A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

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 .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

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.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Clevedon

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Quittance's 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.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Clevedon

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known313625
Electricity related100
Machinery related1057
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1222
Fall from height (scaffolding)221614
Injured by an animal031
Physical assault18138
Slip, trip or fall918357
Struck against9710
Struck by moving vehicle582
Struck by object202027
Trapped under falling object110

For more information: Work accident claim

Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Clevedon

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure instead of injury compensation. You can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

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.

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.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Clevedon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Clevedon and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Clevedon, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are selected for their winning track record and their years of specialist experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Clevedon?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Clevedon, Somerset and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people across Somerset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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