Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
If you live in Bridgwater or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown 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.
Answers to your questions and useful guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury solicitor.
Help for those looking for a solicitor
Selecting the most suitable lawyer to represent you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award for your injuries.
How do you make certain you select the most appropriate solicitors' practice to pursue compensation for you?
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.
In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Bridgwater solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by solicitors can vary to a large extent.
Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are mulling over which solicitor to pick.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is important for Claimants.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £11,858 for serious thumb injuries could vary from £7,115 to £10,079.
Read more at How to compare personal injury fees
Legal claims Quittance conducts in Bridgwater
Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness throughout Bridgwater. Our team have assisted with injuries including:
Medical and clinical negligence in Bridgwater
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is when an illness or injury is connected to a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. A typical example could be a birth injury claim. Quittance's experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for Somerset and Bridgwater have assisted with claims made against local hospitals including Bridgwater Community Hospital, Bridgwater Community Hospital, Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU.
Road traffic claims
Our network of accredited solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting maximum settlements for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Bridgwater.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bridgwater are not uncommon with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1390 slight accidents in 2013 in Somerset (Total events were 1608 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,623.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
HSE figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Somerset and the UK. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by moving machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Sedgemoor local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken ankles suffered on slippery pavements are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Wembdon Hill and on Dunkery Rd.
Bridgwater lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The long-term effect of serious injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are determining injury compensation.
By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a Claimant, compensation enables individuals to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our network of law firms have for many years aided Claimants affected by major accidents.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to building services engineers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident statistics for the Sedgemoor local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Sedgemoor Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||1||1|
|Machinery related injury||11||5||9|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||7||0||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||19||10||8|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0||1||4|
|Slip or trip||58||47||30|
|Hit by vehicle||5||2||3|
|Struck by object||19||12||12|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||1|
Bridgwater No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Lawyers looking after injury claims in Bridgwater usually act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any fees if the claim fails.
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there are no catches hiding in the small print. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Quittance give detailed answers to help people affected by injury determine whether to make an injury claim.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, see our FAQ pages.
Ready to make your personal injury claim?
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence your compensation claim. Alternatively, you can start a claim for compensation online here.
Quittance's team of experts help injured Claimants every day. If you have any questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.