Updated: Thursday, 28th July 2016
Whether you live in Burton upon Trent or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within three years in the majority of cases.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for people planning to make a claim, and our network of personal injury lawyers have years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Burton upon Trent or road accident, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Legal and practical advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an injury lawyer.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident
Identifying a suitable solicitor for your case is a crucial step towards receiving the highest compensation settlement for your accident.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Burton Upon Trent, how can you make sure you select the best solicitors' practice to represent you?
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Burton upon Trent?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The variation in the amount of fees charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded £25,719 for a serious wrist injury can vary from £15,431 to £21,861.
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The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to choose.
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What types of cases do you handle?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness in Burton upon Trent. We can assist with:
Burton upon Trent serious injury claims
We understand the vital difference an injury claim will make to people affected by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the pressure serious injury places on an injured person and their family, injury compensation helps individuals to prioritise their recovery. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with the Courts, doctors and health professionals and insurance companies ensuring people impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.
Quittance has assisted people hurt in an accident, from construction workers to building control officers, to claim compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the East Staffordshire local authority are listed under reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in East Staffordshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||7||8|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance related||3||5||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||24||12||11|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||78||52||50|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||70||71||60|
|Hit by vehicle||5||6||5|
|Hit by object||32||30||21|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||0|
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Official data indicate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Staffordshire. They are quite often lead to injuries attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machineryor a fall from a ladder. Public place (East Staffordshire local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as facial scarring sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Wellington St and on Main St.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Burton Upon Trent
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Burton Upon Trent are reasonably common. Official statistics show 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Incidents in the Burton Upon Trent region in 2013 included collisions on the A5121 and A5189 roundabout and on the A511 and A5121 roundabout.
Quittances panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Burton Upon Trent.
Medical and clinical negligence in Burton Upon Trent
Clinical negligence, once called medical negligence, is the term used to describe a breach of duty on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of lawyers acting for Burton Upon Trent have assisted with legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Queen's Hospital Burton Upon Trent, Belvedere Road, Burton -on- Trent, DE13 0RB.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Burton upon Trent
Conditional Fee Agreements, more commonly known as No Win, No Fee agreements guard clients from a need to settle their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
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Some solicitors may charge additional costs should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you need. The right information helps you to make the right decision for you.
If you have more questions before calling, try our FAQ section.
Start a personal injury claim
You can begin your claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to a personal injury solicitor.
If you would like a specific question answered or would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback at a time that suits you or call us on 0800 612 7456.