Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Hereford or anywhere in the UK, we can will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Powerful legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of injury solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated 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.
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
In most cases a claim for compensation can take several months to complete. In cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.
The difference in personal injury success fees between different law firms is quite surprising.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £26,584 for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could conceivably vary from £15,950 to £22,596.
Read more at How much can you claim?
Look into Hereford personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be a good place to start when trying to decide which solicitor to choose.
Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews
Do I need to instruct a local Hereford solicitor ?
The location of the law firm is not especially critical as cases can be handled by phone and email.
You will need to choose a law firm that has national medical centres as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.
More on - Will I have to attend a medical?
Which claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in Hereford and Uk?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injuries in Hereford and Uk. Quittance have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Road traffic accidents in Hereford
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Hereford are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal 5 fatal accidents, 56 serious accidents and 466 slight accidents in 2013 in Herefordshire (Total events were 527 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 560. Accidents in the Hereford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A438 and A49 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4103 and A4110 crossroads.
Quittances network of accredited no win no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Hereford.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from farm workers to homeless workers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work statistics for the Hereford local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Herefordshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||2||2||3|
|Machinery related injury||22||9||11|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||0||2||1|
|Fall from height||32||25||32|
|Lifting and handling injuries||95||64||38|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||71||75||65|
|Hit by vehicle||3||4||2|
|Hit by object||38||25||31|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Clinical and medical negligence in Hereford
Clinical negligence, in the past referred to as medical negligence, is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers acting for Hereford have assisted with legal action brought against hospitals including Oak House, Barton Street, HR4 0AY.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially recorded statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most common accident at work in Hereford and Worcester and the UK as a whole in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons like being struck by machinery, a lifting injury or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Herefordshire local authority) legal claims for injuries such as sprained ankles experienced on potholes are also common with recent slips and trips having happened in the area.
Serious injury lawyers handling cases in Hereford
We understand the difference a compensation claim can make to the lives of people impacted by severe injury. Compensation will ease the financial burden on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.
Our panel of solicitor firms have aided Claimants claim compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include brain injuries and serious psychiatric harm.
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to farmers lung.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Hereford
When your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that the solicitor's fees are not payable. Should your injury claim be won, the fees for your solicitor must be settled by the losing side or their insurer.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some solicitors could charge extra costs should the case end prematurely. With a Quittance injury lawyer, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance provide detailed information to help you choose whether to start a claim.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.
If you have decided to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our contact form here.
Our specialist team are ready to help. You can request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.