Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
Whether you are based in Gloucester or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for individuals considering a claim, and our panel of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.
In order to win a Gloucester personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Making your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by your solicitor.
What points to consider when picking the best personal injury lawyer
You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Gloucester?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Solicitor reviews in Gloucester - What to consider
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £15,664 for displaced metatarsal fractures could vary from £9,398 to £13,314.
Further reading How much can you claim?
Compensation cases our network of lawyers handles in Gloucester and Gloucestershire
Quittance's panel of lawyers have helped people throughout Gloucester whose circumstances led to serious injuries including:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most frequent accident in the Gloucestershire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being struck by machinery or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with incidents having occurred recently.
Medical and clinical negligence in Gloucester
Clinical negligence, formerly known as medical negligence, is when there has been a failing on the part of a hospital or other medical provider, NHS or private. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Gloucestershire and Gloucester have helped Claimants with claims filed against healthcare providers that include Rikenel, Montpellier, GL1 1LY.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of accredited no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in in achieving optimum compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Gloucester.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Gloucester are reasonably common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,168. Incidents in the Gloucester area in 2013 included collisions on the A40 and A417 roundabout and on the A40 and A38 roundabout.
Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illness that include anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Gloucester serious injury compensation claims
The lasting impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating injury compensation.
By reducing the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured person, a claim allows people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from factory workers to facilities managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury information in the Gloucester local authority are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in Gloucester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||7||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||5||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||13||13||12|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||0||1|
|Lifting and carrying||57||33||28|
|Slip, trip or fall||46||38||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||7||3||4|
|Hit by object||17||17||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Gloucester No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers
When your case is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your solicitor confirms that the legal fees will not be charged. Were the case to be won, the fees for your solicitor must be covered by the losing party.
Can you get 100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee means there are absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch and there is no risk of losing out.
Read more about our 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.
Before you instruct your lawyer arm yourself with information. Answers will help you make the right decision for you.
If you would like to know more before phoning, see our FAQ pages.
Ready to begin your compensation claim?
When you are ready to get underway, you can begin the injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or through the contact form here.
If you have more questions or would like to discuss your options, request a callback or call on 0800 612 7456.