Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
Whether you are based in Portsmouth or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Claims must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.
To win a Portsmouth 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 lawyer?
Selecting the best legal representation to act for you is a key step towards achieving the highest settlement or award for your accident.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Portsmouth - what is the best way to make certain you choose the most appropriate firm for your needs?
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Portsmouth?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Look into Portsmouth solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are weighing up which solicitor best serves your needs.
Which types of compensation claims does Quittance handle in Portsmouth?
Our panel of solicitors represent individuals in Portsmouth and across Hampshire whose circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:
Clinical negligence in Portsmouth
Medical negligence (which is more properly called 'clinical negligence') is where an illness or injury is associated with a breach of duty by a healthcare provider. An illustration of this could be an orthopaedic injury compensation claim. Quittance's expert panel of lawyers covering Portsmouth have worked on legal cases filed against private and NHS hospitals including Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, Gosport, Gosport, PO12 3PW.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to siderosis (welders lung).
Road traffic compensation claims
Our group of certified injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the best compensation for anyone injured in a car accident in Portsmouth.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Portsmouth are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 727 accidents (611 slight accidents, 115 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Portsmouth local authority. By 2014 the total had decreased to 693. Accidents in Portsmouth in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A2030 and A2047 roundabout and on the A288 and B2154 roundabout.
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from construction workers to patent attorneys, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Portsmouth local authority are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Portsmouth Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||4||6||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||5||2||2|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||32||22||29|
|Injured by an animal||0||2||0|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||97||95||72|
|Hit by vehicle||2||3||7|
|Hit by falling object||44||20||28|
|Trapped under falling object||2||0||1|
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Health and Safety statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hampshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Portsmouth local authority) accident claims injuries like torn ligaments occurring on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred on Commercial Road and on Slindon Street.
Portsmouth serious injury compensation claims
We recognise the vital change a successful claim will make to people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. A claim will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a Claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with insurance companies, Courts and medical practitioners, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Portsmouth
When you succeed in the case, the costs for your lawyer are covered by the Defendant (or their insurer). In the event that your solicitor does not win claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor confirms that the lawyer's fees will not be charged.
100% No Win, No Fee
We warrant that No Win, No Fee means the injured party shall not have to pay the solicitor's legal costs should the claim is lost. Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about your claim
Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the correct information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Get answers to common questions asked by injured people on the FAQ page.
Ready to make a claim for compensation?
When you have made the decision to proceed, you can start a injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or with the contact form.
Talk to our team today to discuss your claim. Request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.