Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Cinderford or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and our network of expert solicitors have many years of experience advising clients on the likelihood of success.
In order to win a Cinderford personal injury case, it must be shown that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
The solicitor should consider how your case relates to the points.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and in the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.
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 extensive fractures causing serious long term problems could vary between £63,360 and £105,875 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Are Cinderford Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Solicitor reviews in Cinderford - What to look for
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Injury compensation cases we conduct in Cinderford and Gloucestershire
Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have helped Claimants get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Cinderford serious injury compensation
The effect of a serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth.
A successful claim should lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors have aided families recover damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious include serious pharmaceutical error, concussion and radiation exposure.
Slip and trip injuries
Recorded data reveal that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are quite often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with street falls having happened on Farm Rd and on Dockham Rd.
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving all vehicles in Cinderford are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,168. Accidents in the Cinderford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A4151 and B4226 junction and on the single carriageway of the A4136 and A4151 junction.
Our panel of qualified injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Cinderford.
Medical negligence in Cinderford
Clinical negligence, at one time referred to as medical negligence, is when there has been a breach of duty by a medical professional, private or NHS. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Cinderford have assisted with legal cases brought against healthcare providers that include Dilke Memorial Hospital, Speech House Road, GL14 3HX.
Accidents at work
We have assisted people, from lathe operators to computer sales supports, to claim compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Forest of Dean local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the HSE in the table below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Forest of Dean Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||11||8||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||2||3||1|
|Fall from height||5||8||5|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||30||34||22|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||33||22||20|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||3||3|
|Struck by object||18||3||7|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Cinderford
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as CFAs secure Cinderford Claimants from an obligation to pay their legal fees if the claim is not won.
Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance's network of solicitors guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you shall never have to pay your lawyer's legal costs should the injury claim be unsuccessful.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people in the FAQ section.
You can start your personal injury claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 to talk to a member of the Quittance team.
If you would like to discuss your options or would like a specific question answered first, request a callback or contact 0800 612 7456.