Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in County Durham or anywhere in the UK, our injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Help for those searching for an injury lawyer
Choosing the best solicitor to assist you is the most important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award for your injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of County Durham (according to the SRA website) - what is the best way to ensure you select the most appropriate firm to represent you?
Will you need to choose a local County Durham lawyer ?
Going for a local firm is not so relevant as cases can be conducted by phone, post and email.
However, you should go with a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near County Durham as you will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
Look into County Durham solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can differ considerably.
Researching reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which lawyer to choose.
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The disparity in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) can have a significant impact on your compensation.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £78,275 for a severe foot injury might vary from £46,965 to £66,534.
What compensation claims does Quittance handle?
Quittance's network of injury lawyers have helped Claimants get compensation for a range of injuries.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to clothing and textile technologists, to secure financial compensation awards.
Serious injury lawyers in County Durham
Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a major impact on an injured Claimant. A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be serious include bowel cancer and serious psychiatric harm.
Medical and clinical negligence in County Durham
Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is where an injury or illness is connected to a failing by a healthcare provider. Our panel of solicitors acting for North East England and County Durham have assisted with claims brought against health services that include Bishop Auckland Hospital, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6AD.
Road traffic claims
Quittances group of qualified personal injury solicitors have years of experience in getting maximum awards for people hurt in a road accident in County Durham.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in County Durham are relatively common with a total of 1369 accidents (1168 slight accidents, 172 serious accidents and 29 fatal accidents) in 2013 in County Durham local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,585.
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data highlight the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident in the North East England workplace. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (County Durham local authority) litigation for injuries like sprained wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with street trips having happened on New Rd and on High St.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in County Durham
Solicitors taking care of injury claims in County Durham work on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement.
The CFA prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any legal costs if they lose the case.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means that you have no hidden fees and you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of losing out and there is no catch in the small print whatsoever.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision depends on getting the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a lawyer.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ section.
How to get your injury claim started
Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to commence a compensation claim, or start your claim for compensation online.
Talk to a member of Quittance's team today to discuss your potential claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.