Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
If you live in Shaftesbury or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
Powerful legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our network of expert solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.
To win a personal injury case, it must be shown 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.
Answers and both practical and legal advice can be offered through a free phone consultation with an expert lawyer.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical
Finding a suitable law firm to act for you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.
What is the best way to ensure you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to handle your case?
The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors is vast
For instance the amount retained by an injured person having been awarded £6,099 for a minor head injury can range from £3,659 to £5,184.
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Reviews for injury lawyers in Shaftesbury
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Do you need a local lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby law firm is not relevant as injury cases are handled by phone, post and email.
However, you should choose a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will have to go to a medical examination.
Further reading - What is the process for attending a medical?
Compensation claims Quittance conducts in Shaftesbury
Our panel of solicitors have helped clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported data expose the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common accident at work in Dorset. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place litigation for injuries like cheekbone fractures occurring on slippery pavements are also common with falls having happened on High Street and on Handley.
Road traffic accidents in Shaftesbury
Our group of qualified no win no fee personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for optimum damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Shaftesbury.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Shaftesbury are not uncommon with 23 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1047 slight accidents in 2013 in Dorset (Total events were 1269 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,276.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted people, from office workers to public house managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury information for the North Dorset local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government as follows:
|Work accidents in North Dorset Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to explosion||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||2||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9||7||8|
|Injured by an animal||4||3||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||43||20||25|
|Slip or trip||22||25||18|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||1||1|
|Hit by falling object||14||4||12|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Serious injury specialists handling cases in Shaftesbury
The effect a serious injury can have will be understood by Courts when they are working out what a claim is worth. A successful claim should ease the financial burden on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery.
Medical and clinical negligence in Shaftesbury
Medical negligence - which is more accurately referred to as 'Clinical Negligence' - is where there has been a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. An example case could be a misdiagnosis claim. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Shaftesbury have worked on compensation claims filed against local hospitals including Westminster Memorial Hospital, Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, SP7 8BD.
Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from bladder cancer to pleural thickening.
Shaftesbury No Win, No Fee Lawyers
Should your case be successful, the fees for your lawyer are settled by the Defendant. In the event that you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer states that you will not have to pay their legal costs.
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We promise No Win, No Fee means an injured Claimant do not need to pay your lawyer's fees if your claim is lost. Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more
We offer detailed answers helping people affected by injury choose whether to go ahead with the claim.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQs.
Start a injury claim
Phone an expert on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to commence the claim, or start your claim for compensation here.
Quittance's team of experts help people every day. You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.