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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    No win no fee claim in Braintree

    When you’ve been hurt in an accident it can be difficult to know where to turn. However, it can sometimes be easier to look at a hypothetical case study which shows you how a claim might work. For this reason we’ve put together this little piece to help anyone looking for lawyers who can help them make a no win no fee claim in Braintree.

    Making a no win no fee claim in Braintree

    Meet Sam – he’s a builder who slipped on a wet area of floor in Braintree’s Freeport shopping centre. He badly injured his shoulder and since then has been unable to work. Because he works on casual contracts he is not entitled to any sick pay which means he’s effectively losing money hand over fist for every day and week he is unable to work.

    So can he claim?

    In order to show that he can claim compensation, we first have to work out whether or not the accident was his fault and if we can prove that it was someone else’s.

    Because he slipped on a patch of water we can probably assume that it wasn’t his fault and that blame lies with whomever left the water there.

    In this case responsibility will normally lie with the operators of Braintree shopping centre. If they had left an area in a dangerous condition then they will be considered responsible for any accidents that happen and will have to pay compensation.

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    In deciding blame we will have to look at whether the accident was unavoidable – namely did they take any reasonable precautions to reduce the risks of an accident happening in the first place? For example, did they put any warning signs up to warn of the path and did they make efforts to dry it up? If not they will have to pay and this will normally be covered by their public liability insurance firm.

    Proving a case

    The problem for Sam is that as the claimant he has to prove that the accident was the shopping centre’s fault. If he can’t provide adequate proof then no matter what happened he will not be considered to be in a position to make a claim.

    Need help starting a no win no fee claim in Braintree? Contact Accident Advice Helpline

    For this reason, it’s a good idea to speak to an expert. This has everything anyone could ever want for making a claim. We’ll look into his case and provide honest feedback about his chances of winning.

    If you’re looking to make a no win no fee claim in Braintree, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 26th November 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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