A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Nailsea or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Key criteria

Injury claims should usually be made within three years.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your lawyer should explain how the points will relate to your case.

Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Nailsea

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Nailsea are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal 4 fatal accidents, 63 serious accidents and 492 slight accidents in 2013 in North Somerset (Total events were 559 local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 509.

Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Nailsea.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Nailsea

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from gardeners to manufacturing engineers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work information in the North Somerset local authority made available under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in North Somerset Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known313625
Electricity related100
Machinery related1057
010
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1222
Fall from height (scaffolding)221614
Injured by an animal031
Lifting775952
Physical assault18138
Slip, trip or fall918357
Struck against9710
Struck by moving vehicle582
Struck by object202027
Trapped under falling object110

Find out more: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in North Somerset. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (North Somerset local authority) cases for injuries such as broken collarbones sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred on West Town Rd and on Crown Glass Place.

Medical and clinical negligence in Nailsea

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by latex.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

The effect a serious injury has is recognised by insurers and the Courts when determining injury compensation. Our network of solicitors work for compensation for major injuries, including reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Nailsea No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Nailsea and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Nailsea and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Nailsea?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists claimants in Nailsea, Somerset and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from public place accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most suitable PI solicitor to act for you is the most important step towards achieving the best settlement or award for your accident.

What is the best way to ensure you instruct the ideal firm for your specific circumstances?

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 a serious wrist injury, for example, ranges from ?19,800 to ?31,625 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Nailsea?

Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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 network of medical professionals.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Nailsea - What to look for

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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