Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
Whether you live in Hartlepool or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and our network of specialist lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.
To win a Hartlepool personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
A free phone consultation with a Hartlepool-specialist lawyer will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Choosing a suitable legal representation to act for you is a key step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Hartlepool, what is the best way to make sure you select the most appropriate company to pursue compensation for you?
The difference in the amount of fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £56,366 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could conceivably vary from £33,819 to £47,911.
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Hartlepool solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful when contemplating which lawyer to sign up with.
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Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should go with a company that offers national medical coverage as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.
What cases does Quittance conduct?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injury and illness in Hartlepool. Our team have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:
Injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by grain.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from dental nurses to holiday representatives, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury data in the Hartlepool local authority reported under RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Hartlepool Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||1||1|
|Machinery related injury||10||4||7|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||2||2||0|
|Fall from height||9||11||15|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||46||22||36|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||55||28||20|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||1||0|
|Struck by object||15||7||14|
Hartlepool lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The long-term impact serious injury has will be understood by solicitors and insurers when determining what a claim is worth.
Our network of solicitors fight to achieve compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially reported figures underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the County Durham workplace in 2015. They are frequently lead to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by material under pressure or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on the Green and on Raby Rd.
Clinical negligence in Hartlepool
Clinical negligence, until recently known as medical negligence, is where an injury or illness is associated with a breach of the duty of care by a General Practitioner or any other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for County Durham and Hartlepool have helped people with negligence legal action brought against private and NHS hospitals including Sandwell Park Hospital Hartlepool, Lancaster Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8LN.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Hartlepool
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hartlepool are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 189 accidents (170 slight accidents, 19 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hartlepool council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 209. Accidents in the Hartlepool area in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A689 and A178 crossroads and on the A179 and B1277 roundabout.
Our panel of accredited injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Hartlepool.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle compensation claims in Hartlepool
No Win, No Fee agreements secure clients from the obligation to pay solicitors' fees if the claim is not won.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could charge additional fees if they lose your case. Using a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
We give jargon-free information helping people affected by injury choose whether to go ahead.
Get more answers online before picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Get started today
Once you have made the decision to proceed, you can start the claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or using our online contact form.
Talk to a member of our network of specialists for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.