Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
If you live in Nuneaton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Compensation claims must be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.
To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- 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
Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow the solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident
In most cases a injury claim can take several months to complete and for cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Read Nuneaton personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.
Reading reviews can be informative when trying to decide which solicitor to select.
Read more Quittance reviews
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 very serious thumb injuries, for example, ranges from £15,840 to £28,325 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Will I need to select a local Nuneaton solicitor ?
Going for a local solicitor is not critical as cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.
Further reading - Will I have to attend a medical?
What compensation claims does Quittance conduct?
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Nuneaton. We have assisted with injuries including:
Road traffic claims
Quittances group of specialist no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in in obtaining optimum damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Nuneaton.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Nuneaton are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261. Accidents in the Nuneaton region in 2013 included collisions on the A444 and B4114 roundabout and on the A4254 and A444 roundabout.
Slips and trips
HSE figures demonstrate that slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work in Warwickshire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as sprained wrists happening on pavement cracks are also quite common with trips having occurred on Tomkinson Rd and on Queens Rd.
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from workplace cancer to pleural thickening.
Medical negligence in Nuneaton
Medical negligence - which is now correctly called Clinical Negligence - is the term for when an injury is connected to a breach of duty by a healthcare professional, either NHS or private. A common example could be a negligent nursing claim. Quittance's experienced panel of personal injury solicitors covering Warwickshire and Nuneaton have been instructed on claims brought against health services including Pembleton Unit, The Manor Site, Manor Court Avenue, Nuneaton, CV11 5HX.
Nuneaton serious injury compensation
We recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to severely injured Claimants.
By limiting the financial stress severe injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim helps individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Our network of expert solicitors have helped people receive compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include paralysis, lung cancer and cerebral palsy.
Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from dental nurses to outdoor pursuits managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work statistics in the Nuneaton and Bedworth local authority are listed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Nuneaton and Bedworth Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3||1||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||13||9||5|
|Injured by an animal||1||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||51||34||40|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||66||34||40|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||1||2|
|Struck by object||17||14||10|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of claims in Nuneaton
If you succeed in the case, your legal costs are settled by the other side (or their insurer). In the event that your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay the lawyer's fees.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional fees if the case does not complete. With a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about your claim
We offer detailed answers helping people affected by injury determine whether to go ahead.
Find more information without having to call a solicitor. See more frequently asked questions here.
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin a injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or with the online contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options before starting, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.