Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Hedge End or anywhere in the country, we can are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within three years.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of personal injury lawyers have years of experience advising their clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.
Locating the right personal injury solicitor
Identifying the most suitable PI lawyer to represent you is a critical step towards getting the best compensation award for your injuries.
With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Hedge End (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), how can you make sure you choose the ideal legal practice to advise you?
Will you need to go with a local Hedge End lawyer ?
The location of the lawyers office is less important as cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should select a company with national medical coverage as Claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.
Comparing injury solicitors in Hedge End - online reviews
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is an important consideration for Claimants.
For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £11,157 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could vary from £6,694 to £9,483.
Read more at Compare solicitors
Which types of claims for compensation does Quittance conduct?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness throughout Hedge End. Quittance have helped with injuries including:
We have assisted self employed and employed Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to geographical information systems managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness figures in the Eastleigh local authority made available under legislation by the HSE as follows:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)||4||0||2|
|Fall from height||12||11||11|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||3||0||3|
|Lifting and handling injuries||62||40||30|
|Slip or trip||55||48||30|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||4||5|
|Hit by object||21||14||9|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||2|
Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Slip and trip accidents
Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hampshire workplace. Slips and trips are often forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by a moving object or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Eastleigh local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on potholes are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on High St and in St. Johns Centre.
Serious injury lawyers serving Hedge End
The effect a serious injury has is understood by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating how much compensation to pay.
A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Clinical negligence in Hedge End
Clinical negligence - until recently called medical negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is connected to a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Hampshire and Hedge End have helped with cases made against hospitals including Moorgreen Hospital, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3JB.
Road traffic claims
Our panel of best of breed no win no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the highest damages for Claimants hurt in a car accident in Hedge End.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hedge End are quite common with a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,743. Accidents in Hedge End in 2013 included traffic collisions on the B3342 and B3035 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A334 and M27 roundabout.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Hedge End
In the event that you win your compensation claim, the fees for your solicitor will be covered by the losing Defendant. If you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that the lawyer's fees will not be charged.
A 'success fee' can be charged by lawyers serving Hedge End who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is usually 25% and will be taken out of the compensation award.
Does the Claimant need to pay any extra costs?
Some firms may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Through our injury lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Click here to read more about 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.
Get your questions answered
We provide clear information helping Claimants decide whether to make a claim.
Find more information without picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin your claim for compensation?
When you have decided to proceed, you can start the personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through the contact form here.
Our team of experts help people every day. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456.