Updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2016
If you live in Bideford or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Starting your claim sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by the lawyer.
Finding the best lawyer
In many cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion and in severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to offer expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Bideford?
You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.
In general, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The variation in fees charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is quite surprising.
For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £48,403 for a very severe ankle injury could vary from £29,042 to £41,143.
What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Bideford?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Personal injury compensation claims we conduct in Bideford
Our panel of lawyers have assisted clients receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported data highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the Devon workplace. They are typically the precursor to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being struck by machinery, a fall from a height or a toxic substance accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken ankles sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Yelland Road and on the Quay.
We have assisted Claimants injured at work, from gardeners to broadcasting presenters, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident data for the North Devon local authority collated under legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in North Devon Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||6||3|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height||10||15||11|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||3||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||41||28||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||3||1|
|Struck by object||20||9||19|
Serious injury solicitors in Bideford
Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a major effect on an injured person. By relieving the pressure catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured Claimant, an injury claim allows them to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitor firms for many years have helped Claimants affected by major accidents.
Clinical negligence in Bideford
Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Bideford have helped with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Bideford Hospital, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AG.
Road traffic accidents in Bideford
Our network of trained lawyers have vast experience in getting the best compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Bideford.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bideford are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2404 accidents (2094 slight accidents, 294 serious accidents and 16 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Devon local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,427. Accidents in the Bideford region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A386 and B3236 junction and on the single carriageway of the B3233 and A386 other junction.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers look after Bideford claims
No Win, No Fee agreements secure Claimants from a need to settle legal fees if they do not win their injury claim.
100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there will be absolutely no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there is no catch in the small print whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Start your compensation claim
You can start a compensation claim online here or call 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to talk to a personal injury lawyer.
Contact Quittance's network of specialists today to discuss your potential claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.