Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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.
Making a claim
Claims must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.
Extensive legislation exists to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
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.
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.
Which kinds of claims for compensation do you handle in Bridport?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Bridport. Quittance can assist with injuries and illness including:
Road traffic accidents in Bridport
Quittances network of no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in 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.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||12||6||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||1||1||2|
|Fall from height||13||14||11|
|Injured by an animal||3||5||6|
|Lifting and carrying||71||34||34|
|Slip or trip||50||35||38|
|Hit by vehicle||2||5||4|
|Hit by object||22||9||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Clinical negligence in Bridport
Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is the legal term a breach of the duty of care on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare professional. An example could be a blood clot injury claim. Our select panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Dorset and Bridport have been instructed on compensation claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Bridport Community Hospital, Hospital Lane, North Allington, Bridport, DT6 5DR.
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.
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.
Bridport No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Lawyers taking care of Bridport injury claims mostly work on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your solicitor from charging any fees if they are not successful.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee is generally 25% and will be deducted from your award or settlement.
Do I need to pay any fees?
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant shall not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs in the event that the claim is lost. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you choose to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. Answers can help you make the right decision for your future.
If you would like to know more before calling, try our FAQ section.
Ready to begin a injury claim?
Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get a claim underway, or you can start a compensation claim online here.
Our team of personal injury specialists can help. If you need more information, you can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.