Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Plymstock or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Powerful legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.
In order to win a Plymstock personal injury case, it must be shown that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?
Choosing the most appropriate legal team to help you is an important step towards achieving the best settlement or award.
How do you make sure you select the most appropriate solicitors' practice to pursue compensation for you?
What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Plymstock?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury 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. Find out more here.
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 back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms could vary between £31,350 and £56,375 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Plymstock?
You do not need to select a solicitor near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
What cases does Quittance handle?
Our network of lawyers help people receive compensation for a broad range of injuries.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related disease to siderosis (welders lung).
Slips and trips
Recorded statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Devon. These types of accident are typically the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists sustained on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having occurred in the local area.
Serious injury solicitors serving Plymstock
We recognise the difference injury compensation will make to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. A successful claim will lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance has assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to pension scheme managers, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness information for the Plymouth local authority are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Plymouth Local Authority||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|
Road traffic accidents in Plymstock
Quittances panel of expert injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Plymstock.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Plymstock are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 830 accidents (766 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Plymouth local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 792.
Clinical and medical negligence in Plymstock
Medical negligence - which is now correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence' - is when there has been a failing on the part of a doctor or medical provider. A typical example could be a pressure sore compensation claim. Our panel of lawyers covering Plymstock have worked on cases made against local hospitals that include Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, 20 Brest Road, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 5XP.
Plymstock No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
If you win the case, the costs for your solicitor must be paid by the losing Defendant. If you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means the legal fees are not payable.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision depends on possessing the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
Get additional information without being required to call a solicitor. Read our frequently asked questions.
Ready to begin?
If you are ready to proceed, you can start the claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or using our online contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options or have something else to ask, call on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.