Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you live in Crewkerne or anywhere else in England or Wales, our lawyers can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim
In most cases a injury claim can take several months to complete and in cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Do I need a local Crewkerne solicitor ?
Going for a local lawyers office is not particularly critical as cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a firm that offers medical facilities near Crewkerne as you will be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Comparing injury solicitors in Crewkerne - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What kinds of claims for compensation do you handle in Crewkerne?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Crewkerne. We have assisted with injuries including:
Crewkerne serious injury compensation
We recognise the vital difference an injury claim will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. By limiting the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant, a claim enables people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from respiratory diseases to asthma caused by latex.
Slip and trip accidents
Government statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Somerset and the UK. Slips and trips are typically related to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something collapsing or a river drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened on Hogshill St.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for Claimants, from office workers to customs officers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident statistics for the South Somerset local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in South Somerset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Contact with machinery||15||5||11|
|Harmful substance related||1||3||3|
|Fall from height||17||13||23|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4||6||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||102||52||63|
|Slip or trip||66||69||47|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||6||4|
|Struck by object||27||22||20|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||0|
Clinical negligence in Crewkerne
Clinical negligence, at one time referred to as medical negligence, is where an injury is connected to a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional. Our panel of lawyers acting for Crewkerne have helped Claimants with medical negligence claims filed against the health service that include Crewkerne Community Hospital, Middle Path, TA18 8BG.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Crewkerne
Accidents involving vehicles in Crewkerne are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 28 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1390 slight accidents in 2013 in Somerset (Total events were 1608 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,623.
Our panel of accredited personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum awards for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Crewkerne.
Crewkerne No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
Solicitors taking care of claims in Crewkerne generally work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. The CFA prevents the lawyer from billing you for any fees if they lose the case.
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
Some solicitors could charge extra fees if they lose your case. With our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with information. Answers can help you make the best choice.
Get answers to common questions on our frequently asked questions page.
Ready to make your personal injury claim?
Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 to make the injury claim. Alternatively, you can begin the injury claim here.
If you would like a specific question answered, request a callback at a convenient time or contact 0800 612 7456.