Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Martock or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
In the majority of cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be proven that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident
Identifying the most suitable lawyer for your legal matter is an important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Martock (according the SRA), what is the best way to make sure you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your needs?
Will you need to go with a local Martock lawyer ?
The location of a firm is not so relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.
It is however necessary to go with a company that offers a national network as Claimants will need to attend a medical exam.
Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Martock solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers vary considerably.
Online reviews is a great place to start if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with and which considerations are most important to you.
Find out more Reviews
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 neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, ranges from £11,110 to £20,185 (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.
Compensation claims we handle in Martock
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Martock and across Somerset. Our team have helped with injuries including:
Medical and clinical negligence in Martock
Medical negligence (more correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence') is where an injury or illness follows a breach of duty by a healthcare professional. Quittance's expert panel of personal injury solicitors covering Somerset and Martock have assisted with negligence claims filed against local hospitals including South Petherton Community Hospital, Bernard Way, TA13 5EF.
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident at work in Somerset and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a building, a carrying injury or a fire related accident. Public place (South Somerset local authority) compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite common with recent pothole trips having occurred on Vicarage Street and on East St.
Road traffic claims
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Martock are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,623.
Quittances network of proficient no win no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in in achieving the highest damages for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Martock.
Serious injury experts serving Martock
The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a major effect on an injured person. By relieving the stress serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a compensation claim allows Claimants to concentrate on their recovery.
Our network of expert lawyers have helped families claim damages for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious include benzene poisoning and amputation.
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to farmers lung.
We have helped people injured in an accident, from factory workers to marketing account managers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident data in the South Somerset local authority are listed in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in South Somerset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Contact with machinery||15||5||11|
|Harmful substance related||1||3||3|
|Fall from height||17||13||23|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||4||6||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||102||52||63|
|Slip or trip||66||69||47|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||6||4|
|Struck by object||27||22||20|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||0|
Martock No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
In the event that the compensation claim is won, the fees for your lawyer will be paid by the other party or their insurer. When your lawyer does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor confirms that the lawyer's fees will not be charged.
A success fee is charged by personal injury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee is in most cases 25 percent and will be deducted from your compensation award.
Do I have to pay extra fees?
Some firms may charge additional fees should the case end prematurely. With Quittance's specialist lawyers, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about 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.
Making the right decision for you depends on having the right information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our FAQ section.
Get a injury claim started
Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence the personal injury claim. Alternatively, you can start the compensation claim online.
Quittance's team of experts help people every day. Need more information? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.