Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
No matter whether you are based in Keyworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated 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.
Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.
How to pick the right solicitor
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give expert legal guidance and practical advice.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a very severe ankle injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £40,480 to £56,320 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Are Keyworth Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.
In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
What should you consider when checking Keyworth solicitor reviews?
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
Injury compensation cases we handle in Keyworth
Quittance's panel of lawyers help people in Keyworth and Nottinghamshire whose accidents resulted in serious injury. Examples of compensatable injuries sustained in Keyworth include:
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving maximum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Keyworth.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Keyworth are quite common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.
Medical and clinical negligence in Keyworth
Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional. A typical example could be a delayed diagnosis claim. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Nottinghamshire and Keyworth have helped people with medical negligence legal action made against local hospitals that include Lings Bar Hospital, Beckside, NG2 6PR.
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from electricians to insurance brokers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work data in the Rushcliffe local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||0||1|
|Machinery related injury||4||2||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||1||0||0|
|Fall from height||7||7||5|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||3||1||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||31||22||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||1||3|
|Hit by falling object||5||9||10|
Keyworth specialists for serious injury compensation
Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to people impacted by serious injury. Our panel of specialist solicitors work for compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms correspond with the Courts, medical experts and insurance providers to ensure Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need.
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to farmers lung.
Slip and trip injuries
Officially reported figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident at work in Nottinghamshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Rushcliffe local authority) litigation for injuries like torn ligaments suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having occurred in the local area.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers handling clients in Keyworth
When the injury claim is successful, your legal costs will be covered by the other side. In the event that your lawyer loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance ensure No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of your solicitor's legal fees should your claim is lost. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. The right answers help you make the best choice for you.
Find answers to questions in our FAQ section.
Start your injury claim
You can start a claim for compensation online or call 0800 612 7456.
If you would like additional information about the process or have anything else to ask first, request a callback at a more convenient time or contact on 0800 612 7456.