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Personal injury covers a broad range of injuries which occur because of someone else’s negligence.

If you have suffered a personal injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation, and Harlington Law can support you with this process throughout this distressing time.

We have the expertise and professionalism to deal with your personal injury claim quickly and efficiently. Our dedicated personal injury team offers personal injury claims on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, which means that there is absolutely no financial risk to you.

We simply need to know a few details about the incident to assess whether you have a valid personal injury claim and from thereon we are able to approximate how much compensation you could receive.

At Harlington Law, we value honesty and transparency so we will communicate clearly with you from the start until the case has been won.

Most of our work accident claims are based on a No win-No fee basis, meaning no finances are required from you if you do not win the case.

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Personal injury claims vary immensely, our experienced personal injury solicitors will ensure that you get the right compensation for your individual case.

Personal Injury cases we work on include:

Road Traffic Accidents (either as a driver, pedestrian, motorcyclist or bicyclist)

  • Accidents and injuries within the workplace (building site claims, insufficient health and safety incidents, insufficient training, industrial deafness or disease claims)
  • Accidents in public places (major/minor ‘slip and trips’)
  • Sports injury claims (injury from participation in any kind of sport – professional or amateur)
  • Faulty product compensation (defective and/or malfunctioning products)
  • Criminal injury compensation (via The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority)
  • Cycle accidents

CONDITIONAL FEE AGREEMENT (NO WIN, NO FEE) 

Conditional Fee Agreements are used for the majority of our personal injury cases.

If the case is won we seek recovery of our ‘Basic Charges’ and disbursements from the Opponent/Defendant to the case (excluding success fee and any insurance premium).

Disbursements are the fees charged by other parties to provide services/expert opinions required in the case, for example medical reports and court fees.

If the case is won a success fee is deducted from the compensation recovered and paid to the Solicitor. The Success Fee, inclusive of VAT, is a maximum of 25% of the compensation recovered for injury and losses incurred. No Success Fee will be applied to compensation for future losses or benefits recovered on behalf of the State.

If the case is lost responsibility for disbursements and for any opponent’s legal costs and disbursements can be covered by a legal expenses insurance product (taken out before or after the accident).

If you do not already have legal expenses insurance then you can take out After the Event (ATE) Legal Expenses Insurance to protect you against your opponent’s legal costs and disbursements.

Circumstances when the Claimant becomes responsible for the Defendant’s costs:

As of 1st April 2013, legislation means that the risk of the Claimant being required to pay the Defendant’s costs is reduced due to the introduction of  “Qualified One Way Costs Shifting”.

“One Way Costs Shifting”, means that the Claimant can recover their legal costs from the Defendant if the claim succeeds, however the Defendant cannot recover their costs from the Claimant if the claim fails.

However, “One Way Costs Shifting” can be overturned and would not apply in the following situations:

Where the claim is found to be fundamentally dishonest:

If a case proceeded to Court and the Claimant was found by the Court to be fundamentally dishonest then the Defendant would be able to seek payment of their costs from the Claimant. The claim does not need to be fundamentally dishonest in its entirety, it can relate to any part of the claim and therefore if a Claimant is found to have exaggerated symptoms or a section of the claim they can be ordered to pay the Defendant’s costs and would be responsible for their own Solicitor’s costs. Such conduct would also invalidate any legal expenses insurance policy.

If the Claimant fails to beat a “Part 36 offer”:

If the Defendant makes an offer to settle a claim, which the Claimant rejects and then the Claimant later receives compensation (by way of agreement or Court order) for a figure which is less than the Defendant’s previous offer, then the Defendant will be able to seek payment of costs from the

Claimant. If the Defendant makes this type of offer in a case, we will advise you fully regarding the value of the claim and the risk of rejecting the offer and later failing to beat the offer. We are very experienced in valuing personal injury claims for our clients.

Where the claim is struck out by the Court:

Where it is found by the Court that there were no reasonable grounds for bringing proceedings, there has been an abuse of process by the Claimant or the conduct of the Claimant has obstructed the just disposal of the case, the Judge would strike out the claim and order that the Claimant must pay the Defendant’s costs.

Where the Judge finds against the Claimant following a pre issue or interim application:

It is possible to apply to the Judge for various orders during the course of the claim.  This can be done before proceedings are issued or post commencement of proceedings.  Sometimes this step is taken to force the Defendant to cooperate by disclosing information and documentation.  Or we may receive a Defence which we believe has no merit and we want to ask the Court to strike it out. There are other tactical reasons for making an Application to the Court before the final hearing date, to enable us to effectively progress and hopefully win a disputed claim. Sometimes, litigation reaches a stalemate situation and we are virtually forced to issue an application. If we make an application to the Court and the Judge unfortunately decides in the Defendant’s favour, the Defendant may be able to seek payment of their costs against the Claimant.

CYCLE ACCIDENT INSURANCE CLAIMS 

If you have been in a cycling accident through no fault of your own you can get compensation and rehabilitation support. Whether you have been in an accident on a motorcycle or mountain biking, riding to work or cycling just for fun, our Solicitors can help.

If you have been in a serious accident and live in London or South East England, we can arrange for a home or hospital visit by one of our expert Solicitors at your convenience.

We have many years of experience dealing with cycling accident claims caused by potholes, motorists, buses, animals, faulty equipment & road defects.

Call us on 01582 966370 for a free consultation so we review your case and help you understand whether you have a claim for compensation.

Unlike many other companies who offer ‘no win no fee’ claims, we never sell your claim onto other companies. This is an extremely common practice and is often hard to spot. The problem when companies sell your claims on is that you don’t always receive the best legal representation. Your claim then simply falls to the highest bidder – so you may not achieve the best outcome and/or compensation that you deserve.

We understand that going through a personal injury claim can be a confusing process at an already stressful time so at Harlington Law we only deal with your claims ‘in-house.’ We never sell your claims onto other companies, nor do we have trainees involved in the process. Our knowledgeable and skilled personal injury solicitors personally handle your case from beginning to end to ensure that you receive consistent communication.

Contact us today on 01582 966370 or alternatively fill in our contact form and one of our legal professionals will be in touch soon.

ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 

If you were injured in an accident as a driver,  passenger or a pedestrian which was caused by another motorist,  you can claim compensation.

Road traffic accident claims are dealt with promptly by our specialist team of injury solicitors regardless of how severe or minor the injuries may seem to be. In some cases, if the other party has admitted liability, financial support can be arranged for any medical costs.

Whether you suffered whiplash, bruising, cuts or muscular pains or more serious road injuries, Harlington Law can help with a free consultation.  If you have been in a serious accident and live in London or South East England, we can arrange for a home or hospital visit by one of our expert Solicitors at your convenience.

Our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors deal with all types of accident injury claims regardless of whether the vehicles are small or large (motorcycle, car, van, lorry, bus), private or public transport. Pedestrians and bystanders can also claim for accidents and there are options to submit a claim abroad.

Not sure if you can claim for compensation following an accident?

Did you know that you can claim even if the other driver did not stop and you did not record their registration number? A claim can still be pursued against the Motor Insurers Bureau under the “Untraced Drivers Agreement” even if it has not been reported to the police within 5 days of the accident.

Call us on 01582 966370 for a free consultation so we review your case and help you understand whether or not you have a claim for compensation.

SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS 

Slips, trips and falls lead to injuries. If you have sustained an injury then contact us to claim the compensation you deserve.

Contact us using our contact form or alternatively call us on 01582 966370

The following are just some of the causes of slips, trips and falls.

  • uneven floor surfaces
  • unsuitable floor coverings
  • wet floors
  • changes in levels
  • trailing cables
  • poor lighting
  • poor housekeeping

 

If you have injured yourself at work you can claim against your employer’s insurance policy since all employers need to legally have insurance in an event of a mishap.

Employers need to legally have insurance in an event of a mishap as they are responsible for providing you with a safe working environment.

You can slip, trip or fall anywhere. Accidents can happen anywhere.

You may have suffered a slip or trip whilst walking due to uneven paving or a pothole

You could be out shopping in a supermarket and slipped over due to a spill or leak.

If you have been injured due to a slip trip or fall anywhere, contact our expert injury solicitor for free no-obligation advice. Remember our NO WIN NO FEE policy. If we don’t win you don’t pay a penny!

Here are a  few simple steps you can take to ensure you have a better chance of success.

  • Take photos of the scene where the accident occurred and what caused the accident, get as much detail as you can. Take pictures of the surroundings so the location can be identified.
  • If the accident was due to a pothole or raised/uneven pavement try to place an object next to it or inside it to give a sense of scale.
  • Inform a member of staff if the accident occurred in a supermarket or shop
  • If you were at work, ensure you fill out the accident book.
  • Get any witness details who saw the accident
  • Keep all receipts for any expenses incurred due to the accident, travel to hospital, chemist etc.

ACCIDENTS AT WORK 

Regardless of your employment status (part-time, full time, temporary or self-employed) or whether you were just visiting a business, you can still claim compensation for a work accident injury.

In the UK, employers must have Employers Liability Insurance cover to protect people from workplace accidents.

What details do we need?

We need to gather some information about your accident including:

  • Where the accident happened
  • How the accident occurred and whether there were any witnesses or recorded evidence
  • Details of your personal injuries.
  • Any medical treatment you sought

 

For a free consultation call our No Win No Fee Solicitors on freephone 01582 966370 or contact us about your claim online.

A member of our Legal specialist’s Team will review your case based on the information you provide to assess how successful your work accident claim is likely to be.

If you require any medical treatments and/or rehabilitation support following the accident, it's essential you contact us immediately so we can assist with your rehabilitation.

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