The prospect of seeking legal help can be extremely daunting, especially if you have recently suffered an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault. We are a highly-experienced team of no win no fee solicitors in Stoke on Trent with a proven track record of helping people just like yourself to get the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Solicitors Guide
Our expert team of personal injury solicitors understand that making a personal injury compensation claim can seem complicated. To help you understand the process, we have put together a simple, straightforward guide to working with a team of personal injury solicitors on your personal injury claim. We explain the process of making a claim, give some examples of common types of claim and go through some of the questions our previous clients have asked, such as how long claims typically take to settle and how much compensation they are likely to receive.
Our personal injury solicitors know that your accident will have been very distressing and stressful. The damage sustained during an accident can be very painful and can take a considerable period to heal. There can also be financial stresses added to this, if you need to take time off work to recover from your accident or injury. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help.
A personal injury compensation claim can seem like adding additional pressure to a stressful situation, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience dealing with claims just like yours, and we can take all of the stress out of your compensation claim.
If you have suffered any form of personal injury that wasn’t your fault and would like more information about whether you are able to make a compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin the process of making your claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our dedicated team are here to help.
Accident At Work Personal Injury Compensation CLaims
Employers have a legal duty to keep their staff safe and if they fail to do this and you are injured as a result, you deserve compensation. It can sometimes seem scary to make a compensation claim against your employer, as you may worry that you will lose your job or that they might punish you in some other way. Our personal injury solicitors have the years of experience you need to help you get the compensation payment you deserve whilst still keeping a good relationship with your employer.
An employer will need to pay out compensation for an accident at work if you are injured while you are at work and either completing a task you were assigned or doing something you would normally be expected to do. You will need to show that your employer could reasonably be expected to have foreseen what happened to you and that they did not put enough measures in place to keep you safe.
This is actually a very straightforward rule. You can’t make a claim against your employer for accidents that took place in an area where they have no influence or control, such as during your commute. You also can’t make a claim that your employer did not keep you safe if they (this might be your direct line manager, your boss or anyone else in a position of authority in the company) were not aware of what you were doing and did not give you permission to do it.
Working With A No Win No Fee Solicitors In Stoke on Trent To Make A Claim
We know that making a compensation claim can seem stressful. Our personal injury solicitors want to take the stress out of the process and make it easy for you to get the compensation you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can access legal help and support when you need it. Just call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online and we will arrange a free call back at a time convenient to you. This level of support can be invaluable in helping you to feel confident about the personal injury claims process.
Our highly trained teams of no win no fee solicitors in Stoke on Trent take the time to listen to what has happened to you and ensure that we fully understand the details of your accident or injury. Over the course of a short conversation, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your accident (including who you believe was to blame), the exact nature of your injuries and also the ways in which has impacted your life. This means that we can give you accurate, personalised advice from personal injury solicitors.
Our team of personal injury solicitors are able to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms required to make your personal injury compensation claim, making sure that we only ask you to do anything when it is absolutely necessary. This can help to reduce the stress you are feeling, as well as to ensure that you have the time you need to heal. If you would prefer, we are also able to arrange home visits to complete the small amounts of paperwork that require your direct signature.
Making a personal injury compensation claim doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, and with our help, it won’t be.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors Are Car Accident Specialists
Our no win no fee solicitors in Stoke on Trent have years of experience helping people to get the full amount of compensation they deserve following a car accident. People who have been injured in a car accident often don’t know exactly how much compensation they are entitled to, and insurance companies can attempt to capitalise on this. They offer unreasonably low amounts compared to your injuries and hope that you will accept. Our expert advice can help you to make sure that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Compensation Amounts For Personal Injury Claims
Although we understand the desire to know the average compensation payments for a personal injury, every compensation payment is different, and the ranges can be very wide indeed. This is because the compensation you receive is directly related not just to the injuries you have received but also to the impact this has had upon your life.
Compensation claims are usually separated into two parts. The first part is easier to calculate. This is the part designed to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Compensation amounts in this category are set nationally by the Judicial College and a range is given for expected payments for each individual type of injury. Whilst this can give a basic guide, the ranges can be very wide, to allow for the specific nature of each individual injury. Our experienced personal injury solicitors will be able to give you better guidance as to where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The second part of your injury compensation claim is the more variable part. This is designed to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your injury. Ideally, this should mean that you are left in the same position as you would have been if your injury had not happened. This includes compensating you for the loss of earnings if you are unable to work for a period while you recover, and even for the loss of potential future earnings if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former line of work. Additionally, you can claim for any expenses you might have incurred as a result of what happened to you, including any additional transportation costs, care you may have had to pay for and rehabilitation help that you have needed to access privately, such as physiotherapy. In the case of very serious injuries, you may also be able to claim for modifications to your home and vehicle to allow you get your life back as close as possible to where it was before.
Working with our dedicated team of no win no fee solicitors in Stoke on Trent allows you to be sure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses that you have incurred following your accident or injury. Our team work hard to get you the best possible compensation payment to give you the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Does It Take Long To Make A Personal Injury Compensation Claim With No win no fee solicitors in Stoke on Trent?
All personal injury compensation claims are different, and some of them will take far longer to resolve than others. We endeavour to resolve all our clients’ cases as quickly as possible to allow them to move on with their lives and get them the compensation payment they need to do so.
Some cases can be resolved in a matter of just a few weeks or months. These tend to be the easier claims to process, where the other party does not try to claim that the accident wasn’t their fault and where they are keen to agree the compensation amount as quickly as possible. Less severe injuries also tend to be quicker to resolve, as the amounts of money involved are smaller and the other party is less likely to want to put in the additional effort to argue about how much you deserve.
Personal injury compensation claims which take longer to be resolved tend to be the very complicated ones. This could be because the injuries involved are very serious, requiring lots of evidence and testimony to understand the appropriate amount of compensation. Alternatively, it could be because the other person refuses to accept liability, or liability is shared between multiple parties. Complicated claims like these will usually take far longer to be resolved.
Can I Get No Win No Fee Help With My Personal Injury Claim?
One of the most daunting aspects of making a personal injury compensation claim is the risk of high legal fees, especially if there is no guarantee that your claim will be successful. At Free Legal Justice, we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of trying to get the justice you deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
Our no win no fee agreements mean that you can get the best legal advice and assistance, without having to pay anything up front. You will only pay for our services once we have obtained the compensation you deserve. If we are unsuccessful in obtaining compensation for you, you won’t have to pay anything. We also cap our fees as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always be significantly better off as a result of winning your compensation claim and that you will always receive the lion’s share of your payment.
In a very few situations, we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. Although this is rare, we will make sure that we tell you immediately if you fall into this category. If you are unlucky enough to have your compensation claim be ineligible for no win no fee agreements, we will discuss a variety of alternative funding options with you to help ensure that you get the legal help you need at a price you can afford.
If you are thinking of making a personal injury compensation claim, don’t delay. Call now on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
Could I Be Left With Large Bills For Will I Have To Pay For My No Win No Fee Solicitors In Stoke on Trent If I Lose?
You will definitely not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to obtain compensation on your behalf. We believe that this is absolutely essential in making sure that justice is available to everyone who suffers an accident or injury that wasn’t their fault. We want to make sure that you can seek the compensation you deserve without having to worry about the cost. If we cannot win your compensation claim, you won’t have to pay anything at all.
Is There A Time Limit Before I Have To Make A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
It is important that you make your personal injury compensation claim as soon as you can after your accident. All claims should be made within 2 years of the incident that caused your injury, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you are approaching this point, it is important that you talk with our personal injury solicitors today. They will be able to advise you on how best to proceed.
There are some accidents or injuries that mean that it might be worth waiting a little while before making your personal injury compensation claim. These are usually those in which it is not fully clear how well and quickly you are likely to heal or where there is a risk that some symptoms have not yet become obvious. Talking with our personal injury claims specialists does not start the formal process, however, so there is no need to delay in calling us and getting the legal advice you need.
Will I Get Into Trouble At Work For Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
You should never have to worry about losing your job as a result of making an accident at work compensation claim. Your employer is not allowed to take any action to punish you for making a claim, and this includes you losing your job. They are also not allowed to change your job to one that is less desirable or exclude you from opportunities that you would otherwise have had.
The majority of employers understand that you may want and need to make a compensation claim following your accident at work, and they would not wish to punish you in any way. They recognise that the compensation you need will help you to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Another advantage of making an accident at work compensation claim is that it can help to improve safety and conditions for everyone at your workplace, not just yourself. Suffering an accident at work because your employer failed to protect you could happen to anyone, and making a compensation claim highlights to your employer the ways in which their systems are not sufficient. This encourages them to take action to make improvements which will benefit your colleagues as well as yourself.
All employers are required to take out Employers Liability Insurance, which will pay out your compensation claim. This means that you do not need to be concerned that your company may not have the money to pay your accident at work compensation claim or that jobs may be at risk if you make your claim.
Whether you are ready to begin your accident at work compensation claim, or if you have any questions, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
How Making A Compensation Claim Works
Making any personal injury claim for compensation follows the same, simple process.
The first thing to do before starting your personal injury compensation claim is to make sure that you have arranged the legal support and advice that you will need. To discuss your claim and your options, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. Working with our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors gives you the best possible chance of getting the compensation payment you deserve.
The first thing we, as your solicitors, need to do is notify the other person that you are making a personal injury compensation claim against them. We ask them to accept that they were at fault and we give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If the other side tells us that they do not accept liability (this is known as them disputing liability), we will put together a file of evidence to support your claim. This will include any evidence you have found, as well as anything we gather. It can include a visual record of the event, if one exists, witness statements and expert testimony as to accepted safety guidelines for your industry. Once presented with this information, almost all employers will accept liability.
When liability has been agreed, we are then able to begin negotiations to agree the compensation amount that you will agree. The other side will often put forward a ‘lowball’ offer, which is far less than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will either accept it, or that you will reduce your expectations of the amount you are likely to accept. Our years of experience mean that we are able to identify these kinds of techniques and make sure that you don’t fall for them. Although we will offer you guidance, we will always follow your lead. We will notify you of every offer that is made (even those we think you should reject) and the final decision over whether to accept or reject any offer will always be yours.
Almost all of our cases are resolved without needing to go to court, as the other person accepts liability and we find a compensation amount that both sides think is fair. In a very few cases, however, it might be necessary to ask a judge to decide, if we are unable to form an agreement.
Get Help From Our No Win No Fee Solicitors In Stoke on Trent For Free
Many clients feel daunted at the idea of making a personal injury compensation claim. They are unsure as to whether to go ahead with making a claim at what is often a difficult time. Fortunately, our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Our years of experience mean that we can make the process of making a personal injury compensation claim as simple as possible.
If you would like to take the first steps in making your compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Call us free from your landline on 0800 567 7074, or on 0121 565 4317 from your mobile. If you would be happier to claim online and take advantage of our free call-back service and have us call you at a time of your choosing, we are more than happy to arrange that for you.
As part of the conversation, our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen to the full details of your accident. This includes everything that happened around your accident (especially in the period just before it, as well as who you believe was to blame), the ways in which your life has been impacted by what has happened and the full extent of your injuries. This allows us to give you personalised advice about the likelihood of winning your case, as well as the amount of compensation you might receive.
You will only need to pay any fees to us after the negotiations have been concluded and your compensation amount has been agreed and is available to you. Our fees are set as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that the bulk of the money will always be there to help you during your recovery from your accident.
How Do I Know Whether I Am Entitled To Compensation After My Accident?
If you have suffered an accident, you may not be sure whether you are able to claim compensation or not. Many of our clients tell us that they wondered the same thing. The requirements for making a personal injury compensation claim are very simple and most people are eligible.
The first and most basic requirement for you to make a personal injury compensation claim is that you must have suffered an accident. You are not able to make a claim for a near miss, where you narrowly avoided an injury. You are also only able to claim if were in some way damaged or harmed as a result of what happened. If you were very lucky and avoided all injury, you are not able to make a compensation claim. Your injuries can be mental as well as physical, but you can only claim for what you actually experienced.
It is also necessary for someone else to have to been to blame for your accident, for you to be able to make a compensation claim. This person or organisation does not have to have been the immediate or direct cause of what happened, but they do need to have been in some way responsible for your welfare and making sure that you are not put at risk. For accidents or injuries that occur at work, it is very easy to fulfil this criteria, as your employer has a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety.
The other party must also have been able to anticipate what happened to you, if they had thought about it sufficiently. This does not mean that they must have had the idea already, or that they must have known that this would happen. Just that a reasonable person who put some effort into thinking about health and safety matters (and who took the time to research appropriately) would have realised that this was a risk.
Finally, you should consider whether any safety measures they put in place to protect you were sufficient. If no steps were taken to keep you safe, or to minimise the severity of any injuries you might sustain, you are very likely to be able to make a compelling compensation claim. Even if some measures were taken, you are still able to claim if these were inadequate.
If you have been injured as the result of an accident and there was someone else who could have helped to avoid or minimise your injuries, you are able to make an personal injury compensation claim. If you are in this position, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
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