Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Lyme Regis or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.
In order to win a Lyme Regis personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Your solicitor can take you through these points and will look at how they apply in your case.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.
Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Lyme Regis?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Comparing injury solicitors in Lyme Regis - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could vary between £44,330 and £68,365 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Claims we handle in Lyme Regis
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries in Lyme Regis. Our team have assisted with injuries including:
We have handled claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to marine scientists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident information for the West Dorset local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in West Dorset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||12||6||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||1||1||2|
|Fall from height||13||14||11|
|Injured by an animal||3||5||6|
|Lifting and carrying||71||34||34|
|Slip or trip||50||35||38|
|Hit by vehicle||2||5||4|
|Hit by object||22||9||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving all vehicles in Lyme Regis are relatively commonplace. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,276.
Our panel of no win, no fee litigators have years of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in Lyme Regis.
Medical negligence in Lyme Regis
Medical negligence - more correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury lawyers covering Lyme Regis have assisted with medical negligence claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Axminster Community Hospital, Chard Road, Axminster, EX13 5DU.
Slip and trip accidents
HSE figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident at work in Dorset and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes connected to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by a moving object or an animal related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like sprained wrists happening on pavement cracks are also common with pavement crack trips having happened in the local area.
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from mesolthelioma to asthma caused by colophony.
We understand the vital change an injury claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants. A claim will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Lyme Regis
Were you to win, the legal fees are settled by the losing Defendant. When you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means you are not required to pay the solicitor's legal costs.
A success fee will be charged by Lyme Regis solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, this fee will be taken out of the injured Claimant's compensation and will be usually 25%.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
No Win, No Fee means there are no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you make a decision.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people on our FAQ page.
Ready to start?
If you have made the decision to proceed, you can begin your injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via Quittance's contact form.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options before starting, request a callback or phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456.