Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Newbury or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?
Instructing a suitable injury solicitor to help you is a critical step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Newbury, what is the best way to make sure you select the ideal solicitors' practice for your needs?
Are Newbury Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Comparing injury solicitors in Newbury - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Personal injury compensation claims Quittance conducts in Newbury
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injury and illness throughout Newbury. Our team can assist with injuries and medical conditions including:
Newbury lawyers for serious injury claims
Quittance's team understand the vital difference a compensation claim will make to severely injured Claimants.
By relieving the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured Claimant and their family, a successful claim helps people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of law firms for many years have helped people impacted by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious range from amputation to head injuries.
Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by colophony.
Medical and clinical negligence in Newbury
Medical negligence - more precisely called 'Clinical Negligence' - is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of lawyers covering Berkshire and Newbury have been instructed on negligence compensation claims made against infirmaries and hospitals that include West Berkshire Community Hospital, London Road, Benham Hill, Thatcham, RG18 3AS.
Accidents at work
We have assisted Claimants, from soldiers to nurses, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury data in the West Berkshire local authority are detailed under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in West Berkshire Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||2||2||1|
|Machinery related injury||10||5||3|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance related||2||5||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||22||16||26|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||26||21||16|
|Lifting and handling injuries||63||33||31|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||82||54||46|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||4||4|
|Struck by object||29||20||15|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||1|
Slips, trips and falls
Government figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Berkshire and the UK in 2014/15. These types of accident are often lead to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by material under pressure, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on pavement cracks are also common with street falls having occurred on Turnpike Estate and on Andover Rd.
Road accidents in Newbury
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Newbury are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 454 accidents (399 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Berkshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 454. Accidents in Newbury in 2013 included car crashes on the A339 and B3421 roundabout and on the A4 and A339 roundabout.
Our panel of proficient legal advisors have vast experience in securing the best damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Newbury.
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Newbury
When you win the case, the legal costs must be paid by the losing Defendant (or their insurer). In the event that you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means their fees are not payable.
A 'success fee' can be charged by Newbury solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee will be taken from the compensation settlement and is usually 25%.
Do you have to pay any fees?
Some firms may levy extra costs should the case end prematurely. Using Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you decide to instruct your lawyer arm yourself with information. The right information helps you make the best decision.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Once you have made the choice to proceed, you can start the injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or via our online contact form.
If you have anything else to ask or would like more detail about the claims process before starting, request a callback or phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456.