Wallsend Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
By Stephen Traynor. Last Updated 29th September 2021. Have you been injured or in some way harmed as a result of an accident caused by someone else? Were you hurt in a car crash in Wallsend? Or were you hurt because your employer had not followed the correct health and safety rules? If so, our team could help you to make a compensation claim for any harm caused to you.
Whilst this guide is focused on the victims of accidents in the Wallsend part of North Tyneside looking for Wallsend personal injury solicitors, our team is able to assist people from across the country. In this guide, we look at what personal injury claims are, who can make such a claim (and when), before looking at the most common types of claim we see. We then move on to showing how our team of personal injury solicitors and medical experts can assist you.
Finally, at the bottom of our guide, we have also included details of how you can get in touch with our expert team. We also provide contact information for different services which you may need to access after an accident or injury in the North Tyneside area.
Please read on for more information.
What is a personal injury claim?
Before looking at how we can help you to make a personal injury claim, we will look at what they are, and what they help people to do. Put simply, they are a legal method for holding the person responsible for your accident to account by their having to pay you financial restitution. A personal injury could be either physical or mental/ psychological. Thanks to various pieces of legislation in the UK, Wallsend personal injury solicitors are able to help you claim compensation or damages from the party who caused you to be harmed. An injury claim calculator may be used to determine how much compensation you are entitled to claim.
As we will explore in this guide, there are many different forms of accident and injury that a personal injury law firm can help you to claim compensation for. Some of the most commonplace are explored in more detail later in the guide.
How we can help you claim after an accident which was your fault
If you have been injured or hurt (physically or psychologically) at any point in the last three years, and if someone else was the cause or to blame for this accidental injury, you could be able to make a claim for damages through a personal injury law firm.
Whilst it may in some cases be possible for people to make a claim without using a solicitor or lawyer, for many people navigating the complexities of the legal system is best left to the professionals. We can use our years of experience, our knowledge and our expertise to help secure you the best possible settlement.
What are your rights to claim compensation?
More than three million people are hurt each year in circumstances such as road traffic accidents, due to medical negligence, slipping over, or other causes. In cases where it is clear that someone else was responsible for the accident happening, the victim has a legal right to seek damages/ compensation from that person.
Whilst the process of making a claim would often be very difficult by yourself, using a personal injury law firm can make the process much easier.
Checklist for when finding the right solicitor to conduct your claim
When you are looking at different personal injury lawyers and reading No Win No Fee claims reviews there can be a lot of information to take in and lots to think about. That is why we have put together this simple checklist for you to judge different solicitors by.
Speed is not always key
The solicitor or accident claims management company promising the fastest resolution to your claim is not always the best. It could be that if the claim had been pursued a little slower and for a little longer you could have secured a higher settlement.
Whilst family and friends might recommend a particular solicitor, lawyer, or legal firm which they have used in the past, or recommend a particular course of action, you do not have to take this as the final word. Getting recommendations from people you trust can be helpful, but just because a solicitor was able to assist one person does not always mean they are the best person to conduct your claim.
Communication is key
Your claim is important to you and whilst the case is being conducted, you need to be updated on its progress as and when necessary. It is important that your solicitor liaises with you as often as necessary and in a way that is convenient to you, whether by phone, post, or email.
Trust your instinct
Perhaps the most important part of making any important decision like this is to trust your instinct. When you talk to the solicitor or their team, do you get a good feeling from them? Do they address and answer your questions and will they provide the support you need?
Next we look at some of the other important things you should take into account when choosing a solicitor for your claim.
Read reviews of solicitors
When you are choosing which hotel to stay in on holiday, what restaurant or takeaway to eat at, or which product to buy online, you probably look at a few reviews to get a better feel for a product or service. Why should choosing which personal injury lawyer to use be any different?
Reading reviews can be a great way to get a different perspective on a solicitor’s services. Have previous clients been happy with the way in which their claim was handled and the settlement they received? Remember when you are reading No Win No Fee claims reviews they can be good and bad, and not every review is either trustworthy or accurate.
You can find out what previous clients have thought of our services by reading our online reviews here. If you do use Legal Expert for your claim, please consider leaving a review after we help you.
Experience matters more than location
The first thing to note is that our team and offices are not based in the North Tyneside area. However, don’t that dissuade you from choosing to make your claim through Legal Expert. Whilst in previous generations it was much more important to use a solicitor or law firm which was closer to you, today services can be provided just as well from the other side of the country as the other side of town. There are many different ways in which you can be kept up to date on your case. Whilst there is nothing wrong at all in using a local solicitor, you need not be bound by geography, but rather by knowledge and experience.
In most personal injury cases, the only part of the process which may need to be carried out locally is any medical assessment that we think you need. We often recommend these to establish an independent assessment of your injury or illness and the effects it will have on you.
Typical categories and types of personal injury claims we conduct
From claiming damages for clinical negligence to seeking compensation from an employer for a workplace accident, our team are highly experienced in helping people to make a range of different types of personal injury claim. As such, we will always leverage that experience in the best way possible to make sure that you get the help that you need.
Next, we will move on to take a brief look at some of the most common types of accident and injury cases we help people to claim compensation for. We provide some detail about the type of accident, how we can help, and where to find out more.
Industrial disease and illness claims
Industrial illness, industrial disease, and workplace illnesses. These are all commonly used terms to describe a variety of different conditions which are experienced by as many as 1.2 million people in Great Britain. In addition to this, there are approximately 13,500 people reporting new instances diagnosed annually.
If you have been hurt because of an industrial disease, our accident management and personal injury solicitors team can help you. Industrial diseases are often caused by poor working practices or insufficient safety procedures.
In our guide to making a work-related illness claim, you can find out more information.
Clinical negligence and malpractice claims
When visiting the NHS or a private practice in the UK you can expect extremely high standards of care. On occasion, these standards of care do lapse. For a small number of patients, the result of their visit to the doctors, hospital, or dentist could be suffering additional harm due to clinical or medical negligence.
This negligence or harm can happen in lots of different ways and result in minor through to very serious harm happening to you. Some of the forms of clinical negligence which are the most common are as follows;
- Failing to correctly diagnose a particular medical condition, or wrongly diagnosing your symptoms.
- Mistakes when dispensing prescription medication
- Negligence or clinical errors during child delivery
- Surgical errors, such as wrong site surgery or mistakes in anaesthetic
- Negligent dental care
Any and all of these factors could combine or contribute to your being harmed in some way whilst under the care of a medical or healthcare professional.
For more information, check out our separate guide to medical and clinical negligence claims.
Fall or slip accident and injury claims
Slips, trips, and falls are the most frequent way in which people are injured, either in the workplace or elsewhere. In general, they account for as much as a third of all types of injury. Whilst most falls commonly lead to minor injuries, they can lead to serious forms of accident and injury. This might include falling from a height on a construction site.
The Health and Safety Executive records as many as 11,000 injuries each year because of slips, trips, and falls. Whether they happen in the workplace, in a retailer, or in a public place, if you suffered a trip or fall because of someone else’s actions, you can claim compensation.
Slips, trips, and falls can be caused in a variety of ways;
- Tripping or falling over rubbish, a box, or exposed wiring
- Falling from a height, such as falling from scaffolding
- Slipping over on an icy or a wet surface, where there was no signage
- Tripping over due to damaged or broken pavements
- Falling down stairs which are broken or damaged in some way
Check out our separate guide on how to claim compensation for a slip or fall accident.
Serious injury and illness claims
The first thing we need to state is that there is no specific and legal definition of what serious injuries are, and what serious injury claims deal with. In general when we talk about a serious injury we mean those which have or will have a catastrophic and long lasting effect on the victim. The injury may well also affect those around the victim, such as any family members who may need to provide care and support, or any dependant family members who rely on the victim’s income. If you have suffered extensive injuries as a result of your accident, we could help you to make a serious injury claim.
This guide to serious injury claims contains more information on what type of injury you could claim compensation for. It also includes examples of how much you could be awarded in our serious injury claim calculator.
Accident in the workplace – How do I claim?
Despite there being a wide body of legislation, rules, regulations, and recommendations for keeping employees safe in the workplace or elsewhere whilst at work, it is not uncommon for people to have an accident. It can often be the case that the employer or workplace may have failed to properly carry out the required health and safety checks, or may not have issued staff with the right equipment. It could even be that training, process, or equipment are simply out of date. No matter the specific cause, as long as it can be clearly shown that you were not responsible for the harm you suffered, we could help you.
You can find out more about claiming for accidents at work in our separate guide.
Road traffic and vehicle accidents – How do I claim?
Have you been hurt as a result of a road traffic accident that was not your fault? If so, our team could help you. You may have been travelling in a vehicle of any description, or have been walking down the street as a pedestrian. No matter what form of transport you were or were not using, as long as someone else caused your accident, we are here to help you.
There are many types of road traffic accidents and as such, we have produced several guides to these which can be helpful for you to read. You can read our guide to road traffic accidents, or our guide to taxi accidents.
Serious car and other vehicle accident casualties in North Tyneside
Regularly updated statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) reveal how frequently road accident casualties are recorded in North Tyneside (which Wallsend is located within). As revealed in an annual report by the DfT, there were 60 killed or seriously injured (KSI) road casualties recorded in North Tyneside during 2019. This is slightly less when compared to the numbers recorded in the previous few years, but more when compared to several years prior to 2016. As shown in the report:
- There were 64 KSI road casualties reported in North Tyneside in both 2018 and 2017.
- The number recorded in 2016 meanwhile was 62.
- KSI road casualties recorded in 2015, 2014 and 2013 were 53, 47, and 49 respectively.
How you can make a No Win No Fee claim
The best way to start and to make a No Win No Fee claim is to contact our team. We are here seven days a week to begin the process of getting you the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact our team using the method listed below most convenient to you.
What happens if you lose your No Win No Fee claim?
You only need to pay for the services of your solicitor if you win your No Win No Fee compensation claim. In the event that you do not, you should not have anything to pay. In some cases, the defendant you are claiming against may try to recover their legal costs in the event the claim is not settled in your favour. To prevent you from being left with a bill in this event, solicitors will often take out an insurance policy against this.
How to find out more before choosing your solicitor
Before you make your final choice about who you want to represent you in and through your claim, you may still want to find out a little more about the overall process of making a personal injury claim. This guide, as well as our other resources, have been created to help you consider all your options, whether you are searching for Wallsend personal injury solicitors, or legal advice and representation elsewhere. Remember, whilst we are not located in this part of the country, we can still provide you with all the services you need to claim compensation.
In order to make the best choice about who to represent you in your claim, you need all the information possible. This guide provides more information about the personal injury claims process. If you require further help or advice, please call our friendly team to discuss your options.
Contact Legal Expert today
Are you ready to start your personal injury claim? Do you still have questions about how No Win No Fee claims work? In either case, please get in contact with our expert team today. They will be able to provide you with all the help and assistance you need to take the next steps in your compensation claim. This can include providing you with Wallsend personal injury solicitors if you are eligible to start a personal injury claim.
There are several ways you can get in touch with us.
- You can call us today on 0800 073 8804.
- You can send an email to email@example.com.
- Or, you can use our online contact form.
Whichever way you choose to get in contact with Legal Expert, we are ready to start your claim.
Help and advice for accident and injury victims in Wallsend
Whether in the immediate aftermath of an accident, or later when you are making a claim for your injuries, there are some services that you may need to access in Wallsend and the surrounding areas. Those services which we find that people most commonly require straight after an accident include the police, hospitals and medical care. Later, you may also need to visit the courts as a small number of claims do.
Middle Engine Lane,
Tyne & Wear,
Tel: 01661 872555
North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court
Tel: 0191 296 0099
Mellor Road via Darnton Road,
Tel: 0161 922 6000
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Thank you for reading our guide about claiming for an injury with the help of Wallsend personal injury solicitors.