treatment for something else.
A medical negligence claim can be made against the NHS local health authority for a private healthcare provider when you’re made ill or injured by a doctor, nurse, dentist, surgeon or carer and can be while receiving treatment as well as cosmetic surgery.
Your right to make a trip or fall injury claim
A slip or trip which leads to a fall and subsequent injuries can be simply a mistake on your part which would mean no chance of compensation but if it was caused by somebody else then you could make a compensation claim against the company or authority responsible for the land or building where the trip occurred.
Common reasons why somebody else may have been responsible for your accident can include:
- Damaged handrails or supports for climbing stairs.
- Wet, slippery or polished floors with no warning signs in place.
- Broken kerbs, damaged paving stones or potholes in the street or other public place.
As long as it is reasonable to expect that you should’ve been in the area where the accident happened, and the owner of the land is deemed to be responsible then Legal Expert can make a claim on your behalf.
Your right to make a serious injury claim
Serious accidents in Kirkby can lead to complex injuries and compensation claims but what deems that an injury is serious? Our guide to serious and complex injuries explains it in more detail but in general if an injury is life-changing in any way then it could be deemed serious.
Serious injuries can happen with any type of accident such as serious road traffic accidents, serious trips and fall and serious accidents at work and result in amputation of limbs, spinal damage, brain damage and even death in very serious accidents.
If you believe you’ve got a claim for a serious injury claim, then please give us a call today.
Your right to make a personal injury claim at work
You may not be aware but if you have an accident at work then you can make a claim against your employer if they’ve breached their duty of care towards you.
This could be because they’ve provided inadequate training, poor or no safety equipment or not maintained equipment properly. Under the Health and Safety Executive’s rules all staff are protected from breaches of guidelines and claims can be made against employers without any disciplinary consequences.
Kirkby local area authority recorded workplace accidents
The following table shows all of the accidents at work in Knowsley Local Authority (which includes Kirkby accidents at work) over a 3 year period:[table “1503” not found /]
You’ll notice that heavy lifting and manual handling injuries are quite common which is definitely something that should be taught by employers and can lead to a claim if it’s not.
Your right to claim compensation for a car or road traffic accident
Road traffic accidents in Kirkby can be claimed for if you’re a passenger, driver or pedestrian that was injured because of another driver’s negligence (including criminal acts like drink driving or careless driving).
You should try to obtain the details of the other driver, witness details, dashcam footage and photograph the scene for your own evidence as well.
How many people are seriously injured or die in RTA’s in this area?
The following table shows the number of serious or fatal injuries in the Knowsley area over the past 3 years:
Knowsley is the local authority whose report includes the Kirkby area accidents. Legal Expert can help with personal injury claims for car collisions in Kirkby as well as other areas.
No win no fee personal injury claims
No win no fee solicitors operate in exactly the same way as solicitors who charge by the hour and the services offered are the same but you don’t need to pay anything upfront, by the hour and, if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t need to pay the solicitor anything at all for their services.
What do I need to pay my solicitor and when?
With a no win no fee agreement you’ll be told what percentage of your compensation will be retained by the solicitor if they win your case. This is agreed up front and won’t change. You don’t pay anything up front and you don’t pay anything if you don’t receive compensation.
If you do win then the solicitor simply retains their agreed percentage and then sends the rest to you which means you never actually have to send the solicitor any money yourself.
How to find out more before making your claim
If you still need more information about making a claim then take a look around our website as we have numerous, more specific, guides which will probably give you the answers you need. However, if you don’t know what step to take next then please get in touch with one of our experts as it’s important that you get the right information from a trusted source.
Talk to us today
If you’re now ready to begin your personal injury claim and have chosen Legal Expert to do so then there are a number of ways to contact us:
- Call us free on 0800 073 8804
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use the live chat feature to get through to an expert advisor 7 days a week
- Lodge your claim by using our online claim form
However, you choose to contact us, one of our experts will offer a free, no obligation, initial consultation to begin understanding how your injury was caused and assess the likelihood of a successful compensation claim.
How to get help in Kirkby after an accident
Following an accident in Kirkby there are a number of establishments, other than Legal Expert, that you may need to contact. We’ve listed some below:
Kirkby Police Station
St Chads Drive
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 8am to 10pm
Liverpool Crown Court
The Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Telephone: 0151 473 7373
Aintree University Hospital
Telephone: 0151 525 580
Other Useful Guides
Slip and Trip Claims – A guide to compensation amounts involved in trip and slip type accidents
Car Accident Claims – more details on how to make a claim for a road traffic accident.