Updated: Wednesday, 10th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Cheddar or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within three years of an injury in the majority of cases.
For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Answers to your questions and useful guidance can be provided by a short, free consultation with a Cheddar-specialist solicitor.
How to pick the best lawyer
Identifying the most suitable legal representation to assist you is your most important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your accident.
what is the best way to make certain you choose the most appropriate law firm to advise you?
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a fractured femur could vary between £7,370 and £11,385 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Are Cheddar Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical examinations 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.
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What types of claims for compensation do you handle in Cheddar?
Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have assisted Claimants in Cheddar whose situations ranged and resulted in serious injury including:
Slip and trip accidents
Official statistics show that employee slips and trips are by far the most frequent accident at work in Somerset and the UK. They are often connected to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or a drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on potholes are also quite common with trips having occurred on St. Marys St and on Bath St.
Road traffic accidents in Cheddar
Our network of personal injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorbike accident in Cheddar.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Cheddar are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,623.
Medical and clinical negligence in Cheddar
Clinical negligence (in the past known as referred to as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider, private or NHS. An example could be a prescription error claim. Our experienced panel of solicitors acting for Somerset and Cheddar have helped with claims filed against health services that include Weston General Hospital, Grange Road, Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 4TQ.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from warehouse assistants to child psychotherapists, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Sedgemoor local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Sedgemoor Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||1||1|
|Machinery related injury||11||5||9|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||7||0||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||19||10||8|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0||1||4|
|Slip or trip||58||47||30|
|Hit by vehicle||5||2||3|
|Struck by object||19||12||12|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||1|
Quittance recognise the critical difference an injury claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a Claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of lawyers have aided Claimants recover compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from cancer to concussion.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle Cheddar claims for compensation
Lawyers handling Cheddar injury claims usually act on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement.
The CFA prevents your solicitor from charging any fees if the case is lost.
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How to proceed
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 you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you can. This helps you make the right choice for you.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQ pages.
How to get your claim started
When you are ready to proceed, you can start your claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or with Quittance's contact form.
If you have further questions or would like more detail about how the claims process works before starting, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.