Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
If you are based in Newent or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to individuals considering a claim, and our network of lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
In most cases, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident?
Finding a suitable personal injury solicitor to assist you is your most important step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.
With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Newent (according to the SRA website) - how do you ensure you select the most appropriate law firm to advise you?
Does the location of the solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm 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.
The variation in insurance premiums and success fees between firms is quite significant
For instance the amount retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded £101,943 for spinal cord damage could vary from £61,166 to £86,652.
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Comparing Newent personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
What cases do you handle in Newent and Gloucestershire?
Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted clients receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Road traffic accidents in Newent
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Newent are not uncommon. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,168.
Our network of trained personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Newent.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Gloucestershire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on High St.
Newent serious injury compensation claims
Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant effect on an injured Claimant. We work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes damages for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work with the other side's legal representatives, medical practitioners and insurance providers, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by severe accidents get medical and financial support.
Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from respiratory diseases to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for people, from carpenters to occupational therapists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury information for the Forest of Dean local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government:
|Workplace accidents in Forest of Dean Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||11||8||6|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||2||3||1|
|Fall from height||5||8||5|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||1|
|Lifting and carrying||30||34||22|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||33||22||20|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||3||3|
|Struck by object||18||3||7|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Medical negligence in Newent
Medical negligence (which is more properly known as Clinical Negligence) is when an injury results from a failing on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Newent have helped with negligence claims made against healthcare providers including Ross on Wye Community Hospital , Ross on Wye Community Hospital Wye Valley NHS Trust, Alton Street, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5AD.
Newent No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
If you win your case, your legal fees are settled by the losing party. In the event that your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay their legal costs.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct a solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. The right information can help you to make the best choice.
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Start a injury claim
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get your personal injury claim underway, or begin the injury claim online here.
If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or contact on 0800 612 7456.