Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
Whether you are based in Bursledon or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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.
Getting your claim started sooner should allow the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
Finding the right personal injury solicitor
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Injury lawyer reviews in Bursledon - Tips for comparing firms
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes, for example, ranges from £7,755 to £11,110 (based on 2015 market data).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What claims for compensation do you conduct in Bursledon?
Our panel of experienced lawyers have guided clients in Bursledon and throughout Hampshire whose situations ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
Medical negligence in Bursledon
Clinical negligence, until recently referred to as medical negligence, is when there has been a breach of duty by a healthcare provider, National Health Service or private. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors acting for Bursledon have been instructed on cases made against healthcare providers that include Fareham Community Hospital, Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green, Sarisbury, Fareham, SO31 7DQ.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Bursledon
Quittances group of personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Bursledon.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bursledon are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Accidents in the Bursledon region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A3024 and M27 roundabout and on the A27 and A3024 roundabout.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from lathe operators to charities fundraisers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident statistics for the Eastleigh local authority are listed in accordance with regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)||4||0||2|
|Fall from height||12||11||11|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||3||0||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||62||40||30|
|Slip or trip||55||48||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||4||5|
|Hit by object||21||14||9|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||2|
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident in the Hampshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often related to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred on Weston Lane and on Station Rd.
Bursledon experts for serious injury claims
Quittance's team understand the vital change a compensation claim makes to severely injured Claimants. By relieving the stress severe injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim enables Claimants to concentrate on their recovery.
Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years helped people affected by major accidents. Injuries which are considered to be serious include cerebral palsy and degloving injuries.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle Bursledon claims
Solicitors taking care of claims in Bursledon and Hampshire mostly work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from being able to charge you any legal costs if they are not successful.
Do you have to pay any extra costs?
Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means the injured party will not need to pay your solicitor's costs in the event that your claim is lost.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose your lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you can. This will help you make the right decision for your future.
Get more information online without needing to call a solicitor. See our frequently asked questions here.
Start a claim for compensation
If you are ready to proceed, you can begin a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via our online contact form here.
Speak to our team to discuss your claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.