Worksop Personal Injury Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims
If you’re reading this guide because you’ve had an accident in Worksop and are considering making a personal injury claim, then you’ve ended up at the right place. We are a personal injury solicitors firm that can help with accidents and injuries caused by somebody else in Worksop and across the UK. This guide will explain how Legal Expert can help with a claim, how our no win no fee service works and the most common injuries that are claimed for.
At the end of this guide you’ll find our contact details, so you can begin your claim today.
How our team can help you to make a claim
You may be worried about the complexity of making a personal injury claim, but you needn’t worry as there is loads of legislation in the UK to make compensation claims easier. The health and safety laws cover you when your at work, in a shop, an office, a private building or simply walking down the street so, if you’re involved in an accident, you can make a claim and Legal Expert have a team of solicitors who can advise on the chances that your claim will result in a compensation payment.
What eligibility criteria do I need to meet?
To be able to win a Worksop injury case it has to be proven that:
- The defendant (the person who you believe is ultimately responsible for your accident) had some duty of care towards you,
- And that the duty of care was breached,
- And because of the breach you were injured.
Personal injury solicitors must be able to prove all of the above points for a personal injury claim to be successful. If you’re not sure if all of the above are true in your case, then ask our experts before deciding whether to claim or not.
Why it can be vital to have the right solicitor for your claim
Choosing the right personal injury solicitor is essential as they can have a big impact on your life. A competent and well-practiced solicitor will guide you throughout the process and ensure you provide the right evidence (and not information that won’t help). Also, most injury compensation claims have a range of payments dependant on the severity of the injury – a competent solicitor will ensure that your injury is classified correctly, and you receive the compensation you deserve.
What to look for when reading reviews of solicitors
When researching solicitors online a good place to start is on their reviews page which shows feedback from previous clients. It’s worth looking at the volume of successful claims they’ve had, the feedback from clients about the professionalism of the solicitors and also read their own case studies of cases they’ve been involved in.
As well as reviews of solicitors it’s worth checking the fee that customers will have to pay if the solicitor wins the case. It is surprising what the difference can be and can lead to largely reduced payments to the client if the solicitor sets a high success fee in the no win no fee agreement. For instance, a client who was awarded around £90,000 in compensation for his serious injuries could’ve got nearly £80,000 from one solicitor but another, offering the same service but charging more, would’ve only paid him around £55,000. It is therefore well worth checking this before signing up to any particular solicitor.
Does my solicitor need to be in Worksop, does this affect my claim?
In short, the answer to this question is no! It simply does not matter whereabouts in the UK your solicitor is whether they’re a Worksop personal injury solicitor or based elsewhere makes no difference to your claim or the amount of compensation you’ll receive.
Most communications between solicitors and their clients when dealing with personal injuries are dealt with over the phone, email or by post. That said, we always ensure that if you are required to attend a medical assessment then it will be done at one of our local medical centres, so you are not inconvenienced by travelling.
Different claims or personal injury claims team can handle
Our team can deal with any type of personal injury claim starting from the straightforward through to the complex, so long as somebody else was to blame, we can make your claim for you. Worksop personal injury solicitors deal with some common injury claims such as:
Claims for industrial disease illnesses and injuries
The phrase ‘Industrial Disease’ is a term that covers a number of illnesses that were caused in the workplace, many of which may build up over time and not be diagnosed for many years.
Some of the common industrial disease claims we deal with include: Acoustic shock (deafness); Occupational asthma; Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI); Chemical poisoning; Vibration white finger; and Mesothelioma (caused by exposure to asbestos).
We can help with any of these types of claim or other injuries caused by poor industrial working practices.
Claims for medical negligence or malpractice
Medical negligence or clinical malpractice can be quite complex and require a lot of evidence to support the claim. If you’ve been injured while receiving treatment at a doctor’s surgery, hospital, dentist, medical centre or any other medical treatment facility then you could make a compensation claim.
Negligence can be caused by late diagnosis, delayed treatment, incorrect treatment, negligent damage caused by poor training and foreign objects left in the body following surgery. We can deal with any type of medical negligence claim and our team are experienced in claim against major health authorities. For more details read our guide on medical negligence.
Accident at work claims
Every employer in the UK has a duty of care to protect the safety of its staff while on work premises under the Health and Safety at Work act. This means that if you’ve been injured at work, and it was due to something the employer did or didn’t do then you could claim compensation from them.
The types of negligence that is commonly claimed against employers are: poor or no training of staff; safety equipment not provided; damaged equipment; and unsafe working practices.
You can make a claim against your employer even if the accident was caused by another member of staff.
Work accident statistics for the Bassetlaw Local Authority Area
The table below shows the number of accidents in the workplace it the Bassetlaw local authority area over the past few years:
|Reported accidents at work in the Bassetlaw local authority area||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Injuries caused by equipment or machinery||8||7||14|
|Falling from heights||18||15||11|
|Animal-related injuries, such as dog bites||1||2||0|
|Manual handling related injuries||103||66||73|
|Slip, trip or fall accidents||87||80||48|
|Struck against an object||15||10||7|
|Hit by a moving vehicle||6||8||3|
|Hit by a falling object||34||25||24|
These are all the injuries reported under RIDAGGR regulations in the Bassetlaw local authority are
Claims for injuries caused by slips, falls, and trips
A slip, trip or fall can happen just about anywhere: at home, at school, at work, in a shop, in the street, in a theatre or in a museum, in fact pretty much anywhere. They can lead to injuries that take a few days to get better right through to life-changing injuries which take months or even years to make better.
Common causes of slips and trips include:
- Slippery floors where no warning signs were in place.
- Uneven flooring such as broken paving slabs, damaged kerbs and damaged carpets.
- Poorly lit areas which stop trip hazards from being visible.
If any of these were the reason for your accident, then get in touch and we’ll begin your claim.
Claims for severe or serious injuries
Serious or severe injuries have no exact definition in law but usually a test of if an injury is severe is to ask whether it has altered the claimants, or someone who now has to care for them, life. Injuries which prevent the victim from working in the same job could be deemed severe and injuries such as brain damage, paralysis and amputations can usually fit into the severe category.
Worksop road traffic accident claims
Another common claim that personal injury solicitors deal with are road traffic accidents. Either as a driver, a passenger or as a pedestrian, if you’ve been injured because of a collision with a car that was caused by the other driver then we can make a no win no fee claim for your pain, suffering and financial losses caused by the accident.
Something that a lot of clients don’t realise is that, if the other driver was uninsured (or unidentified in the case of hit and run crashes), we can still make a personal injury claim on your behalf so don’t be put off if you find out that there was no insurance cover.
Road traffic accident casualties in Nottinghamshire / Worksop
The table below shows the most severe road traffic accidents in the Nottinghamshire area over a number of years:
The table includes the total number of serious injuries or deaths during road traffic accidents in the Nottinghamshire area including Worksop.
No win no fee solicitors for personal injury claims
No win no fee claims mean that if you lose your case then you don’t have to pay anything at all which is great because many people would be put off if they had to pay a legal bill when they hadn’t won any compensation.
If your case is successful, then you only have to pay the solicitor when the funds have been sent to them. You don’t have to find the money before they’ll release the compensation to you – it simply gets deducted by the solicitor before the remainder is sent to you.
No win no fee is conducted the same way as a conventional case whereby your solicitor guides you in what information they need from you, they gather as much evidence as is required, they consult with legal and medical experts to back up your claim, they put the complaint and request for compensation to the defendant and when they hear back from the defendant then they speak with the client and discuss whether any offer is fair, requires a counter offer or whether it should be rejected and taken to court.
In our experience, around 99% of no win no fee cases are settled out of court but we will always reserve the right to implement court proceedings if we believe the compensation offered is not fair.
What will I need to pay and when?
If your solicitor is successful and manages to get you a compensation payment, then you’d need to pay them the agreed fee that was set out in your no win no fee agreement. Usually the solicitor will simply deduct this from the compensation and then send you the remaining compensation amount.
If your solicitor doesn’t manage to win your case, then the beauty of no win no fee is that you don’t have to pay them anything at all. It is the risk that they take when they accept your case on a no win no fee basis.
How do I start my claim
It is understandable that you may still have questions and won’t necessarily be sure if you’re ready to begin your claim. If that’s the case then don’t worry, we are still here to help you. Firstly, there are plenty of guides with extra information on this website which hopefully you’ll find useful but if you still need further advice then we’re more than happy to help so please pick up the phone and give us a call.
Speak to our specialist team today
Hopefully, now that you’ve read this guide about personal injury claims services for accidents that has happened in the Worksop area, you’re ready to begin your claim with Legal Expert acting as your claims service. If that is the case, then you can make contact with us in any of these ways:
- Telephone: Call us free on 0800 073 8804
- Email: Send us a message to email@example.com
- Live Chat: Use our live chat feature from any page on this site
- Online Claim: Fill in our online claim form and we’ll get back to you
Remember, even if you’ve still got any questions, use any of the methods above and we’ll try and answer anything that you still need to know.
Helpful resources and contacts in Worksop
If you’ve been injured in Worksop then, as well as contacting Legal Expert, here are some useful organisations that you may need to contact including the police, the courts and the local hospitals in Worksop:
Worksop Police Station
Opening Times: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Mansfield Magistrates Court
The Court House
Tel: 01623 451 500
Tel: 01909 500990
Here are a few of the many useful guides on our web site that may be relevant when deciding whether to make your claim:
Accident At Work Claims – a comprehensive guide to making a claim for an accident at work.
Car Accident Claims – more information on the types of injuries and compensation payment amounts for car crashes.
No Win No Fee – Our full guide on our no win no fee service.