Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Rugeley or anywhere in the UK, our injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, 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
The solicitor will discuss these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.
Guidance for injured people seeking a personal injury solicitor
Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for deafness could vary between £73,315 and £88,660 (based on 2015 market research).
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Reviews for injury lawyers in Rugeley
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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.
Legal claims we handle in Rugeley
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries in Rugeley and throughout Staffordshire. We have assisted with:
Clinical negligence in Rugeley
Medical negligence - more accurately referred to as clinical negligence - is when there has been a breach of duty on the part of a medical provider. Quittance's select panel of injury lawyers covering Staffordshire and Rugeley have worked on legal cases made against hospitals including Cannock Chase Hospital, Brunswick Road, Cannock, WS11 5XY.
Road traffic claims
Road accidents involving vehicles in Rugeley are quite common with a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Accidents in the Rugeley area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A460 and A513 junction and on the A460 and B5013 roundabout.
Quittances network of expert litigators are experienced in in negotiating maximum settlements for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Rugeley.
Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from bladder cancer to siderosis (welders lung).
Slips, trips and falls
Recorded data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Staffordshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by a moving object or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken collarbones happening on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Fernwood Drive and on Anson St.
Rugeley experts for serious injury compensation claims
The Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an injured person. Quittance's team fight to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors for many years have helped people affected by major accidents.
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from catering assistants to psychotherapists, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Cannock Chase local authority are detailed under legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Cannock Chase Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||9||5||4|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||1|
|Exposure to toxic substance||2||4||1|
|Fall from height||7||6||10|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0||1||2|
|Lifting and carrying||44||28||34|
|Slip or trip||47||38||27|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||3||3|
|Struck by object||23||10||19|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||2|
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Rugeley
No Win, No Fee agreements cover clients from the requirement to pay solicitors' fees if their claim for compensation is not successful.
A success fee will be charged by lawyers serving Rugeley that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee will be taken from the compensation award and is usually 25 percent.
Are there any additional fees that need to be paid?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful and you have no hidden costs. With our No Win, No Fee, there will be no catch and there is no risk of losing out.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information as you can. This will help you to make the right decision.
If you have more questions before you are ready to call, try our FAQ pages.
Start your personal injury claim
You can start the personal injury claim online or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
Contact a member of the Quittance team today to discuss your potential claim. Request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.