Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
If you live in Shefford or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated 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.
Starting your claim sooner will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by the solicitor.
How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances
You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Reviews for solicitors in Shefford
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
The diversity in success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £17,883 for loss of taste can vary from £10,730 to £15,200.
Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees
Will I need a local injury lawyer ?
The location of a solicitor is not so important as injury cases are usually managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a company that provides national medical centres as you will almost always have to attend a medical exam.
More details - Do you have a local medical centre?
What claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in Shefford?
Quittance's network of lawyers have assisted individuals in Shefford and throughout Bedfordshire whose circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries including:
Injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from dermatitis claims to pesticide poisoning.
Road traffic claims
Our network of specialist no win no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Shefford.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Shefford are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 831 accidents (716 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bedfordshire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 964.
Slip and trip injuries
Recorded statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Bedfordshire. They are typically related to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a carrying injury or a harmful substance accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised backs sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having occurred on South Bridge St and on Shefford Road.
Accidents at work
Quittance has helped Claimants, from catering assistants to public house managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness figures in the Central Bedfordshire local authority reported in accordance with legislation by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||19||12||14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||4||3||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||32||17||28|
|Injured by an animal||2||2||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||93||73||78|
|Struck by moving vehicle||14||5||8|
|Hit by falling object||38||27||36|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||2||1|
Clinical and medical negligence in Shefford
Medical negligence, which is now more properly known as Clinical Negligence, is the term used to describe a breach of duty by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of solicitors covering Bedfordshire and Shefford have assisted with claims brought against infirmaries and hospitals that include Biggleswade Hospital, Potton Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0EL.
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a major effect on an individual and their dependants.
By relieving the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured person, injury compensation allows them to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with insurance companies, medical practitioners and the legal system to ensure people affected by major accidents receive legal and medical support.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in Shefford
Should your claim be successful, the fees for your lawyer will be paid by the Defendant. When your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that the legal fees are not payable.
No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim and you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there are no catches hiding in the small print.
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What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the right information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
Get more information without having to pick up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.
Start your claim
You can start a claim for compensation online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575.
If you would like more information about the compensation process, request a callback or call Quittance on 0800 612 7456.