Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you are based in Chesterfield or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness 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 such cases.
In order to win a Chesterfield personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Your lawyer will discuss these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?
Selecting the most appropriate lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards receiving the most compensation for your illness or injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Chesterfield (SRA 2015 figures), how can you make sure you instruct the best solicitors' practice to act for you?
Will you need to select a local lawyer ?
The location of a solicitors office is not particularly important as cases are typically conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that provides national medical coverage as you will need to attend an independent medical examination.
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Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
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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 ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could vary between £11,110 and £21,505 (based on 2015 market research).
Claims Quittance conducts in Chesterfield
Compensation could be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Chesterfield and throughout Derbyshire. We have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Road accidents in Chesterfield
Accidents involving vehicles in Chesterfield are common. Official statistics show a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 858. Accidents in the Chesterfield region in 2013 included crashes on the A61 and A617 roundabout and on the A61 and B6050 roundabout.
Quittances panel of skilled no win no fee legal advisors have years of experience in achieving the best general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Chesterfield.
Medical negligence in Chesterfield
Clinical negligence - in the past known as known as medical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. Quittance's highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Derbyshire and Chesterfield have helped people with medical negligence cases made against NHS and private hospitals that include Walton Hospital, Walton Hospital, Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, S40 3HW.
We recognise the vital difference a compensation claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. By reducing the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim helps Claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for people injured in an accident, from factory workers to community workers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work data for the Chesterfield local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Chesterfield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||0||1|
|Machinery related injury||5||6||10|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||6||0||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||11||8||12|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||2||2||1|
|Lifting and carrying||55||25||29|
|Slip or trip||44||44||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||1||1|
|Struck by object||22||19||20|
|Trapped underneath something||0||1||1|
Slip and trip accidents
Health and Safety data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in Derbyshire in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a falling object or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like bruised legs occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Market Place.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Chesterfield
If your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the legal costs. Should your injury claim be successful, the fees for your solicitor will be settled by the other party.
The No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors could impose additional costs should the case end prematurely. Through a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision depends on having the right information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
Get more information online without being required to call a solicitor. Read more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make your injury claim?
When you are ready to proceed, you can begin the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with the contact form.
If you have something else to ask or would like to discuss your options before making a decision, request a callback at a convenient time or phone 0800 612 7456.