Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
If you live in Emsworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has three key components. 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
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Instructing the best solicitor to represent you is a crucial step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.
With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Emsworth (according to the 2015 SRA database) - what is the best way to make sure you choose the best law firm to advise you?
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. 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 a broken leg, for example, ranges from £14,520 to £22,440 (based on 2015 market data).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Reviews for solicitors in Emsworth
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 quality of service taken by individual firms.
Are Emsworth Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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 medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What types of claims do you conduct?
Compensation could be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Emsworth. Our team can help with:
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Emsworth
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Emsworth are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,743.
Quittances panel of professional road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Emsworth.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from electricians to environmental health officers, to claim compensation. Accident at work data in the Havant local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in Havant Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||4||0||1|
|Fall from height||7||2||7|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0||0||1|
|Lifting and carrying||44||24||16|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||35||35||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||2||1|
|Struck by object||12||9||6|
|Trapped underneath something||0||1||0|
Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from NIHL to dioxin poisoning.
Emsworth lawyers for serious injury compensation
Courts understand that a serious injury will have a significant impact on an individual and their family. By relieving the financial stress a major injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim helps Claimants to focus on recovery.
Our panel of specialist lawyers have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Recorded data expose the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hampshire workplace in 2015. They are often lead to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent falls having happened on the Square and on High St.
Medical and clinical negligence in Emsworth
Clinical negligence - at one time referred to as medical negligence - is where there has been a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An illustration of this might be a dental negligence compensation claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of solicitors acting for Emsworth have helped people with medical negligence legal action filed against the health service including Emsworth Hospital, Victoria Cottage Hospital, North Street, Emsworth, PO10 7DD.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after compensation claims in Emsworth
Were the compensation claim to be won, your legal fees will be paid by the other party. If your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged.
Will the Claimant need to pay any hidden costs?
No Win, No Fee means that you will face no hidden costs. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of losing out. Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision depends on getting the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
Find answers to questions on the FAQ page.
Ready to start?
You can start your claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile).
Quittance's expert team look forward to helping you. If you need more information, you can request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.