Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
Whether you live in Gainsborough or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Injury claims should be made within three years in most cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these situations.
In the majority of cases, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must 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
A short, no-obligation phone call with a specialist lawyer will provide answers and useful advice.
Finding the best lawyer
Usually a personal injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to offer expert legal guidance and practical advice.
Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby firm is less critical as injury cases are usually run by phone and email.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near Gainsborough as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.
The disparity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms is considerable.
E.g. the amount retained by a Claimant who was awarded £7,249 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke might vary from £4,349 to £6,161.
More information How to compare personal injury fees
Check Gainsborough solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which solicitor to pick.
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Legal claims we handle in Gainsborough and Lincolnshire
Our network of specialist lawyers help clients receive compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Slips and trips
Reported figures show that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a falling object, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on High Street.
Gainsborough serious injury compensation
Quittance understand the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury. Our network of solicitors work to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of specialist solicitor firms correspond with doctors and health professionals, Courts and insurers, helping to ensure Claimants affected by major accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from asbestosis to serious pharmaceutical error.
Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Road traffic claims
Our panel of knowledgeable no win no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Gainsborough.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Gainsborough are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115. Incidents in the Gainsborough area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A631 and B1433 crossroads and on the A631 and A159 roundabout.
Clinical negligence in Gainsborough
Clinical negligence - once called medical negligence - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional, National Health Service or private. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Gainsborough have helped people with negligence claims made against the health service that include John Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, DN21 2TJ.
Accidents at work
We have assisted people, from factory workers to exhibition display designers, to claim compensation. Work injury data in the Gainsborough local authority are listed under regulations by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in West Lindsey Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||3||1||1|
|Fall from height||11||11||13|
|Injured by an animal||5||1||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||38||27||21|
|Slip or trip||38||34||22|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||1||3|
|Hit by falling object||19||9||8|
|Trapped underneath something||0||0||1|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling matters in Gainsborough
Were you to succeed in the injury claim, the costs for your solicitor are covered by the losing Defendant or their insurance company. If you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor states that the lawyer's fees are not payable.
A success fee can be charged by injury lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee will be paid out of your compensation settlement and is usually 25%.
100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee means that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee promise, you will never risk losing out. Read more 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.
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When you have made the decision to proceed, you can start a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or through our contact form here.
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