Updated: Friday, 12th August 2016
If you live in Clevedon or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.
For most claims, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Answers to your questions and practical guidance will be provided by a free phone consultation with an injury lawyer.
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Finding the most appropriate legal representation to represent you is your most important step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your accident.
How can you make certain you select the most appropriate one for your needs?
The diversity in the amount of success fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.
For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £25,942 for serious foot injuries can range from £15,565 to £22,050.
Further reading How much can you claim?
What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Clevedon?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Personal injury compensation claims our panel of lawyers conducts in Clevedon
Quittance's panel of lawyers have assisted clients receive compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Road accidents in Clevedon
Accidents involving all vehicles in Clevedon are common with a total of 559 accidents (492 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Somerset local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 509. Incidents in the Clevedon region in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the B3130 and B3133 junction and on the M5 and B3133 roundabout.
Quittances network of certified road traffic accident injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating optimum damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Clevedon.
Accidents at work
We have assisted Claimants, from members of the air force to commodity brokers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work information in the North Somerset local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in North Somerset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||12||2||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||22||16||14|
|Injured by an animal||0||3||1|
|Slip, trip or fall||91||83||57|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||8||2|
|Struck by object||20||20||27|
|Trapped under falling object||1||1||0|
Medical negligence in Clevedon
Clinical negligence, once called medical negligence, is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's experienced panel of solicitors acting for Clevedon have handled legal cases made against health services including Clevedon Community Hospital, Clevedon Community Hospital, Old Street, Clevedon, BS21 6BS.
Clevedon lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The effect of a serious injury will be understood by the Courts when working out compensation. Quittance's team work to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors work with insurers, the legal system and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in North Somerset and the UK as a whole. They are frequently forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken arms happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent incidents having occurred on Old St and on Old Church Road.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Clevedon claims
If the claim is successful, the costs for your lawyer are covered by the losing Defendant. If your claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means you are not required to pay the solicitor's legal costs.
A success fee will be charged by lawyers serving Clevedon that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike the standard legal fees, the 'success fee' is paid out of the compensation award and is usually 25 percent.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people on the frequently asked questions page.
Ready to start your compensation claim?
Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make the claim, or begin your injury claim online here.
If you have anything else to ask before making a decision, request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.