A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Blandford Forum or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

Key criteria

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance can be provided by a free phone consultation with an expert lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Blandford Forum

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of specialist no win no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in getting optimum damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Blandford Forum.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Blandford Forum are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,276.

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Work accident claims in Blandford Forum

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from members of the air force to biomedical scientists, to claim maximum compensation. Accident figures in the East Dorset local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in East Dorset Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other17163
Machinery related injury227
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)101
Fall from height (scaffolding)834
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)222
Lifting and handling injuries371820
Physical attack122
Slip, trip, fall same level242215
Struck against753
Struck by moving vehicle103
Struck by object1158
Trapped underneath something010

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Blandford Forum

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety statistics show that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the Dorset workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically related to injuries attributed to other causes like being struck by moving machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place (East Dorset local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as strained muscles happening on slippery pavements are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Station Rd and on High Street.

Blandford Forum serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the difference compensation makes to severely injured Claimants.

The Quittance team fight for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of solicitors have aided Claimants affected by serious accidents. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from lung disease to deep vein thrombosis.

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Blandford Forum No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Blandford Forum and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Blandford Forum and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Blandford Forum?

We are a national network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Blandford Forum, Dorset and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Dorset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Advice for injured people seeking a solicitor

Selecting the best legal team to act for you is an important step towards negotiating the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Blandford Forum SRA website 2015), how can you make certain you select the most appropriate company to handle your case?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. 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 a severe foot injury could vary between ?67,870 and ?88,660 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

Do I need to select a local lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not very important as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

What should you look for when checking Blandford Forum solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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