Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
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.
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.
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.
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.
Claims Quittance handles in Ferndown and Dorset
Our network of solicitors have guided Claimants in Ferndown whose circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries.
Clinical negligence in Ferndown
Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional, NHS or private. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Dorset and Ferndown have helped people with legal cases filed against the health service that include St Leonards Community Hospital (Dorset), Ringwood Road, Ringwood, BH24 2RR.
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.
Accidents in the workplace
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|
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from radiation exposure to latex allergy.
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.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) 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.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of claims in Ferndown
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Ferndown in most cases work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal costs if the case is lost.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the right information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a solicitor.
Get more information without having to call a law firm. See our frequently asked questions.
Get your injury claim underway
When you have chosen to proceed, you can begin your personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via our online contact form here.
If you would like more information about how a claim works first, request a callback at a convenient time or phone 0800 612 7456.