A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Bridport or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

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

In most cases, a successful compensation 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.

A short, no-obligation phone call with an injury lawyer will give answers and invaluable guidance.

How much compensation can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Work accident claims in Bridport

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from building site contractors to chemical process engineers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work information in the West Dorset local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in West Dorset Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known271917
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury1267
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)112
Fall from height131411
Injured by an animal356
Lifting and carrying713434
Physical assault5117
Slip or trip503538
Struck against533
Hit by vehicle254
Hit by object2299
Trapped by something collapsing001

For more information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Bridport

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Bridport.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bridport are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,276. Incidents in Bridport in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A35 and B3157 roundabout and on the A35 and A3066 roundabout.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Bridport

Medical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want closure rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury

The impact a serious injury has will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating a claim. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Dorset workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related accident. Public place (West Dorset local authority) accident claims injuries like pulled muscles sustained on spillages are also common with pavement trips having happened on Preston Rd.

Bridport No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Bridport and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bridport and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Bridport?

We are a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Bridport, Dorset and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Dorset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What factors to think about when selecting the right personal injury lawyer

Selecting a suitable solicitor for your legal matter is your most important step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 75 offices within a 25 radius of Bridport, how do you make sure you select the most appropriate legal practice to help you?

The contrast in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is important for Claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?4,350 for a severe thumb dislocation might vary from ?2,610 to ?3,698.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

Will I need a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not particularly important as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm with a national network as Claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Solicitor reviews in Bridport - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

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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