Updated: Wednesday, 10th August 2016
Whether you live in Edwinstowe or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Compensation claims should be made within three years in the majority of cases.
In most cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown 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 as soon as possible will allow the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?
You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.
Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide both practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Do you need to instruct a local Edwinstowe lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not particularly critical as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Edwinstowe as you will need to attend a medical assessment.
Read about - Will I have to attend a medical?
What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Edwinstowe?
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
The contrast in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded £12,059 for mild asthma might vary from £7,235 to £10,250.
Additional reading - Compare solicitors quotes
What kinds of claims does Quittance handle?
Quittance's network of expert solicitors have represented people in Edwinstowe and throughout Nottinghamshire whose circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and medical conditions in Edwinstowe include:
Road traffic compensation claims
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Edwinstowe are quite common with 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,533. Incidents in the Edwinstowe area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B6030 and B6034 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6075 and B6034 crossroads.
Quittances panel of accredited legal advisors are experienced in in securing maximum settlements for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Edwinstowe.
Serious injury experts serving Edwinstowe
Quittance's team recognise the vital difference compensation will make to people who have been affected by major injury. Quittance work for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to emphysema.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Government statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by hand tools in use or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Mansfield local authority) negligence claims injuries such as broken shoulders happening on potholes are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Laurel Avenue and on High St.
Clinical negligence in Edwinstowe
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is the term used to describe a breach of duty by a medical professional. A common example might be a delayed diagnosis compensation claim. Our experienced panel of injury lawyers acting for Nottinghamshire and Edwinstowe have helped Claimants with clinical negligence claims made against private and NHS hospitals that include Mansfield Community Hospital, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, NG18 5QJ.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from factory workers to exploration geologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident figures for the Mansfield local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|HSE reported work accidents in Mansfield Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||2||3||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||3||1||0|
|Fall from height||16||1||10|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||40||27||22|
|Slip or trip||42||27||27|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||5||0|
|Hit by falling object||13||12||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Edwinstowe No Win, No Fee Solicitors
In the event that your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer states that the lawyer's legal costs are not payable. In the event that you succeed, the costs for your lawyer must be paid by the losing party.
A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). This fee will be usually 25 percent and is taken out of your compensation settlement.
Are there any hidden fees to pay?
Some solicitors may levy extra costs should the case end prematurely. Through Quittance's specialist lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print.
Read more about our 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.
Get more information
Quittance provide jargon-free information helping Claimants decide whether to go ahead.
If you need more information before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Get your personal injury claim started
Once you have made the decision to proceed, you can begin your injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form.
Our team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. Would you like to know more? You can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.