A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

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.

Can I make a claim for injury 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, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

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.

Compensation Calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Midsomer Norton

Worker injured in accident

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)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified261714
Machinery related675
Explosion related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)312
Fall from height211310
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)532
Slip, trip, fall same level534232
Struck against964
Struck by moving vehicle601
Hit by falling object22714
Trapped by something collapsing030

Further information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Midsomer Norton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's 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 reporters 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.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other injury claims

Clinical negligence in Midsomer Norton

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, to make a complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries including anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by enzymes.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

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.

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.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Midsomer Norton 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 Midsomer Norton and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Midsomer Norton and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their years of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Midsomer Norton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Midsomer Norton, Somerset and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

More : What is the process for attending a medical?

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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