A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Radstock or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

Claims for compensation must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Calculate your compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Work accident claims in Radstock

Worker injured in accident

We have helped injured Claimants, from soldiers to planning technicians, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident figures in the Mendip local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Mendip Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified261714
Machinery related675
Explosion related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)312
Fall from height211310
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)532
Lifting563344
Assault614
Slip, trip, fall same level534232
Struck against964
Struck by moving vehicle601
Hit by falling object22714
Trapped by something collapsing030

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Road traffic accident claims in Radstock

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of expert no win no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum awards for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Radstock.

Accidents involving vehicles in Radstock are relatively frequent with a total of 1474 accidents (1283 slight accidents, 174 serious accidents and 17 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wiltshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,607. Incidents in the Radstock region in 2013 included crashes on the A362 and A367 roundabout and on the roundabout of the A367 and A361 mini-roundabout.

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Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from workplace cancer to welding rod fumes exposure.

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Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common cause of injury in the North Somerset workplace in 2015. These types of accident are often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, a carrying injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Mendip local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae suffered on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent falls having occurred recently.

Radstock specialists for serious injury compensation

Quittance's team understand the critical change an injury claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants.

A claim will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so a Claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors communicate with the Courts and doctors and health professionals to make sure Claimants impacted by severe accidents get legal and medical support. Injury and illness considered by the Courts to be serious include cerebral palsy and concussion.

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Clinical negligence in Radstock

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.

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Radstock No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Radstock and across the UK.

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Meet our team

Our nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Radstock and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Radstock?

We are a national network of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Radstock, Somerset and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people throughout Somerset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Choosing the best personal injury solicitor for your case is your most important step towards claiming the highest compensation award for your accident.

How can you make certain you choose the best firm to take on your case?

The variation in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is surprising.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?8,667 for a fractured index finger could conceivably vary from ?5,200 to ?7,367.

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Radstock personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful when thinking about which solicitor to sign up with.

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Do you have to choose a lawyer in Radstock?

You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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