Updated: Sunday, 4th September 2016
Whether you live in Leek or anywhere in the country, Quittance can can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years.
To win a Leek personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
In all cases, a free phone call with an expert solicitor will give answers to your questions and useful guidance.
What issues to think about when finding the right solicitor
Finding the best lawyer for your legal case is a critical step towards claiming the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Leek (according to the 2015 SRA database) - how can you make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for complicated leg fractures, for example, ranges from £22,440 to £31,680 (based on 2015 market data).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
What should you consider when checking Leek solicitor reviews?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Will you need to select a local Leek lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby firm is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.
However, you should choose a firm that has a national network as you will usually have to attend a medical exam.
What types of cases does Quittance handle in Leek?
Our network of specialist lawyers have helped Claimants in Leek and Staffordshire whose accident circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries.
Slip and trip accidents
Officially reported data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Staffordshire workplace. These types of accident are often the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like facial scarring experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with street trips having occurred on New St and on High St.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to acute silicosis.
Medical negligence in Leek
Clinical negligence, until recently known as medical negligence, is where an illness or injury results from a failing on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Staffordshire and Leek have handled legal action brought against health services including Edith Shaw Hospital, 5 Hugo Street, Leek, ST13 5PE.
Quittance has helped Claimants, from dental nurses to insurance risk surveyors, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics for the Staffordshire Moorlands local authority made available in accordance with legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Staffordshire Moorlands Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||6||9||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||1||1||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||52||18||26|
|Slip, trip or fall||47||35||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||2|
|Struck by object||16||15||9|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||1|
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of professional injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing the best awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Leek.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Leek are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Incidents in the Leek area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A523 and A53 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A53 and A520 crossroads.
Leek experts for serious injury compensation
The Quittance team recognise the critical change a compensation claim will make to severely injured Claimants. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Leek No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
In the event that your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the legal costs. Were you to be successful, the costs for your solicitor will be paid by the other party or their insurance company.
A success fee is levied by solicitors serving Leek working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee will be taken out of your compensation award and will be generally 25%.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Quittance guarantee No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will not pay your lawyer's legal fees in the event that the claim is lost.
Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about your claim
Quittance provide clear answers to help you decide whether to proceed.
Get answers to common questions in the frequently asked questions section.
Get a injury claim underway
Call an injury claims expert on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to get your claim for compensation underway, or begin your claim online here.
Our team of personal injury specialists can help. You can request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.