Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Ledbury or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
What to think about when picking the right solicitor
You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to Claimants, such as communication or speed.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
The diversity in fees charged by lawyers is an important consideration for Claimants.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £40,036 for serious arm injuries might vary from £24,021 to £34,030.
Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Ledbury?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Will you need a local Ledbury injury lawyer ?
Going for a local firm is not very critical as injury cases now tend to be handled by phone and email.
However, you should instruct a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.
Read more - Do you have a local medical centre?
Injury compensation cases Quittance handles in Ledbury
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injury and illness in Ledbury. Quittance can assist with:
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from soldiers to insurance underwriters, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics in the Forest of Dean local authority are compiled under legislation by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Forest of Dean Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||11||8||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||2||3||1|
|Fall from height||5||8||5|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||30||34||22|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||33||22||20|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||3||3|
|Struck by object||18||3||7|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Medical and clinical negligence in Ledbury
Clinical negligence, previously referred to as medical negligence, is where there has been a failing on the part of a medical provider, private or NHS. An illustration of this could be a care home injury compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors covering Ledbury have assisted with negligence claims brought against healthcare providers that include Malvern Community Hospital, Malvern Community Hospital, 185 Worcester Road, Malvern, WR14 1EX.
The impact of serious and catastrophic injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining compensation. By relieving the pressure severe injury puts on an injured person, a claim allows Claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have aided people recover compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include birth negligence and dioxin poisoning.
Slips, trips and falls
Official statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most common accident at work in Hertfordshire. They are sometimes connected to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by a falling object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also quite common with recent pavement trips having occurred on Church St.
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to emphysema.
Road traffic compensation claims
Quittances panel of trained no win, no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Ledbury.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Ledbury are reasonably common with statistics showing 27 fatal accidents, 358 serious accidents and 2754 slight accidents in 2013 in Hertfordshire (Total events were 3139 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,690. Accidents in the Ledbury region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A417 and A449 roundabout and on the A417 and B4216 roundabout.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after claims for compensation in Ledbury
If your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that their fees will not be charged. Should your compensation claim be successful, the fees for your solicitor will be paid by the losing party.
Will there be any additional costs to account for?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of losing out and there will be no catch hiding in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Making the right decision depends on getting the correct information. Get any questions answered before you choose a solicitor.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our frequently asked questions section.
Ready to begin your personal injury claim?
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin your personal injury claim, alternatively you can begin your compensation claim here.
If you need a specific question answered before making a decision, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.