Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you are based in Bourne or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Beginning your claim sooner will enable the solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.
Guidance for those searching for an injury lawyer
In most cases a compensation claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Do you need to instruct a local lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby firm is less relevant as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to go with a firm that offers national medical centres as you will have to go to a medical assessment.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. 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 loss of taste could vary between £15,510 and £20,185 (based on 2015 market research).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Solicitor reviews in Bourne - What to consider
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Which types of claims for compensation do you handle?
Our network of expert solicitors have helped individuals throughout Bourne whose accidents were diverse and which resulted in serious injury.
Slips and trips
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent dislodged paving slab trips having happened on West St and on High St.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from gardeners to careers consultants, to claim work accident compensation. Accident information for the South Kesteven local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in South Kesteven Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||23||6||10|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||3||4||3|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||21||17||16|
|Injured by an animal||1||2||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||85||41||48|
|Slip, trip or fall||65||65||52|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||1||2|
|Struck by object||27||16||24|
|Trapped under falling object||2||0||2|
Bourne serious injury claims
The Quittance team recognise the critical difference a successful claim will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. By reducing the financial pressure serious injury imposes on a Claimant, a successful claim allows them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our panel of specialist lawyers correspond with insurance companies, the other side's legal representatives and doctors and health professionals ensuring people impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of expert road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in in getting optimum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Bourne.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Bourne are relatively commonplace with a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115. Accidents in the Bourne region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A151 and A15 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A15 and B1198 junction.
Clinical negligence in Bourne
Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is where an injury or illness follows a breach of the duty of care by a doctor or medical provider. A common example might be a surgical error compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Bourne have been instructed on compensation claims filed against NHS and private hospitals including Stamford and Rutland Hospital, Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 1UA.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Bourne
Solicitors handling claims in Bourne generally conduct the legal work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). The agreement prevents your lawyer from being able to charge you any fees if they lose the case.
Are there any additional costs?
Quittance's network of solicitors warrant that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant shall never have to pay any of your solicitor's fees should your claim is lost.
Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose to instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with information. This helps you to make the right choice for you.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, see our FAQ pages.
Start a personal injury claim
You can start your claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
Our team of personal injury specialists are here to help. Would you like to know more? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.