Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Long Eaton or anywhere in the country, our solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
Extensive legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
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. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 loss of hearing in one ear, for example, ranges from £25,300 to £36,850 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Long Eaton personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards provided by solicitors can vary significantly.
Researching reviews can certainly be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to act for you.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Legal cases Quittance handles
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Long Eaton and Derbyshire. Our team can assist with:
Quittance has handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from construction workers to management consultants, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics in the Erewash local authority made available under RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in Erewash Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposure to harmful substance||1||4||1|
|Fall from height||6||10||9|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||0||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||34||32||29|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||48||34||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||1|
|Hit by object||13||12||11|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||0|
Long Eaton serious injury compensation claims
The lasting impact of a serious injury will be acknowledged by the Courts when determining how much compensation to pay. By relieving the pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, compensation allows people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.
Slips and trips
Officially recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire and the UK in 2015. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by tools in use or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken ankles sustained on raised flagstones are also common with recent street falls having happened on Tamworth Rd and on College St.
Road traffic claims
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Long Eaton are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 858. Accidents in the Long Eaton region in 2013 included car crashes on the A6005 and B6540 roundabout and on the B6540 and B6002 roundabout.
Quittances network of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Long Eaton.
Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from workplace cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Medical and clinical negligence in Long Eaton
Medical negligence - which is more correctly called 'Clinical Negligence' - is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Long Eaton have assisted with negligence compensation claims made against infirmaries and hospitals that include Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - Queen's Medical Centre Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Long Eaton
Conditional Fee Agreements (or No Win, No Fee agreements) preserve Claimants from a need to pay their solicitor's fees if they do not win their claim.
Will I need to pay extra fees?
Some firms could levy extra fees should the claim fail. Using a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about claiming compensation
Before you instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. Answers can help you to make the right decision for your future.
Find more answers online without being required to call a law firm. See our frequently asked questions here.
Get started today
Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to make your personal injury claim, alternatively you can start the injury claim online.
Our team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. Would you like to know more? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.