Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you are based in Potton or anywhere in the UK, we can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our network of expert solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.
To win a Potton personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by your lawyer.
Guidance for those looking for an injury lawyer
It can take months for the majority of claims to be settled. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Potton?
As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for bronchitis, for example, ranges from £16,830 to £25,300 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Potton personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.
Reading reviews can be revealing when contemplating which lawyer to select and which considerations are most important to you.
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Which types of claims does Quittance handle?
Compensation can be arranged for a range of injury and illness throughout Potton. We have helped with injuries including:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Bedfordshire and the UK. They are quite often related to accidents categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an electrocution accident. Public place accident claims injuries like fractured ankles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent incidents having happened recently.
Serious injury experts acting in Potton
The long-term impact of serious injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when calculating a claim. Damages will lessen the financial load and take the pressure off a Claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery.
Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to pneumoconiosis.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Potton
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Potton are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 831 accidents (716 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bedfordshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 964.
Quittances group of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Potton.
Accidents at work
We have assisted self employed or employed people, from electricians to product designers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury data for the Central Bedfordshire local authority collated under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||19||12||14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||4||3||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||32||17||28|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||73||78|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||5||8|
|Hit by falling object||38||27||36|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||2||1|
Medical negligence in Potton
Medical negligence (which is more properly called 'clinical negligence') is the term used to describe a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. Quittance's experienced panel of injury solicitors covering Bedfordshire and Potton have been instructed on clinical negligence claims brought against hospitals that include Biggleswade Hospital, Potton Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0EL.
Potton No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements (or No Win, No Fee agreements) protect Potton Claimants from the need to pay their legal fees if the claim is not won.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means that you will not have to pay anything if you lose your claim and there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With a No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever.
Read more about Quittance's 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 further information
Quittance offer detailed answers helping Claimants determine whether to proceed.
Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our frequently asked questions section.
Start a claim
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to commence a personal injury claim, or you can start a personal injury claim online.
If you need to ask something else or would like to discuss your options, request a callback at a more convenient time or contact us on 0800 612 7456.