Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in Cowes or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Extensive legislation is in place to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of lawyers have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
In the majority of cases, proving a claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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
Your lawyer should explain how each of these points will relate to your injury claim.
Finding the right personal injury solicitor
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Do you need to go with a local Cowes lawyer ?
Going for a local solicitor is not relevant as injury cases can be handled by phone and email.
However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Cowes as Claimants will need to go to a medical exam.
The variation in success fees charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded £8,645 for a fractured index finger can range from £5,187 to £7,348.
More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What should be considered when checking Cowes solicitor reviews?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
Cases we conduct in Cowes
Our network of solicitors have helped clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from gardeners to civil service administrators, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident information in the Isle of Wight local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||3||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||4||4||2|
|Fall from height||15||10||12|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||79||27||31|
|Slip or trip||72||48||46|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||2||3|
|Hit by object||15||8||14|
Clinical and medical negligence in Cowes
Clinical negligence - at one time known as medical negligence - is when an injury is associated with a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for the Isle of Wight and Cowes have helped with claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, PO30 5TG.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Government figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Isle Of Wight and the UK in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to injuries recorded in another category for instance being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Isle of Wight local authority) negligence claims injuries such as broken toes happening on tripping on a street are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Well Rd and on Terminus Road.
Road accidents in Cowes
Our group of trained injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Cowes.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Cowes are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 427.
Cowes specialists for serious injury compensation claims
Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an injured person and their dependants. By relieving the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured Claimant, compensation allows individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms engage with medical professionals, the legal system and insurance providers, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by major accidents receive legal and medical support.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Cowes
No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants from an obligation to pay their solicitor's fees if their claim for compensation is not successful.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to be paid?
Some solicitors may charge extra costs should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Quittance offer detailed answers to help you determine whether to go ahead.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our frequently asked questions section.
Get a compensation claim underway
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make the claim, alternatively you can start your compensation claim online here.
If you would like more detail about the compensation process or have something else to ask before making a decision, phone on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.