Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in North Somerset or anywhere in the country, our lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Extensive legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of personal injury lawyers have years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
In all cases, a short, free consultation with a North Somerset-specialist lawyer can give information and useful advice.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances?
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
Check North Somerset personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Online reviews can be revealing if you are mulling over which solicitor to instruct.
Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?
Many solicitors operate across the country, 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 medical network.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe knee injuries could vary between £56,375 and £77,770 (based on 2015 market research).
What kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in North Somerset?
Our panel of lawyers have helped clients receive compensation for a range of injuries.
North Somerset experts for serious injury compensation
The lasting impact serious injury can have is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating what a claim is worth.
Quittance's team fight to get compensation for severe injuries, including claiming for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's network of specialist law firms engage with insurance providers and doctors to ensure Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for Claimants, from construction workers to museum education officers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work figures in the North Somerset local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the Government as follows:
|Work accidents in North Somerset Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||12||2||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||22||16||14|
|Injured by an animal||0||3||1|
|Slip, trip or fall||91||83||57|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||8||2|
|Struck by object||20||20||27|
|Trapped under falling object||1||1||0|
Slips and trips
Reported figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in South West England. They are often lead to injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with trips having occurred on West Town Rd and on Crown Glass Place.
Clinical and medical negligence in North Somerset
Medical negligence (which is more precisely referred to as 'clinical negligence') is where an illness or injury is sustained from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a GP or any other medical professional, either private or NHS. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering North Somerset have helped with claims filed against local hospitals that include Clevedon Community Hospital, Clevedon Community Hospital, Old Street, Clevedon, BS21 6BS.
Road traffic accidents in North Somerset
Quittances panel of trained no win, no fee legal advisors have vast experience in securing maximum damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in North Somerset.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in North Somerset are not uncommon. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 559 accidents (492 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Somerset local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 509.
Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from bladder cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle claims for compensation in North Somerset
Solicitors handling claims in North Somerset usually act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
The CFA prevents the lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal costs if they are not successful.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Quittance's expert personal injury solicitors guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay any of your solicitor's legal fees if the injury claim be unsuccessful.
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 more information
Before you instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. answers help you to make the right choice.
If you need more information before picking up the phone, see our FAQ section.
How to get a injury claim underway
You can begin your injury claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with an expert solicitor.
Speak to the Quittance network of specialists today to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.