Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Belper or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
Whether claiming for a road accident in Belper, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
A short, no-obligation phone call with an expert solicitor can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?
Instructing the most appropriate legal team to represent you is the most important step towards achieving the highest settlement or award for your injuries.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Belper (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database), how can you make sure you select the most appropriate law firm for your specific circumstances?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe arm injuries could vary between £77,715 and £105,875 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Are Belper Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Belper?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
What kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance handle?
Quittance's panel of lawyers assist people throughout Belper whose accidents were diverse and which led to serious injuries including:
Medical negligence in Belper
Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. A common example might be a blood clot injury compensation claim. Our expert panel of injury solicitors acting for Derbyshire and Belper have helped Claimants with legal cases made against the health service including Babington Hospital, Babington Hospital, Derby Road, Belper, Derby, DE56 1WH.
We have helped Claimants, from construction workers to amenity horticulturists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work data for the Amber Valley local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||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|
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving all vehicles in Belper are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 858.
Our network of qualified personal injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Belper.
Belper lawyers for serious injury compensation
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-altering impact on a Claimant and their family. Quittance's network of solicitors fight hard for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of expert solicitor firms work with Courts and insurance providers to make sure people impacted by serious accidents receive medical and financial support.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a drowning accident. Public place (Amber Valley local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken shoulders occurring on obstructed footpaths are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Main St and on Highfield Rd.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Belper claims
No Win, No Fee agreements, or Conditional Fee Agreements, secure Claimants from the requirement to pay legal fees if their case is not successful.
Will there be any additional fees?
Some firms may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
We give clear information to help you determine whether to proceed.
Find more answers online without needing to pick up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions.
Start your injury claim
When you have decided to proceed, you can start your injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our online contact form here.
Speak to our team to discuss your claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.