Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Burghfield Common or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Making your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by the solicitor.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness or injury?
Selecting a suitable lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your accident.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Burghfield Common (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - how can you ensure you select the most appropriate one to instruct?
Will you need to go with a local Burghfield Common lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are usually managed by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a law firm with national medical coverage as Claimants will usually have to attend an independent medical examination.
Comparing injury solicitors in Burghfield Common - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The diversity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers is an important consideration for Claimants.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £43,869 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms might vary from £26,321 to £37,288.
What claims do you conduct in Burghfield Common and Berkshire?
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Burghfield Common and throughout Berkshire. Our team have helped with injuries including:
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped Claimants, from factory workers to aromatherapists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work figures in the Wokingham local authority collated under reporting legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Wokingham Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||7||6|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||4||2||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9||5||7|
|Lifting and handling injuries||29||22||17|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||30||32||31|
|Hit by vehicle||1||1||1|
|Struck by object||8||7||7|
|Trapped underneath something||0||0||2|
Medical and clinical negligence in Burghfield Common
Clinical negligence - at one time called medical negligence - is where an injury results from a failing on the part of a medical professional. Our select panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Berkshire and Burghfield Common have helped Claimants with legal action made against health services including Prospect Park Hospital, Honey End Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4EJ.
Burghfield Common serious injury claims
Quittance's team recognise the critical difference injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants.
We fight hard for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Slips and trips
Reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Berkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with slips having happened on the Street and on Basingstoke Rd.
Road accidents in Burghfield Common
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Burghfield Common are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 315 accidents (262 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wokingham council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 359.
Quittances network of knowledgeable road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in in getting the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Burghfield Common.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of claims for compensation in Burghfield Common
If you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees. Were you to win, the costs for your lawyer will be paid by the other side (or their insurance company).
A 'success fee' can be charged by Burghfield Common lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is taken out of your compensation award and is usually 25%.
Will there be hidden fees?
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and there are no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no catch whatsoever and there is no risk of losing out.
Read more about 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.
Making the right decision depends on the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
If you need more information before calling, see our FAQ pages.
Ready to begin?
You can start your claim for compensation here or phone 0800 612 7456 to go through your claim with a personal injury solicitor.
If you have further questions or would like more information about how much your claim could be worth, request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.