A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Shepton Mallet or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Injury claims calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Making a claim

Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and our network of specialist solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

To win a Shepton Mallet personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

In all cases, a free phone call with an injury lawyer can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?

Finding the best injury solicitor to act for you is a crucial step towards getting the most compensation for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Shepton Mallet, how do you ensure you instruct the best one to take on your case?

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical examinations 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.

Read Shepton Mallet personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Reviews can certainly be helpful if you are deciding which solicitor to instruct and which considerations are most important to you.

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The disparity in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £28,030 for chronic asthma could vary from £16,818 to £23,826.

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Claims our panel of solicitors handles in Shepton Mallet and Somerset

Our panel of solicitors assist individuals receive compensation for a wide range of injuries.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from respiratory diseases to welding rod fumes exposure.

Medical negligence in Shepton Mallet

Medical negligence, which is more accurately called 'Clinical Negligence', is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare provider, private or NHS. Quittance's expert panel of solicitors covering Somerset and Shepton Mallet have helped Claimants with negligence legal action filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, Bucklers Way, Old Wells Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4PG.

Road accidents in Shepton Mallet

Our panel of qualified personal injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining the best compensation for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Shepton Mallet.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Shepton Mallet are common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,623. Accidents in the Shepton Mallet area in 2013 included crashes on the roundabout of the A371 and A361 mini-roundabout and on the A37 and A361 roundabout.

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded data stress the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the Somerset workplace. They are typically the initiators of accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by another person or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on Town St and on St Marys Lane.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has assisted Claimants injured at work, from building site contractors to public affairs consultants, to claim compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Mendip local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Mendip Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified261714
Machinery related675
Explosion related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)312
Fall from height211310
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)532
Lifting563344
Assault614
Slip, trip, fall same level534232
Struck against964
Struck by moving vehicle601
Hit by falling object22714
Trapped by something collapsing030

Shepton Mallet serious injury compensation claims

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining what a claim is worth.

Quittance work hard for maximum compensation for serious injuries, including reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

Quittance's network of solicitors have helped families recover compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm, lead poisoning and brain injuries.

Shepton Mallet No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors

In the event that you win your injury claim, the legal fees will be paid by the other party. In the event that you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the legal costs.

Can you get 100% No Win, No Fee

No Win, No Fee means there are absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there will be no catch and there is no risk of losing out.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee

What should happen next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Before you choose to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you think is necessary. Information helps you to make the best decision for your future.

Get more answers before picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.

Start your injury claim

Call a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence your personal injury claim, alternatively you can start your compensation claim here.

If you would like to discuss your options or have something else to ask, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a convenient time.