Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you live in Hoyland or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Claims should usually be made within three years of an injury.
Considerable legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:
- 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
Your lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim
Finding the best legal representation to assist you is a critical step towards receiving the highest settlement or award for your injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Hoyland (according to the SRA database), how can you make sure you instruct the most appropriate one for your case?
What should be considered when comparing Hoyland solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Do you need to go with a local Hoyland solicitor ?
The location of a lawyers office is less critical as injury cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a firm that provides medical facilities near Hoyland as Claimants will have to attend a medical examination.
Further reading - What is the process for attending a medical?
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For serious foot injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £20,185 to £31,680 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Which cases does Quittance conduct?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness across Hoyland. We have assisted with:
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from building site contractors to government research officers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury information for the Barnsley local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the following table:
|Work accidents in Barnsley Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||0||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)||4||1||0|
|Fall from height||21||16||17|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2||2||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||103||51||68|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||86||82||70|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||1||8|
|Hit by falling object||43||30||26|
|Trapped under falling object||2||1||4|
Medical negligence in Hoyland
Clinical negligence (formerly known as medical negligence) is where an illness or injury is associated with a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's expert panel of personal injury solicitors acting for South Yorkshire and Hoyland have worked on claims brought against hospitals that include Mount Vernon Hospital Barnsley, Mount Vernon Road, Barnsley, S70 4DP.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury in the South Yorkshire workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Barnsley local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Wentworth Rd and on Market St.
Serious injury specialists handling cases in Hoyland
Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-changing impact on an affected individual.
Damages will ease the financial burden on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms correspond with insurers and the Courts, helping to ensure people impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to dioxin poisoning.
Road traffic compensation claims
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hoyland are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal 8 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 567 slight accidents in 2013 in Barnsley (Total events were 648 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 832. Accidents in Hoyland in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A61 and M1 junction and on the A6195 and A61 roundabout.
Our network of trained road traffic accident legal advisors have vast experience in negotiating the best awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Hoyland.
Hoyland No Win, No Fee Lawyers
If your solicitor does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer means you will not have to pay their fees. In the event that your compensation claim is successful, the legal fees will be settled by the losing side or their insurance company.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means that you will face no hidden fees. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever.
Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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You can begin a compensation claim here or call us on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile).
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