Updated: Monday, 8th August 2016
Whether you live in Midsomer Norton or anywhere in the country, we can are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these cases.
To win a Midsomer Norton personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Picking the right lawyer
You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to give compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £10,175 to £19,800 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
What should you look for when comparing Midsomer Norton solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Will I need to select a local lawyer ?
The location of the law firm is not especially important as cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to choose a firm that offers medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical assessment.
What types of compensation claims does Quittance conduct?
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injuries throughout Midsomer Norton. Our team can help with injuries and illness including:
Clinical negligence in Midsomer Norton
Medical negligence (which is correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence) is the legal term a breach of the duty of care on the part of a GP or any other healthcare professional. A typical example might be an accident and emergency compensation claim. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Somerset and Midsomer Norton have assisted with cases filed against NHS and private hospitals including Paulton Hospital, Salisbury Road, Paulton, Bristol, BS39 7SB.
Slip and trip injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data show that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Somerset and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Mendip local authority) claims for injuries like fractured wrists experienced on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred on Mells Post Office & Stores and on Anchor Rd.
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have decades of experience in obtaining the best general and special damages for people hurt in a car accident in Midsomer Norton.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Midsomer Norton are not uncommon. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,623. Incidents in Midsomer Norton in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the B3139 and A3355 junction and on the single carriageway of the B3139 and B3355 crossroads.
Midsomer Norton serious injury compensation claims
We recognise the critical difference a successful claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. Compensation will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors work with medical experts and insurance providers ensuring families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injuries held by the Courts to be serious include deep vein thrombosis, mesothelioma and brain injuries.
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from construction workers to materials engineers, to claim injury compensation. Work injury data in the Mendip local authority reported under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Mendip Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||3||1||2|
|Fall from height||21||13||10|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||5||3||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||53||42||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||0||1|
|Hit by falling object||22||7||14|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||3||0|
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of claims for compensation in Midsomer Norton
In the event that you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your lawyer states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's legal costs. When your injury claim is successful, the legal costs are covered by the losing side.
A success fee will be charged by solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike their standard fees, the success fee is paid out of your award or settlement and is usually 25%.
Will there be hidden fees?
We ensure No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant will not need to pay the lawyer's fees in the event that your injury claim is unsuccessful.
Read more about our 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.
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