Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Portishead or anywhere in the UK, our experienced solicitors can handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
Considerable legislation exists to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of expert solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
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.
Making your claim sooner should enable the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Instructing the most suitable personal injury solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards achieving the highest settlement or award.
With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Portishead (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website), how do you ensure you instruct the most appropriate law firm to take on your case?
Comparing Portishead personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
Do you need to select a local Portishead lawyer ?
The location of the firm is less critical as injury cases are typically run by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as you will need to go to a medical exam.
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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 loss of hearing in one ear could vary between £25,300 and £36,850 (based on 2015 market research).
Legal claims Quittance conducts in Portishead
Our network of lawyers assist individuals receive compensation for a range of injuries.
Litigators can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to siderosis (welders lung).
Road traffic claims
Our network of expert no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for Claimants who have been hurt in a road accident in Portishead.
Road accidents involving all vehicles in Portishead are reasonably common with a total of 559 accidents (492 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Somerset local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 509.
Clinical and medical negligence in Portishead
Medical negligence - more correctly called Clinical Negligence - is the term for when an injury is suffered by a person a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional, either private or NHS. An illustration of this might be an orthopaedic injury compensation claim. Our select panel of lawyers covering Portishead have helped with legal cases brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Clevedon Community Hospital, Clevedon Community Hospital, Old Street, Clevedon, BS21 6BS.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from kitchen workers to press photographers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury statistics in the North Somerset local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in North Somerset Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||12||2||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||22||16||14|
|Injured by an animal||0||3||1|
|Slip, trip or fall||91||83||57|
|Struck by moving vehicle||5||8||2|
|Struck by object||20||20||27|
|Trapped under falling object||1||1||0|
We understand the critical change a compensation claim can make to the lives of people affected by severe injury.
We fight for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes damages for medical and care costs.
Our network of solicitors have for many years helped Claimants impacted by major accidents. Injuries held to be serious include neck injuries, serious psychiatric harm and chemical poisoning.
Slips and trips
Officially recorded statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in North Somerset. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to injuries classified under another heading for instance being struck by a falling object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like strained muscles happening on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having occurred on Phoenix Way and on High Street.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers handle Portishead cases
Lawyers looking after claims in Portishead and North Somerset generally work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This contract prevents the solicitor from charging you any fees if they are not successful.
A success fee can be charged by lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee is taken out of your award or settlement and will be generally 25 percent.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print to account for?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are no hidden fees and you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Click here for more about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Quittance give clear answers helping Claimants decide whether to go ahead.
If you need more information before you are ready to call, see our FAQ pages.
Get a personal injury claim started
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to begin your injury claim, or begin your injury claim here.
Our team of experts help Claimants every day. Would you like to know more? You can request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.