Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
Whether you are based in Reading or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
To win a Reading personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
Finding the best personal injury solicitor for your legal matter is your most important step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Reading, how can you make certain you select the ideal company to take on your case?
Reviews for injury lawyers in Reading
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms is quite significant
As an example the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £55,225 for severe complex regional pain syndrome might vary from £33,135 to £46,941.
Read more at - How much can you claim?
Do you need to instruct a local solicitor ?
The whereabouts of the firm is not so important as cases are handled by phone and email.
You will need to choose a firm that offers national medical centres as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical exam.
Legal claims we handle
Our panel of experienced solicitors have helped Claimants get compensation for a range of injuries.
Quittance has helped injured Claimants, from soldiers to picture researchers, to seek financial compensation. Accident figures in the Reading local authority are published under RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Reading Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||30||18||12|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||3||1||0|
|Slip, trip or fall||81||54||53|
|Hit by vehicle||3||2||8|
|Struck by object||50||12||14|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||2|
Medical and clinical negligence in Reading
Medical negligence, which is now more correctly referred to as clinical negligence, is when there has been a failing by a healthcare provider. An example could be a negligent nursing claim. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Berkshire and Reading have helped people with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Craven Road, Reading, RG1 5AN.
Reading lawyers for serious injury compensation
Quittance recognise the difference injury compensation can make to seriously injured Claimants. We work to get compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have helped Claimants receive damages for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious include benzene poisoning, serious pharmaceutical error and head injuries.
Road traffic accidents in Reading
Quittances network of knowledgeable personal injury solicitors are experienced in in getting the best compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Reading.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Reading are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 442 accidents (391 slight accidents, 49 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Reading local authority district. By 2014 the total had decreased to 431. Accidents in Reading in 2013 included collisions on the A329 and A327 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A329 and A4 crossroads.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to PCB exposure.
Slip and trip accidents
Government figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Berkshire. They are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being struck by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken shoulders experienced on raised kerb stones are also common with pavement trips having occurred in the local area.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Reading
Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Reading in most cases act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. This contract prevents your solicitor from charging you any fees if they are not successful.
Are there extra costs?
Some solicitors could levy extra costs if the case does not complete. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you need. Information helps you to make the right decision for your future.
Find answers to popular questions asked by injured people on the frequently asked questions page.
Start your claim for compensation
Phone Quittance on 0800 612 7456 to make the personal injury claim, or you can start your claim here.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options before making a decision, request a callback or contact 0800 612 7456.