Personal Injury Solicitors In Hertfordshire
Following an accident or injury, many people find the idea of taking legal action to be intimidating. They worry that it might be too complicated or that they will have to pay large legal bills. With our expert personal injury solicitors in Hertfordshire, you can rest assured that you will get the help you need without having to pay a penny up front.
No Win No Fee Claims Guide
Our expert team of no win no fee claims solicitors believe that everyone should be able to get the compensation they deserve if they have been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault. We’ve put together this simple, straightforward guide to help you understand the process and to decide whether you want to go ahead with making a personal injury compensation claim. In this guide, our no win no fee claims solicitors answer the questions clients commonly ask, to help you make your decision. We also show you why having the help of no win no fee claims solicitors can mean that you get a much higher compensation payment than if you negotiate alone.
Our personal injury solicitors in Hertfordshire know that any personal injury can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the pain and suffering from your injuries, but you may find yourself in financial hardship, if you have to take time off from work to recover, or if you have to pay out for additional treatments or help.
We want to take the stress out of this situation, and to allow you to seek justice for your accident or injury without having to worry about the cost. Our personal injury claims solicitors are experts at getting you the compensation you deserve, all on a no win no fee basis.
If you are considering making a compensation claim following your accident or injury, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We offer a free, no obligation consultation, so call or message now to see how we can help.
Making A Compensation Claim For An Accident At Work
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 no win no fee claims 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.
When you make an accident at work claim, you will be asked to demonstrate that your employer could have foreseen what happened to you, that they did not take enough steps to protect you and that your accident or injury took place on work premises or whilst carrying out tasks associated with your job.
This is much less restrictive than it sounds. It just means that you can’t claim for accidents that happen while you are travelling to or from work and that you must have been doing something that you were authorized to do when your accident happened. You can claim if you are injured by a faulty kettle in the break room but you can’t claim for injuries if you were using a piece of machinery without your employer’s knowledge or consent.
Working With Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Hertfordshire On Your Claim
Our team of expert no win no fee claims solicitors understand that the period following your accident or injury is likely to have been exceedingly stressful. We want to make the process of making a personal injury compensation claim as easy and straightforward as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 to offer you the advice and assistance you need. You can also claim online, and we will arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you.
Our expert team of personal injury solicitors in Hertfordshire understand the importance of listening. We make sure that we listen carefully to every aspect of your case, including who was at fault, the circumstances surrounding your accident, all of the details of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. This degree of personalised care means that we are able to give you the most accurate information and advice that is specific to you.
Our highly-experienced team of no win no fee claims solicitors are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your personal injury compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
If you have suffered a personal injury and are considering making a claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
Our No Win No Fee Claims Solicitors Are Car Accident Specialists
Insurance companies have a strong interest in offering the smallest possible payments they can to compensate you for injuries you have sustained in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. They will often offer amounts far below that which you are entitled to. Working with our team of personal injury solicitors in Hertfordshire gives you the confidence to know that you are getting a fair amount of compensation for your injuries and ensures that you get the money you need to help you recover.
Average Compensation Payments For Personal Injury Claims
Although it might seem like a simple question, it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of how much compensation your personal injury might attract without knowing the details of your case. This is because there are so many different factors which will have an impact. In general, however, compensation claims can be divided into two parts.
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 no win no fee claims solicitors will be able to give you better guidance as to where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The other part of the compensation claim is based on the ways in which your injury has impacted your life. This part of the compensation claim for your injury is there to help you get your life back as close as possible to the way it would have been if your injury had not happened, so it is important to ensure that you claim for every cost and expense you have incurred as a result of your injury. This could be additional medical support that is difficult to obtain on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, or even making modifications to your home if necessary. If you need to take time off from work in order to recover from your injury, your loss of earnings would be included in this aspect of the compensation.
As may now be obvious, the amount that you are able to claim in the second part of this compensation is often far greater than that available if you were just taking the Judicial College guidelines into account. Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors in Hertfordshire are able to ensure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses you are entitled to, because we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault.
How Long Will It Take To Receive My Compensation As A Result Of My Personal Injury Claim With Personal Injury Solicitors In Hertfordshire?
How long a personal injury compensation claim takes to complete depends on the nature of the case itself. We understand that you want your claim resolved as quickly as possible, and we work tirelessly to get you the compensation you need to put your personal injury behind you.
Some cases are able to be resolved extremely quickly, with the fastest taking just a few weeks. These cases tend to involve more minor injuries, as the sums of money involved are significantly smaller and there is little to be gained by the other party arguing to push the costs down. Such injuries also lead to simpler cases, with less need for medical evidence or disputes over the exact causes of the injury. The fastest cases are always those in which the other party accepts liability, as proving who was to blame for your accident or injury can add significantly to the time your claim takes to resolve.
More complicated cases, where the other person disputes what has happened or where there are multiple different people who were to blame for your accident, can take significantly longer than this. If your personal injury compensation case has to go to court to be resolved, this can dramatically increase the time it takes to receive the compensation you deserve.
What If I Can’t Afford Legal 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.
With a no win no fee agreement, you don’t have to pay anything in order to begin making your claim. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors can begin to act on your behalf. We don’t get paid a penny until the person responsible for your accident has accepted liability and we have successfully negotiated a compensation amount that you are happy with. Our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know exactly how much you will receive before agreeing to any compensation amount. This ensures that you will always receive the lion’s share of the payment.
In a very small number of cases, we are not able to offer a no win no fee agreement. If you are unlucky enough to fall into this category, we will work with you to try to find a suitable alternative funding option to ensure that you can get the help you need with your accident or injury claim.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, don’t hesitate. Our expert team are waiting to take your call. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 now or claim online and let our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors help you with your claim.
Will I Have To Pay For My Personal Injury Solicitors In Hertfordshire If I Lose My Compensation Claim?
No. You will definitely not be asked to pay anything at all if we are unable to get you the compensation payment you deserve. We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to ensure that everyone has access to support from our highly trained no win no fee claims solicitors. Otherwise, only the very rich would be able to make these kinds of claims without worrying. We believe that you deserve justice for your accident or injury, and a no win no fee agreement is the fairest way for us to help you.
Is There A Time Limit Before I Have To Make A Personal Injury Compensation Claim?
There is a deadline of two years to make a persona injury compensation claim. This is almost always measured from the date at which your accident or injury took place, but in some exceptional cases it can be from the date at which you realized that you had sustained an injury, if this was later. In general, it is better not to get too close to the deadline, as this leaves reduced time to negotiate. The best plan is to contact our no win no fee claims solicitors as soon as possible.
Depending on your accident or injury, it might be worth having a small delay before making your personal injury compensation claim. This is because some injuries do not appear until some time after the accident and others may vary wildly in how long they take to heal. You shouldn’t delay getting the legal help you need from our personal injury solicitors in Hertfordshire, however, as we will use any additional time to make sure that we are putting together the best case we can to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
Could I Lose My Job If I Make An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
You should always be able to continue working in your old job, despite making an accident at work compensation claim, provided that your injuries do not mean that you are unable to perform the tasks required. Your employer is not allowed to punish you in any way for making an accident at work compensation claim, so your old job should still be available to you.
Good employers don’t want to punish their employees for making an accident at work compensation claim. They recognise that your compensation claim is important to allow you to adapt to your injuries and that you were entitled to better protection than you received.
Many of our clients also tell us that making an accident at work compensation claim has helped to make their workplaces safer, for themselves and for their colleagues. Their employers have realised the importance of health and safety policies, and this has led to improvements that have helped everyone working within those companies to feel safer and work more effectively.
You may also be concerned that your company are not able to afford to make a compensation payment for your accident at work. All employers are required to have Employers Liability Insurance, however. This means that you can be certain that your accident at work compensation claim will not force your company into bankruptcy or cause your job to be at risk because the business folds.
If you are thinking about making an accident at work compensation claim, there’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to see how we can help.
The Process Of Making A Compensation Claim
Making a personal injury compensation claim follows a simple procedure.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you have the help of a personal injury claims solicitor. Our team of experienced personal injury claims specialists are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your personal injury compensation claim. You can call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.
Once we are able to act on your behalf, we write to the person at fault in your accident. We let them know that you are making a compensation claim following your accident, and we request that they acknowledge that it was their fault (this is known as us asking them to ‘accept liability’). We will give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If they refuse to accept liability, we will show them evidence to support your claim. This can include any evidence you have gathered, such as the contact details of witnesses or photographs and videos of the location in which your accident occurred, as well as evidence we collect ourselves. It is very difficult for employers to claim that they were not responsible for accidents that took place at work.
Once liability for your accident has been agreed, we will begin negotiations as to the exact amount of compensation to be paid out. The other side will often make a lowball offer, in the hope that you will accept far less in compensation than you are entitled to. We will always give you our expert opinion, based on years of experience with personal injury claims just like yours, as to whether an offer is fair or not, but the decision will always be up to you.
In the unusual situation that it is not possible to reach agreement, either because the other party refuses to accept that they are liable, or because it is not possible to find a compensation amount that both parties will accept, it may be necessary to go to court to resolve your personal injury compensation claim. This is very rare, and we will support you throughout the process if it does turn out to be necessary.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors In Hertfordshire Are Here To Help 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 are considering making a compensation claim for your accident, the most important first step is to call us to get expert advice from our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available, free, 24 hours a day on 0800 567 7074. If you are calling from a mobile, call 0121 565 4317. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that you specify at no charge. Contacting our personal injury solicitors in Hertfordshire allows you to begin your compensation claim with the best possible advice and help.
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 once your compensation amount has been agreed and paid. Our fees are set as a minor portion of this amount, meaning that you will always receive the bulk of your compensation payment. This ensures that you have the financial support you need while you recover from your accident.
Can I Claim Compensation For The Personal Injury I Suffered?
Following an accident, many people just like you are left unsure as to whether they should make a personal injury compensation claim. There are a few conditions that are required before you are entitled to make a compensation claim, but they are very simple and most people will be able to claim.
The first essential requirement is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of an accident that you have experienced. Narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming and worrying, but you are only able to claim compensation for the damage you have actually sustained.
The next criteria for making a personal injury compensation claim is that there must be someone else who was responsible for your accident. There must be someone else to blame. This doesn’t need to be a specific person, it can be an organisation, such as the council, or a company, such as your employer. The important thing is that there must have been someone with a legal responsibility to look after your safety. Your employer has this responsibility for all accidents that take place in the workplace.
It is also necessary that the other person could reasonably be expected to have anticipated what happened to you. This is not the same as saying that they must have seen it coming or that they knew that this would happen to you. Just that they must have been able to predict it, if they had put sufficient effort into thinking about health and safety matters.
Finally, you should think about whether the person responsible for your safety took any steps to look after your wellbeing. Even if they did put some measures in place, you are still able to make a compensation claim if these were not sufficient for the degree of risk or for the circumstances you found yourself in.
If you have experienced an accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today and we will arrange a free call back at a time to suit you. Our personal injury specialists are here to help.
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