Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
If you are based in Keynsham or anywhere in the UK, wecan are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Injury claims must usually be made within a three-year window.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Keynsham, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be proven 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.
In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with a specialist lawyer will provide answers and useful advice.
Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Selecting the most suitable legal expert for your case is a crucial step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your accident.
How can you ensure you instruct the ideal legal practice to instruct?
The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees charged by firms is a material consideration for Claimants.
E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £8,051 for minor achilles tendon injuries might vary from £4,831 to £6,843.
Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals 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.
Reviews for lawyers in Keynsham
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
Legal claims Quittance conducts in Keynsham and North Somerset
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries across Keynsham. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:
Slips and trips
Official statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of injury at work in North Somerset and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a lake drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring suffered on pavement ice are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having happened on Hollway Rd and on High Street.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for people, from bricklayers to licensed conveyancers, to claim compensation. Injury and illness data for the Bath and North East Somerset local authority are compiled under legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||3||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||7||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||25||10||17|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||3||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||75||70||38|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||2||3|
|Hit by object||31||13||15|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Keynsham are relatively common with a total of 415 accidents (363 slight accidents, 46 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bath and North East Somerset local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 379. Accidents in the Keynsham area in 2013 included car crashes on the A4 and A4174 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4 and B3116 roundabout.
Quittances group of expert road traffic accident injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum awards for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Keynsham.
Medical negligence in Keynsham
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider. Our panel of solicitors acting for North Somerset and Keynsham have been instructed on legal action made against healthcare providers including Callington Road Hospital, Marmalade Lane, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 5BJ.
The lasting effect of a serious injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when working out compensation. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers work with medical providers, the legal system and insurance companies to make sure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include hydrocarbon poisoning and amputation.
Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to irritant contact dermatitis.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after claims in Keynsham
When your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer confirms that the solicitor's legal costs will not be charged. If you win your injury claim, your legal fees must be paid by the losing side or their insurance company.
The No Win, No Fee guarantee
We guarantee No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of your solicitor's legal costs in the event that you do not win the injury claim. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you choose to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information about the process. This will help you to make the right decision.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ section.
Ready to make a compensation claim?
Phone a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to get a compensation claim underway. Alternatively, you can start a claim online here.
Our team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback today.