Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
If you are based in Olney or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must 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.
How to pick the right solicitor for you
Choosing the best PI lawyer for your case is an important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Olney (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), how can you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm for your specific circumstances?
Look into Olney personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by solicitors vary enormously.
Reviews can certainly be enlightening when weighing up which lawyer to choose.
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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. Get more information about how much you can claim.
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 deafness, for example, ranges from £73,315 to £88,660 (based on 2015 market data).
Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the law firm is not very relevant as injury cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that provides national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
Read about : What is the process for attending a medical?
Which claims does Quittance handle?
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Olney. Our team can assist with injuries and illness including:
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted Claimants, from metal workers to operational researchers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work data in the Olney local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Milton Keynes Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||16||6||3|
|Fall from height||35||24||22|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||4||1||1|
|Slip or trip||145||150||89|
|Hit by vehicle||13||11||9|
|Struck by object||71||38||43|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||0|
Medical negligence in Olney
Medical negligence - which is more properly called Clinical Negligence - is when an injury or illness is sustained following a breach in the duty of care on the part of a doctor or medical professional. An example might be a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim. Our panel of lawyers covering Olney have helped Claimants with claims made against NHS and private hospitals that include Blakelands Hospital, Smeaton Close, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5HR.
Road accidents in Olney
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Olney are common with 3 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 1034 slight accidents in 2013 in Milton Keynes (Total events were 1122 local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 1,049.
Quittances panel of litigators are experienced in in securing the highest damages for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Olney.
Olney lawyers for serious injury claims
The impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are determining injury compensation.
By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, injury compensation enables individuals to focus on recovery. Our panel of law firms work with medical professionals and insurers, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.
Slip and trip injuries
Official statistics reveal that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken arms suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Weston Underwood and on Market Place.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to welders lung.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors take care of Olney cases
If your lawyer loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that you will not have to pay their fees. Should you win, the legal fees must be covered by the Defendant (or their insurer).
A success fee will be charged by personal injury solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). Unlike standard fees, the success fee is taken from the Claimant's award and will be usually 25%.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional costs if they lose your case. Through Quittance's solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information as you need. Information helps you make the best decision for your future.
Get answers to questions asked by people seeking claims advice on the FAQ page.
Start a injury claim
Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to make a claim for compensation. Alternatively, you can begin the compensation claim here.
Speak to a member of our panel of experts for more information about the process. Phone 0800 612 7456 or book a callback.