A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Peasedown St John or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Compensation calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Peasedown St John

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Peasedown St John are reasonably common with 6 fatal accidents, 46 serious accidents and 363 slight accidents in 2013 in Bath and North East Somerset (Total events were 415 local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 379.

Our panel of trained injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Peasedown St John.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Peasedown St John

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed or employed people, from forklift drivers to product designers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident information for the Bath and North East Somerset local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Bath and North East Somerset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
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

For more information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Medical negligence in Peasedown St John

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers as opposed to a compensation award. For example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Peasedown St John solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact a serious or catastrophic injury has is recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are determining compensation. Compensation will lessen the financial load on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with doctors and insurance companies to make sure families affected by severe accidents get the support they need.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from noise induced hearing loss to siderosis (welders lung).

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slips and trips

HSE data underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the North Somerset workplace in 2015. They are typically the precursor to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by moving machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as sprained wrists experienced on raised flagstones are also common with recent slips and trips having happened in the area.

Peasedown St John No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Peasedown St John and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Peasedown St John, from less severe claims to long term industrial disease. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Peasedown St John?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Peasedown St John, Somerset and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Somerset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Finding the best injury lawyer for you

Selecting the best legal expert for your legal case is an important step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you select the best solicitors' practice to represent you?

Read Peasedown St John solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors can vary.

Reviews can be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor to work with.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

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 serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes could vary between ?7,755 and ?11,110 (based on 2015 market research).

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to select 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 network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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