Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Corsham or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a three-year window.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
In order to win a Corsham personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Answers to your questions and useful guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Corsham solicitor.
Guidance for injured people searching for a personal injury solicitor
You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to offer expert legal guidance and practical advice.
Corsham solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by lawyers can differ.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful if you are deciding which lawyer best serves your needs.
Will you need to go with a local legal firm ?
The location of a firm is less relevant as cases are typically run by phone and email.
However, you should instruct a law firm with medical facilities near Corsham as you will have to attend a medical exam.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from £15,510 to £38,830 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Which claims for compensation do you handle?
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries in Corsham and across Wiltshire. Quittance have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:
Road accidents in Corsham
Our panel of professional injury solicitors are experienced in in negotiating optimum compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Corsham.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Corsham are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,607.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in Wiltshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of injuries recorded in another category like being struck by machinery, a carrying injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Westwells Rd and on High St.
Medical and clinical negligence in Corsham
Clinical negligence, at one time known as medical negligence, is where an injury is associated with a breach in the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare professional. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Corsham have helped Claimants with cases brought against private and NHS hospitals including Chippenham Community Hospital, Rowden Hill, Chippenham, SN15 2AJ.
We understand the critical difference a compensation claim can make to people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Quittance work for maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes damages for physiotherapy and treatment.
Our network of expert law firms engage with Courts, medical professionals and insurers ensuring people affected by major accidents get medical and financial support.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from carpenters to classroom assistants, to claim compensation. Work injury statistics for the Wiltshire local authority are compiled under regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||13||8||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||62||48||63|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||23||21||22|
|Lifting and handling injuries||222||140||141|
|Slip or trip||207||173||144|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||7||14|
|Struck by object||74||41||60|
|Trapped underneath something||2||1||3|
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Corsham claims for compensation
When your case is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their fees. In the event that you succeed, your legal costs are covered by the Defendant.
A success fee is levied by Corsham solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be taken from your compensation award and will be usually 25 percent.
Do you need to pay any fees?
Some firms may charge additional costs should the claim fail. With our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
Read more about No Win, No Fee
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you instruct arm yourself with as much information about the process as you feel you need. This will help you make the right choice for your future.
Get more answers online without picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions.
Ready to make your claim?
You can begin the injury claim online here or call 0800 612 7456 to talk to a personal injury lawyer.
Our specialist team are here to help. Would you like to know more? You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.