Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you are based in Paulton or anywhere in the UK, wecan can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
The solicitor should consider how your claim will relate to these issues.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Are Paulton Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a law firm near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
The disparity in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms is an important consideration for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded £4,375 for a severe thumb dislocation can vary from £2,625 to £3,719.
Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors
Paulton personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be instructive when deciding which solicitor to act for you.
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Cases Quittance handles
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Paulton and North Somerset. Quittance have assisted with:
Clinical negligence in Paulton
Medical negligence, which is correctly known as 'clinical negligence', is where an illness or injury is suffered by a person a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering North Somerset and Paulton have handled legal cases brought against private and NHS hospitals including Paulton Hospital, Salisbury Road, Paulton, Bristol, BS39 7SB.
Paulton serious injury compensation
Quittance recognise the change injury compensation makes to people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. By relieving the stress severe injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, injury compensation enables them to prioritise recovery.
Quittance has assisted people, from metal workers to press sub-editors, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics in the Bath and North East Somerset local authority reported in accordance with legislation by the Government in the table below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||3||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||7||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||25||10||17|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||3||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||75||70||38|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||2||3|
|Hit by object||31||13||15|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to toluene exposure.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the North Somerset workplace. They are typically the initiators of injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Bath and North East Somerset local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken collarbones happening on poorly maintained roads are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Wells Road and on High St.
Road traffic accidents in Paulton
Our group of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating the highest settlements for Claimants injured in a car accident in Paulton.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Paulton are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 415 accidents (363 slight accidents, 46 serious accidents and 6 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bath and North East Somerset local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 379.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Paulton
In the event that your solicitor does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means you will not have to pay their legal costs. If you succeed in your injury claim, your legal costs will be paid by the losing Defendant.
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No Win, No Fee means that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out and there is absolutely no catch. Click here to read more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.
If you need more information before calling, see our FAQ pages.
Ready to begin a injury claim?
When you are ready to proceed, you can start a claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through the contact form here.
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