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Sheffield Personal Injury Solicitors Guide – No Win No Fee Claims

On this page, you will find a guide to choosing the best firm of personal injury solicitors to process a personal injury claim on your behalf. It contains everything you need to know about making a claim, and also covers some of the most common types of claims. You must be within the personal injury claim time limit of three years to make a claim. If you are, this guide should be useful to you.

How To Make Your Personal Injury Claim

Legal Expert is a team of personal injury solicitors, which has proven to be very effective in processing accident claims on behalf of our clients. We have a history of winning substantial compensation payments, across many different types of claims.

Sheffield personal injury solicitorsWe always approach a claim, intending to get the most compensation possible for the claimant. Yet, we won’t ever take any actions that might threaten your ability to claim, or jeopardise your chance of winning compensation.

When you decide to use our national claims service, you gain access to a number of additional services. For example, if you need to undergo a medical examination to prove how severe your injuries were, Legal Expert can arrange a free examination in the Sheffield area for you.

Choosing The Best No Win No Fee Solicitor Can Be Critical To Your Claim

In order to have the maximum possibility of having a successful outcome to your claim, you need to find the best personal injury lawyer to process your claim for you. All legal firms are not the same. Some of them only focus on specific types of cases, or areas of the law. Others only offer legal services such as conveyancing. What you really need, is a specialist legal firm that deals with accident claims. Legal Expert is such a legal firm, we process hundreds of accident claims every year, and offer our claims service to people all across the UK.

Read Reviews Of Different Solicitors And Lawyers In Your Area

As stated above, finding the best solicitor to process your claim is critical. However, how do you go about this? How do you sort the good from the bad? One useful tool, is a review site. If you can find a good review site that covers solicitors, and allows members of the public to post reviews, this is a good place to start your search. When you are reading and comparing the reviews, make a note of information such as:

  • The date of the review – is it up to date or too old to still be relevant?
  • The claim it details – the claim the review is based on needs to be similar to your own.
  • The contents of the review – what is the reviewer saying? Did they have a good or bad experience with the legal firm? What were the pros and cons of using them?
  • Comments – if people have commented on the review, do the comments generally agree with the reviewer, or are they saying the review is wrong?
  • The fees structure – does the solicitor the review is about offer a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA)? If so, what percentage of the compensation settlement will they take as their fee?

Does The Location Of A Solicitor Matter?

It might seem logical to you to use a local Sheffield solicitor to process your claim, as it will be easier dealing with a local firm. You could use a local firm if you wish to, but there is no real reason to do so. You can keep in touch with your legal team using the telephone and email no matter where they are located. A more important consideration than physical location, is how effective your solicitor will be in processing your claim.

Some legal firms, such as us here at Legal Expert, work nationwide, helping people all across the UK to make accident claims. Our team can book for you to have a medical assessment in the area. Our local medical experts include,

Ravindra Sawant
Britannia Way
Catcliffe
Sheffield
S60 5BD

Ghulam Wattoo
Blades Enterprise Centre
John Street
Sheffield
S2 4SW

What Personal Injury Claims Does Legal Expert Conduct?

Legal Expert can process any type of personal injury claims Sheffield residents may need assistance with. We successfully win compensation for hundreds of clients every year, across a very wide range of different types of claims. However, there are some types of claims we handle more often than others. So, although we are happy to take on any type of claims, these below are the most frequent that our clients come to us with.

Workplace Industrial Disease Claims

Despite strict UK Government legislation, intended to ensure that every company operates a healthy environment for their staff, industrial disease and illness claims are quite common. Some environments, such as working in a nuclear power station, a mine, etc. can expose employees to a higher risk of illness. Legal Expert can help you to claim compensation, if you have contracted a work-related illness due to your employer exposing you to a health hazard.

Claim For Instances Of Medical Negligence

Legal Expert can act as your medical negligence lawyers, if you have come to harm due to the negligent actions of a medical professional. Every doctor, specialist, consultant, nurse and member of care staff, has a duty of care towards their patients. If they fail in this duty and cause harm to a patient, then clinical negligence will be deemed to have occurred. In this case, Legal Expert should be able to help you to claim compensation. We have the experience required to tackle large organisations such as the NHS, winning compensation for our clients.

Sheffield Area Accident and Injury At Work Statistics

Your employer has a legal obligation to provide you with a safe working environment, free of health hazards. This legislation forms part of the Health & Safety standards that each company must comply with. When your employer fails in this compliance, and it leads to you receiving an injury caused by an accident at work, Legal Expert should be able to help you to claim compensation. The table below, shows work-related accident statistics for the Sheffield area.

Sheffield Work-Related Accidents201220132014
Other accidents9510381
Injury due to electric shock431
Machinery-related accidents363039
100
Explosion related accidents011
Injury caused by fire421
Injury caused by chemical exposure1949
Injury caused by a fall624151
Injury caused by an animal743
Manual handling accident261177153
Physical assault273030
Injury caused by a slip, trip or fall266220169
Injury caused by being struck282814
Vehicle accidents1778
Injury caused by being hit by an object1178578
Crush-related injuries332

Slip, Trip, And Fall Injury Claims

Of all of the types of accident claims we process here at Legal Expert, the most common after road traffic accidents, are slips, trips and falls. These accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. Either in a public place, or at work. Something as simple as a wet floor in a restaurant can cause a slip, which results in serious injuries. If you are injured in a slip, trip or fall, Legal Expert should be able to help you to make a compensation claim for your injuries.

What Are Serious Injury Claims?

A serious injury claim is any claim that involves claiming for life-changing injuries. Injuries such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of a limb, damage to one of the internal organs or severe brain damages are examples of such injuries. When Legal Expert processes a claim for serious injuries, we know that we are likely going to need to claim for additional types of damages. These damages will compensate the claimant for the loss of life-quality, inability to work, and other long-term effects of their injuries.

Claim For A Road Traffic Accident In Sheffield

Road traffic accidents are the most frequent type of accident that we process a claim for here at Legal Expert. We can assist in claiming for all types of RTA injuries. From minor cases of whiplash, through to the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash. If the accident was not your fault, or in some cases, if nobody was at fault, Legal Expert should be able to help you make a claim.

Road Traffic Accident Statistics For Sheffield

This table includes data for the number of victims seriously injured or killed on the road in Sheffield.

 2014201520162017
Pedestrian63496497
Cyclists32233048
Motorcyclists34213048
Car occupants484570122
Others941210
Annual total186142206325

No Win No Fee Compensation Claims

Legal Expert offers our national No Win No Fee claims service to residents of Sheffield and all across the UK. We offer more than simply processing your claim; we can also provide you with value-added services, such as a free medical examination in the Sheffield area. There is no risk involved in using our claims service to try and claim compensation, as we don’t charge a fee until we win your compensation for you. Give us a call today, as you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

What Does No Win No Fee Mean For Claimants?

Our No Win No Fee agreement is very easy to understand. It is based on a standard Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). What this means is that when you come to us, and ask us to handle your claim, we won’t charge you any fee initially. As we process your claim, we won’t ask you to pay any ongoing fees, even if reaching a settlement can take many months. Finally, if we are unsuccessful in winning you a compensation payment, we will zero our fees, and you pay nothing. When we do receive compensation award for you though, we will take our fees out of the payment, before giving you the rest.

Getting Started

If you are ready to engage Legal Expert as your personal injury claims solicitors to process a personal injury claim, the process of getting started is very simple indeed. Call the number you will find below, and talk to one of our legal team. They will go over a number of questions with you, and the answers to these questions help us to understand more about your claim. Once we know enough to make informed recommendations, we will offer you some free legal advice on what to do next. In most cases, this advice will be to use our national claims service to get you the compensation you are eligible for.

I Still Have Some Questions, Where Can I Find More Advice?

Do you want to know more about how the Legal Expert national claims service works? Or maybe you have general questions about the process of making a personal injury claim? If you have any questions at all, then please contact Legal Expert right now on the number below. When you do, one of our team will be on the line, to provide you with the information and answers you need, using plain and simple English and not legalese.

How To Contact Our Team

Do you believe you have a valid reason to make a personal injury claim? Are you ready to proceed with that claim right now? If so, please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804, and we can get your claim started as soon as possible.

Information For Helpful Contacts

If you need to get in touch with the Police in Sheffield, for example, to report a road traffic accident you were involved in, here are the contact details:

South Yorkshire Police
Snig Hill Police Station
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Telephone: 101
Website: www.police.uk/south-yorkshire

For information about the local court that covers the Sheffield area, you can try these contact details:

Sheffield Combined Courts Centre
The Law Courts
50 W Bar
Sheffield
S3 8PH
Telephone: +44 114 281 2400
Website: courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/sheffield-combined-court-centre

The closest NHS hospital to Sheffield to get treatment is this one:

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Rd
Sheffield
S10 2JF
Telephone: +44 114 271 1900
Website: www.sth.nhs.uk

At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for a head injury:

A guide to claiming for a head injury

At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for a back injury:

A guide to claiming for a back injury

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