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?

Updated: September 22, 2016

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.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim 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.

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.

Work accident claims in Long Ashton

Worker injured in accident

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
010
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1222
Fall from height (scaffolding)221614
Injured by an animal031
Lifting775952
Physical assault18138
Slip, trip or fall918357
Struck against9710
Struck by moving vehicle582
Struck by object202027
Trapped under falling object110

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Road traffic accident claims in Long Ashton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

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Medical negligence in Long Ashton

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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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.

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Long Ashton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Long Ashton and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Our national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Long Ashton and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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

What experience do you have of handling claims in Long Ashton?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Long Ashton, Somerset and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to pedestrian accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

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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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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