Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Dronfield or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Dronfield, proving a claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Starting your claim sooner will allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
What to think about when finding the right lawyer
It can take months for most claims to be settled. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide both practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
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The quality of advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be helpful if you are contemplating which lawyer to sign up with.
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The diversity in the level of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms is considerable.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of £48,412 for a very severe ankle injury can range from £29,047 to £41,150.
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Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?
The location of the law firm is less important as cases are typically conducted remotely.
You will need to choose a solicitors practice that has national medical coverage as Claimants will have to attend a medical assessment.
What kinds of claims for compensation do you handle in Dronfield?
Our network of solicitors have represented people in Dronfield whose situations led to serious injuries.
Slip and trip accidents
Officially recorded figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most common accident in the Derbyshire workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are quite often lead to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on potholes are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Pentland Rd and on Chesterfield Rd.
Quittance has assisted people, from plasterers to conference organisers, to seek financial compensation. Accident statistics in the Dronfield local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in North East Derbyshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||5||10|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)||2||1||3|
|Fall from height||7||6||5|
|Slip or trip||40||31||24|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||6||5|
|Struck by object||16||15||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from workplace cancer to emphysema.
Serious injury solicitors serving Dronfield
The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when calculating how much compensation to pay. The Quittance team work to get the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Medical negligence in Dronfield
Clinical negligence (formerly known as medical negligence) is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional, either NHS or private. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Dronfield have worked on medical negligence claims brought against hospitals that include Alpha Hospital Sheffield, 83 East Bank Road, Sheffield, S2 3PX.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Dronfield
Our network of best of breed injury lawyers have vast experience in securing maximum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Dronfield.
Accidents involving vehicles in Dronfield are relatively frequent with statistics showing 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 858. Incidents in the Dronfield region in 2013 included car crashes on the A61 and B6057 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B6056 and B6057 junction.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of claims for compensation in Dronfield
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Dronfield work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents your lawyer from charging you any legal fees if the claim fails.
Will I need to pay any hidden costs?
No Win, No Fee means you will not owe anything if you lose your claim and you have absolutely no hidden costs. With a 100% No Win, No Fee promise, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there will be no catch hiding in the small print.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get your questions answered before you make a decision.
Get answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice on the frequently asked questions page.
Start your claim for compensation
You can begin a compensation claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to speak to an expert lawyer.
Speak to a member of the Quittance panel of experts for more information about the process. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.