Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
If you live in Chipping Sodbury or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove:
- 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
Making your claim sooner should allow the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances
It can take several months for the majority of claims to conclude. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.
Will I need to instruct a local Chipping Sodbury solicitor ?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a company that provides national medical coverage as you will have to attend an independent medical examination.
The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.
For instance the amount retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £31,080 for loss of hearing in one ear could vary from £18,648 to £26,418.
Further reading How much compensation can you claim?
Solicitor reviews in Chipping Sodbury - What to consider
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Injury compensation claims we conduct in Chipping Sodbury
Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors assist individuals in Chipping Sodbury and Gloucestershire whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries.
Road traffic accidents in Chipping Sodbury
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Chipping Sodbury are quite common. Official statistics show a total of 647 accidents (587 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Gloucestershire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 555. Incidents in the Chipping Sodbury region in 2013 included collisions on the roundabout of the A432 and B4060 other junction and on the B4060 and B4059 roundabout.
Our panel of specialist no win, no fee injury solicitors are experienced in in fighting for optimum damages for people hurt in a road accident in Chipping Sodbury.
Slip and trip accidents
Government statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Gloucestershire and the UK. They are quite often the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category such as being struck by a moving object or an electrocution accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Tormarton Road and on Back Street.
Accidents at work
We have helped Claimants injured at work, from nurses to commissioning engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury figures for the South Gloucestershire local authority are published under reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||2||0|
|Contact with machinery||11||4||10|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||3||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||6||6||2|
|Fall from height||26||20||28|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||3||1|
|Lifting and carrying||137||80||75|
|Slip or trip||121||103||80|
|Struck by moving vehicle||13||7||5|
|Struck by object||46||38||44|
|Trapped under falling object||1||3||3|
Chipping Sodbury serious injury compensation claims
Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing impact on an injured Claimant.
The Quittance team work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for medical and care costs. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors communicate with medical experts, the Courts and insurers ensuring Claimants affected by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need.
Medical and clinical negligence in Chipping Sodbury
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is when an illness or injury is associated with a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Quittance's experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for Gloucestershire and Chipping Sodbury have helped with negligence claims made against the health service that include Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, The Brooms, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7FH.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Chipping Sodbury claims for compensation
Solicitors looking after claims in Chipping Sodbury and Gloucestershire mostly conduct the legal work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The agreement prevents your lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal fees if the case is lost.
Do you have to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and you have no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Quittance offer jargon-free information to help you determine whether to go ahead.
If you need more information before phoning, see our FAQ section.
Start a injury claim
You can begin a injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to talk to an expert lawyer.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.