Updated: Sunday, 11th September 2016
Whether you are based in Matlock or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers can help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Answers and both practical and legal advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist solicitor.
What issues to think about when locating the best personal injury solicitor
Selecting the best lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards claiming the highest compensation award.
How can you ensure you select the best legal practice to advise you?
Check Matlock solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can vary a great deal.
Researching reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which solicitor to work with.
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Do you have to choose a law firm in Matlock?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different firms is vast
As an example the amount retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £8,386 for moderate shoulder injuries might vary from £5,032 to £7,128.
Legal claims we handle in Matlock and Derbyshire
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Matlock and across Derbyshire. Our team can help with injuries including:
Slip and trip injuries
Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle, being trapped by something or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (North East Derbyshire local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained arms suffered on tripping on a street are also common with pavement trips having happened recently.
We have handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from hotel workers to mental health nurses, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Matlock local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in North East Derbyshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||5||10|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)||2||1||3|
|Fall from height||7||6||5|
|Slip or trip||40||31||24|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||6||5|
|Struck by object||16||15||13|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.
Matlock serious injury compensation
Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on a Claimant. Our panel of expert lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs.
Medical and clinical negligence in Matlock
Medical negligence (which is more properly referred to as clinical negligence) is when there has been a failing on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional, either NHS or private. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Matlock have been instructed on medical negligence compensation claims brought against healthcare providers including Whitworth Hospital, 330 Bakewell Road, DE4 2JD.
Road accidents in Matlock
Quittances panel of qualified road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Matlock.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Matlock are relatively common with a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 858.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle compensation claims in Matlock
Solicitors handling Matlock injury claims mostly act on the basis of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal fees if the claim fails.
Will there be any additional fees to pay?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and you have absolutely no hidden fees. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever.
Read more about No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. Answers will help you make the right choice for you.
Find additional information without having to call a solicitor. Find our frequently asked questions.
You can begin a injury claim here or call 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to discuss your claim with a specialist lawyer.
Contact Quittance's network of specialists today to discuss your potential claim. Request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.