Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
Whether you are based in Hemsworth or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- 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
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to offer practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
What should you consider when comparing Hemsworth solicitor reviews?
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Do I need a local Hemsworth solicitor ?
Going for a local solicitor is less important as injury cases are usually managed remotely.
However, you should select a law firm with national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical examination.
More on : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.
E.g. the amount retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £48,914 for asbestosis might vary from £29,348 to £41,577.
More information : How much can you claim?
What types of cases do you handle in Hemsworth?
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Hemsworth and Sheffield. We can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Hemsworth
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hemsworth are common with a total of 1472 accidents (1303 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sheffield local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,665.
Our group of knowledgeable road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Hemsworth.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.
Slips and trips
Official statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Sheffield workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Sheffield local authority) claims for injuries such as broken toes happening on tripping on a street are also common with street trips having occurred on White Lane and on Constable Rd.
Clinical and medical negligence in Hemsworth
Clinical negligence, until recently called medical negligence, is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's highly experienced panel of lawyers acting for Sheffield and Hemsworth have handled cases brought against healthcare providers including Alpha Hospital Sheffield, 83 East Bank Road, Sheffield, S2 3PX.
We recognise the vital difference an injury claim makes to severely injured Claimants. The Quittance team fight for compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.
We have helped self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from plasterers to herbalists, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury data in the Sheffield local authority collated under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||3||1|
|Exposed to fire||4||2||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||19||4||9|
|Fall from height (ladder)||62||41||51|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||4||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||266||220||169|
|Struck by moving vehicle||17||7||8|
|Struck by object||117||85||78|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3||3||2|
How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Hemsworth compensation claims
In the event that you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means the lawyer's legal costs are not payable. Were you to win, the legal fees must be covered by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company).
Do you have to pay any fees?
Some firms may levy extra costs should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's 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.
Get answers to your questions
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
If you need more information before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Ready to make a personal injury claim?
Once you are ready to proceed, you can start your claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through the online contact form.
Speak to a member of our team today to discuss your potential claim. Request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456.