Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
If you live in Kettering or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
How to select the right lawyer for you
You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
Are Kettering Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Kettering?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £19,271 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems could vary from £11,563 to £16,380.
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Injury compensation cases Quittance conducts in Kettering
Quittance's panel of lawyers have assisted Claimants receive compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped people, from metal workers to leisure centre managers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics in the Kettering local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Kettering Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||12||9||7|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)||4||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||17||16||12|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||1||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||59||44||38|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||51||39||46|
|Struck by moving vehicle||8||8||2|
|Hit by falling object||25||15||17|
|Trapped under falling object||0||2||2|
Medical and clinical negligence in Kettering
Clinical negligence, at one time referred to as medical negligence, is where an illness or injury is suffered by a person a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional, either private or NHS. Quittance's select panel of solicitors acting for Kettering have handled claims brought against local hospitals including St Mary's Hospital, 77 London Road, Kettering, NN15 7PW.
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to chromium related illnesses.
Kettering solicitors for serious injury compensation
Quittance's team understand the difference compensation makes to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury. Compensation will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a Claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms engage with the legal system, doctors and insurers to make sure families impacted by serious accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious include mesothelioma and concussion.
Road traffic accidents in Kettering
Our group of specialist road traffic accident litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Kettering.
Accidents in the Kettering area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A6003 and A4300 roundabout and on the A43 and A14 roundabout.
Slips, trips and falls
Government figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Northamptonshire and the UK. Slips and trips are sometimes related to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Lower Street and on Grange Place.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Kettering
Were you to win, the legal costs will be settled by the losing Defendant (or their insurance company). In the event that you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that their fees are not payable.
A 'success fee' will be charged by lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). This fee is taken out of the Claimant's award and is generally 25%.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
Before you decide to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information as possible. Answers can help you make the best choice for you.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.
How to get a compensation claim underway
Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get your claim for compensation underway. Alternatively, you can start a compensation claim online.
Our team of experts help Claimants every day. Would you like to know more? You can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.