Updated: Monday, 25th July 2016
Whether you live in Dickens Heath or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and our network of expert solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Dickens Heath, making a successful claim has these key elements. It needs to be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Starting your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.
How to choose the best solicitor
In most cases a claim for compensation will take some months to reach a conclusion and in cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to provide practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery, for example, ranges from £31,625 to £42,460 (based on 2015 market data).
Look into Dickens Heath personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary significantly.
Researching reviews can certainly be informative if you are mulling over which lawyer to act for you and which considerations are most important to you.
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Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
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 should be carried out 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.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Legal cases Quittance handles in Dickens Heath
Quittance's network of solicitors help people receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from gardeners to database administrators, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident figures in the Bromsgrove local authority are compiled under legislation by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Bromsgrove Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. dust)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1||1||1|
|Fall from height||13||10||7|
|Injured by an animal||3||0||4|
|Slip or trip||34||36||21|
|Hit by vehicle||1||3||2|
|Struck by object||16||7||7|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Clinical negligence in Dickens Heath
Clinical negligence - until recently called medical negligence - is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Quittance's expert panel of solicitors acting for West Midlands and Dickens Heath have helped Claimants with negligence claims made against infirmaries and hospitals including Solihull Hospital, Lode Lane, Solihull, B91 2JL.
Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to farmers lung.
Road traffic claims
Our group of certified injury lawyers have vast experience in achieving the highest compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Dickens Heath.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Dickens Heath are common. Officially reported accident data shows 29 fatal accidents, 373 serious accidents and 2913 slight accidents in 2013 in Birmingham (Total events were 3315 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,584.
We understand the difference a compensation claim makes to seriously injured Claimants. The Quittance team fight hard for compensation for major injuries. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of lawyers have helped families affected by severe accidents. Injuries considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to concussion.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially recorded figures emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury at work in West Midlands. They are sometimes lead to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as bruised backs sustained on pavement cracks are also common with recent incidents having happened on Wythall and on Hollywood Gardens.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling compensation claims in Dickens Heath
No Win, No Fee agreements, or Conditional Fee Agreements, preserve Claimants from a requirement to pay solicitors' fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and you have no hidden fees. With a 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs.
Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What happens 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
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a lawyer.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people on our frequently asked questions page.
Ready to begin your injury claim?
Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to begin a claim, alternatively you can begin your injury claim here.
Quittance's expert team help people every day. If you have any questions, you can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.