Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Heanor or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.
For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
What factors to think about when locating the best solicitor
Instructing the best legal team to act for you is a crucial step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your accident.
What is the best way to make certain you select the most appropriate firm to pursue compensation for you?
Do I need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not critical as cases are usually managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a company that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to attend a medical exam.
Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?
Injury lawyer reviews in Heanor - What to look for
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
The disparity in the amount of fees between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) often surprises Claimants.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded £55,211 for severe complex regional pain syndrome might vary from £33,126 to £46,929.
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What types of cases do you handle?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Heanor and across Derbyshire. We have helped with injuries including:
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of best of breed no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Heanor.
Accidents involving all vehicles in Heanor are reasonably common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 858.
Slip and trip accidents
Government statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Derbyshire workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are frequently the cause of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability claims for injuries like sprained wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also common with recent falls having happened on High St and on Heanor Rd.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from industrial deafness to farmers lung.
Heanor solicitors for serious injury compensation claims
Courts understand that a serious injury has a significant impact on an injured Claimant and their dependants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families claim damages for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include paralysis and serious psychiatric harm.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted Claimants injured at work, from forklift drivers to health and safety inspectors, to claim compensation. Accident figures in the Amber Valley local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Work accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||15||7||12|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||3||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||19||12||21|
|Injured by an animal||1||0||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||63||45||39|
|Hit by vehicle||4||2||8|
|Hit by falling object||41||19||25|
|Trapped underneath something||1||2||1|
Medical and clinical negligence in Heanor
Clinical negligence (in the past known as called medical negligence) is the term for when an injury follows a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors acting for Derbyshire and Heanor have helped with legal cases brought against the health service including Ilkeston Community Hospital, Heanor Road, DE7 8LN.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Heanor
In the event that you win your case, the fees for your solicitor must be covered by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company). When your solicitor does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means that the solicitor's fees will not be charged.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
We ensure No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay the law firm's fees in the event that the claim is lost.
Read more about Quittance's 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.
Before you instruct arm yourself with information about making a claim. Information helps you to make the right choice for your future.
Get answers to common questions in our frequently asked questions section.
Get started today
Phone an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to make your compensation claim. Alternatively, you can start a personal injury claim online.
If you need to ask something else or would like to discuss your options with a solicitor before making a decision, contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.