Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you are based in Bournemouth or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our network of specialist solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.
In order to win a Bournemouth personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
A no-obligation phone consultation with an expert solicitor can provide answers and useful advice.
How to find the right personal injury solicitor
In most cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
Reviews for solicitors in Bournemouth
Talking to a solicitor about your case 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.
Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
Many solicitors operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is vast
For instance the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded £7,238 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke can vary from £4,343 to £6,152.
Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors
What cases do you conduct?
Quittance's network of solicitors assist Claimants get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Bournemouth serious injury compensation
The lasting effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when calculating what a claim is worth. By limiting the financial stress a serious injury imposes on an injured person, a claim helps Claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers have helped Claimants affected by major accidents.
Road traffic accidents in Bournemouth
Quittances panel of expert litigators have decades of experience in getting optimum damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Bournemouth.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bournemouth are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 619 accidents (547 slight accidents, 70 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bournemouth local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 622. Incidents in the Bournemouth region in 2013 included collisions on the A35 and A338 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A347 and B3063 junction.
Clinical negligence in Bournemouth
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is the term for when an injury is sustained following a breach of duty by a hospital or other medical provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Bournemouth have helped people with claims made against private and NHS hospitals including Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, 67 Landsdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW.
We have helped Claimants, from electricians to armed forces officers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work information in the Bournemouth local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bournemouth Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||8||0||2|
|Fall from height||13||10||13|
|Injured by an animal||1||1||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||78||54||60|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||0||2|
|Hit by object||30||13||13|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||2||1|
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent accident in the Dorset workplace. They are quite often related to accidents filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent pothole trips having occurred on Commercial Rd and on Christchurch Road.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims in Bournemouth
In the event that you win your case, the costs for your solicitor will be covered by the other party. When your solicitor loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that the legal costs will not be charged.
A success fee is charged by solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be usually 25% and will be taken out of your compensation.
Are there any hidden fees?
Some firms may charge additional fees if the case does not complete. Using a Quittance injury lawyer, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct your solicitor arm yourself with information about making a claim. Information can help you make the right choice.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQs.
Start your claim
Call an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin your claim for compensation, or begin your injury claim online.
If you would like more detail about the claims process or have more questions before making a decision, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.