Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
Whether you live in Fordingbridge or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
For most claims, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
In all cases, a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert lawyer can provide answers and advice.
Help for those searching for a solicitor
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. 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.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Comparing Fordingbridge personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Do you need a local Fordingbridge legal firm ?
The location of the law firm is not very relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.
You will need to instruct a law firm that provides national medical coverage as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.
More details : Do I have to attend a medical?
Cases we conduct in Fordingbridge
Our network of solicitors represent people across Fordingbridge whose accidents were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:
Fordingbridge serious injury claims
The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on a Claimant and their family, compensation allows Claimants to concentrate on recovery. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have aided Claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be serious range from serious psychiatric harm to chemical burns.
Road traffic claims
Our panel of professional solicitors have years of experience in negotiating maximum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Fordingbridge.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Fordingbridge are reasonably 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 district. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,743.
Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to asthma caused by laboratory animals.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from dental nurses to environmental managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness statistics for the New Forest local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in New Forest Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||8||4||6|
|Fall from height||23||11||15|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||4||6||5|
|Slip, trip or fall||53||53||45|
|Hit by vehicle||4||3||4|
|Struck by object||18||9||14|
|Trapped underneath something||0||0||1|
Clinical negligence in Fordingbridge
Clinical negligence, formerly called medical negligence, is the term for when an illness or injury results from a failing by a GP or any other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Hampshire and Fordingbridge have worked on cases made against local hospitals including Fordingbridge Hospital, Bartons Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JD.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Official figures underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hampshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the forerunner to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by material under pressure or an electrocution accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on the Green and on High St.
Fordingbridge No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
When you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer states that you will not have to pay their legal costs. When the injury claim is successful, the legal fees must be covered by the other side (or their insurance company).
A 'success fee' can be charged by personal injury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is paid out of the compensation award and is in most cases 25%.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some solicitors may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Using a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on having the right information. Get answers to your questions before you choose a solicitor.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants on our FAQ page.
How to get a claim for compensation underway
Once you have chosen to get underway, you can start a injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with the contact form here.
Our specialist team can help. If you have further questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.