Updated: Tuesday, 26th July 2016
No matter whether you live in Sheffield or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Considerable legislation exists to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as repetitive strain injuries 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 you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Sheffield or road accident, proving a claim has these key elements. It needs to be demonstrated 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
Information and legal advice can be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Sheffield solicitor.
Picking the right injury lawyer for you
Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.
Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.
Sheffield solicitor reviews
The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which lawyer to go with and which considerations are most important to you.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Are Sheffield Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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 network of medical professionals.
Compensation cases Quittance handles in Sheffield and South Yorkshire
Our network of lawyers have helped clients across Sheffield whose accidents resulted in serious injury.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Sheffield
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sheffield are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1472 accidents (1303 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sheffield local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,665. Accidents in Sheffield in 2013 included crashes on the A61 and A621 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the B6073 and A61 crossroads.
Quittances group of expert injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining maximum damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Sheffield.
Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.
Medical negligence in Sheffield
Medical negligence - which is more precisely called clinical negligence - is when an illness or injury is associated with a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical provider. Quittance's select panel of injury lawyers covering South Yorkshire and Sheffield have been instructed on claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Alpha Hospital Sheffield, 83 East Bank Road, Sheffield, S2 3PX.
Sheffield experts for serious injury compensation claims
The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant impact on an injured person and their family.
By limiting the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows individuals to focus on recovery. Our panel of solicitors for many years have aided families affected by major accidents.
Slips and trips
Government data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident at work in South Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like facial scarring happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Norfolk Row and on Angel Street.
Quittance has handled claims for people, from electricians to recycling officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics for the Sheffield local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Government as follows:
|Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||4||3||1|
|Exposed to fire||4||2||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||19||4||9|
|Fall from height (ladder)||62||41||51|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||4||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||266||220||169|
|Struck by moving vehicle||17||7||8|
|Struck by object||117||85||78|
|Crushed by something collapsing||3||3||2|
Sheffield No Win, No Fee Lawyers
Were you to succeed in the injury claim, your legal costs must be covered by the Defendant or their insurance company. If your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer confirms that the lawyer's fees will not be charged.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
We guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you do not pay any of the law firm's legal costs in the event that your claim is lost. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get any questions answered before you instruct a lawyer.
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Start a personal injury claim
Call an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to get a injury claim underway, or start a personal injury claim online.
Quittance's team of experts are here to help. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.