Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Axminster or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.
To win a Axminster personal injury case, it must be shown that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Information and legal advice will be offered through a free phone consultation with a Axminster personal injury solicitor.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim?
Selecting a suitable injury lawyer to act for you is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Axminster - how can you ensure you choose the ideal one to pursue compensation for you?
The variation in the amount of personal injury fees between firms is vast
For example the amount retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £8,031 for minor achilles tendon injuries might vary from £4,819 to £6,826.
Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Check Axminster personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer to choose.
Will you need to instruct a local Axminster solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not very critical as injury cases are usually managed by phone and email.
However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to go to a medical assessment.
Read about - Do you have a local medical centre?
Cases Quittance handles in Axminster
Our network of lawyers have assisted clients receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Axminster are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 16 fatal accidents, 294 serious accidents and 2094 slight accidents in 2013 in Devon (Total events were 2404 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,427. Accidents in the Axminster area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A35 and B3261 junction and on the single carriageway of the A358 and A35 junction.
Our network of proficient no win no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the highest settlements for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Axminster.
Axminster lawyers for serious injury claims
The Quittance team understand the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.
Quittance's network of lawyers work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our network of solicitor firms for many years have helped Claimants affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses held to be serious include brain tumours, chemical poisoning and serious pharmaceutical error.
Clinical negligence in Axminster
Clinical negligence, at one time referred to as medical negligence, is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Axminster have been instructed on medical negligence claims made against health services that include Axminster Community Hospital, Chard Road, Axminster, EX13 5DU.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are still the most common accident at work in Devon. They are quite often the cause of injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by moving machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (West Dorset local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones happening on potholes are also common with slips having occurred on Lyme Road and on Charmouth Rd.
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from kitchen workers to air traffic controllers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness data in the West Dorset local authority reported under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:
|Work accidents in West Dorset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||12||6||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||1||1||2|
|Fall from height||13||14||11|
|Injured by an animal||3||5||6|
|Lifting and carrying||71||34||34|
|Slip or trip||50||35||38|
|Hit by vehicle||2||5||4|
|Hit by object||22||9||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Axminster No Win, No Fee Lawyers
In the event that you win your compensation claim, your legal costs will be settled by the Defendant. When you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that their fees are not payable.
A success fee is charged by personal injury solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). This fee is generally 25 percent and will be taken out of your compensation.
100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay your lawyer's fees should you do not win the injury claim. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you instruct your lawyer arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. answers help you make the right decision for your future.
Find more answers without picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions.
Start your claim
Phone the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to commence the personal injury claim, or begin your injury claim here.
Our team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. If you have further questions, you can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.