Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
Whether you live in Buckingham or anywhere else in England or Wales, wecan will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.
For most claims, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven 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 practical guidance can be provided by a short, free consultation with a Buckingham-specialist lawyer.
Choosing the best injury lawyer for your claim
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.
Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
The variation in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers is important for Claimants.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £40,019 for serious arm injuries could vary from £24,011 to £34,016.
Further reading : Get a personal injury quote
Buckingham solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Researching reviews can be instructive when deciding which solicitor to work with.
Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews
Will you need a local Buckingham lawyer ?
The location of a solicitor is not so important as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.
You will need to instruct a law firm that has national medical centres as Claimants will have to attend a medical assessment.
What compensation claims do you handle in Buckingham and Buckinghamshire?
Our network of lawyers help Claimants in Buckingham whose accident circumstances resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained in Buckingham include:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Buckinghamshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as strained muscles sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Market Hill and on Buckingham Road Gawcott.
Serious injury experts in Buckingham
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on a Claimant. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms work with the Courts, insurance providers and doctors to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.
Clinical and medical negligence in Buckingham
Clinical negligence, formerly referred to as medical negligence, is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider. Our specialist panel of injury solicitors acting for Buckingham have assisted with cases brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Buckingham Community Hospital, High Street, Buckingham, MK18 1NU.
Road traffic claims
Our panel of accredited injury solicitors have decades of experience in getting maximum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Buckingham.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Buckingham are relatively frequent. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,527. Accidents in the Buckingham area in 2013 included car crashes on the A421 and A413 roundabout and on the A422 and A413 roundabout.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped Claimants, from bricklayers to careers consultants, to claim compensation. Accident statistics in the Aylesbury Vale local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Aylesbury Vale Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||4||5|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)||4||1||2|
|Fall from height||20||12||20|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||4||6|
|Lifting and handling injuries||68||37||46|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||64||58||56|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||1||2|
|Struck by object||27||14||17|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after Buckingham cases
In the event that your solicitor loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor means that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged. Were you to succeed in the compensation claim, the fees for your solicitor will be settled by the other side or their insurer.
A 'success fee' can be charged by Buckingham lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is taken from the compensation award and will be generally 25%.
Do you have to pay any hidden costs?
Some firms could charge extra costs should the claim fail. With our solicitors, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What to 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 instruct your lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. Information helps you to make the right choice.
Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people in our frequently asked questions section.
Start a claim
If you have chosen to proceed, you can begin your claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or with our contact form.
If you would like to discuss your options with a lawyer before starting, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.