Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Breaston or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims must usually be made within a three-year window.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
Whether claiming for a road accident in Breaston or slip or trip, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Choosing the right personal injury solicitor for you
Selecting a suitable injury lawyer for your case is a crucial step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.
How can you ensure you select the ideal company to pursue compensation for you?
Comparing Breaston personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For complicated leg fractures, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £22,440 to £31,680 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
The majority of large firms operate nationwide, 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 needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Personal injury compensation claims we handle
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Breaston and Derbyshire. We can assist with injuries including:
Clinical negligence in Breaston
Clinical negligence - previously called medical negligence - is when an injury or illness results from a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional. A common example might be a misdiagnosis compensation claim. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Breaston have been instructed on legal action brought against healthcare providers including Cygnet Hospital Derby, City Gate, London Road, Derby, DE24 8WZ.
We have handled claims for people, from carpenters to biomedical engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work data in the Breaston local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Erewash Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposure to harmful substance||1||4||1|
|Fall from height||6||10||9|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||0||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||34||32||29|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||48||34||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||1|
|Hit by object||13||12||11|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||0|
Slips and trips
Government figures show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the Derbyshire workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or an animal related accident. Public place (Erewash local authority) accident claims injuries such as fractured wrists sustained on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Tamworth Rd and on College St.
The Quittance team understand the change compensation will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. Our panel of solicitors work to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of specialist solicitors correspond with insurers and doctors to make sure Claimants affected by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, benzene poisoning and cerebral palsy.
Road traffic compensation claims
Our network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in in fighting for the highest awards for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Breaston.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Breaston are relatively frequent. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 858.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle claims in Breaston
If you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your solicitor confirms that their legal costs will not be charged. In the event that your injury claim is won, the fees for your solicitor must be settled by the other side.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Quittance's network of solicitors promise that No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of the lawyer's costs should you do not win the injury claim. Click here for more information 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
Making the right decision for you depends on receiving the right information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.
Get a claim underway
Call a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to commence your claim, or begin a injury claim online.
Quittance's specialist team are ready to help. You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.