Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Ripley or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can can help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims should be made in 3 years of an injury in the majority of cases.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition 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 such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:
- 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
The lawyer will explain how each of the points will relate to your case.
Advice for injured people seeking an injury lawyer
It can take months for the majority of claims to conclude. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide both legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Will I need to go with a local Ripley injury lawyer ?
The location of the firm is not important as cases can be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.
It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that offers a national network as Claimants will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.
Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Ripley
Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
The contrast in the level of success fees between lawyers is significant.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £12,958 for serious shoulder injuries could vary from £7,775 to £11,014.
What types of compensation claims do you conduct in Ripley and Derbyshire?
Our network of lawyers have assisted Claimants get compensation for a range of injury and illness.
Road accidents in Ripley
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Ripley are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 858. Accidents in the Ripley area in 2013 included crashes on the A610 and A38 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B6441 and A610 roundabout.
Quittances panel of specialist injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting the highest compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Ripley.
Clinical negligence in Ripley
Medical negligence (which is more accurately called 'clinical negligence') is where an injury or illness follows a failure to carry out a responsibility by a healthcare provider. Our panel of injury lawyers covering Derbyshire and Ripley have assisted with cases filed against NHS and private hospitals that include Ripley Hospital, Sandham Lane, DE5 3HE.
Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from chemical poisoning to silicosis.
Accidents at work
We have helped Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to planning technicians, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident figures for the Amber Valley local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE:
|Work accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||15||7||12|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||0|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||1||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)||3||1||0|
|Fall from height (ladder)||19||12||21|
|Injured by an animal||1||0||1|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||63||45||39|
|Hit by vehicle||4||2||8|
|Hit by falling object||41||19||25|
|Trapped underneath something||1||2||1|
Slip and trip injuries
HSE figures underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most common accident in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a fall from height or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Amber Valley local authority) cases for injuries like broken collarbones sustained on raised kerb stones are also common with recent pothole trips having occurred on Ripley Rd and on Market Place.
Ripley solicitors for serious injury claims
The long-term effect of a serious injury will be recognised by Courts when they are calculating a claim.
A claim should lessen the financial burden on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitors communicate with the legal system and medical experts to make sure Claimants impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include amputation, eye injuries and chemical burns.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Ripley
Solicitors handling injury claims in Ripley in most cases act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This contract prevents your lawyer from charging any legal fees if they lose the case.
A 'success fee' will be charged by injury lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is taken out of the compensation settlement and is generally 25%.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means there are no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about claiming compensation
We give detailed answers to help people affected by injury determine whether to start a claim.
Get more information before picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions.
You can start the personal injury claim online or phone 0800 612 7456.
Quittance's expert team look forward to helping you. You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.