Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you live in Derbyshire or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Beginning your claim as soon as possible should enable the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you
Selecting the best personal injury lawyer for your legal case is your most important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.
How do you make sure you select the most appropriate one to pursue compensation for you?
Injury lawyer reviews in Derbyshire - Tips for comparing firms
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
The disparity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £79,206 for mesothelioma could conceivably vary from £47,524 to £67,325.
Read more at How much compensation can you claim?
Are Derbyshire Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
What types of claims for compensation does Quittance handle in Derbyshire and East Midlands?
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Derbyshire. We can assist with:
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from catering assistants to dental hygienists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury data for the Derbyshire Dales local authority made available under RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Derbyshire Dales Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)||1||2||1|
|Fall from height||13||6||3|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0||1||2|
|Slip or trip||38||37||34|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||4||2|
|Struck by object||10||15||15|
|Trapped under falling object||0||0||2|
Slips, trips and falls
Officially recorded data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in East Midlands. They are often forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as bruised backs sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Scarthin and on Main Street.
Derbyshire lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The long-term impact of serious injury is acknowledged by Courts when calculating what a claim is worth. Quittance's network of expert lawyers work for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have helped families recover compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include eye injuries, serious psychiatric harm and chemical burns.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Derbyshire are common. Official statistics reveal 24 fatal accidents, 278 serious accidents and 2004 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire Dales (Total events were 2306 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,312.
Our group of knowledgeable no win, no fee injury lawyers are experienced in in negotiating optimum damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Derbyshire.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Medical and clinical negligence in Derbyshire
Clinical negligence, previously called medical negligence, is where an injury is associated with a breach in the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Derbyshire have helped people with legal action made against the health service that include Whitworth Hospital, 330 Bakewell Road, DE4 2JD.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling claims for compensation in Derbyshire
When you succeed, the legal fees must be paid by the losing Defendant. When you do not win your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer confirms that their legal costs will not be charged.
A 'success fee' is charged by personal injury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). This fee will be deducted from the compensation settlement and will be usually 25 percent.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance give clear information helping Claimants choose whether to go ahead.
Get answers to questions asked by injured people on the FAQ page.
Get your personal injury claim started
Once you are ready to proceed, you can begin the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or with Quittance's online contact form here.
If you have any questions or would like more information about how the claims process works before making a decision, phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.