Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
Whether you are based in Shanklin or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
To win a personal injury case, your lawyer 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.
Legal and practical advice will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.
Choosing the right injury lawyer for your compensation claim
Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide specialist legal guidance and practical advice.
The contrast in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded £5,150 for minor eye injuries can range from £3,090 to £4,378.
Will I have to choose a law firm near me?
Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Comparing Shanklin personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
Personal injury compensation claims we handle in Shanklin and the Isle of Wight
Our panel of specialist lawyers have represented people across Shanklin whose situations were diverse and which resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries and illness in Shanklin include:
Road accidents in Shanklin
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Shanklin are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 427.
Our panel of knowledgeable personal injury solicitors have vast experience in getting the best settlements for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Shanklin.
We have assisted people, from dental nurses to retail managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics in the Isle of Wight local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Exposed to fire||3||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||4||4||2|
|Fall from height||15||10||12|
|Injured by an animal||0||1||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||79||27||31|
|Slip or trip||72||48||46|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||2||3|
|Hit by object||15||8||14|
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to welders lung.
Serious injury solicitors acting in Shanklin
The Quittance team understand the vital change an injury claim can make to severely injured Claimants.
We work hard for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of solicitor firms for many years have aided families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include lung cancer and major surgical negligence.
Slips, trips and falls
HSE figures show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Isle Of Wight workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by material under pressure or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent pothole trips having occurred on Sandown Rd and on Regent St.
Clinical and medical negligence in Shanklin
Medical negligence (which is now more precisely called 'Clinical Negligence') is when an injury or illness follows a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Shanklin have helped with compensation claims filed against the health service including St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, PO30 5TG.
Shanklin No Win, No Fee Expert Solicitors
In the event that your case is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you are not required to pay their fees. If your injury claim is won, the costs for your lawyer are settled by the losing side (or their insurer).
A success fee can be charged by solicitors serving Shanklin that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee will be taken out of the compensation settlement and is generally 25 percent.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee means you will not owe anything if you lose your claim and there will be absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, there are no catches hiding in the small print and there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Click here for more about our No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Quittance provide detailed information to help you choose whether to proceed.
Find answers to popular questions asked by people seeking claims advice on our FAQ page.
Ready to begin?
Once you have made the decision to proceed, you can begin the claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or with Quittance's contact form.
If you need to ask something else before making a decision, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.