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Merthyr Tydfil Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims

Merthyr Tydfil personal injury solicitors

Merthyr Tydfil personal injury solicitors

If you have been involved in an incident in Merthyr Tydfil that was not your fault then you may be entitled to claim compensation. It doesn’t matter where this accident took place, whether on private premises or out in public, if you were owed a duty of care by somebody and they failed to fulfil that duty, resulting in your injury, or even an illness then you could be paid damages. A duty of care is owed by your employer, drivers on the road, healthcare professionals along with many more. Having been involved in an incident and suffered an injury or illness we strongly recommend that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible as this will give you the best chance of winning your case.

Legal Expert, on 0800 073 8804 can offer assistance to those in this situation, by connecting them with a great solicitor who will be more than able to assist with the case.

What ways could our team help you claim compensation?

Although it is always unfortunate to be involved in an accident where injury occurs, we are lucky in the UK in that there is lots of legislation to protect claimants and support them when seeking compensation. Here at Legal Expert we have a large team of highly experienced professionals who can advise you on the likely outcome of your claim once they have looked at the individual circumstances of your case. There is usually a 3 year personal injury claim time limit following an accident. However if your injury occurred whilst you were still a child, you have three years from your 18th birthday to begin your claim. The other exception to this rule is if your diagnosis occurred a long time after the illness or injury took place. For example, if you are suffering from an industrial disease following exposure to asbestos many years ago, your three year time limit begins from the point at which your diagnosis of mesothelioma is made.

The system may seem rather complex so we do recommend that you seek a compensation lawyer to handle your personal injury case. We can help you do so.

Key criteria you need to meet to make a claim

In order to stand a chance of winning your Merthyr Tydfil personal injury claim you need to be able to demonstrate that another individual or organisation was at fault or behaved negligently to cause the accident which lead to your injury. In essence your personal injury solicitor must show that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant failed to protect you under this duty of care
  • Your injury was a direct result of the breach of the defendant’s duty of care.

Although not always easy to prove, employing a personal injury lawyer means that there is somebody with a wide breadth of knowledge and many years experience in the area of personal injury to advocate for you in these matters. It is however strongly advisable to contact a personal injury lawyer at the earliest possible convenience as it is easier for them to collect evidence soon after the incident has occurred.

What to look at when finding the best solicitor or lawyer for your case

Although you may be keen for the claims process to be concluded quickly, the reality is that if you have suffered a severe injury and there are complicated negotiations to take place, the process can take months and even years. We therefore recommend that you instruct a solicitor who you feel you can develop a good relationship with. All solicitors are subject to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidelines but levels of service can vary. Whilst you are going through a stressful time, you will have a more positive experience if you find a firm that you have a good rapport with and who you feel is truly on your side. Finding a personal injury solicitor who really matches your needs is an important part of the process.

Should I read reviews before I choose my solicitor?

We strongly recommend seeking personal injury solicitor reviews before you make a final decision on which personal injury firm to work with. You may find as you start looking into the small print that the success fees and insurance premiums charged vary widely from lawyer to lawyer. You need to weigh up the best fee structures against the best personal injury lawyer for you. Bear in mind how much the success fees can impact upon your final payout. For example, a compensation payout which totals £93,956 may have dwindled to as little as £56,373 once the fee has been deducted. Ensure that you are going into a transaction with your eyes wide open so that you don’t get any nasty surprises at the end of the process. We also recommend arranging a telephone consultation with a personal injury lawyer before making a commitment. This enables them to advise you on what you can realistically expect by launching a claim and enables you to ask any questions about issues that you are unsure of.

Must I use a solicitor in my area?

You are under no obligation to use a Merthyr Tydfil personal injury solicitor, even if that is where the incident occurred. You are free to choose any personal injury solicitor within the United Kingdom. Legal Expert have a panel of solicitors who are happy to represent you wherever you are in the country. Our service covers the whole of the United Kingdom. Having researched a number of personal injury solicitors you may realise that the best lawyer for you is not based in your town and making that decision will have no impact upon your claim. We do understand that you will require any necessary medical examination to take place in a convenient location however. That is why Legal Expert’s panel of solicitors have teamed up with a number of medical experts who are spread nationwide in order to enable you to make your appointment close to home.

Which are the most common form of injury claim seen across the UK?

Some of the most common forms of injury claims occur in the workplace. Two that occur most commonly include slips and falls or exposure to harmful substances resulting in industrial disease. Road traffic accidents and medical negligence are two other very common forms of injury claims. Legal Expert have solicitors who specialise in these areas of personal injury as well as many more.

Industrial disease claim lawyers

Industrial disease claims usually result from exposure to something harmful at work. This could be chemicals, fumes or dangerous machinery. Industrial disease covers anything from work related hearing loss through to asbestos-related diseases. Industrial disease affects around 1.3 million employees in this country. As a rule, employees should be protected from these kind of diseases as employers have a duty of care to take precautions against illness. However when this duty of care is breached and employers do not practice risk avoidance, then there could be grounds for a claim.

Medical malpractice claim lawyers

Medical or clinical negligence refers to any mistakes that are made by doctors, surgeons, nurses or care staff. It could be an incorrect diagnosis resulting in delayed treatment, a error made during a surgical procedure or the administration of inappropriate medication. If you have suffered injury as a result of negligent healthcare then you have a right to seek medical negligence compensation. It can be really helpful to find a personal injury lawyer who specialises in medical negligence in order to help you collate the evidence necessary to bring a successful claim.

Work accident and injury claims in Merthyr Tydfil

If you have suffered an injury at work because health and safety rules and regulations were not being followed then you may be able to make a claim. Other grounds for making a claim can include faulty equipment, inadequate training, failure to protect workers with personal protective equipment and failure to undertake risk assessments. If this has been your experience in the workplace then you can launch a claim against your employer. Legal Expert can work with you to get you the compensation you deserve following your accident at work.

Merthyr Tydfil local area authority workplace accident statistics

 2011/122012/132013/14
General
Injury from electric shock71414
Injury from machinery300
Injury following an explosion354
Fire related injury001
Exposure to harmful substance010
Injury following a fall from height1039
An animal related injury200
Lifting and handling related injury402613
Physical assault665
Slip, trip or fall473029
Hit by a moving vehicle121
Hit by an object121410

Slip, trip injury claim lawyers

Unfortunately slips and trips in the workplace are very common and can often lead to serious injuries. On occasion the injuries are so severe that the claimant is unable to continue working. Slip and trip injuries can be caused by obstructions in the workplace, flooring which has not been properly maintained or by slippery floors that have not been made safe following a spillage. If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident then you could make a claim against your employer. Legal Expert can help you to launch this claim.

Serious injury claim lawyers

Serious injuries can be devastating in terms of quality of a victim’s life. A serious injury may require a long period of recovery and rehabilitation and in some cases the victim may not make a complete recovery. This may unfortunately mean that an individual’s life can be transformed. They may no longer be able to continue in the job they were doing and may have problems completing their day-to-day tasks. If you have been the victim of a serious injury and have suffered loss of earnings or have required a carer to help you go about your day to day life then you will probably require a compensation payout in order to finance your change of circumstances. Legal Expert understands how victims can be affected during these difficult times and will do everything we can to help achieve the compensation payout that you need and deserve.

Claims for car crashes and road traffic accidents in Merthyr Tydfil

Whether you are a pedestrian, road user or passenger, if you are involved in a road traffic accident then you are vulnerable to the possibility of suffering a serious injury. Road traffic accidents are not uncommon in the Merthyr Tydfil area. If you have been the victim of a road accident and have suffered an injury due to somebody else’s negligent act then you could be eligible to claim compensation and Legal Expert are here to help you.

Reported road accident casualties and fatalities in Merthyr Tydfil

 201520162017
Cyclists111
Pedestrians234
Motorcyclists325
Car occupants1546
Total211016

How to make a no win no fee injury claim

As the victim of an injury you may find that lawyer’s fees would be a deterrent to launching your claim. This is why no win, no fee personal injury solicitors are empowering to claimants. No win no fee solicitors give claimants who don’t have ready access to funds, an equal opportunity to make a compensation claim. In a no win no fee claim, no money is required upfront. You will not be asked to pay a penny until you have successfully won your case. Legal Expert work on a no win no fee basis which is often also referred to as a conditional fee agreement. No win no fee agreements remove any financial risk from making a claim.

What does no win no fee really mean for me?

No win, no fee means that you can launch a claim with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor without paying any money upfront. If your claim is successful, a fee will be payable but this will usually be taken directly out of your final payout. If for any reason your claim is unsuccessful then you will not owe any money to your legal representatives. Legal Expert guarantee that there are no hidden fees and no upfront costs. Check the terms and conditions of other firms as their policy may vary. The no win no fee structure means that we are highly unlikely to take on a case that we don’t think has a good chance of winning. Therefore, if our provided solicitors agreed to represent you, you can feel confident that your case has an excellent chance of success.

How much can you claim for a personal injury?

Whether you are ready to begin your case or have further questions that you would like to be answered, we are happy to talk to you. We want to ensure that you have all the information you need before launching a claim. You will find lots more information about personal injury claims on the Legal Expert website so please peruse that as it may answer your questions.

Call our expert team today

Once you are ready to begin your claim then we will be waiting to take your call. Telephone us on 0800 073 8804 or look for a contact form at www.legalexpert.co.uk. On our website you can request a call back at a time convenient to you.

Helpful details and contact information

If you have been involved in an accident in Merthyr Tydfil, as well as contacting a personal injury solicitor you may find the following agencies will offer help and support to you as well.

Local Police Station

Address:
Rhydycar Business Park,
Merthyr Tydfil.
CF48 1DL
Telephone: 101
Web: www.south-wales.police.uk
Opening hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm, 7 days a week.

Local Crown Court
Address: The Law Courts,
Glebeland Place,
Merthyr Tydfil,
CF47 8BH
Telephone: 01685 727 600
Web: https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/merthyr-tydfil-combined-court-centre
Opening hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Local Hospital
Address: Prince Charles Hospital,
Gurnos,
Merthyr Tydfil,
CF47 9DT
Telephone: 01685 721721
web: http://cwmtaf.wales/visiting/prince-charles-hospital/

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