Ferndown Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
If you are based in Ferndown or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Do I have a personal injury claim?
If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
What are the criteria for making a claim?
Claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Ferndown or work-related illness, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
A brief, no-obligation consultation with a Ferndown-specialist solicitor will give answers and advice.
How much can I claim?
The injury compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.
Work accident claims in Ferndown
Quittance has helped claimants, from warehouse assistants to editorial assistants, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness statistics for the East Dorset local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in East Dorset Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||2||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||1||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||8||3||4|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||2||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||37||18||20|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||24||22||15|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||0||3|
|Struck by object||11||5||8|
|Trapped underneath something||0||1||0|
Road traffic accident claims in Ferndown
Our panel of certified no win no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the best settlements for claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Ferndown.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Ferndown are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,276. Incidents in the Ferndown area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B3073 and A347 crossroads and on the A31 and A348 roundabout.
See: Road accident claims
Other claims handled by Quittance
Slips and trips
Government figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Dorset and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes related to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by material under pressure or an animal related accident. Public place (East Dorset local authority) accident claims injuries like broken toes happening on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Wimborne Road East and on Pennys Walk.
Ferndown serious injury compensation claims
We recognise the change compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Damages will ease the financial burden on a claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to latex allergy.
Clinical negligence in Ferndown
When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Ferndown No Win, No Fee Solicitors
You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Ferndown and across the UK.
For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.
Meet the QLS team
Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Ferndown and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.
What is your track record of injury claims in Ferndown?
Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people in Ferndown, Dorset and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Dorset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to accidents in the office.
Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.
Frequently asked questions
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Guidance for potential claimants searching for a lawyer
Identifying the most suitable solicitors' practice for your legal case is your most important step towards negotiating the highest compensation award.
How do you ensure you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice to take on your case?
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Ferndown?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
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).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.