Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you are based in Rotherham or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Compensation claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.
To win a Rotherham personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical to represent you
You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe toe injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £11,110 to £17,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will you need to go with a local injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the solicitor is not so critical as cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical examination.
Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Rotherham personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are thinking about which solicitor to select.
Personal injury compensation cases Quittance conducts in Rotherham and South Yorkshire
Our network of solicitors assist clients receive compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Slip and trip accidents
Recorded figures reveal that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South Yorkshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips and trips are typically related to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being struck by a falling object, when helping another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Rotherham local authority) cases for injuries such as bruised legs suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having occurred on St Anns Road and on Bridgegate.
Road accidents in Rotherham
Our network of proficient no win no fee lawyers are experienced in in negotiating maximum general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Rotherham.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Rotherham are quite common with statistics showing a total of 648 accidents (567 slight accidents, 73 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Barnsley local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 832. Incidents in Rotherham in 2013 included crashes on the A630 and A6021 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A630 and A6123 junction.
Rotherham serious injury claims
We recognise the critical change a successful claim can make to the lives of people impacted by serious injury. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured person and their family, a successful claim enables them to concentrate on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of law firms have for many years aided Claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include head injuries, hydrocarbon poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.
Clinical and medical negligence in Rotherham
Medical negligence (correctly known as 'clinical negligence') is where there has been a failing by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical provider. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Rotherham have worked on negligence claims brought against health services that include Rotherham Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD.
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to siderosis (welders lung).
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from electricians to quality assurance managers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness information in the Rotherham local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Rotherham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||1|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||4||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||10||1||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||28||25||20|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||7||0||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||132||89||87|
|Slip or trip||135||123||81|
|Hit by vehicle||10||9||9|
|Hit by falling object||66||41||32|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||3||1|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Rotherham compensation claims
Solicitors handling claims in Rotherham work on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement.
The CFA prevents the solicitor from charging you any legal costs if the case is lost.
Will I have to pay any hidden costs?
Some solicitors may charge additional costs should the claim fail. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. The right information helps you to make the best decision for your future.
Get more answers without having to call a law firm. Find our frequently asked questions here.
Ready to begin a personal injury claim?
You can start your personal injury claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to discuss your claim with a member of our team.
If you have any questions before starting, call 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.