By Richie Billing. Last Updated 16th November 2023. If you want to see if you can claim for an injury but don’t fully understand how the personal injury claims process works or how to find a No Win No Fee solicitor, we can help. Hiring the right personal injury solicitors could be an important factor in successfully receiving compensation.
Our advisors offer free legal advice, so if you have any questions about making a claim, such as “Am I eligible to make a claim?” and “Are there any No Win No Fee lawyers near me?” they can help. Our contact details are below.
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To discover more about our panel of No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors, please read on.
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- Why Do You Need The Help Of Personal Injury Solicitors?
- What Are The Benefits Of Instructing A Personal Injury Lawyer?
- Areas Of Personal Injury Law A Solicitor Can Help With
- Finding Personal Injury Solicitors Near You
- Work With A Lawyer On A No Win No Fee Basis
- Learn More About Working With Personal Injury Solicitors
You may be wondering, “Why do I need to use a personal injury solicitor?”
Personal injury solicitors can help you by ensuring you have the relevant information to give yourself the best chance of receiving compensation. This involves having the right medical evidence to prove that your injuries were caused by the third party in question and understanding the different stages of a personal injury claim in the UK.
Our panel of No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors fight for the rights of people who have been injured from an incident due to third-party negligence. They are professional, meticulous, and have years of experience in personal injury law. Please visit the Law Society website for more about using a solicitor in a No Win No Fee compensation claim.
You may be wanting clarity about the benefits of using the services of No Win No Fee lawyers. First and foremost, lawyers and solicitors are knowledgeable in their respective fields. It means that if they do decide to take your claim, you should be working with someone who knows the relevant area of law thoroughly.
Other benefits of using No Win No Fee lawyers in the UK could include:
- Being familiar with how the claims process works.
- They understand legal principles and jargon. Due to this, they can make sure you don’t become confused by the proceedings.
- Being upfront about a lot of the costs that could be involved in making a claim.
- Their ability to value claims accurately.
- Informing you of what financial losses you can and can’t claim due to the injury. This comes in the form of claiming special damages.
So, whether you want to make an accident at work claim, road traffic accident (RTA) claim or a different personal injury claim, they’ll be able to help you seek compensation. If you have further questions such as, “How long do I have to make a claim?” please call us to speak to one of our helpful advisors free of charge using the phone number at the top of this page.
Are There Benefits Of Instructing A Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?
Generally, working with a non-local solicitor would be much the same as working with one based in your area.
This is because claims can be handled entirely through the use of technology. Your solicitor can work with you via phone, email or in person meetings if you require one, but meetings in person are rarely a needed requirement. However, if you would prefer to meet your solicitor face to face, this can be arranged.
Because of this, the recommendation given to potential claimants is to consider solicitors based on their experience or the services they can offer.
Please speak to a member of our team for any other questions you may have about how a solicitor can help you or to discuss the process of working with local or non-local personal injury solicitors.
This section will provide you with a greater understanding of the kind of accident claims personal injury solicitors will be able to help you with. The important thing to bear in mind when seeing if you can claim is duty of care. The third party you want to claim against needs to have a duty of care towards you. This section will help illustrate examples of this and instances where it could be breached, leading to a potentially successful personal injury claim.
Public Liability Claims
Public liability claims revolve around the occupier of a place that’s accessible to the public having a duty of care to visitors to their premises. The occupiers effectively need to make sure they’ve taken reasonable steps to keep the public safe while using their space. This duty of care is established in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Basically, if you’ve injured yourself in a public place and you feel it’s due to a fault that the occupier should have amended or fixed, you may be able to claim. Examples of occupier negligence that could lead to a successful claim for personal injury compensation include:
- Falling down a stairway due to an old handrail (that the occupier was aware of but didn’t fix) giving way as you held it.
- Slipping on a wet floor due to there being no warning signs, even though the occupier was aware of the spillage.
Road Traffic Accidents
Every road user has a duty of care to others on the road. This duty of care is established in the Road Traffic Act 1991 and The Highway Code. Basically, every road user should conduct themselves within the laws and rules highlighted in these documents. By establishing safe and responsible conduct, it recognises that any road conduct not permitted within them could be negligent. This is because this conduct could unnecessarily put lives at risk, including your own. So, if you’ve suffered a ligament and tendon injury, for instance, due to a negligent driver, you may be able to claim. Examples of negligence include:
- Suffering an injury due to a drunk driver’s vehicle crashing into the back of yours because they were speeding. This could result in you reviewing the benefits of personal injury solicitors to see if you can make a No Win No Fee claim.
- A lorry driver might not check their mirrors correctly and, as such, slam into your vehicle. This could lead to you seeking fracture compensation.
If your injuries are worth less than £5,000, you need to claim through a different method. This is explained in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. However, we don’t recommend claiming through this method immediately, as the previous valuation of your injuries could be wrong. Instead, contact our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page. They could re-evaluate how much your injuries are worth.
Accident At Work Claims
Successful accident at work claims are made due to employers not following their duty of care correctly. Your employer needs to make sure, within reason, that the environment is conducive to work and that the facilities are an acceptable standard for all employees while using the premises. This duty of care is provided in greater detail within the Health Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. If you feel like you’ve suffered an accident at work from your employer being negligent, you may be able to claim. Examples of this include:
- Injuring yourself while using faulty equipment that your employer was aware of. You could, for instance, fall off a ladder due to its unsecure nature. The injury could make you wonder how to find the best No Win No Fee solicitors for you.
- Working in a construction environment for a long period of time without the necessary protection being provided by your employer, causing you to suffer industrial disease or conditions, such as work-related hearing loss.
You may be asking yourself, “How do I choose a personal injury lawyer in the UK?” There are various ways you can connect with personal injury solicitors to see if you can claim. They include:
- Reading independent No Win No Fee solicitors reviews
- Asking family members and friends for recommendations
- Speaking to a number of different personal injury solicitors to query their services
However, it’s not necessary to use the services of a personal injury solicitor near you. Our panel can work for you from anywhere in the country. Therefore, you won’t be restricted to the services of professionals in your area alone.
If you have a favourable claim, our advisors can connect you with our panel of No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors. We can help take the stress out of finding a legal professional yourself. Simply call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
The basis of making a personal injury claim revolves around negligence. As we’ve previously mentioned, some third parties have a duty of care towards you and, if they breach this, you may be able to claim. The three requirements to making a successful claim are:
- The third party in question needs to have a duty of care to you.
- They must have breached this duty of care.
- This breach must have led to your injury.
Only if your personal injury solicitors feel like all three of these conditions are met will they consider taking your claim. You also generally need to be claiming within three years of the injury happening or three years from when you discovered the injury was caused by negligence. This is outlined in legislation called the Limitation Act 1980. (However, there are exceptions to this time limit, so get in touch with our advisors to query how long you might have to claim.)
A No Win No Fee agreement, often referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement, means that you would only have to pay legal fees if your claim is successful. The legal fees would be a small, legally capped portion taken out of your compensation. There are also no hidden solicitors fees with our panel. They’re experienced, knowledgeable, and understand how the claims process works.
For more information, or to see if you’re eligible to use the services of our panel of No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors, contact us today.
- Call us now on the number at the top of the page.
- Write to us through our Live Chat.
- Contact us via our website.
For more information you might find useful, please see below.
To see road accidents and safety statistics from Great Britain, visit the Department for Transport website.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) offers more information about the historical picture of work-related injuries.
Want to know more about receiving compensation after an accident or injury? Visit this Government website.
Why not check out more of our personal injury claims guides below:
- The Personal Injury Claims Process
- Which Claims Fall Under Personal Injury?
- The Definition of No Win No Fee Agreements
- Top Tips for Making a Gym Accident Claim
- What Are No Win No Fee Agreements In Personal Injury Law?
- What Evidence Is Needed For A Personal Injury Claim?
- What Determines The Best No Win No Fee Solicitors?
- What You Need To Know About Neck Injury Claims
- Slips, Trips and Falls Compensation Claims
- A Guide To Restaurant Accident Claims
- Compensation Payout For A Nursery Accident
- Compensation Amounts For A Broken Leg Claim
- How Much Is A Head Injury Claim Worth?
- How To Claim Accident In A Supermarket Compensation
- How To Claim Under The Fatal Accidents Act 1976
- How To Successfully Claim Compensation For A Nose Injury
- Making A Claim For An Accident In A Nursery
- What Is The Personal Injury Claims Time Limit?
- Shoulder Injury Claims Explained
- What Are The Payouts For Arm Injury Claims?
- How To Make A Hand Injury Claim
- Slipping On A Wet Floor Compensation Claims
- A Guide To Making Eye Injury Claims
- PTSD Claims Guide
- You can also read our guide advising on how to claim for an ankle injury
Thank you for reading our guide to the role of personal injury solicitors.
Written by DUR
Published by VIC