The decision to make a compensation claim following a personal injury can be daunting and complex. We often get potential claimants contacting us with questions about our no win no fee in Letchworth Garden City service. To help anyone currently deciding whether to claim using this service, we’ve listed some of the most common questions and their corresponding answers below.
What does no win no fee in Letchworth Garden City mean?
No win no fee in Letchworth Garden City, or anywhere else in the UK, refers to a fee arrangement whereby a claimant only pays their solicitor’s fees if their claim is successful. This type of claim requires no money upfront and is available to all our clients, regardless of how much they earn.
Can I make a claim against my employer if my injury was sustained at work?
It would depend on the exact circumstances. If your employer’s actions or negligence caused your injury, then yes you would be able to make a claim against them. However, if you were responsible for the accident, that led to your injuries, then your employer would not be liable. For example, if you work in a warehouse and your job involves lifting heavy loads and you sustained a back injury, your employer would be responsible if they had not provided you with any appropriate equipment to help you lift, or if you had not been trained sufficiently. However, if you did receive training but didn’t follow the advised lifting procedure then you, not your employer, would be responsible.
Do I need any supporting evidence when making a claim?
With most claims it is useful if you have visited a doctor so there is a medical record of your injuries or condition. Sometimes contact details for witnesses may be required, maybe in the case of a road traffic accident but, as already mentioned, this would depend on the exact circumstances.
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
Yes there is a standard period of three years from the date of the accident or incident that caused your accident or illness, in which to claim. However, there are some exceptions to this. For example, if you are involved in an accident at sea then you usually only have two years to make a claim. Whereas if you are claiming for an industrial illness, such as asbestosis, which takes several years to develop, then you will have longer than the standard three years to file a claim.
To be sure of the exact timeframe for your specific accident or illness, we advise you speak to a legal professional.
How do I start a claim?
Starting a claim is easy. All you have to do is get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this by phoning our freephone helpline and speaking with one of our advisors. They will first assess your ability to claim and then, if you are eligible, they will start your claim. From here, your details will then be passed to one of our expert solicitors who will handle all the work on your behalf, leaving you to rest and concentrate on your recovery.
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch now on:
0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.