No Win No Fee Newcastle – Making a Personal Injury Claim
You may have a number of questions about making a personal injury claim as well as about what a no win no fee claim entails. With the various pieces of information that are on the internet and circulated about ‚Äėno win no fee claims,‚Äô you may have a number of questions on making a claim. Our expert solicitors have many years of experience helping our clients with no win no fee personal injury claims.
We have written this blog to provide you with concise information on making a personal injury claim in which there is a no win no fee basis. As there may be a variety of cases in which you can look to claim compensation – it‚Äôs important to have information regarding the relevant cases to assist you during your claim.
Enquire today to find out more about making a personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis. To find out about a claim on the basis of no win no fee in Newcastle or if you are looking for no win no fee solicitors in Newcastle then enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors using an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 0191 5656290
What is a No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim?
When making a personal injury claim that is on a no win no fee basis, the solicitor and their firm that takes on the case for you. This means therefore that if you lose your case, you will not have to pay the relevant legal fees. In return for taking on the risk of a case being unsuccessful, a success fee is paid if your case should be successful.
When making a claim with Thompson & Co Solicitors, your claim will be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis giving you financial peace of mind. You will not be asked to sign any loan agreements or credit agreements.¬†
There are a variety of situations in which you may be looking to make a personal injury claim. Below, we will discuss the various personal injury claims that can be made should you have suffered from negligence.
Medical & Dental Negligence Claims
It is understandably highly stressful and disturbing when you are let down by a medical professional. Whether a mistake has been made during surgery or a procedure or a misdiagnosis has been made – you may be able to claim compensation on a no win no fee basis should you have suffered from negligence due to a dental or medical practitioner or professional. You are also able to make claims against any professional within these sectors, you are not just restricted to making a claim against a doctor or dentist.
In order to be successful in a medical or dental negligence claim, you may have to prove that injuries or a disease suffered was specifically caused by the negligent act and would not have occurred anyway.¬†
Whether the medical practitioner has been negligent will depend on whether the treatment you received was to a standard that could reasonably have been expected. The practitioner would have a defence to your claim for medical negligence if the treatment you received was in line with the views of a responsible body of medical opinion.¬†
We can support you when making a claim against medical or dental negligence. As with all of our compensation claims, we offer these claims on a no win no fee basis. As mentioned, you will not have to enter any credit agreements and will only pay a success fee should your case be successful. We specialise in a variety of cases relating to medical negligence including:
- Accident & Emergency¬†
- Bowel Injuries
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Failure to Diagnose a Stroke
- GP Negligence
- Misdiagnosis of Cancer
- Negligent Treatment of Broken Bones
- Sepsis Negligence
We can also offer expert and professional advice in regards to dental negligence. Examples of dental negligence may include:
- Incorrect fitting of implants
- Failed implants
- Nerve damage
- Failing to offer alternative treatment such as root canal treatment before considering extraction of teeth
- Removal of a healthy tooth due to error or misdiagnosis
- Inadequate fillings, crowns, or root canal treatment
- Delay in treating decay or gum disease
- Delay in diagnosing abscesses, periodontal disease and oral cancer
Our solicitors have a proven track record for representing our clients who have worked in industrial industries. We have represented numerous clients in a variety of different sectors in compensation claims. This includes looking to claim compensation due to negligence by an employer for the following conditions/diseases:
- Mesothelioma due to negligent exposure to asbestos or second-hand exposure.
- Lung cancer due to negligent exposure to asbestos or second-hand exposure.
- Asbestos due to negligent exposure to asbestos or second-hand exposure.
- Vibration White Finger (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome) from failure to provide adequate protection from vibrating equipment.
Suffering from an industrial disease or condition due to negligence from an employer is a highly difficult situation – especially when your trust has been breached by an employer with a duty of care. We can represent you on a no win no fee basis and help you pursue a compensation claim against a negligent employer. Even if the company no longer exists it is usually still possible to pursue a claim if their insurers are known.
The Claims Process
Upon visiting us, you will be seen by one of our senior solicitors – all of whom have many years of experience in dealing with personal injury, industrial disease and medical negligence claims. Your claim will only be successful if you can prove that it was more likely than not that your opponents’ negligence caused you to suffer an injury. The standard test that is carried out is whether ‚Äėbut for‚Äô the negligence – your injury would not have occurred. If you would have suffered the same injury regardless of the negligence occurring then your claim will fail.¬†
We will usually prepare a statement from you at the first meeting from the information that you provide on the circumstances of your injury which we can refer back to when necessary during your personal injury claim. We may prepare a Letter of Claim or Claim Notification setting out the circumstances of your injury and how it was caused by your opponent. After the first meeting, we will also discuss the methods to pursue your claim – including making your claim on a no win no fee basis and the various insurance options that are available. We will offer you advice when your opponent replies and can draft a reply should this be required. We may need to collect reports from different medical experts in complex or serious cases and we will also usually obtain a set of medical records from your doctor or GP.
If liability is admitted or denied, should we feel that you have reasonable prospects of success we will usually send a detailed letter to a medical expert asking them to examine you and your records to prove that the injury sustained was due to negligence of the opponent? Once we have obtained evidence to confirm the extent of your injuries and losses we will advise you as to the likely value of your claim for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (referred to as General Damages) if your claim was to proceed to a trial. We will also calculate the value of any other losses you have suffered or may suffer in the future.¬†
Points of Consideration Regarding Personal Injury Claims
As an accident at work, medical or dental negligence can completely change your life – it‚Äôs therefore important to consider a range of considerations. This is because of the fact that various factors that may affect your ability to make a compensation claim or the compensation claim that you are able to make. Compensation not only allows for provisions to be made after an accident, injury or illness sustained due to negligence – it also allows for practitioners and employers to be held accountable when negligence occurs & ensures that duty of care is maintained.
Accident at Work – Considerations
When you are involved in an accident at work – ensure that your accident is recorded (which is usually recorded in the accident book.) If you are not the one that reports your accident yourself – then you should ensure that the record of the accident is accurate and complete. You should put together a list of people who saw the accident as it will be necessary to take statements from them in the future.¬†
Road Traffic Accidents – Considerations
When injured or seriously injured from a road traffic accident or when a road traffic accident occurs – ensure that you get the full name, address and insurance details of the other driver involved in the crash. Report the accident to the police and seek advice from your GP or hospital relating to your injuries. Get the names and addresses of any witnesses that saw the accident occur and report the accident to your insurers. Keep receipts of all of your expenses and take photographs of the scene and damage to vehicles (where safe to do so.)
Full information on making a claim and court proceedings can be found on our page on – making a personal injury claim.
Should you require the advice of a no win no fee solicitor in Newcastle or want to find out more about the services that we offer, please contact our expert solicitors today using an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 0191 5656290
Thompson & Co Personal Injury Solicitors has been providing specialist advice to members of the public in Personal injury, clinical negligence and related matters for over 20 years.