Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you live in Bridgnorth or anywhere in the country, our injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and our network of specialist solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Bridgnorth personal injury case, it must be shown 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.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Reviews for injury lawyers in Bridgnorth
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Will I need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not especially relevant as injury cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.
You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to go to an independent medical examination.
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 very serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £15,840 to £28,325 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Legal cases Quittance conducts
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries in Bridgnorth. Our team can help with:
Slip, trip and fall accidents
HSE statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most common accident in the Shropshire workplace. Slips and trips are frequently the cause of injuries attributed to other causes such as being struck by moving machinery, a fall from a height or a drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with recent slips and trips having occurred on St. John St and on High Street.
Medical and clinical negligence in Bridgnorth
Clinical negligence (until recently referred to as medical negligence) is where an illness or injury is suffered by a person a failing on the part of a medical professional, National Health Service or private. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Shropshire and Bridgnorth have helped Claimants with medical negligence claims made against private and NHS hospitals including Bridgnorth Hospital, Northgate, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EU.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for self employed or employed people injured in an accident, from catering assistants to aromatherapists, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness information in the Shropshire local authority are detailed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||3||2|
|Machinery related injury||33||21||20|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||10||5||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||41||40||29|
|Injured by an animal||10||11||8|
|Lifting and handling injuries||198||85||100|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||157||131||115|
|Hit by vehicle||4||7||10|
|Hit by object||70||40||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||1|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Bridgnorth
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Bridgnorth are common with statistics showing a total of 813 accidents (694 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shropshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 835.
Our group of proficient no win no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing the highest settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Bridgnorth.
The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out injury compensation.
A claim should lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped people impacted by major accidents. Injury and illness considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include brain tumours, lung disease and deep vein thrombosis.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle Bridgnorth cases
Solicitors handling injury claims in Bridgnorth generally conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The agreement prevents the solicitor from charging any legal costs if the case is lost.
A 'success fee' will be charged by Bridgnorth solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is in most cases 25 percent and will be paid out of your compensation.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should you 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 your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. Information can help you make the best decision.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQs.
Get your personal injury claim started
When you are ready to proceed, you can start the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or using Quittance's online contact form here.
Contact the Quittance panel of experts for more detail about you claim. Request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.