Middleton Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
Have you been injured in an accident in the Middleton area which you believe was caused by somebody else? Are you looking for a personal injury solicitor who can make a claim for compensation? Then you’ve arrived at the right place.
Legal Expert are specialist personal injury solicitors covering the UK and can process injury claims for claimants in Middleton and the surrounding area. Our panel of specialists have many years of experience in getting our clients the compensation they deserve.
This guide will show you how to choose the right solicitor, how no win no fee agreements work and why you should consider using Legal Expert.
If you’re ready to begin your claim now then please call 0800 073 8804 today or read on if you would like more information.
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim, in very basic terms, is when a person is injured through no fault of their own, but due to the negligence of another all-be-it still an accident but an avoidable accident at at that and wishes to claim damages in terms of compensation for their pain and suffering and any expenses caused. The victim of personal injury may use a solicitor to do so.
The solicitor will aim to prove how the injury was caused by the defendant or their staff and the severity and impact of your injuries to justify the amount of compensation they are asking for.
How we help victims of accidents which were not their fault to claim compensation
Legal Expert can help you to claim for your accident in the Middleton area in a number of ways:
- Firstly, we can offer free legal advice to help you asses whether your claim has a good chance of success. We offer a free, no-obligation, initial consultation where we’ll assess your claim and let you know if we think you could win compensation for your injuries.
- We’ll offer all cases, that we take on, our no win no fee service. This mean, should we be unsuccessful, you’ll not pay us anything for our services or time. This makes the claim stress and risk free.
- We’ve got a panel of expert specialists who’ve got many years’ experience between them so know how to make a professional and hopefully successful claim.
If you think you’ve got a valid compensation claim but need more advice then reach out to us today and we’ll assess your claim, for free.
Your rights to make a compensation claim
When considering whether a personal injury claim is valid, solicitors dealing with cases in the Middleton area need to assess whether the following can be proven:
- Did the defendant in the case have a duty of care towards the claimant?
- Was that duty of care breached by the defendant, it’s staff or contractors?
- And, finally, did the breach of duty lead to the injuries sustained by the claimant?
Once a personal injury lawyer is happy that the above are true they will likely take the case forward and in the case of Legal Expert, take it on using a no win no fee agreement.
Checklist for finding the right solicitor for your case
So, you’re considering lodging a claim but not sure how to choose the right solicitor to take on your case. Should you pick the first that you find online, use one that’s been recommended or use one that you’ve used for other legal services like a house purchase? We recommend that you use the following tips to help choose the best personal injury solicitor for your particular case:
- Always use a solicitor that offers a no win no fee service. It’ll reduce the amount of stress while the case is moving forwards and ensure you’re not left with a massive legal bill at the end of the case if it is unsuccessful.
- Select a solicitor that is a specialist in accident compensation rather than a family, conveyancing or criminal solicitor.
- Look for an experienced solicitor rather than a new firm that has just set up to jump on the compensation bandwagon.
- The next section covers this in more detail but always take a look at reviews of any solicitor you’re considering using.
Legal Expert’s team of solicitors have years of experience, offer no win no fee agreements for all cases we take on, are specialists in the personal injury arena and have positive reviews which can be seen here.
Read reviews of legal services in your area
Most solicitor’s websites include a section of testimonials and reviews from recent clients which can be a great source of information when choosing a solicitor.
We recommend that you look at the comments regarding payment amounts, professionalism and overall satisfaction. Also consider looking at other independent review sites where the solicitors has no input over which reviews are displayed.
Location is less important than experience
We’re often asked if we can help clients in an area where we’re not actually located, and the answer is ‘Yes’. Solicitors that make personal injury claims in Middleton do not need to be situated in the area and when you think of it logically it really does not matter as solicitors deal mainly over email and telephone (and sometimes by the postal service).
One area where Legal Expert ensure they have local service providers is medical centres. We ensure that our clients never have to travel far for medical treatment or assessments by employing a panel of local medical practitioners. A sample of the team we use in the Middleton area is included in the following table:
|Abid Sami||Dr Syed's Practice,|
2nd Floor Nye Bevan
Maclure Road, Rochdale
|Khalid Mahmood||Castlemere Community|
|Afshan Jahanzeb||AAC Physiotherapy|
Office 5, Evans Business
|Ayaz Abbasi||Sparrow Hill||Rochdale||OL16 1AF|
Common categories of personal injury claim
It is important to remember that here at Legal Expert we will consider any personal injury claim so long as somebody else was to blame. The following sections however show some of the more popular claims we deal with:
Making an industrial disease claim
Industrial accidents and disease claims can be made now for injuries or diseases that were caused years ago if you’ve only just been diagnosed by a doctor. A normal compensation claim is limited to 3 years from the date it happened but that 3 year period can commence from the date that you was diagnosed.
Common claims for industrial disease include Acoustic Shock or Deafness; Industrial or Occupational Asthma, Vibration White Finger, Tinnitus, Osteoarthritis and Repetitive strain injuries (RSI).
A claim for industrial diseases can usually be lodged where the employer allowed a working practice to continue even though they should’ve known that it’d likely cause illness. Another common claim is for disease caused by Asbestos exposure where the employer did little or nothing to mitigate against the risk of exposure.
Make a medical negligence claim
A medical negligence claim is perhaps one of the most complex cases lodged by a personal injury lawyer because of it can require testimony from medical specialists and specialist legal advisors but Legal Expert have a team in place that have experience in many such cases.
A claim for medical negligence will normally be made against an authority or provider rather than the individual nurse, doctor, surgeon or carer that caused the injury and can be made for injuries caused while receiving treatment, emergency surgery and even cosmetic surgery.
We have a page that gives more information about medical negligence claims in our dedicated guide.
Making a trip or fall injury compensation claim
Often, a trip, slip or fall injury may seem like a very minor incident but can have very serious consequences. What starts as a minor fall (which can happen just about anywhere) can lead to an injury which requires multiple trips to to a physician and can result in the injured party never fully regaining the full use of an injured limb.
As an example, a slip or trip type accident can be somebody else’s fault if:
- A trip hazard was obscured by something else or poor lighting.
- A floor was overly slippery, but no warning signs were used to warn you.
- A floor, path, stairway or kerb was damaged and caused you to trip.
If you’re unsure if your slip was the responsibility of somebody else, then please ask one of our specialist advisors who’ll be able to assess what caused your accident.
Making a serious injury claim
Some claims, in any category of personal injury claim, can be deemed serious and result in a higher amount of compensation. Where an injury has a serious of devastating effect on the claimant’s life (or next of kin or loved one) then it can be said to be serious.
The claim may be more complex to make but Legal Expert has the ability to lodge serious injury claims and still offer a no win no fee service to do so.
How to claim for a personal injury at work
Some clients are worried about making a claim for a personal injury sustained at work because they’re worried about what their employer may do but there is no need as legislation exists, through the Health and Safety at Work act 1974 and other acts of parliament, that means an employer can not discipline the employee for making a claim.
Every employer in the UK has certain responsibilities under the acts to protect staff and ensure their safety while at work by undergoing risk assessments, providing training, writing safety policies and providing safety equipment where needed.
If your employer has failed to meet their obligations and you’ve been injured because of this then you could make a claim against them for compensation that covers the pain and suffering caused and also any financial losses incurred.
Middleton local area authority recorded workplace accidents
The table below shows the accidents in Rochdale workplaces that were reported to the Health and Safety Executive over a 3-year period. Middleton comes under the Rochdale local authority which means their statistics are included in this table:
|Work accidents in Rochdale Local Authority HSE||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure||6||5||1|
|Fall from height (such as ladders or scaffolding)||27||17||16|
|Lifting and handling injuries||107||54||76|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||100||69||96|
|Hit by moving vehicle||8||8||7|
|Hit by object||36||25||43|
|Animal related (such as biting)||3||1||1|
|Trapped by something collapsing||3||4||4|
You’ll notice that manual handling accidents are one of the most common types of accidents in the Rochdale (and subsequently Middleton) area which is something employers should be providing training for.
How to claim for a road traffic accident
Road traffic accidents in the Middleton area as a passenger, pedestrian or driver can be claimed for if the other driver was to blame. Even in instances where the other driver didn’t stop (hit and run), was uninsured or committed a crime (drink driving, dangerous driving or careless driving) can be claimed for by Legal Expert so please contact us to explain how you became injured.
Vehicle death and serious injury statistics
The table below details all of the most serious and fatal road traffic accidents in the Rochdale area over the past 3 years.
Although Middleton road traffic accidents aren’t recorded independently, this table includes those statistics. This article gives more information about making claims for tragic accidents that result in a fatality.
No win no fee compensation claims solicitors
People sometimes think that no win no fee solicitors operate differently to more traditional solicitors, but the opposite can be true as no win no fee means the solicitor is putting more at risk.
The no win no fee agreement lets the client know, up-front, what percentage of compensation the solicitor will retain as a success fee and also states that if the case is lost then the client won’t have to pay a penny for the solicitor’s service.
What do I need to pay and when?
With a no win no fee agreement you’ll never actually have to make a payment from your own pocket to your solicitor for their service.
If they lose your case, you pay them nothing at all. If they win then they retain their agreed percentage of your compensation to pay for their services and then send you the rest direct to your bank account or by cheque.
How to learn more about making your claim
We understand that you may have more questions about your claim. We advise that you take a look around our site which, while not specific to Middleton personal injury solicitor claims, does have loads of information and articles about specific injury types.
If after browsing our site you still have questions then please don’t give up, call our team instead who’ll be able to offer sound legal advice about what your next steps should be.
Talk to us today
If you’re now ready to commence a personal injury claim for your injuries, then there are a number of ways in which you can contact us today:
- Call us free on 0800 073 8804
- Use our live chat feature from any page on our website, 7 days a week
- Email us with the details of your accident on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use our simple online form to send your details (It’ll take around 10 minutes)
How to get help in Middleton if involved in an accident
If you’ve been involved in an accident in Middleton, then as well as a personal injury solicitor there a number of other organisations that you may need to speak to which we’ve listed below:
Middleton Police Station
Machester Crown Court
The Court House
Telephone: 0161 954 7500
Opening Hours: Moany to Friday 9am to 5pm
North Manchester General Hospital
Telephone: 0161 624 0420
Other Useful Advice
Work Injury Claims – a more detailed guide to making a compensation claim for an accident at work.
Car Accident Claims – a comprehensive guide to car accident claims including how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Edited by Melissa.