Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you live in Poole or anywhere in the UK, wecan will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Powerful legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Your solicitor can take you through each of these issues and will look at how they apply in your case.
What to think about when choosing the best lawyer
Instructing the most appropriate law firm to help you is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Poole (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - what is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to advise you?
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. 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 wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness could vary between £10,175 and £19,800 (based on 2015 market research).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Poole solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start when deciding which lawyer to go with.
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Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?
You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
What kinds of compensation claims do you handle in Poole and Dorset?
Our panel of lawyers help individuals in Poole and Dorset whose accidents led to serious injuries.
Poole serious injury claims
The effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be recognised by the Courts when calculating compensation.
By reducing the financial stress a serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our panel of solicitor firms have aided people recover compensation for many severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious range from major surgical negligence to radiation exposure.
Medical and clinical negligence in Poole
Medical negligence, which is more correctly referred to as clinical negligence, is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional. A typical example might be an orthopaedic injury compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Poole have been instructed on claims brought against the health service including BMI The Harbour Hospital, St Mary's Road, Poole, BH15 2BH.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Poole
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Poole are relatively frequent. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 455 accidents (387 slight accidents, 65 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Poole local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 507. Accidents in Poole in 2013 included crashes on the A350 and A349 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B3068 and A35 crossroads.
Quittances network of proficient no win, no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest damages for people injured in a road accident in Poole.
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from chemical poisoning to rubber industry health and safety lapses.
Slip and trip accidents
Official data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury at work in Dorset and the UK. They are quite often lead to accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Poole local authority) litigation for injuries like broken ankles occurring on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Parkstone Road and on Bournemouth Rd.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from building site contractors to press sub-editors, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury information in the Poole local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:
|Work accidents in Poole Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||9||9||5|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||10||3||2|
|Fall from height||22||17||20|
|Injured by an animal||3||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||75||59||62|
|Slip, trip or fall||89||71||72|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||3||4|
|Struck by object||30||20||21|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||2|
No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Poole
In the event that you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor states that you will not have to pay their fees. Should you win, the costs for your lawyer will be covered by the other party.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means you have absolutely no hidden costs and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will never risk losing out. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. The right answers can help you to make the best decision.
Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people on the FAQ page.
Get your claim for compensation started
Once you have made the decision to get underway, you can start a injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or using the online contact form here.
Quittance's specialist team can help. Need more information? You can request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.