No Win No Fee, Personal injury solicitors near me.
If you, or any of your family have suffered a personal injury, from whiplash and back pain in a Road Traffic Accident, an Accident at Work, suffered Medical Negligence at the hands of a doctor or surgeon, or even whilst undergoing a Beauty Treatment, you may be entitled to claim No Win No Fee personal injury compensation.
MG Legal’s team of expert personal injury solicitors in Preston are NO WIN NO FEE injury claim experts, and accept all personal injury claims, including Road Traffic Accident claims and Medical Negligence claims, on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. Were you injured by a doctor or surgeon? Or tripped, or slipped on a defective kerb or pavement, or even in a shop or supermarket? Our NO WIN NO FEE personal injury solicitors in Preston accept all work-related injury claims, and public liability claims, on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, too.
Get it right first time. If you are looking for personal injury solicitors in Preston, contact the NO WIN NO FEE personal injury experts at MG Legal. Our personal injury solicitors in Preston have a NO WIN NO FEE success rate of over 99%.
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What type of personal injury can I claim for?
Our personal injury solicitors in Preston, have a varied and wonderful knowledge of all things personal injury, and are able to act on your behalf, with no financial burden to you, on a No Win No Fee basis, on any type of personal injury claim, no matter how you came to be injured.
The majority of the work that our personal injury solicitors in Preston carry out, relates to obtaining compensation for our clients that have suffered illness or injuries in Road Traffic Accidents, due to Medical Negligence, including your local GP or dentist, suffered an injury due to Accidents at Work, Trips, Falls and stumbles in public places, or as a result of errors made by beauticians during any type of beauty procedure, such as dyeing, waxing, tinting, or even carrying out a Fibroblast Procedure.
If you have suffered personal injury as a result of the negligent acts or omissions of another person, medical trust, employer, health club, beautician, or even government body, our solicitors near you specialising in personal injury, can help.
The following list details some of the types of personal injury claims MG Legal's personal injury solicitors in Preston deal with. We deal with all types of injury claim, so if you are thinking about making a claim, and want to no obligation chat before you go ahead, then get in touch, using our Contact Us Page, and one of our friendly team will be in touch, to advise you about your claim, within one working hour.
And remember, when you instruct the personal injury experts at MG Legal, your claim for personal injury compensation will be dealt with by a qualified personal injury solicitor, and all on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
Can I claim for personal injury on a no win no fee basis?
Yes, you can. Provided the cause of the injury was not your fault, then the expert personal injury solicitors in Preston at MG Legal, will accept your claim for personal injury, on a no win no fee basis.
Any personal injury you sustain that was caused by the negligence of another person, or company (for example, you can claim personal injury compensation from your employer, if you are injured at work) permits you to make a claim against them for a sum of money that is appropriate for your injuries. You can almost always make this type of claim on a “no win, no fee” basis and here at MG Legal, this is the main type of agreement on which we act for our clients.
What can I claim for?
There are two elements of a personal injury claim: general damages, and special damages. See a full explanation of the two terms here.
General Damages is a sum of money that compensates you for the Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity (how bad your injuries were, how long you took to recover or any long- lasting effects and the effect on your life) sustained because of the Injury.
You can also claim for Special Damages, which are anything else that has come out of your pocket or that has been lost because of the incident or injury. Most commonly, Special Damages include Lost Earnings, Care Costs, Medication or Rehabilitation costs and Damaged Property. In Road Traffic Accidents this can also include vehicle damage and the cost of a replacement vehicle whilst yours is repaired or the pre-accident value of your vehicle is paid to you.
In short, if the incident has caused you to either miss out on something, to not be paid, or to have to pay for something extra, such as the cost of taxis, medical expenses, or vehicle repairs, then MG Legal's personal injury solicitors in Preston will make sure that you are reimbursed for your losses.
What is a claim for personal injury?
We all think we know what a personal injury is, but in relation to personal injury claims for compensation, injury can include everything from whiplash, and a stiff neck or back, through to personal injury claims against medical practitioners, known as medical negligence claims. From slipping on a wet supermarket floor, and sustaining a soft tissue injury, to being injured at work or medically misdiagnosed, there are literally thousands of ways to be injured, and if you been injured by someone else’s negligence, then you could claim for personal injury compensation. MG Legal’s personal injury compensation solicitors accept all personal injury claims, on a No Win No Fee basis.
How do I start a personal injury claim?
Contact a reputable, local Solicitor like MG Legal. Our personal injury solicitors in Preston will be able to tell you if have a claim worth making, just by speaking to you over the phone.
The first, and probably best bit of advice we can give you, is to always use a personal injury solicitor in Preston, and not a claims management company. The team at MG Legal are very good at what we do, and take pride in winning our clients’ cases. We are not a huge conveyer-belt personal injury firm, so we will take the time to go through your claim with you, and advise you, exactly what our plan of action will be. We will discuss the type of incident with you, the circumstances and your injuries and loses, including any pressing matters, including medical care, or physiotherapy to aid your recovery. We will ask you to complete our Claim Form which provides all the information we need to get your claim started on a no win, no fee basis.
Once we are in possession of your completed Claim Form, our team of expert solicitors will present your personal injury claim to the fault party either in a Claims Notification Form or a Letter of Claim. There are various different legal protocols to follow known as the “Pre-Action Protocols” and so, once we have all the information we need, we will be able to select the correct Protocol to get your compensation claim started.
Are MG Legal the right personal injury compensation solicitors in Preston for me?
Yes, we are. If you want a hardworking team of experts who answer your calls, do what they say they will, and will get you the best compensation possible, and all with a success rate for settling our client’s personal injury claims, in excess of 99%, then you need to instruct MG Legal for as your personal injury compensation solicitors. We think the world of our clients. Read our reviews to see what they think about us.
Do I have to pay costs to make a claim for personal injury compensation?
Upfront payment of costs in personal injury matters is pretty much unheard of. In the vast majority (over 99%) of cases, we will accept your claim on a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement). This means that our base legal fees will be recovered from the fault party at the end of the claim. It also means that you would not be at risk of paying solicitors costs in the highly unlikely event your claim does not succeed and so you have the peace of mind knowing that you will not be liable for our fees win, lose or draw.
However, since April 2013 when a change in the Law reduced the costs the fault party have to pay, personal injury solicitors are permitted to deduct 25% of client’s damages in successful to fund their services. Whilst we would prefer not to do so, this is the way the law now works and so, you are expected to make this contribution. However, this is only something that applies if your claim succeeds and benefits both you as the client and MG Legal as your solicitor by increasing the reward for maximising the value of your claim. There is good news, however, in that, despite reducing legal fees, compensatory awards to those injured, were increased by 10%- very good news indeed.
We are always happy to discuss any aspect of the Conditional Fee Agreement with our clients and we would not expect you to sign the document until you are 100% happy with the content.
Why should I choose my own solicitor for my personal injury claim?
If you have suffered a personal injury, no matter how, when and where you were injured, the personal injury solicitors at MG Legal recommend that you use a qualified, specialist personal injury solicitor in Preston such as MG Legal, who are completely independent of any insurance company, and at liberty to give you advice that is completely independent, and suitable to your case.
In some cases, personal injury solicitors may be affiliated with insurance companies, and may not have your best interests, or those of the outcome of your personal injury claim, at heart. Some insurance companies may try to settle your claim quickly, and at a fraction of the amount you may be legally entitled to claim for. The difficulty is that insurers are very keen to control cases with their own choice of personal injury solicitors, or indeed, as they sometimes refer to them, panel lawyers, and use their buying power to keep panel lawyers costs under control. Often, a deal is struck whereby the panel lawyer earns less than they would usually expect in return for volume instructions which the insurer is ready to offer.
As MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors in Preston are independent of outside influences, and we refuse to deal with accident management companies, of referral schemes, you can be sure that you, our injured client, has all of our attention, and we are working for you, and you alone. Because of this, we will make sure that you’ll receive the maximum amount of compensation you’re legally entitled.
Some of our clients that approach our personal injury solicitors in Preston have been refused the choice to seek their own choice of solicitor, by their insurance company, but, as we tell people time and time again, if you are injured, you can choose any personal injury solicitor you want.
The key legal provision is the Insurance Companies (Legal Expenses Insurance) Regulations 1990, which implemented the European Legal Expenses Insurance Directive 87/344/EEC. These Regulations, at regulation 6, state that the right of a policyholder to choose their own lawyer in ‘any inquiry or proceedings’.
The precise wording that allows an injured person to instruct their own personal injury solicitor, and the wording that you should bear in mind if your legal expense insurers are being particularly awkward, is:
‘Where under a legal expenses insurance contract recourse is had to a lawyer (or other person having such qualifications as may be necessary) to defend, represent or serve the interests of the insured in any inquiry or proceedings, the insured shall be free to choose that lawyer (or other person)’
(2) The insured shall also be free to choose a lawyer (or other person having such qualifications as may be necessary) to serve his interests whenever a conflict of interests arises.
(3) The above rights shall be expressly recognised in the policy.
So, the legal position is clear: as the policyholder, you have the freedom to choose your own solicitor and do not have to use a panel solicitor put forward by your insurer. Our advice would be to choose a local solicitor that specialises in personal injury in Preston, such as MG Legal, and have a consultation with them so that you are fully informed how they can assist you, what the next steps are, and what you should expect when pursuing a personal injury claim.