A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Paulton or anywhere in the UK, we can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for 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.

Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Paulton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Paulton

Worker injured in accident

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 Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified212122
Electric shock injury431
Machinery related5911
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)721
Fall from height (scaffolding)251017
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)230
Physical attack1173
Slip, trip, fall same level757038
Struck against10510
Struck by moving vehicle623
Hit by object311315
Trapped by something collapsing001

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Other claims we handle

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.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to toluene exposure.

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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.

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Clinical negligence in Paulton

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for closure as opposed to financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.

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Paulton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Paulton and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Our national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Paulton and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Paulton claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Paulton, Somerset and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and accidents on the road.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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