Making an Islington no win no fee claim is nothing to be embarrassed about. Many people have made claims against various accidents and your accident could also benefit from some compensation. Having an accident in a public place could be one of these such cases. When you tripped and fell over a pothole left unguarded on the pavement you could have carried on walking but in a lot of pain. But this very pothole accident could get you some compensation for the pain it has caused you.
Who Is Responsible For Footpaths?
Responsibility for footpath maintenance varies extensively from town to town. A large percentage of the time the footpaths come under the care of the local council. It is down to them to make sure their turf as it were is safe for the general public to use. If it is unsafe then there is a problem. In these situations it would be the local council who would act as the defending party in your case. Many councils if not most of them have an insurance company for public liability so in many circumstances you may find that you will be claiming against the insurance company.
How Would An Islington No Win No Fee Claim Work?
An Islington no win no fee claim works exactly as it says. If your representative does not win the case for you then there are no fees to pay them. In the case with the pothole in the footpath your representative will be running against the council so if they lose you won’t pay any fees. If you are fortunate enough to win your case for your accident then on many occasions your fees for your legal representation can be covered by your compensation win. So in effect you don’t pay any extra for any legal fees.
Have you been involved in an accident out in a public place? If you have then put forward a claim for compensation. Being involved in an accident that was not your fault shouldn’t go unnoticed so get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline. With a free phone number we have a team of friendly advisers who can advise you on where to turn and who you can speak to in order to get your claim off of the ground. So call us today on 0800 689 0500 for free today.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: lisa denmark