A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

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.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Road traffic accident claims in Bridgwater

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Bridgwater

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined252619
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)111
Machinery related injury1159
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Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)702
Fall from height (ladder)19108
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)014
Lifting704647
Physical attack652
Slip or trip584730
Struck against1371
Hit by vehicle523
Struck by object191212
Trapped underneath something101

Further information: Work accident compensation

Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Bridgwater

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

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.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Bridgwater No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Bridgwater and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Bridgwater, from fast track whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their level of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Bridgwater claims?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Bridgwater, Somerset and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including factory accidents and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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.

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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

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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