Updated: Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Whether you live in Derby or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.
To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- 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
Advice for potential Claimants seeking a solicitor
Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For bronchitis, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £16,830 to £25,300 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Reviews for injury lawyers in Derby
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Legal cases our panel of solicitors handles in Derby
Compensation can be claimed for a range of injuries in Derby. Quittance have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Clinical negligence in Derby
Clinical negligence (at one time called medical negligence) is when an injury is associated with a breach of duty on the part of a General Practitioner or any other healthcare provider, NHS or private. An example might be an orthopaedic injury claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Derbyshire and Derby have helped people with medical negligence legal action made against healthcare providers including London Road Community Hospital, London Road, Derby, DE1 2QY.
The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering effect on an injured Claimant and their dependants. By limiting the pressure a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps Claimants to prioritise their recovery.
Slip and trip injuries
Recorded statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire in 2014/15. They are quite often related to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by material under pressure or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Derby local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as sprained arms happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened on Stockbrook Rd and on Kedleston Rd.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of skilled road traffic accident personal injury solicitors are experienced in in getting the best settlements for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Derby.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Derby are common with statistics showing 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 858. Accidents in Derby in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A38 and A52 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A52 and A601 crossroads.
Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from mesolthelioma to emphysema.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from soldiers to economists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident statistics in the Derbyshire Dales local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Derby Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||3||1|
|Machinery related injury||14||11||13|
|Exposed to explosion||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||17||4||4|
|Fall from height (ladder)||21||24||19|
|Lifting and handling injuries||147||90||79|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||130||109||81|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||8||7|
|Hit by falling object||57||22||23|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||3||3|
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after Derby claims for compensation
Lawyers taking care of claims in Derby and Derbyshire in most cases act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement.
The CFA prevents your lawyer from being able to charge you any legal fees if they lose the case.
The No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some solicitors may levy extra fees should the case end prematurely. With a Quittance injury lawyer, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What to 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 your lawyer arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you can. The right answers help you to make the best choice for your future.
Get answers to popular questions in the frequently asked questions section.
Ready to start?
You can begin your claim for compensation online here or call 0800 612 7456 to speak to a personal injury solicitor.
If you need to ask something else first, contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.