Updated: Thursday, 8th September 2016
Whether you are based in Coventry or anywhere in the country, our lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.
Extensive legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and our panel of specialist solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be proven that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
The solicitor will discuss these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.
The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers is significant.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded £43,873 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms can vary from £26,324 to £37,292.
Further reading How much can you claim?
Do I need to select a local Coventry solicitor ?
Going for a local law firm is not especially important as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near you as you will usually be expected to attend an independent medical examination.
Coventry solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be informative when contemplating which lawyer to sign up with.
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Cases Quittance conducts in Coventry
Our panel of lawyers help people receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Clinical and medical negligence in Coventry
Clinical negligence - at one time referred to as medical negligence - is the legal term a failing on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Coventry have helped with clinical negligence claims brought against the health service including Caludon Centre, Clifford Bridge Road, CV2 2TE.
Accidents at work
We have assisted people, from office workers to clinical molecular geneticists, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics for the Coventry local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Coventry Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||3||3||1|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||1|
|Exposure to harmful substance||10||5||6|
|Fall from height (ladder)||31||30||28|
|Injured by an animal||7||1||6|
|Lifting and carrying||165||108||114|
|Slip or trip||175||144||134|
|Hit by vehicle||15||15||15|
|Struck by object||67||38||43|
|Trapped underneath something||2||2||2|
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving all vehicles in Coventry are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 731 accidents (625 slight accidents, 100 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Coventry local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 827. Accidents in Coventry in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B4101 and B4107 crossroads and on the A428 and A444 roundabout.
Our group of professional no win no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in negotiating the best settlements for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Coventry.
The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing impact on an injured person and their family.
By reducing the pressure serious injury puts on a Claimant and their family, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise their recovery.
Quittance's panel of law firms have aided families collect damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious range from back injuries to lead poisoning.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Warwickshire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently connected to accidents recorded in a different category such as being struck by a moving object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like bruised legs sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Walsgrave Road and on Victoria St.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of claims for compensation in Coventry
Lawyers looking after claims in Coventry and Warwickshire mostly act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal costs if the claim fails.
A success fee is charged by Coventry lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be generally 25 percent and will be paid out of the compensation settlement.
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No Win, No Fee means that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there are no catches hiding in the small print.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance provide detailed information helping people affected by injury choose whether to start a claim for injury compensation.
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Ready to start your claim?
Call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence your claim for compensation, or you can start your personal injury claim online here.
Quittance's expert team help Claimants every day. If you have further questions, you can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.