Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you are based in Alfreton or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of personal injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.
To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Making your claim as soon as possible should enable your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
You do not need to choose a law firm near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For very serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £15,840 to £28,325 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Alfreton solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Reviews can be enlightening if you are weighing up which lawyer best serves your needs.
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Which types of cases does Quittance handle in Alfreton?
Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have guided Claimants in Alfreton whose situations led to serious injuries.
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Derbyshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by a reversing vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like sprained arms sustained on potholes are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Ripley Rd and on High St.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Alfreton
Road accidents involving vehicles in Alfreton are common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 858. Incidents in the Alfreton region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B6179 and A61 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A61 and A1 junction.
Quittances group of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best general and special damages for Claimants injured in a road accident in Alfreton.
Clinical and medical negligence in Alfreton
Clinical negligence, until recently known as medical negligence, is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider. An example case could be a care home injury compensation claim. Our select panel of lawyers acting for Derbyshire and Alfreton have helped people with compensation claims brought against health services including Ripley Hospital, Sandham Lane, DE5 3HE.
Alfreton serious injury compensation
The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an injured person.
Our panel of lawyers fight hard for compensation for severe injury and illness, including reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs.
Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers work with insurers, the other side's legal representatives and doctors and health professionals ensuring families affected by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.
We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from plasterers to agricultural consultants, to claim injury compensation. Work injury figures for the Amber Valley local authority are published under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||15||7||12|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||3||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||19||12||21|
|Injured by an animal||1||0||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||63||45||39|
|Hit by vehicle||4||2||8|
|Hit by falling object||41||19||25|
|Trapped underneath something||1||2||1|
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle claims in Alfreton
In the event that you win the claim, the legal fees must be settled by the Defendant. In the event that your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you will not have to pay the legal costs.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some solicitors could charge extra costs should the case end prematurely. With a Quittance injury lawyer, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a solicitor.
Find more answers without picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Get your personal injury claim underway
Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to get your claim for compensation underway, or you can begin your compensation claim here.
Talk to a member of the Quittance network of specialists for more information about the process. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.