Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you are based in Sandiacre or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
How to select the right lawyer
In many cases a claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. For the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
The diversity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is quite surprising.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £18,514 for a broken leg can vary from £11,108 to £15,737.
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What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Sandiacre?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.
Will I need to select a local Sandiacre solicitor ?
Choosing a nearby solicitor is not particularly critical as cases can be conducted by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical examination.
Claims we handle
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries throughout Sandiacre. We have helped with injuries including:
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the Derbyshire workplace. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Tamworth Rd and on College St.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has helped Claimants, from electricians to records managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics in the Erewash local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Erewash Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposure to harmful substance||1||4||1|
|Fall from height||6||10||9|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||0||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||34||32||29|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||48||34||26|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||0||1|
|Hit by object||13||12||11|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||0|
Sandiacre serious injury compensation claims
The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury has is recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating injury compensation. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured person and their family, a compensation claim enables them to prioritise rehabilitation.
Clinical negligence in Sandiacre
Medical negligence, more correctly called clinical negligence, is when there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. An example case might be an unconsented operation compensation claim. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Sandiacre have handled cases brought against local hospitals including Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - Queen's Medical Centre Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Sandiacre
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Sandiacre are relatively frequent. 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 the total had increased to 858. Accidents in Sandiacre in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A52 and B6003 roundabout and on the roundabout of the A6007 and B6003 mini-roundabout.
Our network of injury solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Sandiacre.
Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to organophosphate exposure.
Sandiacre No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Were you to succeed in the compensation claim, the fees for your solicitor must be settled by the losing side. In the event that your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer states that you will not have to pay their fees.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors may impose additional costs if they lose your case. With a Quittance injury lawyer, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you decide to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with as much information as you think is necessary. The right answers will help you to make the best choice for you.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, see our FAQ section.
How to get a injury claim started
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can begin your injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with our online contact form here.
If you have further questions first, phone on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.