Ramsgate Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 15th September 2021. Welcome to our Ramsgate personal injury solicitors guide. On this page, you will find a guide to selecting a personal injury solicitors or specialist personal injury claims service that can cover the Ramsgate area. Within it, you should be able to find all the information you need to educate yourself about the process of making an accident claim. It covers everything from the concepts of liability and eligibility, as well as some of the most frequently seen type of accident claims. We will also give an overview of the Legal Expert claims service. This is, we believe, the simplest, most effective way to have your accident claim processed, in an entirely risk-free manner.
If you would simply like to move straight on to making a claim, and not read this guide, then please give Legal Expert a call on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be waiting to answer any questions you have, and also take the information we need to start working on how to claim right away.
How We Can Assist You Make A Personal Injury Claim
Legal Expert offers our claims service to everyone across the UK, including Ramsgate. This means that we can help you with your Kent personal injury claims. Our service is very straightforward, and there is no complex new claims process. We have a track record of being extremely successful in getting claimants the maximum level of compensation possible.
Our team won’t ever try and blind you will legal jargon. We will always tell you exactly what we are doing using plain and simple English. We are just a phone call away, to answer any questions you have, or to update you on the status of your claim. If you would like to hear more about our claims service, give our Ramsgate personal injury solicitors a call on the number at the end of this page.
Are You Eligible To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
In order to be able to make an accident claim, you need to be eligible for compensation. In general, this means that a third party must have contributed to the cause of your accident in some way. They would be liable for the harm they caused you, in the form of a compensation settlement.
You can also claim for accidents that were partly your fault. If a third-party played any part in causing the accident, even if you yourself are partly to blame, then you will still be able to claim. However, you would be awarded compensation based on a reduced percentage of liability on the part of the defendant. In other words, you would receive less compensation than you would have if you played no part in causing the accident yourself.
To help you to understand the concepts of eligibility and liability better, one of the Legal Expert team would be happy to explain it. Just give us a call on the number at the end of this page, and we can help you with this.
Tips For Choosing A Personal Injury Solicitors or Claims service Covering the Ramsgate area
Before you begin making your accident claim, you need to make sure that you have chosen the best personal injury lawyer to process your claim for you. This is a critical stage of making your claim. The better the solicitor you settle on is at processing the claim, the more likely you are to be successful. The proficiency of your solicitor could also have a noticeable effect on the amount of compensation you receive.
Finding a good legal team is going to take some work. You need to first shortlist a number of potentially suitable legal firms, and then give them a call and check them out. You need to understand that not all solicitors are the same. Some don’t specialise in any type of legal services, and are happy to cover everything including accident claims. Others only cover a specific type of law, for example, corporate law. And then there are the specialist personal injury solicitors, such as us at Legal Expert. We focus on getting people the maximum amount of compensation possible in accident claims. If you would like to know a little more about how our claims service works, call us on the number at the end of this page.
Reviews Of Personal Injury Solicitors
If you want to work smart, and reduce the effort involved in selecting a good solicitor to process your accident claim, you could try and find a website that publishes personal injury solicitor reviews. These reviews can be used to generate a shortlist of solicitors to follow up on. When you are reading the reviews, make a note of the following facts:
- Was the review negative or positive? Did the reviewer list the good points and bad points of the legal firm?
- Did the solicitor offer to process the claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)? And if they did, what percentage of the settlement did they take as their fee?
- How new is the review? Is it new enough that it is still relevant?
- Does the review cover a type of claim that is similar enough to your own to be relevant?
By finding the answers to questions such as these above, you can make sure you are getting the most mileage from the reviews, and extracting the most important information. However, if you don’t have enough hours in the day to find the time to go through this process, you can take a shortcut and call us here at Legal Expert on the number at the end of the page. One of our Ramsgate personal injury solicitors can explain how we can manage your claim for you, and help to get your claim started today.
Do I Have To Go With A Personal Injury Solicitor Nearby?
You may be under the impression that for some reason, you must use a local solicitors in Ramsgate to process your accident claim. This is incorrect. There is no legal requirement for you to use a local legal firm or personal injury claims service. You are free to choose any solicitor regardless of where they might be based in the UK.
That being said, there is nothing wrong with using a local firm if that is what you prefer. However, you might be leaving money on the table doing this. A much better idea is to use a special team of personal accident solicitors, such as us here at Legal Expert, to give you a much better chance of winning the maximum amount of compensation possible. We can also arrange for you to receive local services for free, such as a medical examination to support your claim. If you would like to know how we can help you, call us on the number at the end of this guide.
Compensation Claims You Can Make With Our Team
Legal Expert specialises in accident claims. We cover every type of injury claim, from minor slips, trips and falls through to serious cases of medical negligence causing the death of a patient. There are very few types of clams we can’t help a client with.
Overall, some types of claims are seen time and time again. These common types of claims each have their own section below. If your own accident doesn’t seem to fit into one of these sections, we can still assist you. Just give us a call on the number at the end of the page, explain your situation, and one of our team will let you know how we can help you with your claim.
Industrial Disease Claims
If you become ill due to working in an unhealthy environment, you would likely have a valid personal injury case. Your employer in Ramsgate has to provide you with a working environment that is safe and free of health hazards. If they don’t and you become ill, then they could be liable to pay you compensation.
Because the three-year time limit for making a claim begins from the date your medical condition is diagnosed, you will also be able to claim against previous employers. For example, if you formerly worked in a mine, and have recently been diagnosed with a lung condition caused by working in a mine. In this case, you could claim against the company that employed you as a miner.
For more information on work-related illness claims, speak to our Ramsgate personal injury solicitors on the number at the bottom of the page. You may also find the guide below to be of some use, it covers industrial disease and work-related illness claims in more detail:
Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence is a fairly common occurrence in both NHS and private healthcare establishments. Doctors often make honest mistakes, which unfortunately, result in a patient coming to harm. A basic definition of clinical negligence would be:
- The medical professional had a duty of care towards the patient in questions, and
- the medical professional failed to fulfil their duty of care, which caused harm to the patient, and
- the medical professional could have avoided the mistake that caused harm to the patient.
Note the last part of this statement. The mistake must have been avoidable. In some cases, such as a surgeon performing a life-saving procedure in an emergency, the mistake may have been unavoidable due to external pressures. The key word here is “negligence”, in other words, the medical professional didn’t take due care.
If you need some medical negligence advice on how to make a claim, or are ready to progress with your claim, call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this guide. The guide at this link below, goes into more detail about the process of claiming for clinical negligence:
Accident At Work Claims For The Ramsgate Area
As with the industrial illness section above, if your employer in Ramsgate doesn’t provide you with a safe place to work, and this led to your being injured in an accident, then you would have a valid reason to make a claim. All of the legislation set out by the Health & Safety Executive, as well as general legislation such as the Occupies Liability Act have to be complied with at all times. This is not optional; it is a legal requirement for any company that employs staff.
For more information on how you can make a claim for an accident at work, give Legal Expert a call on the number down at the end of this page. You can also check out our guide to workplace accidents, that can be found at this link:
Thanet Local Authority Area Workplace Accident Statistics
Below, you will find workplace accident statistics for the Thanet area, which covers Ramsgate.
|Workplace Accidents in Thanet||2012||2013||2014|
|Slips, trips or falls.||41||47||40|
|Struck by something||3||3||2|
|Hit by a vehicle||3||3||1|
|Struck by an object||15||8||7|
Falls And Slip Injury Claims
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common types of accidents that a personal injury solicitor will process claims for. These simple accidents can cause surprisingly serious injuries, including death in extreme cases. They can happen anywhere, and are caused by hazards such as:
- Dirty floors
- Wet floors
- Damaged tiles, carpets or floorboards
- Broken curbstones or pacing slabs
- Physical obstructions
Legal Expert has proven to be very effective in helping claimants make a claim for a slip, trip and fall accident. Call us on the number at the end of this guide so that we can help you with how to claim.
Claim For Serious Injuries
Of all claims, serious injury claims often attract the largest compensation settlements. This is especially true when a young person suffers a grave injury that will affect them for the rest of their life. Typical serious injuries include:
- Loss of a major limb (arm or leg).
- Brain damage (causing loss of cognitive or motor function).
- Damage or loss of an internal organ.
- Serious psychological problems (such as long-term PTSD).
- Paralysis (paraplegia/quadriplegia).
- Loss of mobility.
Serious injuries have one thing in common; they will seriously impact the quality of life of the victim. Call our Ramsgate personal injury solicitors on the number at the bottom of this guide to learn how we can help with your serious injury claim today.
Road Traffic Accident Claims In Ramsgate
The graph above shows the general breakdown of road traffic accidents in the UK. Of all the claims we make here at Legal Expert, road traffic accident claims are the most common of all. We can assist anyone who has been injured in an RTA that was not their fault. We can also help with some kinds of non-fault road traffic accidents.
Call us on the number at the end of this page, and explain how your road traffic accident occurred. We will tell you how best we can help you with your compensation claim.
Statistics For Road Traffic Accidents In Kent County
Below, you will find the breakdown of statistics for road traffic accidents in Kent from 2015 to 2017:
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
Legal Expert is a team of No Win No Fee solicitors Kent residents can use to process their accident claim in a simple, effective and risk-free way. You only pay us when we have successfully made a claim for you. Contact our Bromley personal injury solicitors on the number below to learn more.
Do We Really Work On A No Win No Fee Basis?
Yes, No Win No Fee means if there is no win, then there can be no fee. There is no fee when we first start the claims process for you. No fee as we try to reach a settlement, and no fee if we are unsuccessful in your claim. The only time there is a fee to pay is when we receive a compensation payment for you. Then we will deduct our fee from the money received and send you the remainder.
I Still Need A Bit More Information
If you still want to do a little more research before choosing a personal injury lawyer to process your claim, there are plenty of specific guides on this website. For example, here are links to two of our guides covering claims for an accident in the street, and claims for medical negligence on the part of your GP:
Other good resources include the UK Government website, covering all of the laws pertaining to accident claims. The NHS website is also excellent, full of great information about every type of injury and illness you may need to claim for.
How To Contact Legal Expert
Are you ready to have Legal Expert process your personal injury claim? If so, please give us a call on 0800 073 8804 today. One of our Ramsgate personal injury solicitors is waiting to take your call, and answer your questions, before talking you through our new claims process so that we can start working on getting you the compensation you are eligible to.
Helpful Contact Information In This Area
Ramsgate Police Station
26 York St
Tel: +44 1622 690690
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Margate Magistrates’ Court
Tel: +44 1303 227800
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
St Peter’s Rd
Tel: +44 1843 225544
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Ramsgate Personal Injury Solicitors FAQs
Does the severity of the injury determine whether or not I can claim?
No, because as long as the injury has some significant impact on your life at some stage, you could make a claim.
How do I prove that a defendant is liable?
This is about offering evidence to emphasise that they breached a duty of care they owed towards you.
Who do I approach for a crime claim?
This would be the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, or CICA for short.
What is a care claim?
This is a separate strand of your case that focuses on the costs of specialist care that you receive after your accident.
So, what could a care claim cover?
This includes the gracious care of relatives and friends, as well as hiring a carer and professionals handling chores.
What is the likelihood of my personal injury claim going to court?
Very low, as only around 5% of cases end up going before a judge.
What is the benefit of the case going to court?
If this happens, you’re in a position to potentially receive your maximum compensation target.
And when will I actually receive my compensation?
Legally, the defendant must pay the settlement no more than 28 days after the agreement of a settlement.
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