Updated: Monday, 12th September 2016
Whether you live in Christchurch or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers will handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
To win a Christchurch personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Getting your claim started sooner should allow the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
What to check when finding the best lawyer
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.
Injury lawyer reviews in Christchurch - Tips for comparing firms
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Do you need to go with a local legal firm ?
The location of a law firm is not important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.
You will need to choose a law firm that offers national medical centres as you will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.
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 chronic asthma could vary between £21,230 and £34,760 (based on 2015 market research).
Legal cases we handle in Christchurch
Quittance's network of solicitors have guided Claimants in Christchurch and Dorset whose circumstances resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries in Christchurch include:
Medical negligence in Christchurch
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is the term for when an illness or injury results from a breach of the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare professional. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Dorset and Christchurch have worked on negligence legal cases made against local hospitals that include Fairmile House, Jumpers Road, Christchurch, BH23 2JT.
The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a life-altering impact on an injured person and their dependants. Quittance's team fight hard for compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families recover damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm and lung cancer.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to colour technologists, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Christchurch local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Bournemouth Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||8||0||2|
|Fall from height||13||10||13|
|Injured by an animal||1||1||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||78||54||60|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||0||2|
|Hit by object||30||13||13|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||2||1|
Slips and trips
Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are still the most frequent accident at work in Dorset. Slips and trips are often forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a drowning accident. Public place (Bournemouth local authority) claims for injuries like facial scarring suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on Southbourne Grove and on Christchurch Road.
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of certified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Christchurch.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Christchurch are common. Government statistics reveal 2 fatal accidents, 70 serious accidents and 547 slight accidents in 2013 in Bournemouth (Total events were 619 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 622. Accidents in the Christchurch area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B3059 and A35 crossroads and on the A35 and A3060 roundabout.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle Christchurch claims for compensation
In the event that you win the case, your legal fees will be settled by the losing Defendant or their insurance company. When your solicitor loses the claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs.
Will I need to pay any hidden costs?
Quittance's expert personal injury solicitors guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you shall never have to pay the law firm's fees in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens 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 arm yourself with as much information as you think is necessary. Answers will help you to make the right decision for you.
If you need more information before phoning, see our FAQ section.
Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to begin your injury claim, or you can start the claim online here.
Contact the Quittance panel of experts to discuss your claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.