A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Martock

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury010
Contact with machinery15511
Fire related100
Harmful substance related133
Fall from height171323
Animal related (e.g. livestock)460
Lifting and handling injuries1025263
Physical assault837
Slip or trip666947
Struck against71111
Struck by moving vehicle564
Struck by object272220
Trapped underneath something110

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Road traffic accident claims in Martock

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Quittance's network of proficient no win no fee personal injury lawyers are experienced in achieving the highest damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Martock.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

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.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to farmers lung.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Martock

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.

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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.

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Martock No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Martock and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Martock, from whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is your track record of winning claims in Martock?

Quittance is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Martock, Somerset and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Somerset get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

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.

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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.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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