A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Long Ashton or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Making a claim

Claims must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim?

Finding the most suitable legal expert for your legal case is a key step towards getting the best compensation award.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Long Ashton (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website), what is the best way to ensure you instruct the ideal law firm for your case?

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Long Ashton personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be instructive when mulling over which solicitor to instruct.

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The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by lawyers is important for Claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £5,140 for minor eye injuries might vary from £3,084 to £4,369.

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What kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in Long Ashton and North Somerset?

Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Long Ashton and throughout North Somerset. We can assist with injuries and illness including:

Accidents at work

Quittance has assisted people, from building site contractors to manufacturing engineers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness data in the North Somerset local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in North Somerset Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known313625
Electricity related100
Machinery related1057
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1222
Fall from height (scaffolding)221614
Injured by an animal031
Physical assault18138
Slip, trip or fall918357
Struck against9710
Struck by moving vehicle582
Struck by object202027
Trapped under falling object110

Slip and trip injuries

HSE figures expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common accident in the North Somerset workplace. They are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a carrying injury or a harmful substance accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with trips having happened on Weston Rd and on Clevedon Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

Serious injury specialists serving Long Ashton

The impact a serious or catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when they are calculating what a claim is worth. A claim will ease the financial burden on a Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have aided people collect damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic include serious psychiatric harm, chronic pain and brain injuries.

Road accidents in Long Ashton

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Long Ashton are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 559 accidents (492 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Somerset local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 509. Incidents in the Long Ashton area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A370 and B3128 slip road and on the single carriageway of the B3128 and B3129 junction.

Our network of proficient personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in getting maximum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Long Ashton.

Medical negligence in Long Ashton

Medical negligence (which is now more correctly called clinical negligence) is the legal term a breach of duty on the part of a General Practitioner or any other medical provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Long Ashton have helped with claims made against infirmaries and hospitals that include Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital (Chesterfield), 3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BN.

How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of Long Ashton cases

Solicitors looking after claims in Long Ashton and North Somerset usually work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA.

The CFA prevents your solicitor from being able to charge you any fees if they are not successful.

A 'success fee' is charged by lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee is usually 25 percent and will be deducted from your compensation award.

Our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee

Some firms could impose additional fees if the case does not complete. With a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print.

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What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct a solicitor.

Get more answers online without having to call a law firm. See more frequently asked questions here.

Get your claim started

Once you are ready to get underway, you can begin the injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via our online contact form here.

Quittance's expert team are here to help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.