Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Penkridge or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.
People with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Penkridge or slip or trip, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.
In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Instructing the most appropriate solicitor to represent you is a key step towards claiming the most compensation for your injuries.
What is the best way to make sure you select the ideal one to act for you?
Do I need a local legal firm ?
The location of the lawyers office is not so important as cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.
More details : Will I have to attend a medical?
What should you look for when comparing Penkridge solicitor reviews?
Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.
The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £55,223 for severe complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from £33,134 to £46,939.
Read more at How to compare personal injury fees
What kinds of compensation claims does Quittance handle?
Compensation can be arranged for a range of injuries in Penkridge and throughout Staffordshire. We can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from members of the army to private music teachers, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness statistics for the South Staffordshire local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:
|Work accidents in South Staffordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||2||0||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||11||7||7|
|Slip, trip or fall||35||29||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||4||4|
|Struck by object||16||18||5|
|Trapped under falling object||0||1||0|
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to siderosis (welders lung).
Road traffic compensation claims
Our network of trained no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the best general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Penkridge.
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Penkridge are relatively common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083.
Clinical negligence in Penkridge
Medical negligence (which is more properly referred to as 'clinical negligence') is the legal term a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional, National Health Service or private. A typical example might be a cancer negligence claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Penkridge have assisted with medical negligence claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals including Cannock Chase Hospital, Brunswick Road, Cannock, WS11 5XY.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Staffordshire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the cause of injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or a harmful substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Stafford Road and on Broadhurst Green.
Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on a Claimant.
Our panel of lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Quittance's network of lawyers have aided families collect damages for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious range from hydrocarbon poisoning to birth negligence.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle Penkridge compensation claims
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements (or No Win, No Fee agreements) preserve Claimants from the requirement to pay their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
A 'success fee' is charged by Penkridge solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. Unlike standard fees, the 'success fee' is generally 25% and will be taken from your compensation award.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay the solicitor's legal fees in the event that the claim is lost. Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What should you 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
We give jargon-free answers helping you decide whether to start a claim for injury compensation.
Get answers to common questions asked by people seeking claims advice on our FAQ page.
Ready to make your injury claim?
Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get a claim for compensation underway, alternatively you can begin a compensation claim online.
Quittance's team of experts are here to help. Need more information? You can request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.