When considering the costs of making a personal injury claim with legal representation, it may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be with No Win No Fee solicitors. In this guide, you will find out about the benefits of using a No Win No Fee agreement.
We’ll provide information on the different types of accidents where you could sustain a personal injury and what evidence you would need to back up your claim.
Though it’s not essential to use the services of a solicitor to claim, it can be beneficial to have someone with legal knowledge and experience on your side.
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- What Do No Win No Fee Solicitors Do?
- How Much Could My Personal Injury Claim Be Worth?
- Examples Of Accident Situations
- Evidence For A Personal Injury Claim
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No Win No Fee Solicitors may offer a more cost-effective way of funding legal representation for different types of claims, including personal injury claims. Solicitors who offer their services under a No Win No Fee agreement require no upfront or ongoing fees. Therefore, limited financial resources do not have to get in the way of you making a claim.
If the claim wins, their fee is taken from the compensation (and is capped by law). If the claim loses, you don’t have to pay the fee at all.
Usually, No Win No Fee solicitors will begin the claim process by collecting all the details of your personal injury and how you sustained it. Subsequently, they will know whether your claim is valid and what chances you have of successfully claiming compensation. However, all valid claims should demonstrate that negligence has occurred; for example, if your employer owed you a duty of care but breached it resulting in your injury.
Official Accident Statistics
Current statistics from the Labour Force Survey indicate that around 0.4 million workers self-reported a non-fatal injury in 2020/21. Employers reported 51, 211 non-fatal injuries that were notifiable under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) presented some of the most common workplace injuries in the Health and Safety at Work report for 2020/21:
- Slips, trips or falls accounted for 33% of non-fatal injuries in the workplace
- Handling, lifting or carrying was the second most common workplace injury (18%)
- Over 102,000 injuries resulted in over 7 days absence
- Around 339,000 injuries led to a 7 day absence
Statistics from the Department for Transport reveal that 23,140 people were seriously injured due to road casualties in Great Britain last year. 95,320 people were slightly injured, suggesting a 9% drop in casualties compared to 2020.
To understand more about whether you are eligible to make a claim, speak to our team using the contact details provided at the top of your screen. Our advisors may be able to connect you with No Win Fee solicitors if they think you have a strong enough claim.
The Judicial College sets out potential compensation amounts in guidelines solicitors may use to value your personal injury claim. During the process of your claim, No Win No Fee solicitors may use these guidelines to estimate what you may receive after suffering pain and loss of amenity as a result of your injury.
There are two potential heads of compensation. While general damages account for physical injuries, special damages take into consideration any financial losses caused by your personal injury. However, you must be able to provide evidence for any expenses that you have incurred. Therefore, it is crucial that you keep hold of any bills, receipts or statements relating to your personal injury. For example, you may claim special damages for the cost of any medical treatment you have had to undertake. A receipt of your medical expenses would be useful as evidence.
To find out more about what you can claim in damages, speak to our team of advisors today.
Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 sets out the responsibilities your employer should follow to prevent you from sustaining harm. If your employer acts negligently and fails to uphold their duty of care, causing you to sustain a personal injury, you may seek No Win No Fee solicitors to help you make a claim. An accident at work may happen if your employer fails to provide you with adequate training. For example, if you work in the construction industry and aren’t properly trained in operating machinery such as drills, you could seriously injure yourself.
If you were injured following an accident in a public place, you could be protected under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. The legislation bestows responsibility on those in charge of a place that the public has access to and may use. A scenario may involve you slipping on a wet floor in a shop. The shop is responsible for marking wet floors and other potential hazards that can cause harm.
Another way you could sustain a personal injury is through a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault. However, it is important to prove that another road user, for example, cyclists, pedestrians or drivers, was to blame for your injuries. The Road Traffic Act 1988 puts a legal duty of care on road users to make sure they do not endanger others. For example, if a motorist is driving under the influence and they crash into you, they have neglected their duty of care and caused you harm. Road users should never drive under the influence to avoid this type of scenario from happening.
Please don’t hesitate to speak to our team if you seek No Win No Fee solicitors following an accident in which you were injured.
No Win No Fee solicitors will firstly ask for proof that your accident happened because of third-party negligence. Consider recording the incident in your work’s accident report book if your accident happened at work. A colleague may fill out the report for you if you are unable to.
A useful form of evidence that applies to accidents in a public area, on the road, or in a workplace, includes seeking medical attention. Medical reports may provide crucial evidence of an accident taking place and the injuries that you sustained as a result.
Other forms of evidence you could consider collecting include:
- Any contact details of witnesses who can provide a statement
- CCTV footage of your accident
- Photographs of your injuries and where the accident happened
If you are able to provide the aforementioned evidence, and it shows a third party owed you a duty of care which they later breached, causing you injury, you could have grounds to make a valid claim. Our advisors can help you with any queries you may have about collecting evidence. Speak to our team for more information.
One of the benefits of using No Win No Fee solicitors is that there are no upfront costs to pay for their services. A No Win No Fee agreement can also cover ongoing costs, such as court fees or fees for medical evidence. Additionally, there are no solicitor fees to pay if you are unsuccessful in your claim. However, solicitors will deduct a legally capped percentage from your compensation if your claim is successful.
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If you are someone who could benefit from using the services of our No Win No Fee solicitors, get in touch today. An advisor can help determine whether your claim is valid and also whether it is likely to result in you receiving compensation. If they think you are eligible, they can connect you with our No Win No Fee solicitors.
You can get in touch by:
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You may find the following resources helpful.
- The Highway Code – Essential reading for all road users.
- Request CCTV footage of yourself – Find out about your right to request CCTV footage of yourself.
- Reporting a health and safety issue – Guidance from the Health and Safety Executive on what to do if something in your workplace is breaking health and safety law.
- Can I Sue My Doctor For Negligence?
- Public Liability Claim Examples
- The Complete Guide To Making Accident At Work Claims In The UK
- A Guide To No Win No Fee Claims
- What Is A Road Traffic Accident Claim?
If you have any additional questions on No Win No Fee solicitors, speak to our team today.
Writer Lewis Johnson
Publisher Ruth Vacanti