Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
If you live in Plymouth or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.
In order to win a Plymouth personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert Plymouth lawyer.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your iness or injury?
Identifying the best solicitor to assist you is an important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your accident.
With some over 75 offices within 25 miles of Plymouth - how can you ensure you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?
The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is quite surprising.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £15,679 for displaced metatarsal fractures could conceivably vary from £9,407 to £13,327.
Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Plymouth personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor to act for you.
Do you need to go with a local injury lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not critical as injury cases can be run by phone and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical exam.
Which kinds of claims do you handle in Plymouth and Devon?
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injury and illness in Plymouth. We can help with injuries and illness including:
Slip and trip accidents
Officially reported figures show that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Devon. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by machinery or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Plymouth local authority) negligence claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with recent street trips having happened on New George Street and on St Andrews Cross.
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of expert no win, no fee legal advisors have years of experience in fighting for the best awards for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Plymouth.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Plymouth are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 830 accidents (766 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Plymouth council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 792. Accidents in the Plymouth area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A374 and B3250 crossroads and on the slip road of the A386 and B3396 crossroads.
Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from noise induced hearing loss to organophosphate exposure.
Clinical and medical negligence in Plymouth
Medical negligence - more accurately referred to as clinical negligence - is where there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider. Our experienced panel of lawyers covering Devon and Plymouth have helped with compensation claims filed against the health service that include Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, 20 Brest Road, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 5XP.
Serious injury solicitors handling cases in Plymouth
We understand the change an injury claim will make to people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. We work to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with the Defendant's representatives, insurance providers and medical professionals, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for people, from members of the Royal Navy to picture researchers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work statistics for the Plymouth local authority are listed under RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Plymouth Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||14||12||10|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||1|
|Exposure to harmful substance||8||3||2|
|Fall from height||31||26||31|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||158||133||135|
|Hit by vehicle||1||0||2|
|Hit by object||56||40||40|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||4|
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Plymouth
Lawyers handling claims in Plymouth mostly work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement. The CFA prevents your lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal fees if the case is lost.
Do you have to pay extra fees?
Quittance's specialist personal injury solicitors warrant No Win, No Fee means you will not have to pay any of the lawyer's costs should your injury claim is unsuccessful.
Read more about No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Before you instruct arm yourself with as much information about the process as possible. The right answers can help you to make the best decision.
Find more information before picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Start a compensation claim
Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to make your injury claim, or start a personal injury claim online here.
Speak to Quittance's network of specialists today to discuss your claim. Request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.