A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Frome or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within three years in most cases.

In most cases, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven 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

Calculate your compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Frome

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from factory workers to exhibition organisers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident data for the Mendip local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Mendip Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified261714
Machinery related675
Explosion related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)312
Fall from height211310
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)532
Lifting563344
Assault614
Slip, trip, fall same level534232
Struck against964
Struck by moving vehicle601
Hit by falling object22714
Trapped by something collapsing030

Read more: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Frome

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of skilled personal injury solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Frome.

Accidents involving vehicles in Frome are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,623.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Somerset. They are frequently the precursor to accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by machinery, being trapped by something or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Edward Street and on Corsley Heath.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related disease to dioxin poisoning.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Frome

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. You can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury specialists acting in Frome

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are working out a claim.

By reducing the financial stress serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, a successful claim enables Claimants to prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors work with medical practitioners, Courts and insurers, helping to ensure people affected by serious accidents get the support they need. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include poisoning, serious psychiatric harm and neck injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Frome No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Frome and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Frome, from whiplash cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their winning track record.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you handled many Frome claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Frome, Somerset and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Somerset get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

What issues to consider when selecting the best personal injury lawyer

Choosing the most suitable law firm for your case is a key step towards securing the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Frome, how can you ensure you choose the best solicitors' practice to act for you?

Frome solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors can vary a great deal.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are weighing up which lawyer to work with.

Read Quittance reviews

Will I need to select a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not so important as injury cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a firm that has medical facilities near you as you will need to attend a medical exam.

Read about : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of ?11,154 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss might vary from ?6,692 to ?9,480.

See How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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