Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you live in Dursley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Powerful legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of specialist 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 industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
In order to win a Dursley personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- 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
A brief, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury solicitor can provide information and invaluable guidance.
What issues to check when finding the best injury lawyer
It can take several months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to offer practical advice and legal guidance.
The diversity in personal injury success fees between different lawyers is considerable.
E.g. the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £12,223 for scarring could vary from £7,334 to £10,390.
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Check Dursley solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.
Reading reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which solicitor to sign up with.
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Are Dursley Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Which claims do you handle?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in Dursley. We can help with injuries and illness including:
Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from farm workers to economists, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident figures for the Stroud local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Stroud Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||4||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0||0||1|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||2||3||1|
|Fall from height||6||11||9|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2||0||2|
|Lifting and carrying||60||25||21|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||42||36||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||7||2|
|Hit by falling object||19||6||10|
Clinical negligence in Dursley
Clinical negligence - formerly referred to as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. Our expert panel of lawyers acting for Dursley have helped people with claims filed against the health service including Vale Community Hospital, Lister Road, GL11 4BA.
Dursley specialists for serious injury compensation
Quittance recognise the change an injury claim makes to severely injured Claimants.
By reducing the stress severe injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a successful claim allows Claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have aided families recover compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from brain injuries to cerebral palsy.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Dursley
Quittances panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in in fighting for maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Dursley.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Dursley are common. Gov. uk statistics show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Official statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are often related to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with incidents having occurred on Silver St and on High St.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Dursley
When your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your solicitor states that their legal costs are not payable. In the event that the injury claim is successful, your legal costs are paid by the losing side.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional fees should the case end prematurely. With Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Quittance offer clear answers to help you determine whether to proceed.
Find more answers online without needing to pick up the phone. Read more frequently asked questions.
You can begin your claim for compensation here or call 0800 612 7456.
If you have further questions or would like to discuss your options first, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or contact 0800 612 7456.