Horncastle Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
Do I have a compensation claim?
If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
What are the criteria for making a 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.
Calculate your compensation
The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.
Road traffic accident claims in Horncastle
Quittance's 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, motorbikes 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.
For more information: Road accident claim
Work accident claims in Horncastle
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|
For more information: Work accident compensation claim
Other injury claims
Litigators can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to latex allergy.
For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim
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.
For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims
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 (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.
For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claims
Horncastle No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Horncastle and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.
For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.
Meet our team
The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Horncastle, from less severe claims to long term illness. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.
What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Horncastle?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Horncastle, Lincolnshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.
Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from road accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins 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.
Read Horncastle personal injury solicitor reviews
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.
Read more : Do you have a local medical centre?
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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