Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in Devizes or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Extensive legislation exists to support injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
In order to win a Devizes personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?
It can take several months for most claims to reach a settlement. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to Claimants, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.
Does the location of the law firm matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In most cases, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe knee injuries, for example, ranges from £56,375 to £77,770 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Devizes solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching online reviews can be informative if you are trying to decide which solicitor to choose.
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What types of cases do you handle?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Devizes and across Wiltshire. Our team have assisted with injuries including:
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Road traffic accidents in Devizes
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Devizes are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,607.
Quittances group of accredited no win no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Devizes.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from kitchen workers to economists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury information in the Wiltshire local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Wiltshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||0||2||0|
|Exposed to fire||2||0||5|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||13||8||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||62||48||63|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||23||21||22|
|Lifting and handling injuries||222||140||141|
|Slip or trip||207||173||144|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||7||14|
|Struck by object||74||41||60|
|Trapped underneath something||2||1||3|
Medical negligence in Devizes
Clinical negligence (formerly referred to as medical negligence) is where an injury is connected to a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Quittance's expert panel of lawyers acting for Devizes have been instructed on clinical negligence legal cases brought against private and NHS hospitals including DEVIZES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, NEW PARK ROAD, SN10 1EF.
Devizes specialists for serious injury compensation
Courts recognise that a serious injury has a life-changing impact on an injured person and their dependants. We fight to get maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment.
Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms communicate with doctors, the Defendant's representatives and insurers, helping to ensure families affected by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.
Slips and trips
Officially reported statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Wiltshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by moving machinery, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured ankles happening on tripping on a street are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Monday Market St and on Bath Rd.
Devizes No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
In the event that your solicitor loses the injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that the legal fees are not payable. Should you be successful, the costs for your lawyer will be paid by the losing party or their insurance company.
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
Some solicitors may levy extra fees if the case does not complete. Using Quittance's specialist lawyers, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
We give detailed information helping Claimants determine whether to start a claim for injury compensation.
If you have more questions before phoning, see our FAQ section.
Ready to start?
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to begin your claim for compensation, alternatively you can start the personal injury claim online here.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. If you need more information, you can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.