Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
Whether you live in North Hykeham or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.
Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in North Hykeham or road accident, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
Making your claim as soon as possible should allow your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer
In many cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement and in serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.
North Hykeham solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.
Reading reviews can be helpful if you are contemplating which solicitor to go with.
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Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
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 bronchitis, for example, ranges from £16,830 to £25,300 (based on 2015 market data).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Personal injury compensation claims our network of lawyers handles in North Hykeham and Lincolnshire
Our network of personal injury solicitors have assisted Claimants receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped Claimants injured at work, from electricians to nutritionists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident information in the North Kesteven local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in North Kesteven Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)||7||0||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||21||11||12|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||3||1||3|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||55||48||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||2||1|
|Struck by object||21||23||8|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||0|
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from respiratory diseases to emphysema.
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in North Hykeham are relatively frequent. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115. Accidents in the North Hykeham region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B1003 and B1190 other junction and on the single carriageway of the A1434 and B1003 junction.
Our panel of accredited personal injury lawyers are experienced in in fighting for optimum compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike crash in North Hykeham.
Slips, trips and falls
Reported figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery, being trapped by something or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like sprained arms occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Grantham Rd and in Lowfields Centre.
Serious injury solicitors acting in North Hykeham
The long-term effect of a serious injury is understood by the Courts when working out a claim. By relieving the financial pressure serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, compensation enables people to concentrate on their rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of solicitors have aided Claimants collect damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious include dioxin poisoning, serious psychiatric harm and concussion.
Medical negligence in North Hykeham
Medical negligence, which is now more accurately referred to as Clinical Negligence, is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Lincolnshire and North Hykeham have assisted with claims brought against healthcare providers including Witham Court - Brant Ward & Langworth Ward, Witham Court, Fen Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 8UZ.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of cases in North Hykeham
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements cover injured Claimants from a requirement to settle their solicitor's fees if they do not win their claim for compensation.
Will there be any additional costs to pay?
Some solicitors may levy extra costs if they lose your case. With Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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