A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Minehead or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Making an injury claim

Claims must usually be made within three years.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Minehead or road accident, making a successful claim has these key elements. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

A free phone call with an injury lawyer can provide information and invaluable guidance.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs?

Instructing a suitable personal injury lawyer to help you is a critical step towards claiming the best compensation settlement.

How can you make sure you choose the ideal firm to represent you?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Check Minehead solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can certainly be helpful when thinking about which lawyer to sign up with.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

What claims for compensation do you conduct in Minehead and Somerset?

It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries in Minehead. Quittance have helped with injuries and illness including:

Clinical negligence in Minehead

Medical negligence (which is more precisely called clinical negligence) is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional, either private or NHS. An example case might be an optician negligence claim. Quittance's specialist panel of personal injury lawyers covering Minehead have handled claims brought against health services including Minehead Community Hospital, Luttrell Way, TA24 6DF.

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded data stress the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Somerset and the UK. Slips and trips are frequently lead to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, a lifting injury or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (West Somerset local authority) accident claims injuries such as bruised legs sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened in the area.

Serious injury solicitors in Minehead

We recognise the critical difference an injury claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on a Claimant and their dependants, a successful claim enables individuals to focus on their rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist solicitors have aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injury and illness held to be serious range from spinal cord damage to dioxin poisoning.

Road traffic claims

Road accidents involving vehicles in Minehead are reasonably common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,623.

Quittance's group of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have years of experience in getting maximum damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Minehead.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from workplace cancer to irritant contact dermatitis.

Accidents in the workplace

We have assisted Claimants, from electricians to manufacturing engineers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident figures for the Minehead local authority reported under regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in West Somerset Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined1118
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related401
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)200
Fall from height (scaffolding)853
Injured by an animal211
Lifting and carrying1454
Physical assault220
Slip, trip, fall same level211119
Struck against400
Struck by moving vehicle013
Struck by object333

Minehead No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors

No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs, guard injured Claimants from a requirement to pay their solicitor's fees if their claim for compensation is not successful.

A 'success fee' is charged by solicitors serving Minehead working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the success fee will be in most cases 25% and is taken from your compensation award.

Will I have to pay extra fees?

We guarantee No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will not pay any of the solicitor's legal fees in the event that the claim is lost.

Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

What should happen next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Before you choose a lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. This can help you make the right choice for you.

If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQ pages.

Start your injury claim

If you have made the decision to proceed, you can start a claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or via our contact form.

Speak to a member of the Quittance panel of experts today for more information about the process. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.