Updated: Friday, 9th September 2016
If you are based in Chapeltown or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities 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
Making your claim as soon as possible will allow the solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer
Identifying the best solicitor for your legal case is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Chapeltown - how do you ensure you choose the best company to take on your case?
Read Chapeltown solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers vary enormously.
Online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are mulling over which solicitor best serves your needs.
Are Chapeltown Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The difference in success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £79,483 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could conceivably vary from £47,690 to £67,561.
Additional reading How much can you claim?
Personal injury compensation claims we conduct
Our network of lawyers represent Claimants in Chapeltown and South Yorkshire whose circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained in Chapeltown include:
Road traffic claims
Our group of proficient no win, no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in securing the best damages for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Chapeltown.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Chapeltown are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal 7 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1303 slight accidents in 2013 in Sheffield (Total events were 1472 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,665. Incidents in the Chapeltown area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A629 and B6087 junction and on the single carriageway of the A6135 and B6087 crossroads.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped people, from soldiers to clinical research associates, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics in the Sheffield local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||3||1|
|Exposed to fire||4||2||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||19||4||9|
|Fall from height (ladder)||62||41||51|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||4||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||266||220||169|
|Struck by moving vehicle||17||7||8|
|Struck by object||117||85||78|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3||3||2|
Medical and clinical negligence in Chapeltown
Clinical negligence, formerly known as medical negligence, is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Chapeltown have worked on compensation claims made against the health service that include Grenoside Grange Hospital, Grenoside Grange, Salt Box Lane, Sheffield, S35 8QS.
Slip and trip accidents
Recorded data indicate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South Yorkshire. These types of accident are quite often the cause of injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken collarbones occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent slips having occurred on Hartley Brook Rd and on Bellhouse Rd.
Serious injury lawyers in Chapeltown
We recognise the critical difference compensation will make to people who have been impacted by major injury. Quittance work hard for maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Our panel of law firms work with medical practitioners, the legal system and insurance providers ensuring families affected by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries considered by the Courts to be serious include birth negligence, back injuries and poisoning.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after claims in Chapeltown
No Win, No Fee agreements (or CFAs) preserve Chapeltown Claimants from the obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if their injury claim is not successful.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you will face no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee promise, there are no catches hiding in the small print and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you can. The right answers will help you make the best decision.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQ pages.
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You can begin your claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456.
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