Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you live in Ilminster or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people seeking compensation, and our panel of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Your solicitor should look at how your case relates to each of the points.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your iness or injury?
Instructing the best personal injury lawyer to represent you is your most important step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement for your accident.
How can you ensure you select the best one to take on your case?
Do you need to instruct a local lawyer ?
Going for a local solicitors office is not relevant as cases are typically run without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to choose a solicitors practice that offers a national network as Claimants will need to attend a medical assessment.
Read more : What is the process for attending a medical?
The contrast in the amount of success fees between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.
For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £28,345 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job might vary from £17,007 to £24,093.
More information How much can you claim?
Personal injury solicitor reviews in Ilminster - Tips for comparing firms
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Which types of compensation claims does Quittance handle?
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injury and illness across Ilminster. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident at work in Somerset and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by machinery or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on High St.
Personal injury solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted injured Claimants, from plasterers to gallery exhibition officers, to claim injury compensation. Accident figures for the South Somerset local authority reported under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:
|Work accidents in South Somerset Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Contact with machinery||15||5||11|
|Harmful substance related||1||3||3|
|Fall from height||17||13||23|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4||6||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||102||52||63|
|Slip or trip||66||69||47|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||6||4|
|Struck by object||27||22||20|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||0|
Medical negligence in Ilminster
Clinical negligence - in the past known as known as medical negligence - is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained following a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Ilminster have helped Claimants with clinical negligence claims brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Chard Community Hospital, Crewkerne Road, TA20 1NF.
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving vehicles in Ilminster are reasonably common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,623.
Our network of certified no win no fee lawyers have vast experience in getting optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Ilminster.
Ilminster serious injury claims
The Quittance team understand the change an injury claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. By relieving the stress a major injury imposes on an injured person, compensation allows them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitors for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after claims in Ilminster
Should your claim be won, the fees for your solicitor must be covered by the other side. If your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means the legal fees are not payable.
A success fee is charged by Ilminster lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is generally 25% and will be taken out of your compensation.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Quittance warrant that No Win, No Fee means you shall never have to pay any of the solicitor's legal costs in the event that the injury claim be unsuccessful.
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.
Find out more about the claims process
Quittance provide jargon-free information helping you determine whether to start a claim for injury compensation.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, try our FAQs.
Start a compensation claim
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to get the personal injury claim underway, alternatively you can start a compensation claim online here.
Speak to our panel of experts for more information about the process. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.