Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
If you are based in Penistone or anywhere else in England or Wales, wecan can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims for compensation should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Your lawyer can take you through each of these points and should explain how they apply to your claim.
Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your claim
It can take several months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Look into Penistone solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by injury lawyers vary considerably.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when thinking about which solicitor best serves your needs.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. 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 severe complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from £42,460 to £67,925 (based on 2015 market data).
Claims our network of solicitors handles
Quittance's panel of solicitors represent people in Penistone and across South Yorkshire whose circumstances resulted in serious injury including:
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for people, from factory workers to plant breeders, to claim compensation. Work injury statistics for the Sheffield local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||3||1|
|Exposed to fire||4||2||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||19||4||9|
|Fall from height (ladder)||62||41||51|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||4||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||266||220||169|
|Struck by moving vehicle||17||7||8|
|Struck by object||117||85||78|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3||3||2|
Road traffic claims
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Penistone are not uncommon with statistics showing 7 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1303 slight accidents in 2013 in Sheffield (Total events were 1472 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,665.
Our panel of trained lawyers have vast experience in achieving the highest compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Penistone.
Serious injury experts in Penistone
Quittance's team recognise the vital change a compensation claim will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.
We fight for the maximum compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Our network of expert solicitors have helped Claimants claim compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include lead poisoning, brain tumours and deep vein thrombosis.
Clinical negligence in Penistone
Medical negligence (more correctly known as clinical negligence) is where an injury results from a failing by a medical professional. An example case could be a pressure sore claim. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Penistone have helped Claimants with claims brought against healthcare providers that include Barnsley Hospital, Pogmoor Road, Barnsley, S75 2EP.
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work in South Yorkshire. They are often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken shoulders occurring on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on Manchester Road and on Johnson Street.
Lawyers can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to toluene exposure.
Penistone No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
If your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means that their legal costs will not be charged. Should your compensation claim be successful, the fees for your solicitor will be paid by the other side (or their insurance company).
Are there hidden fees in the small print?
Some solicitors may levy extra fees if the case does not complete. Using Quittance's specialist lawyers, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information as you feel you need. Information can help you to make the right decision for you.
If you would like to know more before you are ready to call, see our FAQ section.
Start your personal injury claim
You can start a compensation claim online here or call 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to a member of Quittance's team.
Quittance's specialist team can help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.