A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Keynsham or anywhere in the UK, we can are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury A claim 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.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Work accident claims in Keynsham

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified212122
Electric shock injury431
Machinery related5911
011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)721
Fall from height (scaffolding)251017
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)230
Lifting824348
Physical attack1173
Slip, trip, fall same level757038
Struck against10510
Struck by moving vehicle623
Hit by object311315
Trapped by something collapsing001

Further information: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Keynsham

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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.

Quittance's 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.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Keynsham

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, to raise a complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to irritant contact dermatitis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

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.

Serious injury

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.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Keynsham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Keynsham and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Keynsham, from less severe claims to long term illness. Selected for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Keynsham?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps claimants in Keynsham, Somerset and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to car passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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