Peterborough Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
In this guide to finding a no win no fee personal injury solicitor who covers your area, we provide information for people who have been harmed and who are looking to find personal injury solicitors covering Peterborough and national to the UK for their claim. We hope to clearly demonstrate that in today’s world you do not have to work with a solicitor who is based there. In fact, whilst our main offices are not in Peterborough, our national service is able to help people wherever they are.
In this guide we will also look at some of the most frequent forms of compensation claim that our personal injury claims team deals with.
How our solicitors can help you to claim compensation
In the UK there is a large body of legislation in place which is designed to help protect people, whether they are at their place of work, or in any other situation. Our team of solicitors and lawyers have many years, some even decades, of experience in helping to successfully claim compensation on behalf of claimants. Each claim we handle is approached with the same focus on customer care and satisfaction. Whilst we will push to secure you the highest possible settlement, we will never do anything which will jeopardise your claim or your settlement.
In order for our team to be able to make a personal injury claim your solicitor will need to show certain evidence which establishes that your accident happened, that someone else was liable, and that this was the cause of the injuries you sustained. As part of this we will collect medical evidence of your injuries or illness, when and where it happened, and any statements from witnesses.
To win your claim against the defendant, we will need to show that they;
- Owed you (the claimant) a legal duty of care.
- That the defendant in some way was in breach of this duty of care.
- That this action or inaction was responsible for what happened to you.
The earlier you start your claim, the more time that a solicitor will have to collect this necessary evidence.
Why having the right solicitor is vital for making a successful claim
Our team will always put your needs first and will try to make the process of making a personal injury claim with us as simple and easy to do as possible. However, any legal action can take months or sometimes years to complete. We should note that most cases will be conducted in just a few months.
All solicitors in the UK are registered with and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. However this does not mean that they offer the same services, charge the same fees, or work in the same way. Your personal injury solicitor may need to be privy to both personal, medical, and even financial information in order to make your claim. You need to be able to form a good relationship with them and trust their services. Having the right solicitor can make this process easier to go through.
Should you read reviews of solicitors in your area?
There are lots of ways in which you can find out more about a particular service or a product. One of the best ways in which to do so is often to read reviews of that service, such as a personal injury lawyer, which have been written by previous claimants. Reading reviews can be a good way to find out more about what services they provide. You can read reviews written by people we have helped in the past here. Whilst reading reviews of different legal services can help, the best way to find out exactly how we can help you is to phone our team today.
Does it matter if my solicitor is not based in my local area?
You might have come across this guide when looking for Peterborough personal injury solicitors, thinking that you need to use no win no fee lawyers in your area. This does not have to be the case. In most cases of taking this type of legal action you will not need to meet with your solicitor in person. There are many ways in which you can correspond with them and be kept up to date on your claims progress. Looking at the experience of a solicitor, the services their firms offers, and the fees levied is a much better way to gauge if they are right for your case. We can help to arrange a medical close to you with our experts, such as;
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Examples of common types of claim we can help you with
There are a potentially limitless list of ways in which people could be harmed by the action or the negligence of another person, intentional or not. That said, there are some circumstances which we see people make claims for much more often than others. In the following sections we will briefly look at these.
Industrial disease compensation claims
Have you recently been diagnosed with an industrial related disease such as dermatitis, asthma, or mesothelioma? Was this condition attributed to where you worked, or your job in any way? If so, you may be able to claim compensation. Cases of industrial diseases can happen if employers do not follow health and safety regulations, or if you are not instructed in the best way to carry out a task.
In many industrial disease cases we have seen, it has taken many years after exposure began for the consequences to become apparent, or for a condition to be diagnosed. In such instances, though the exposure or accident may have happened outside of the usual three year window, if you can show that you have only nw become aware of the harm caused, we can still help you make a claim. Our guide to claims for illnesses caused by your working environment has further information on this type of claim.
Instances of medical negligence in a hospital or other healthcare practice
Medical or clinical negligence happens across the country and affects thousands of people per year. Whilst many of these instances are not too serious, for some patients negligent treatment can result in additional injury or sickness. If this has happened to you we can help. Due to these types of claims being potentially complex, we have produced a dedicated guide to claims for medical negligence in Peterborough. In this guide you can find out statistics about medical negligence in Peterborough, and how our team could help if this has happened to you.
Workplace accident and injury claims
Whether you are an employee, a contractor, or even if you are self employed, if you have been involved in an accident at work, our team could help you. You could be able to claim compensation for an accident at work which was caused by a fellow employee, or by the company as a whole. No matter what happened to you, contact us to find out if you could claim.
In the table below, we have included statistics for the rate of accidents which happened in the workplace in this area. If you have been harmed in any of these ways, you could have a legitimate Peterborough personal injury case.
|Work accidents in Peterborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Slips, trips, or falls on the same level||114||112||77|
|Slips, trips, or falls from a height||34||16||20|
|Caused by electricity||3||0||2|
|Caused by machinery||19||9||10|
|Caused by explosives/ explosions||0||1||0|
|Caused by being exposed to a fire/ burn injuries||0||0||1|
|Exposure to substances hazardous to health||6||5||3|
|Caused by animals||3||2||2|
|Manual handling accidents||146||63||73|
|Assaults and physical attacks||20||11||17|
|Struck against something or struck by a moving vehicle||29||18||19|
|Being hit by some form of object||39||22||29|
|Crush injuries (may be caused by a collapse)||1||0||1|
|Other misc causes||38||36||32|
Injuries caused by slipping or falling over
Being injured by slipping or falling over, whether out shopping, when walking down the street, or whilst at work is the most frequent way people are harmed in the UK. From the table above, we can see that in most years the largest number of claims people could make for workplace accidents in Peterborough with a personal injury lawyer would be for this type of accident.
Serious or severe forms of injuries
Serious injury claims deal with circumstances in which your injury has catastrophically affected the claimant, their person, their life, their ability to work, and their family. The effects of such injuries will often be extremely devastating, not just for the victim, but also for their loved ones too. Due to the serious and severe nature of this type of claim, we have again produced a comprehensive guide, taking you through examples of different forms of harm you could have suffered, and amounts of compensation you could be awarded. Read our guide to serious injury claims here.
Road traffic accident and car crash claims in Peterborough
The team of personal injury solicitors at Legal Expert have many years of experience in helping people involved in road traffic accidents in the Peterborough area to make a compensation claim. You could have been involved in a car crash, an accident on a motorbike, or have been crossing the road as a pedestrian, but however your accident happened, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Peterborough road traffic accident statistics
The table looks at those killed or seriously harmed in vehicle accidents.
Road traffic accidents happen in this area around as often as they do across the rest of the country. From officially released figures we can see that in 2013 there were 695 slight accidents, 80 which were considered serious, and 8 which lead to deaths. This fell in 2014 to a total of 676, this represented a significant decrease and one which was not reflected across the whole of the country. In this area there are several black spots for accidents which have been identified. These were the A15 / A1129 crossroads as well as the roundabout of the A1179 and A15.
No win no fee personal injury compensation claims
We understand the the decision to start legal action can be difficult to make. For some people the prospect of having to may legal fees and costs could be enough to dissuade them from making a personal injury claim. By using what is called a no win, no fee lawyer, you will not need to worry about the costs of doing so.
By making this type of claim, you will be covered under what is called a conditional fee agreement. In this agreement the action which your solicitor will carry out will be clearly set out, along with the general services they will provide, and what you can expect to pay if you win your claim. This means that by working with a no win no fee lawyer you can be confident that you will know what you will need to pay and when you will need to pay it. You can also be confident knowing that you will only need to pay if and when you have been awarded a settlement.
What will you need to pay and when?
As with any service, you will need to pay for your no win no fee solicitor. However, you will not need to pay for their service if you they can not secure you a settlement. Put simply, you will only need to pay for their services if you win. If you lose your claim, there are no fees to pay.
How to start your claim with Legal Expert
The best way to start any type of personal injury claim is to get in touch with our team. We can provide you with all the information you need to make a successful claim, and have the experience with which to do so.
Where to get more information
The most important part of taking any legal action is deciding which solicitor to choose to work with. As we have seen, your solicitor plays a vital role in the claims process and you need to have confidence in their ability, as well as be comfortable working with them. Before you do choose which solicitor to hire, get the answers to any questions you still have by reading more of our comprehensive guides, or contact us via the methods below.
Speak to our team today
When you are ready to begin your claim you can contact our team today through several methods. You can phone us on 0800 073 8804, email our us at email@example.com and request a call from our team, or use the online form on this page to start the claims process. Our friendly claims team are here seven days a week to help.
Whichever method you choose, we are ready and waiting to start your claim today.
Helpful contacts for the Peterborough area
If you have been involved in an accident or injury in this area, you might need help or assistance from one of these services.
Local Police Station
Bayard Place Police Station
Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1HZ
Tel: 01480 456111
Local Crown Court – Crown Buildings
Tel: 01223 488321
Edith Cavell Campus,
Tel: 01733 678000