Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
Whether you are based in Scunthorpe or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove 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 right lawyer
You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Will I need to go with a local Scunthorpe legal firm ?
Going for a local firm is not particularly important as injury cases are usually conducted by phone, post and email.
However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.
Further reading - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Scunthorpe personal injury solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can certainly be informative if you are thinking about which lawyer to go with.
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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
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?".
Cases Quittance conducts in Scunthorpe and Lincolnshire
It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injuries in Scunthorpe. Quittance have assisted with injuries including:
Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an affected individual.
Our network of expert lawyers fight for the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Scunthorpe are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 778 accidents (668 slight accidents, 105 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lincolnshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 805. Accidents in the Scunthorpe area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A159 and B1450 crossroads and on the A1077 and A1029 roundabout.
Quittances panel of skilled solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Scunthorpe.
Slip and trip accidents
HSE data demonstrate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place (North Lincolnshire local authority) accident claims injuries like broken toes suffered on pavement cracks are also common with recent slips having happened on Old Brumby Street and on Doncaster Rd.
Medical negligence in Scunthorpe
Medical negligence, which is now more precisely referred to as 'Clinical Negligence', is when there has been a failing by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering Scunthorpe have handled compensation claims brought against local hospitals including Scunthorpe General Hospital, Cliff Gardens, Scunthorpe, DN15 7BH.
Injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to vibration white finger.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from gardeners to public house managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident information for the North Lincolnshire local authority are published under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work accidents in North Lincolnshire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||16||11||17|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||2||3|
|Harmful substance related||8||3||6|
|Fall from height||31||15||29|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||5||5||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||117||88||69|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||5||11|
|Struck by object||38||25||40|
|Crushed by something collapsing||2||1||0|
Scunthorpe No Win, No Fee Solicitors
Solicitors taking care of claims in Scunthorpe and Lincolnshire mostly conduct the legal work on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from expecting you to pay any legal fees if the case is lost.
A 'success fee' is levied by lawyers that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is in most cases 25% and is taken from your award or settlement.
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No Win, No Fee means that you have no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out and there is no catch whatsoever.
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What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Quittance provide jargon-free information to help you determine whether to make a claim.
Find more information online without picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Get started today
You can start the claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to talk to an expert lawyer.
Contact a member of the Quittance network of specialists to discuss your claim. Request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.