Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you are based in Burntwood or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients regarding the strength of their claims.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Usually a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to offer legal guidance and practical advice.
Will you need to select a local legal firm ?
The location of a law firm is not so important as cases can be run remotely.
However, you should instruct a firm with medical facilities near Burntwood as you will usually need to attend a medical exam.
The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between law firms is considerable.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £37,984 for severe, disabling elbow injuries could conceivably vary from £22,790 to £32,286.
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Check Burntwood personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.
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What kinds of compensation claims do you handle?
Our network of solicitors have helped people receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Clinical negligence in Burntwood
Clinical negligence - in the past known as known as medical negligence - is where an injury or illness is sustained from a failing on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Staffordshire and Burntwood have helped with claims made against healthcare providers including Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, WS13 6EF.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Burntwood are relatively common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,083.
Quittances network of trained injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving optimum awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Burntwood.
Slip and trip accidents
Official data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Staffordshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrocution accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured wrists occurring on potholes are also common with trips having occurred on Cannock Rd.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from building site contractors to barrister's clerks, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Lichfield local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government as follows:
|Work accidents in Lichfield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||1||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||0||0||1|
|Fall from height||11||15||13|
|Lifting and handling injuries||51||33||27|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||54||48||37|
|Struck by moving vehicle||18||11||3|
|Struck by object||24||19||17|
|Trapped under falling object||0||0||1|
Burntwood specialists for serious injury compensation claims
Quittance recognise the change an injury claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. We work hard for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of specialist lawyers have aided families claim damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include multiple fractures, serious psychiatric harm and dioxin poisoning.
Burntwood No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
Were you to win, the fees for your lawyer must be paid by the losing Defendant. If your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer confirms that their legal costs will not be charged.
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Some solicitors may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.
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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 for you depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a lawyer.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people on the frequently asked questions page.
How to get a claim underway
Call us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to begin your claim, or you can start your claim for compensation here.
Contact our panel of experts today for more information about the process. Call 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.