Updated: Saturday, 10th September 2016
No matter whether you are based in Andover or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of lawyers have many years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.
In most cases, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
A brief, no-obligation call with an expert lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.
Help for those looking for an injury lawyer
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
Look into Andover solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can vary a great deal.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which lawyer to go with.
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Do you have to choose a law firm in Andover?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
The contrast in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms often surprises Claimants.
As an example the amount retained by a Claimant awarded £30,416 for severe tinnitus can range from £18,249 to £25,853.
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Compensation claims Quittance conducts in Andover
Our network of solicitors have helped people in Andover whose accident circumstances resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries and illness sustained in Andover include:
Accidents at work
We have helped self employed or employed people, from metal workers to actuarys, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Test Valley local authority are published under RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Test Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||5||4||3|
|Fall from height||23||17||14|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||3||2||7|
|Lifting and carrying||65||48||37|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||71||48||42|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||5||8|
|Struck by object||27||17||25|
|Trapped under falling object||1||1||0|
Andover solicitors for serious injury compensation
The effect of a serious injury is understood by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation. By reducing the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows individuals to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped families affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses held to be catastrophic or serious include radiation exposure and head injuries.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Andover
Our panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in in negotiating the highest damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Andover.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Andover are reasonably common. Gov. uk statistics show 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Incidents in the Andover area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A303 and A3057 junction and on the single carriageway of the A3093 and A3057 roundabout.
Slip and trip injuries
Recorded data show that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Hampshire workplace in 2015. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Test Valley local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on pavement ice are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on Weyhill Rd and on Salisbury Road.
Clinical negligence in Andover
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is when an illness or injury follows a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional, either NHS or private. An example could be an orthopaedic injury compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Andover have handled legal cases filed against local hospitals that include Andover War Memorial Hospital, Charlton Road, Andover, SP10 3LB.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after claims for compensation in Andover
In the event that you succeed in your injury claim, the legal fees must be paid by the losing side. In the event that you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you are not required to pay their legal costs.
A 'success fee' is charged by Andover lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee is generally 25% and will be deducted from your compensation.
Do you need to pay any fees?
Some firms may charge additional costs should the claim fail. With our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Making the right decision for you depends on receiving the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ pages.
Start a claim for compensation
You can begin the claim for compensation online or call 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to speak to our team.
If you would like to discuss your options with an injury lawyer before making a decision, request a callback or contact us on 0800 612 7456.