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.
Have I got a personal injury claim?
If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
Eligibility to 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.
The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.
Work accident claims in Chipping Sodbury
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|
Road traffic accident claims in Chipping Sodbury
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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 fighting for optimum damages for people hurt in a road accident in Chipping Sodbury.
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Other injury claims
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.
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.
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Medical and clinical negligence in Chipping Sodbury
Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for closure or answers instead of financial damages. You can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
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Chipping Sodbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors
You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Chipping Sodbury and across the UK.
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Meet our team
Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Chipping Sodbury and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their years of specialist experience.
Have you won many injury claims in Chipping Sodbury?
We are a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Frequently asked questions
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
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.
Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry
The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury
The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.