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?
Updated: September 15, 2016
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.
Elligibility to make a personal injury claim
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.
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.
Road traffic accident claims 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 reporters 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.
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Work accident claims in Shepton Mallet
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||3||1||2|
|Fall from height||21||13||10|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||5||3||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||53||42||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||6||0||1|
|Hit by falling object||22||7||14|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||3||0|
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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.
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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 Mary's Lane.
Medical negligence in Shepton Mallet
Medical negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.
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Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from respiratory diseases to welding rod fumes exposure.
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Shepton Mallet No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Shepton Mallet and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.
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Meet the team
The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Shepton Mallet, from fast track claims to long term illness. Selected because of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.
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Has Quittance handled many Shepton Mallet claims?
Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Shepton Mallet, Somerset and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
We have helped hundreds of people throughout Somerset seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.
With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
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.
Further reading : Get a personal injury quote
Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry
The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury
The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.