Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you live in Ilkeston or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, there are three elements to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical
It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Look into Ilkeston personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching reviews can certainly be revealing if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with.
The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded £3,375 for a wrist fracture could vary from £2,025 to £2,869.
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Do you need a local injury lawyer ?
The location of a solicitors office is not so important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.
However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.
What claims for compensation do you conduct in Ilkeston?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Ilkeston and Derbyshire. We have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:
Road accidents in Ilkeston
Accidents involving all vehicles in Ilkeston are reasonably common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 858. Incidents in the Ilkeston area in 2013 included crashes on the A609 and A6007 roundabout and on the A609 and A6096 roundabout.
Quittances panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing the highest awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Ilkeston.
We have handled claims for self employed or employed Claimants, from catering assistants to horticultural consultants, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident statistics in the Broxtowe local authority are listed under regulations by the Government:
|Workplace accidents in Broxtowe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||3||10||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||1||0||0|
|Fall from height||7||6||6|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||0||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||52||34||34|
|Slip, trip or fall||46||32||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||2||2|
|Hit by object||16||9||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Clinical and medical negligence in Ilkeston
Clinical negligence, previously known as medical negligence, is where an illness or injury is associated with a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional. An example might be a blood clot injury compensation claim. Quittance's experienced panel of lawyers acting for Derbyshire and Ilkeston have helped people with claims filed against healthcare providers that include Ilkeston Community Hospital, Heanor Road, DE7 8LN.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from radiation exposure to dioxin poisoning.
Ilkeston experts for serious injury compensation
The lasting effect of serious injury is understood by the Courts when they are working out a claim.
By relieving the stress severe injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim helps people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers engage with the Courts, doctors and insurance companies ensuring Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Safety data show that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred in the local area.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Ilkeston
In the event that the case is successful, the costs for your lawyer are settled by the losing side. If your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means the injured party will never need to pay any of your lawyer's legal fees in the event that you do not win your claim. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you decide to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. Information will help you to make the right choice for your future.
Get more answers online without needing to call a solicitor. See more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make a personal injury claim?
Once you have made the decision to get underway, you can start your compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or using Quittance's online contact form here.
Our team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. You can request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.