Rochdale Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee Claims Guide
Rochdale Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
The Rochdale personal injury solicitors who work with us at Legal Expert on a no win no fee basis have the experience and knowledge to handle a wide range of different personal injury claim types. They specialise in helping people who have suffered an injury as a result of an accident which was not their fault. Wherever you are based in the UK, you can use our excellent solicitor’s services and are not locked into using local providers. When you need to make a personal injury claim after an accident, take advantage of our no win no fee services. Our solicitors will work with you to gather all the necessary evidence to construct a winning case. The team at Legal Expert are here seven days a week to help start your claim.
Making Personal Injury Claims In Rochdale
In general, there is a three year period in which most personal injury claims need to be made. This three year period will generally begin when the accident happens or injury is sustained. In some cases, it can also be triggered by the discovery of the injury or symptoms, if these surface after the actual accident occurs. To make a successful claim, your personal injury solicitors will need to show that your injury was the result of a breach of a duty of care owed to you by someone (the defendant). They also need to clearly show that you were owed this duty of care, such as an employee or as a customer in a shop. The quicker you begin your claim, the sooner your solicitors will be able to collect all the supporting evidence needed to make a successful claim, such as medical reports and witness statements. Whatever the circumstances were surrounding your accident and case, talking to an experienced personal injury lawyer is the place to begin getting the advice you need.
Finding The Best Rochdale No Win No Fee Expert Lawyers
Throughout your case, you will be working closely with your solicitor. They will be privy to personal details and key medical information as well as a lot of information about your private life. As such, you need to know that the solicitors you are working with are effective, efficient and discreet. You also need to be able to build an effective rapport and level of trust with them. Personal injury claims cases can take months, or even years to carry out to completion. The more complex a case, the longer it is likely to take to process and secure an award for. On average, a personal injury claim could take more than a year to complete.
Finding the right solicitors to work with is a critical step along the road to securing the compensation that you are entitled to. You need to ensure they have the right knowledge and experience. The solicitors, lawyers and law firms we work with in the Rochdale area, and across the UK will be regulated by a body called the SRA, or Solicitors Regulation Authority. However, though they are all regulated by and adhere to the standards of the SRA, the level of service you may get can differ greatly. Different firms will also charge different levels of fees and additional charges. Some may even hide things in the small print of your contract. With all this in mind, what steps should claimants take to find the right personal injury solicitors in Rochdale, or anywhere in the UK? Follow these steps below.
Reading Reviews For Solicitors In Rochdale
Whilst just a few years ago it could be difficult to find reviews of even local services, let alone those in a different part of the country, today the internet and online reviews have made it easy to evaluate and compare professional services across the country. Reading reviews for solicitors in Rochdale, or wherever you are based in the UK can be a good way to see whether they have the skills, experience and track record in securing compensation for your type of injury or illness. As well as reading reviews, talk to friends and family who may have used a solicitor before. Try to compare the different level of services provided as well as the fees they will charge. Also, note down whether or not they offer a no win no fee service. Reading reviews of solicitors can be a great way to build a picture of how your case may progress, but it is not a substitute for talking to a legal expert. Call out helpline today for more information on 0800 073 8804 to find out how we can help you.
Should I Use A Local Law Firm?
In the digital age, many professional services can be provided from anywhere in the UK. You might be looking for a solicitor based in your area, such as Rochdale personal injury solicitors, but with the use of email, messaging services and even video calling apps such as Skype, much of the work on your case can be carried out from anywhere in the country. For most claimants using the Rochdale solicitors, we work with, the only part of the claims process which will need to be carried out locally could be any medical examinations necessary. These can be required to establish a full record of the injuries you have sustained, beyond your existing medical evaluation for a GP or hospital. The personal injury solicitors we can connect you to will organise any medical exams needed.
The amount of compensation you might be awarded if your claim is successful will be based on two main factors. These are; firstly the severity and nature of your injury. General damages cover the injury itself and award amounts are governed by guidelines produced by the Judicial College. This includes a ‘banding’ for each type of injury with a lower and upper limit on awards. The second factor looks at any financial costs you have incurred. These could be a loss of earnings, medical bills, or any other out of pocket expenses, such as travel costs, which have been directly incurred as a result of your claim. It could even include and alterations to your home or vehicle which are needed.
Different law firms may have a better record of securing higher awards and may charge different fees. Be aware of how much the claims company could charge as a percentage of your final award.
What Type Of Claims Do Legal Expert Handle?
The Rochdale personal injury solicitors we work with are dedicated and experienced professionals. They have the knowledge and skill necessary to help clients who have suffered a wide range of injuries. To see more of the claims types we handle, view our guides section.
Workplace Accidents In Rochdale
At Legal Expert, the solicitors we work with have helped workers from a variety of professional backgrounds. For everyone from kitchen workers to shop staff and even military personnel, we have the experience to help you get the compensation you deserve. Below is accident data for the Rochdale area. These are the different types of workplace accident which have been reported to the local authority under the RIDDOR by the Government.
|Workplace accidents in Rochdale Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Undefined workplace accidents||31||31||38|
|Injury caused by electric shock||0||1||0|
|Injuries caused by/ related to machinery operation||19||15||10|
|Injury caused by an explosion (e.g. gas)||0||1||0|
|Exposure to heat/ fire||1||1||1|
|Harmful substance (e.g. dioxins) exposure||6||5||1|
|A fall from a height||27||17||16|
|workplace injuries caused by an animal||3||1||1|
|Manual handling accidents/ injuries||107||54||76|
|Slip, trip or fall on the same level||100||69||96|
|Being hit by something||15||12||6|
|Being hit by a (moving) vehicle||8||8||7|
|Being hit by an object||36||25||43|
|Being trapped by a collapsing object or structure||3||4||4|
Slip, Trip And Fall Injuries
Time and again, figures from local authorities as well as the government show that slips, trips, and falls are the most common accident across the UK. This holds true in and out of the workplace. Within Greater Manchester (of which Rochdale is a town) figures show that slips, trips, and falls are the most common type of workplace accident. Slip and trip accidents can also often lead to secondary accidents. This could be a person slipping by a pool, striking their head and falling in, suffering secondary injuries. Other common sources of slip, trip, and fall claims are caused by people stumbling in potholes. This has resulted in facial scarring for those who have fallen over on Milkstone road and Yorkshire road in Rochdale.
Compensation For Road Traffic Accidents In Rochdale
The personal injury solicitors in Rochdale we work with at Legal Expert have a wide range of experience in securing compensation for people who have suffered a road traffic accident (RTA) which was not their fault in the area. This could be a driver of a car, bike, van or other vehicles. Road traffic accidents in Rochdale occur on a frequent basis. Looking at statistics for 2013, the Rochdale local authority area saw a total of 392 RTA’s. There were 2 fatalities, 40 serious accidents, and 350 slight accidents. This rose in 2014 to a total of 478 accidents. These included crashes on the A58/ A664 crossroads dual carriageway and the A58/ A6060 crossroads.
Rochdale Serious Injury Claims
Serious injury claims can deal with injuries which have had a catastrophic effect on a person, their life, and their family. The potentially devastating effects of these injuries and the serious nature of the claims are fully understood by the solicitors we work with at Legal Expert. We will help to secure the compensation you need to reduce any financial stresses that you are suffering. The goal of Legal Expert, as well as that of the solicitors we connect you to, is to relieve the pressure for you and help you to concentrate on rehabilitation and recovery. The solicitors we work with across the country ensure that you will get the medical help and financial support you need. Serious injury claims could deal with things such as serious chemical burns or spinal injuries.
Medical Negligence Claims In Rochdale
Medical negligence is now more commonly (and correctly) known as clinical negligence. It is where a healthcare professional (such as a GP, surgeon, consultant, nurse, dentist or carer) has breached their duty of care to a patient. The Rochdale lawyers we work with have previously worked on cases with healthcare providers, such as the local Rochdale Infirmary.
Industrial Disease Compensation Claims
We work with solicitors and law firms across the country who have experience in securing compensation for people who have suffered industrial diseases and illnesses. These include everything from radiation exposure to respiratory diseases.
No Win No Fee Expert Solicitors In Rochdale
Across the country, the solicitors we work with operate on a no win no fee basis. This means that they work under what is known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’. Basically, this sets out the work the solicitor will carry out for the claimant, as well as what their fee will be if the claim is successful. It also protects the claimant by removing upfront or ongoing fees. The agreement will state that if the claim is not successful, the client does not owe a fee to the solicitor.
At Legal Expert, we offer a guaranteed no win no fee service. Whilst some no win no fee providers may charge extra hidden costs of the case is not successful, at Legal Expert we don’t. Our panel of expert legal solicitors are always 100% no win no fee. There are no catches in our agreements and everything will be clearly detailed to you before you sign a contract. You can see more information on our no win no fee services here.
The Next Steps
No matter whether you are ready to start your compensation claim, or just need some more advice, call Legal Expert today to get the help and advice you need. Our team are on hand seven days a week to provide you with the information you need when choosing whether or not to make a personal injury claim.
You can start your claim by calling us no on 0800 073 8804. Alternatively, email us about your claim and request a call back from one of our experts. You can also use our online chat feature or messaging widget on this page.
Helpful Contacts In The Rochdale And Greater Manchester Area
Tel: 01706 377777
Local Police Station
Rochdale Police Station,
Tel: 0161 872 5050
Littleborough Police Station,
Local Crown Court
Manchester Crown Court,
Tel: 0161 954 1800