If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of somebody else’s negligence, then we may be able to help you make a specialist ‘no win no fee’ injury claim. Our highly qualified and specialist personal injury solicitors are here to provide the help and peace of mind you and your family need; as well as making sure that you get the financial settlement you deserve. Call us today on 0800 195 95 90 to discuss your claim with one of our experts.
At Smith Jones, we understand that the financial aspect of a claim is important, but that is only part of the story. In addition to helping you recover the monies that you are owed, our specialists are also here to help you get access to the right rehabilitation, medical care and support that is right for you.
Our personal injury specialists have helped thousands of people attain the compensation they need following a sickness or accident that wasn’t their fault. You can rely on us to dedicate ourselves to your cause, protect your interests and ultimately reach the outcome that you deserve.
The majority of cases we accept are undertaken on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, our success fees only payable if your claim is successful. Also known as a conditional fee agreement, a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement protects you from financial risk in the event that your claim is unsuccessful.¹³ Our aim is often to reach an appropriate settlement before going to trial, but we are prepared to fight for you to ensure the best outcome for you.
We are one of the most reputable personal injury firms in the UK, representing clients throughout England and Wales. We have many lawyers across our firm who specialise in different aspects of personal injury law. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation. Our friendly staff are ready to answer your questions.
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No Win No Fee Injury Claims Guide
WHAT IS A 'NO WIN NO FEE' INJURY CLAIM?
A claim can occur when an individual has suffered any injury or illness due to the negligence or error of another individual or organisation. We have many years of experience helping people with a variety of personal injury claims, including the following:
- Accident at work claims
- Accidents abroad
- Road traffic accidents (car accident claims for the driver, pedestrian accident claims or passenger)
- Head and Brain injuries
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dental Mistakes
- Victims of Crime
- Fatal accidents
We have a specialist legal department who specialise in these claims who will know how to advise you and will fight to get the best outcome for you. Whatever you need advice or representation for, we will always endeavour to:
- Get you the financial settlement that you are entitled to and make sure, to the best of our ability, that any expenses or losses as a result of the injury are covered.
- Make sure your claim is dealt with sensitively and professionally. You will always be treated as an individual.
- Wherever possible, we will help you with any financial cover you require before settlement by applying for interim payments. This is not always possible but we understand that you may be under significant financial pressure and will help wherever they can.
- Stay in touch to keep you updated on how everything is progressing.
If you would like to make a no win no fee claim today, contact us on 0800 195 95 90.
WHO CAN MAKE A NO WIN NO FEE PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
Anyone who has been injured or fallen ill as a result of the negligence of another party or an accident that wasn’t their fault is eligible to make a claim.
The first question most of our new clients ask is “can I make a claim?”. To answer this, we will need to speak with you and find out more about your accident and the injuries that you sustained. Furthermore, on occassion, the injured party may not be able to make a claim on their own, so may need someone to make a claim on their behalf. Below a list of circumstances which may require the injured party to ask somebody to make a claim on their behalf. This is called a ‘litigation friend’ and may include making a claim:
- On behalf of children made before the child turns 18. If the child wishes to make their own claim, provided somebody has not already made a claim on their behalf, they have until three years after their 18th birthday to do so.
- For someone who currently, for whatever reason, may not have the capacity to deal with the legal proceedings.
- On behalf of a loved one who has passed away.
WHY USE SMITH JONES AS YOUR NO WIN NO FEE INJURY LAWYERS?
We are experts in personal injury law. In fact, that is all we do. For 30 years we have been fighting in our client’s corner, working hard to ensure the best possible outcome in each and every case.
If you already have a claim ongoing with another firm of solicitors and are unhappy with the service you are receiving, you may be able to transfer a claim to us depending on the stage the claim has reached and the agreement you have with them. We will be able to advise you further about the transfer process.
If you have difficulty with your current personal injury firm, then we would recommend you always bring this to their attention first. We may be able to help you if you have exhausted your options with them but we are unable to resolve a complaint for another organisation.
Taking advantage of our no obligation consultation is the best thing you can do, as this allows you to tell us some more details about your situation so that we can advise you on the individual circumstances.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are in need of further advice.
HOW WILL YOU HANDLE MY NO WIN NO FEE CLAIM?
When you contact our friendly staff, we will initially talk to you about your pain or injury. We will assess the merits of your claim to determine whether it is likely to be something we can help you with. Any advice given to you at this stage is free, confidential advice and you are under no obligation to make a claim after speaking to us. From here we will determine the best course of action for you.
Any conversation you have with us is strictly confidential and any details you provide us with will remain private.
Contacting Those Responsible for Your Injuries
After you decide to pursue your claim through Smith Jones, we will contact those responsible for your accident or illness (most likely the insurers of the responsible party) to ask them if they are aware of your grievances and whether or not they accept responsibility. If they do accept that they were responsibile, we will help you get the medical treatment and rehabilitation you require, as well as begin negotiations regarding your settlement. If they do not accept, we will contact you to discuss what happens next and will advise you how to proceed.
Gathering the Evidence
We will examine your grounds for a claim in great detail and will gather all the necessary evidence to support your claim, such as witness statements and professional opinions from independent medical professionals. This allows us to determine the exact circumstances which caused your injury or illness, how the injury or illness has impacted your life, and indicates any care you may need to aid your recovery.
Final Settlement and Compensation Awarded
The majority of claims are indeed settled before they reach court. If those responsible have accepted liability, we will always try to reach an outcome that takes into account your pain, suffering and any expenses you have incurred during this period, such as loss of income.
If we are unable to agree to a suitable amount, or if liability is not accepted, then we will commence court proceedings. Should it come to this, we will guide you through the process every step of the way to make sure you get the best possible outcome.
Taking Your Case to Court
Once we send your claim to court, they will provide a timetable setting out how your claim will proceed. This will be explained to you in detail by your specialist representative.
Before a trial begins, it is our job to provide the court with all of the documents that may be relevant to your case, such as medical reports and witness statements etc. You should keep us informed of anything that you feel might be useful, and also let us know if you receive any new documents during the case. This is so we can make sure everything is up to date and we can progress your claim properly.
Before we send final drafts of certain documents to the court, we always ask those we are representing to confirm the details are correct. We will always ensure that you understand the process and make sure that you are satisfied with how the case is progressing.
Most of the time the court will try to set the trial on a date and time that is suitable for everyone involved, taking into account matters such as your health, personal obligations, employement and the individual aspects of the case. If the case does go to trial, we will be there to support and advise you at every stage.
Even if the case does go to trial and the date is set it still may not actually make it to the courtroom. Many cases get settled before the trial starts even when the responsible party hasn’t accepted liability. If this looks like it may happen we will make sure that any settlement amount that is offered is acceptable to you and appropriate to the circumstances.
Our experienced, expert solicitors will make sure the case runs as smoothly as possible, we will always keep you up-to-date with its progress and explain every aspect clearly. You’ll always be able to get in touch with us if you have any questions. You are welcome to use our claims calculator to help give you an idea of the amount of money often awarded for your type of injury.
If you would like to make a claim today, contact us on 0800 195 95 90.
CAN YOU HELP ME ACCESS REHABILITATION & MEDICAL CARE?
By using us, our lawyers will always endevour to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve and access the rehabilitation and support that you’re entitled to. Specialist medical care can be essential in helping you make the best recovery possible.
In the years that we have been handling injury claims, we’ve witnessed how rehabilitation can make a huge difference to the recovery and long-term wellbeing of those who have suffered an accident. If you’re in need of rehabilitation following a serious injury, our solicitors will meet with our client liaison managers, support groups and long-term care providers to set up a plan for your care in the future.
We always take the time to understand the needs of every client we deal with and what they need from their individual rehabilitation. If you already have rehabilitation treatment on the NHS, we can work alongside you and help you access any other support that you may need.
We operate on a ‘no-win no-fee’ basis, meaning that there is no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim for your accident or injury.
WE CARE ABOUT YOU
We get to know every one of our clients, understanding their unique needs and ensuring they are well represented and cared for.
We only handle personal injury and accident cases, meaning we have a vast depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to both assessing your claim and fighting for you.
OPEN SINCE 1988
We have been fighting for our clients since 1988. We are authorized and regulated by the SRA and are accredited by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and The Law Society.
We have extensive experience dealing with and claiming for high-profile incidents. This has garnered us a reputation as one of the best injury & accident solicitors in the UK.
AVERAGE CLAIM £11,500*
If your claim is successful then you will receive a cash sum after a decision or settlement has been reached – our average payout is over £11,500.
Common No Win No Fee Cases Our Solicitors Handle:
CLAIMS AGAINST YOUR EMPLOYER
If you’ve suffered from an injury at work, then asking for compensation can be a daunting task. Your employers are the ones who pay your salary and taking legal action against them is something most people may be too afraid to do. Sometimes though they are responsible for your misfortune and a claim is the only way this can be resolved. It is important to note, that a claim is generally brought against the company’s insurers and that contact will mainly be through them, bypassing your employer for much of the process.
Our team of solicitors have successfully represented many people that have made an injury claim and will be happy to help you get the amount that you’re entitled to. It is only reasonable to expect to be kept safe whilst at work. Your employer must follow the guidelines set out across a range of health and safety laws and regulations. If they don’t, and you suffer an injury at work, then you may be able to make a claim against your employer.
Our experienced lawyers are dedicated to helping you for injuries caused by a range of accidents at work. Incidents involving:
- Lifting and manual handling
- Falls from height
- Slipping and trips
- Farm Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
Our dedicated legal experts are experienced in employment-related accident and injury litigation. In addition to getting a financial settlement, we’ll also help you access the best medical care and rehabilitation so that you can live life following your injury. We have helped clients who are members of trade unions as well as those who are not. We will advise you according to your individual circumstances.
If you’re facing immediate financial pressures because you’re unable to work – we can also help with advice on your entitlement to state benefits, and in more complex cases can try to get some of your money early in the form of an interim payment.
Most of the claims we handle are on a no win no fee basis (Also known as a conditional fee agreement) – which means there’s no financial risk to you if your case is unsuccessful. On top of this, our initial consultation has no charge. This is where we will discuss your accident and how we’re able to help.
ACCIDENTS ON THE ROAD
Being involved in a road traffic accident can be a traumatic and life-changing experience for all involved and can even affect the relatives of those involved. Sometimes an accident is nobody’s fault and at other times someone is responsible and that person may not be you.
Road traffic accidents claims can be made in a variety of circumstances, and aren’t limited to just car accidents. They can be related to any road user, whether a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist, public transport user, or the driver or passenger in any other type of vehicle; all of whom may be entitled to compensation following an accident.
We have a proud track record in road traffic accident claims, helping thousands of clients recover and win their cases. In many instancess, injuries that you’re able to claim for may be somewhat minor conditions, or they can be more serious injuries that need extensive medical care. Examples that you could claim for include:
- Other soft tissue damage
- Broken bones and fractures
- Sensory loss
- Organ damage
- Head or brain injury
- Loss of a limb or Limbs
If you or someone you love has been in an accident on the road, our specialist solicitors will endeavour to get you the rehabilitation and support you deserve.
Whether your insurance firm has recommended an alternative law firm, you are allowed to choose a different solicitor to represent you. Call us today for a free initial consultation about your case or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.
Every year, thousands of people are injured in accidents or are taken ill while abroad in circumstances that may not have been their fault. Have you or a family member been involved in an accident abroad, or suffered sickness, as a result of someone else’s negligence? If so, we could help you make a claim.
Smith Jones Solicitors can help make a claim for holiday sickness if you suffered an illness whilst on your travels. Our specialist solicitors have also helped thousands of people after an illness or to claim for an accident abroad in a wide range of circumstances, including:
- Road traffic accidents abroad
- Food poisoning
- Legionnaires’ disease
- Bacterial infections
- Accidents in public places
- Serious / Catastrophic
This list isn’t exhaustive, accidents & illnesses can happen in a range of situations, so please contact us for legal advice, even if you think your claim is something out of the ordinary.
Smith Jones Solicitors may be able to help you get the compensation you are entitled to as a result of an accident or sickness suffered while you were away from home. Our aim is to make the claims process as simple as possible for you, whilst handling all cases with a compassionate approach that puts you and your family’s wellbeing first.
Contact us for a free initial consultation on your case.
This type of claim relates to undue suffering as a result of your dentist’s negligence. If you have suffered in this way and feel that it could be down to your dentist, then please make use of the free consultation and call us to discuss the matter with a member of our legal team. Dental negligence compensation for the following dental errors may be claimed for:
- Incorrect Diagnosis
- Misdiagnosis or Medical Negligence
- Substandard Treatment (causing pain, undue suffering, poorly fitting dentures or implants etc)
- Damage done to healthy Teeth
- Failure to Diagnose
If these or any other dental related injury or suffering were caused from from a visit to your dentist, then don’t hesitate to call us for help and advice.
INJURIES IN PUBLIC PLACES
When you leave your front door, whether it’s to the park, to town, or any other place in public, it isn’t unreasonable to expect the day to go without the risk of injury. Companies have a duty of care whenever you enter their premises; and public bodies, such as councils and local authorities, must make sure public highways are reasonably maintained.
Even if you don’t know who was responsible for your accident, it’s worth getting in touch – our specialist personal injury solicitors will investigate your case in-depth to determine who is responsible.
Smith Jones Solicitors have enabled thousands of our clients following accidents. Common ones we have dealt with include incidents such as:
- Supermarket Accident Claims
- Sports injuries (including gym accidents and horse riding)
- Dog Bite Claims or other animal injury claims
- Children’s accidents (including at school)
- Accidents in areas owned or managed by local councils
- Trips and falls in a public location
- School Accidents
By making a claim for your accident in a public place, you could secure compensation to help you access the rehabilitation and support you need to make the best possible recovery. We at Smith Jones Solicitors have a proven track record when it comes to claims of this kind and have won millions of pounds over the years for our clients. We get asked questions all the time on our freephone with no obligation to use us, so give us a call if you need any further help.
If you have had an accident in public, you could make a claim on a No Win No Fee basis that means that even if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay any legal expenses. We also offer a free initial consultation where we can talk about your case and discuss how we could help you.
For more information on making a claim, contact us online.