Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Biddulph or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have many 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 repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.
Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Biddulph or road accident, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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.
Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a free phone consultation with an Biddulph injury lawyer.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim?
It can take many months for the majority of claims to conclude. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.
Injury lawyer reviews in Biddulph - Tips for comparing firms
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
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 minor achilles tendon injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £5,885 to £10,175 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I need a local injury lawyer ?
The location of the solicitors office is less relevant as injury cases are conducted by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.
Which claims for compensation do you handle in Biddulph and Staffordshire?
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Biddulph and throughout Staffordshire. Quittance can help with injuries including:
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted self employed or employed Claimants, from lathe operators to automotive engineers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident data for the Staffordshire Moorlands local authority are published under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Staffordshire Moorlands Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||6||9||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1||1||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||52||18||26|
|Slip, trip or fall||47||35||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||2|
|Struck by object||16||15||9|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||1|
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Staffordshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by a moving object or a lake drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on High Street and on High St.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Biddulph are not uncommon. Official statistics show 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,083.
Quittances panel of certified litigators have years of experience in negotiating optimum awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Biddulph.
Biddulph serious injury compensation claims
The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major effect on an injured person. Our network of solicitors work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of lawyers work with the legal system, doctors and insurance companies to make sure families impacted by serious accidents receive legal and medical support.
Medical negligence in Biddulph
Clinical negligence, previously called medical negligence, is the term used to describe a breach of duty on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider, private or NHS. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Biddulph have handled claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals that include Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3AR.
Biddulph No Win, No Fee Lawyers
Solicitors looking after claims in Biddulph usually conduct the legal work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from charging you any fees if they are not successful.
Are there extra fees?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will have absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of losing out. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
We offer jargon-free answers helping people affected by injury choose whether to make an injury claim.
If you need more information before calling, try our FAQ section.
Ready to start your claim?
If you are ready to proceed, you can begin the injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using our online contact form.
If you would like to discuss your options with a lawyer or have anything else to ask before starting, contact 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.