A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Glastonbury or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Glastonbury or slip or trip, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It must be proven 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 free phone consultation with a specialist lawyer can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

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Injury claims calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Glastonbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Glastonbury are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 28 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1390 slight accidents in 2013 in Somerset (Total events were 1608 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,623.

Our network of qualified road traffic accident litigators have vast experience in achieving the best general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Glastonbury.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Glastonbury

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from kitchen workers to electrical engineers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident data in the Glastonbury local authority are listed under RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Mendip Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
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

Further information: Work accident compensation

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Other claims

Serious injury

Quittance understand the critical change injury compensation will make to people impacted by serious injury.

By relieving the stress a serious injury puts on a claimant, an injury claim helps people to concentrate on recovery. Quittance's panel of lawyers communicate with medical professionals and insurance companies ensuring claimants affected by serious accidents receive the support they need.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to farmers lung.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Somerset workplace. They are sometimes the precursor to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by a moving object, being trapped by something or a drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as sprained arms occurring on potholes are also common with recent trips having happened on West End and on Main Street.

Clinical negligence in Glastonbury

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

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Glastonbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Glastonbury and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Glastonbury, from fast track cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their level of experience and their track record in winning cases.

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
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Glastonbury?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Glastonbury, Somerset and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to pedestrian accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Instructing the best lawyer for your case is a key step towards receiving the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How can you make sure you instruct the best one for your case?

Solicitor reviews in Glastonbury - Tips for comparing firms

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Do I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read more : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant who was awarded ?56,364 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could vary from ?33,818 to ?47,909.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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