Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
Whether you are based in Filton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
In most cases, making a successful claim has these key elements. 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
A no-obligation phone call with a Filton personal injury solicitor can give information and useful advice.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Choosing the most appropriate lawyer to represent you is a crucial step towards getting the best compensation award for your accident.
What is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice for your specific circumstances?
Do you need to go with a local legal firm ?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not so relevant as injury cases can be handled remotely.
You will need to choose a law firm that has medical facilities near Filton as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.
Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
The disparity in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms is huge.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £10,465 for a fractured forearm could conceivably vary from £6,279 to £8,895.
Further reading Compare solicitors quotes
Comparing Filton personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
Which kinds of cases do you handle?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in Filton and throughout Bristol. Quittance have assisted with:
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from members of the Royal Navy to fitness centre managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness statistics in the South Gloucestershire local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||2||0|
|Contact with machinery||11||4||10|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||3||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||6||6||2|
|Fall from height||26||20||28|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||3||1|
|Lifting and carrying||137||80||75|
|Slip or trip||121||103||80|
|Struck by moving vehicle||13||7||5|
|Struck by object||46||38||44|
|Trapped under falling object||1||3||3|
Clinical negligence in Filton
Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is when an illness or injury is connected to a breach of duty on the part of a medical provider. Our select panel of injury solicitors acting for Bristol and Filton have helped with claims made against private and NHS hospitals that include Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB.
Filton solicitors for serious injury compensation
We understand the critical change compensation makes to people who have been affected by major injury.
By relieving the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim enables people to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped Claimants receive compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious include chemical poisoning, brain tumours and major surgical negligence.
Road accidents in Filton
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Filton are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 647 accidents (587 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Gloucestershire council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 555. Accidents in Filton in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B4468 and A38 junction and on the B4056 and A38 roundabout.
Our panel of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in in securing the highest awards for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Filton.
Legal advisors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by flour.
Slip and trip injuries
HSE statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Bristol and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a quarry drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken ankles experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened on Lockleaze and on Filton Avenue.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Filton
When you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means the legal fees are not payable. Were you to succeed in the case, the costs for your lawyer will be covered by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company).
Will there be any additional costs?
Some firms could levy extra costs if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's 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.
Get further information
Before you decide to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you think is necessary. Information will help you to make the best choice for you.
Get more information online without having to call a solicitor. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make your personal injury claim?
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get the compensation claim underway, or you can begin the compensation claim online.
Our team of experts help people every day. You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.