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London Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims Guide

London personal injury solicitors

London personal injury solicitors

On this web page, you will read a guide concerning London personal injury accident claims and why it is not always necessary to use London personal injury solicitors to process a claim for you. Below, you should find all of the kinds of information and advice that you need, in order to learn why a) you could be eligible to pursue a claim, b) who you could pursue for compensation, and c) how to select a good legal team to process your claim for you.

When you reach the end of this guide, if you have any questions that still need an answer, please speak to one of the Legal Expert claims team on 0800 073 8804. They will be ready to go over your claim with you, and get you any answers that you need.

An Overview Of The Personal Injury Claims Process

If you have a valid personal injury case, a good team of solicitors would be able to advise you on the full range of facts that you must understand about pursuing a claim, such as:

  • Whether you actually have a valid reason to pursue a claim.
  • Who you could potentially pursue for damages.
  • The possible kinds of damages you might receive.
  • How much compensation would be a sensible amount to try and claim.
  • Whether there is any type of additional evidence that you could potentially provide, that would support your claim.

Legal Expert can assist with all of the issues mentioned above. As a skilled an experience firm, when you give us a call, we will ask you a series of questions, designed to tell us all we need to learn about your claim, such as:

  • When and where did the incident that caused you harm, take place?
  • Who do you feel was responsible for the accident that resulted in injuries?
  • What harm did you suffer?
  • Has your life been affected by your medical condition?
  • Do your doctors expect you to make a full recovery in time?
  • Did you have to miss work while you were recovering?
  • Have you lost out financially at all?

These questions and others, will help us learn about your claim. When we know enough, we will give you some free legal advice on what we think your next move should be.

How Do I Make A Personal Injury Claim?

London accident statistics

 

Take a look at the above graph. It shows the number of people injured on each tube line in 2017. As you can see, several thousand people were injured in total. Suffering an accident on the tube is just one way you may be injured in London.

In order to make a personal injury claim, you must be eligible to do so. You could be eligible to pursue a claim, if a third party is responsible for the accident that consequently lead to your injury through negligence or error, the injury could include the following;

  • A physical injury or medical condition.
  • An illness or disease.
  • A psychological problem.

By third party, we mean any separate entity that could be legally pursued for compensation because they owed you a duty of care and it was breached such as:

  • Local council
  • Owner of a building
  • A bus company.
  • London Underground.
  • Your landlord.
  • Your employer.
  • The local hospital.
  • A dentist.

As long as they were at least partially liable for the harm you have suffered, then call Legal Expert who can assess your case and see if you are eligible to make a compensation claim due to a third party being liable.

Is My Injury Serious Enough To Make A Claim?

In general, as covered in the previous section, any time that you are caused harm through an injury or illness by the negligent actions of a third-party, you could have a valid reason for a personal injury solicitor to process a claim for you.

This is true even if you were partially to blame for the harm you have suffered. In this case, any third party that is involved would be pursued for damages at a reduced percentage of liability.

How Do I Find A Good Solicitor?

To answer the potential question, how do I find a good solicitor? Here are five tips, that could assist you to find a personal injury lawyer competent to process your claim.

  1. Check that any solicitor that you are considering could handle your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). As this reduces the financial risk.
  2. Ask any solicitor you are considering, whether they have handled and won a similar case to your own in the last year.
  3. Check that any solicitor you are considering is part of a specialist personal injury firm, rather than a firm of general solicitors.
  4. Ask any solicitor you are considering whether they can arrange for you to have a free local medical examination.
  5. Find out if the solicitor you are considering has any positive reviews published on review sites (more on this below).

Legal Expert can answer yes to each of these queries. If you would like to learn more about the service we offer, please speak to one of our claim advisors on the contact number near the end of this guide.

Compare Client Reviews Of A Solicitor

One of the most strategic methods of starting a search for personal injury firms that take on London personal injury cases, is to check reviews of solicitors online. Without using reviews as the seed for a shortlist, you could face the task of calling potentially dozens of legal firms to vet them. If you can find some relevant and reliable online reviews, check facts such as the following:

  • How old is the review?
  • Does the review cover a claim that is similar to your own?
  • Was the claim successful?
  • Is the review positive or negative?
  • Did the solicitor offer a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)?
  • What did the solicitor charge as their free?
  • Did the reviewer recommend the legal team?

Comparing facts like these, will assist you to create a shortlist of solicitors who could be suitable to handle your claim for you. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the claims team here at Legal Expert. They will go over your claim with you, and let you know the best way to proceed with your claim. Use the contact number near the end of the page to do this.

Why Local Solicitors Might Not Be The Right Choice For Your Claim

When searching for a good personal injury solicitor, it is important for London residents to know that you do not have to use a solicitor within the London area to be able to pursue any claim they have. We always advise choosing experience and knowledge over location. There maybe a personal injury specialists that specialises in the area of your claim but are not based in London, but there is nothing to worry about as law firms such as Legal Expert can deal with clients all over the UK. Therefore, using a local legal firm might not be the right option, and with the multiple various communication avenues law firm can start and finish cases simply using the phone and the internet. You are free to use any solicitor you wish, regardless of where they are based. For example, here at Legal Expert, we offer our service nationally. We can help anyone across the UK. We can also arrange for you to have a local medical examination from the following doctor in Central London:

Sam Al-Jafari

127 Harley Street

London

W1G 6AZ

If you live in Greater London, we may have local medical professionals who could help with this, please speak to one of the Legal Expert claim team to find which is closest to you, and arrange an examination.

Common Personal Injury Claims Made In The UK

Personal injuries and illnesses can take on many different forms and regardless of where you are in the UK accidents and injuries could occur. Here are some examples of accidents and injuries that could happen to London residents or residents of anywhere;

  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Road traffic accidents.
  • Clinical/medical negligence.
  • Work-related accidents and illnesses.
  • Food-related illnesses and allergic reactions.

No matter how you have come to harm, if a third party was at least partially the cause through negligence, then you could have a valid reason to make a compensation claim. If you use the contact number near the end of this guide, and explain to one of the Legal Expert claims team how you have been harmed, they will tell you whether you have a valid cause to pursue a claim.

Industrial Disease Claims

Every employer in the UK, is legally obligated, under multiple levels or legislation, to provide a safe and healthy place of work at all times, to all staff. If the employer fails in this legal requirement, and this results in an employee becoming ill, then it may be possible for them to seek legal representation to make an accident at work claim or an industrial disease claim.

Furthermore, the time limit for making such a claim, begins when the medical condition is first diagnosed, not when it was originally contracted. For example, if an ex-miner develops lung problems related to their previous employment long after they stopped working in the mine, then there time limit for bringing a claim will start from the day they are diagnosed with an illness. Legal Expert could help with this type of claim; our claims team is experienced in dealing with workplace illness claims. Speak to them on the contact number near the end of the page so that they can help get your claim started today.

Medical Negligence Claims Against The NHS And Private Medical Companies

If you are harmed while receiving treatment in an NHS or private hospital, and you feel that this harm was caused due to a breach of duty, through negligence then you may have grounds to pursue a medical negligence compensation case.

Medical negligence could take on different forms including;

  • Medical misdiagnosis
  • Late diagnosis
  • GP negligence
  • Surgical errors
  • Dental negligence

How to make a clinical/medical negligence claim

Work Accident Compensation Claims

If your employer fails to comply with all of the safety requirements of the Occupiers Liability Act, and also the Health & Safety regulations related to the industry they operate in, and you come to harm due to such negligence it may be possible that you are eligible to pursue a work accident compensation claim.

Here at Legal Expert, we have a proven track record of helping people to claim compensation from their employer for a work-related accident. We could likely do the same for you. If you have valid claim for an accident at work, we can pursue your case through a no win no fee agreement.

Accident At Work Statistics For London

The table below, shows the number of workplace accidents that took place in Central London.

Work Related Accidents in Westminster Local Authority201220132014
General223209175
Electrical1288
Machinery201513
Explosion100
Fire645
Substance exposure421616
Fall (from height)13587105
Animal434
Manual handling289166169
Assault483936
Slip, trip or fall345277245
Struck (by unknown)522525
Struck (by vehicle)896
Struck (by object)14410995
Crushed in collapse551

Slips, Trips, And Falls In London

Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common of all types of accidents that people could pursue damages for. These accidents could happen at any time, and in any place. They could be caused by hazards such as:

  • Dirty or wet floors.
  • Obstructions left on a footpath or walkway.
  • Damaged carpets, tiles, etc.
  • Broken paving slabs and curbstones.
  • Uneven floors or pavements.

Legal Expert could assist you to make a slip, trip and fall claim. A claims advisor will be able to tell you how, if you speak to one on the contact number near the final part of this guide. You may also find the guide at this link to be of use:

A guide to slip, trip and fall claims

The Serious Injury Claim Process

Serious injuries often attract the highest compensation payments of all. This is because these injuries often leave the victim with a reduced quality of life in the long-term, or even permanently. Legal Expert understands that when we act as lawyers for serious injury claims, we need to aim to get the claimant the maximum level of compensation possible for their case so that their quality of life can be increased. If you would like to learn more about how we could assist you to make a serious injury claim, you can either speak to one of our claims team, or check out the guide at this link;

How to make a claim for a serious injury

Road And Car Accident Claims London

Road incidents unfortunately are common occurrences. They can involve the driver of a vehicle, a passenger, or even a pedestrian. If you are injured in a road traffic accident that was even partially the fault of another driver, then call Legal Expert to see if you could make a claim for damages. If you speak to one of the Legal Expert claims team on the contact number near the end of this page, they will be able to help you in regards to liability. You may also like to take a look over this guide:

A guide to claiming for a road traffic accident

London Road Traffic Accident Statistics

The table presented below, shows road traffic accident statistics for different types of vehicles in Central London from the start of 2011, to the end of 2014.

 2011/122012/132013 /14
Other320
Car117
Motorcycle769
Cyclist111417
Pedestrian212827

No Win No Fee Accident And Injury Claims

Legal Expert is a team of specialist personal injury lawyers, that offers a comprehensive No Win No Fee claims service to all residents of the UK. This is a simple yet effective way for you to get the compensation that you are eligible for, in a way that offers a reduced risk from a financial viewpoint. To learn more about how this claims service works, please speak to one of our claim advisors on the contact number below, they will answer any questions you may have.

How Do Fees Work In These Cases?

When you make use of the Legal Expert claims service, which operates under a full No Win No Fee Agreement, then there is absolutely no charge when we first start working on your claim. As we are processing your claim, even if this takes many months, we will never ask you to come up with any ongoing legal fees. If we are unsuccessful, and don’t win you any compensation at all, we zero our fee entirely, and you pay nothing. If we do win you a compensation settlement though, we will take our pre-agreed percentage as a fee from the money we have received on your behalf. We will then forward the remaining money to you. If you would like to learn more about how this service works, or are ready to start your claim today, use the number below to speak to a member of our claims team.

How To Begin Your Compensation Claim

If you are ready to begin your claim, then the process for having Legal Expert start working on it, is very straightforward. All that you need do to get the ball rolling, is use the number below to contact our claims team. When you do, they will talk you through our new claims process by asking you a series of questions to tell us all we need to learn about your claim. They will go over your claim with you, and once we know enough about your circumstances, you will be given some legal information completely free, on what your course of action could be.

Further Information And Resources

If you need some general personal injury claim advice, then you can use the number below to speak to one of the Legal Expert claim advisors. They should be able to answer any questions that you have about your eligibility to claim, and the process of making your claim. You may also find these links to be useful:

Health & Safety in the UK

The Occupiers Liability Act 1984

Road traffic safety statistics for London

Contacting Legal Expert

Are you a London resident who has come to harm at the hands of a third-party? Do you believe that you have a valid reason to make a claim for compensation? Are you ready to move forward with your claim today? If so, then Legal Expert can help you right away. Speak to one of our claims team on 0800 073 8804, and they will explain how we can get started on your claim right now for you.

Useful Links

Inner London Crown Court

Sessions House

Newington Causeway

London

SE1 6AZ

Tel: +44 20 7234 3100

Web: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/inner-london-crown-court

Opening times: 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The Royal London Hospital

Whitechapel Rd

Whitechapel

London

E1 1BB

Tel: +44 20 7377 7000

Web: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/the-royal-london  

Opening times: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Metropolitan Police

Victoria Embankment

Westminster

London

SW1A 2JL

Tel: +44 20 7230 1212

Web: www.met.police.uk

Opening times: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Edited By Melissa.

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