Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Hungerford or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Compensation claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.
For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It needs to be proven that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
A free phone consultation with an expert Hungerford lawyer will provide answers and useful advice.
Advice for those looking for a solicitor
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Will I need to go with a local solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so relevant as cases are usually managed remotely.
However, you should choose a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to attend a medical examination.
More details : What is the process for attending a medical?
The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded £36,760 for serious hand injuries could conceivably vary from £22,056 to £31,246.
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Hungerford solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening when mulling over which solicitor to choose.
See : Solicitor reviews
Claims our panel of lawyers handles in Hungerford
Our network of lawyers have helped people receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chromium related illnesses.
Road traffic compensation claims
Our group of best of breed no win no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Hungerford.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hungerford are relatively common with a total of 454 accidents (399 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Berkshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 454.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for self employed and employed people, from bricklayers to illustrators, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics in the West Berkshire local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in West Berkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||2||2||1|
|Machinery related injury||10||5||3|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance related||2||5||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||22||16||26|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||26||21||16|
|Lifting and handling injuries||63||33||31|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||82||54||46|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||4||4|
|Struck by object||29||20||15|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||1|
Slip and trip accidents
Officially reported figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Berkshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. They are often related to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an animal related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like facial scarring happening on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with street trips having happened on High St.
Serious injury lawyers in Hungerford
The impact of a serious injury is recognised by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury puts on an injured Claimant, an injury claim allows people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Our network of expert lawyers work with medical professionals, the Courts and insurance providers, helping to ensure families affected by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support.
Clinical negligence in Hungerford
Clinical negligence - in the past referred to as medical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Hungerford have handled claims brought against local hospitals that include Savernake Hospital, General Hospital, Marlborough, SN8 3HL.
Hungerford No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
No Win, No Fee agreements protect clients from a requirement to pay solicitors' fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch in the small print 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.
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Before you choose a lawyer you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. This will help you make the best choice for you.
If you have more questions before calling, try our FAQ section.
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Call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to begin your compensation claim. Alternatively, you can start the injury claim online.
Contact a member of our team today for more information about the process. Request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.