Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
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.
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.
Which kinds of cases do you handle in Blandford Forum?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness across Blandford Forum. We have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||2||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||1||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||8||3||4|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||2||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||37||18||20|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||24||22||15|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||0||3|
|Struck by object||11||5||8|
|Trapped underneath something||0||1||0|
Medical negligence in Blandford Forum
Clinical negligence (formerly known as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional, National Health Service or private. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Dorset and Blandford Forum have helped with legal cases brought against the health service including Blandford Community Hospital, Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DD.
Road traffic accidents in Blandford Forum
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, mororbikes 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.
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.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Blandford Forum
When you succeed, the fees for your solicitor must be paid by the other party or their insurer. In the event that your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means that their fees will not be charged.
A 'success fee' will be charged by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). This fee is deducted from your compensation settlement and is generally 25%.
Will there be hidden fees to be paid?
Quittance's network of solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means the injured party do not pay any of your solicitor's legal costs should you do not win the injury claim.
Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance provide jargon-free answers to help people affected by injury choose whether to proceed.
Find answers to questions asked by people seeking claims advice on our FAQ page.
How to get your injury claim underway
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to get the claim for compensation underway, alternatively you can begin a claim here.
Our team of experts look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.