Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Horncastle or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
To win a Horncastle personal injury case, your lawyer 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
The lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.
Advice for those looking for a personal injury solicitor
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. 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 quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.
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Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can help build a picture when mulling over which lawyer to go with.
Do you need a local Horncastle solicitor ?
The location of a firm is less critical as cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as Claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.
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The difference in the level of fees charged by firms is a material consideration for Claimants.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £37,063 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery might vary from £22,238 to £31,503.
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Which compensation claims does Quittance conduct in Horncastle and Lincolnshire?
Compensation can be claimed for a range of injury and illness in Horncastle and throughout Lincolnshire. We can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Horncastle serious injury compensation
We recognise the critical difference compensation makes to severely injured Claimants. Our network of expert lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of law firms for many years have aided people affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to health and safety advisers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the East Lindsey local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Lindsey Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||12||10||11|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||2||0||1|
|Exposure to toxic substance||4||5||2|
|Fall from height||18||16||11|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||60||29||53|
|Slip, trip or fall||53||59||60|
|Hit by vehicle||5||1||0|
|Struck by object||20||19||12|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||1||0|
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by material under pressure or a fire related accident. Public place (East Lindsey local authority) claims for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on pavement ice are also common with slips and trips having occurred on Market Place and on East Road.
Clinical and medical negligence in Horncastle
Clinical negligence, previously called medical negligence, is where there has been a breach of duty by a medical provider. Our highly experienced panel of personal injury lawyers acting for Horncastle have helped with claims brought against healthcare providers including Horncastle War Memorial Hospital, North Street, Horncastle, LN9 5DX.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Horncastle
Quittances panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have years of experience in securing the best general and special damages for people injured in a road accident in Horncastle.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Horncastle are not uncommon. Gov. uk statistics show 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115.
Litigators can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to latex allergy.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling claims for compensation in Horncastle
Should you win, your legal costs are settled by the losing Defendant. If your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the legal fees.
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee
Some firms may charge extra costs if the case does not complete. Using Quittance's specialist lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Before you choose your lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. The right answers can help you to make the right decision.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to start a injury claim?
Once you have chosen to get underway, you can start a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using our contact form.
If you need a specific question answered or would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.