Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
If you are based in Lydney or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.
To win a Lydney personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
A no-obligation phone consultation with an Lydney injury lawyer can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.
What points to think about when picking the right personal injury lawyer
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important 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. Find out more here.
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 severe leg injuries, for example, ranges from £77,825 to £110,000 (based on 2015 market data).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Solicitor reviews in Lydney - What to consider
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Which types of cases do you conduct in Lydney?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injuries in Lydney and throughout Gloucestershire. Quittance can help with injuries including:
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Lydney
Quittances panel of best of breed no win, no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Lydney.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Lydney are common. Official statistics reveal 9 fatal accidents, 51 serious accidents and 587 slight accidents in 2013 in South Gloucestershire (Total events were 647 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 555.
Slips and trips
Health and Safety data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Gloucestershire and the UK. Slips and trips are often the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a drowning accident. Public place (South Gloucestershire local authority) litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on raised flagstones are also common with street trips having happened on Salter St and on Bay Lane Villas.
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to hydrocarbon poisoning.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted Claimants injured at work, from metal workers to market research executives, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics for the South Gloucestershire local authority are published under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Work accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||2||0|
|Contact with machinery||11||4||10|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||3||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||6||6||2|
|Fall from height||26||20||28|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||3||1|
|Lifting and carrying||137||80||75|
|Slip or trip||121||103||80|
|Struck by moving vehicle||13||7||5|
|Struck by object||46||38||44|
|Trapped under falling object||1||3||3|
Medical and clinical negligence in Lydney
Medical negligence, more precisely called 'Clinical Negligence', is where an injury or illness is suffered by a person a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a hospital or other healthcare professional. Our experienced panel of lawyers covering Lydney have handled legal action made against private and NHS hospitals including Lydney & District Hospital, Grove Road, Lydney, GL15 5JE.
Quittance recognise the difference a successful claim can make to severely injured Claimants. By limiting the financial pressure serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, an injury claim helps them to concentrate on their recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms work with the legal system and medical experts to make sure Claimants impacted by major accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious range from serious pharmaceutical error to benzene poisoning.
Lydney No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Solicitors handling Lydney injury claims in most cases act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your lawyer from charging any legal costs if the claim fails.
100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee means that you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee promise, you will never risk losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee
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 further information
Before you decide to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information as you can. Information will help you make the best decision for you.
Get answers to questions asked by people looking for claims advice on the frequently asked questions page.
How to get a personal injury claim underway
Once you have made the decision to proceed, you can begin a injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or via the contact form here.
Our team of personal injury specialists are here to help. If you have further questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.