Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
If you are based in Isle of Wight or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in most cases.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
To win a Isle of Wight personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
A free phone consultation with a specialist solicitor can provide answers and useful advice.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Choosing the most appropriate injury solicitor for your legal matter is an important step towards getting the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.
What is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice to advise you?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe knee injuries could vary between £56,375 and £77,770 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Reviews for injury lawyers in Isle of Wight
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Will you need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone and email.
You will need to choose a law firm that offers national medical centres as you will need to attend a medical examination.
Which cases does Quittance conduct in Isle of Wight?
Quittance's network of solicitors have helped people across Isle of Wight whose accidents were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:
Serious injury solicitors acting in Isle of Wight
We understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury.
Compensation should lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Our panel of law firms have for many years aided Claimants affected by severe accidents.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Isle Of Wight
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Isle Of Wight are relatively commonplace. Gov. uk statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 82 serious accidents and 335 slight accidents in 2013 in Isle of Wight (Total events were 421 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 427.
Our network of trained road traffic accident litigators have decades of experience in achieving maximum compensation for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Isle Of Wight.
Medical negligence in Isle Of Wight
Clinical negligence (once referred to as medical negligence) is when there has been a failing by a medical provider, National Health Service or private. Our highly experienced panel of solicitors acting for South East England and Isle Of Wight have helped Claimants with legal action filed against the health service that include St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, PO30 5TG.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.
Slip and trip accidents
Government statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the South East England workplace. They are often the initiators of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public place cases for injuries like cheekbone fractures suffered on raised kerb stones are also common with recent falls having occurred recently.
Accidents in the workplace
We have helped Claimants injured at work, from catering assistants to investment fund managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident figures in the Isle of Wight local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||3||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||4||4||2|
|Fall from height||15||10||12|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||79||27||31|
|Slip or trip||72||48||46|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||2||3|
|Hit by object||15||8||14|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after Isle of Wight cases
If your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer means that their legal costs will not be charged. Should you be successful, the legal costs will be covered by the other side.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim and there are no hidden fees. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out.
Read more about No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ section.
Ready to begin your claim for compensation?
If you have chosen to proceed, you can begin a personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or through our contact form here.
If you need to ask something else before starting, request a callback at a more convenient time or call on 0800 612 7456.