Updated: Tuesday, 6th September 2016
Whether you are based in Maidenhead or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for people planning to make a claim, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Maidenhead or road accident, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow the lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.
Advice for injured people searching for an injury lawyer
Selecting a suitable personal injury lawyer to assist you is a critical step towards achieving the highest compensation award.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Maidenhead (according to the SRA website), what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to work with?
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 wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist, for example, ranges from £38,500 to £48,400 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Check Maidenhead solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
Reading reviews can be instructive if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
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 medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Cases our network of lawyers handles in Maidenhead
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries in Maidenhead. We can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the Berkshire workplace. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by tools in use, a carrying injury or a fire related accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken collarbones happening on pavement ice are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on High Street and on Bridge Rd.
Maidenhead serious injury claims
We understand the critical difference compensation can make to severely injured Claimants. Damages should ease the financial load and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have aided Claimants affected by major accidents.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by enzymes.
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for self employed or employed people, from gardeners to mechanical engineers, to claim injury compensation. Accident statistics for the South Bucks local authority are detailed under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Bucks Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||2||4|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||1||2||2|
|Fall from height||10||14||4|
|Injured by an animal||1||0||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||24||16||14|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||35||24||28|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||1||0|
|Struck by object||15||7||11|
|Trapped underneath something||0||1||0|
Road traffic claims
Our group of skilled litigators have years of experience in getting optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Maidenhead.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Maidenhead are not uncommon with a total of 454 accidents (399 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Berkshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 454. Accidents in the Maidenhead area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A330 and A(M)308 roundabout and on the A4 and A4094 roundabout.
Clinical negligence in Maidenhead
Medical negligence - which is now more properly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is where there has been a breach of duty by a healthcare professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Maidenhead have handled claims brought against NHS and private hospitals including St Mark's Hospital, St Mark's Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6DU.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Maidenhead
When your solicitor does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you are not required to pay the legal fees. Should your injury claim be successful, the legal fees are paid by the losing Defendant.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
Some firms may charge additional fees should the claim fail. Through our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
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 questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.
Ready to begin?
You can start the claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to a member of Quittance's team.
Our team of experts can help. If you have any questions, you can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.