Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
No matter whether you are based in Sherborne or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.
Extensive legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of injury lawyers have years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Sherborne or slip or trip, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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
Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
Choosing the right injury lawyer
You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to Claimants, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.
Injury lawyer reviews in Sherborne - What to look for
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
The contrast in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between different law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is vast
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £12,080 for mild asthma can range from £7,248 to £10,268.
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Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor 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.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
What cases does Quittance conduct in Sherborne?
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries across Sherborne. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:
Accidents at work
Quittance has handled claims for people, from hotel workers to quality assurance managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work data in the West Dorset local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:
|HSE reported work accidents in West Dorset Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||1||0|
|Machinery related injury||12||6||7|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)||1||1||2|
|Fall from height||13||14||11|
|Injured by an animal||3||5||6|
|Lifting and carrying||71||34||34|
|Slip or trip||50||35||38|
|Hit by vehicle||2||5||4|
|Hit by object||22||9||9|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Sherborne solicitors for serious injury compensation claims
The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a major impact on an injured person and their family. By limiting the pressure a serious injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, compensation enables Claimants to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors for many years have aided Claimants impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy and multiple fractures.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Dorset and the UK. Slips and trips are typically connected to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also common with recent falls having occurred on Glenville Road.
Medical negligence in Sherborne
Medical negligence (more precisely called 'clinical negligence') is when an injury or illness follows a failing by a hospital or other healthcare professional. An example might be a negligent nursing compensation claim. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Dorset and Sherborne have been instructed on cases filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Yeatman Hospital, Hospital Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3JU.
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from workplace cancer to siderosis (welders lung).
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Sherborne
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sherborne are relatively commonplace with a total of 1269 accidents (1047 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Dorset local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,276. Accidents in the Sherborne region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A352 and B3145 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A30 and A352 crossroads.
Our group of qualified injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum compensation for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Sherborne.
Sherborne No Win, No Fee Lawyers
When your lawyer does not win injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged. If you succeed, your legal fees will be paid by the losing party (or their insurance company).
100% No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed
Some solicitors could impose additional costs should the case end prematurely. With our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Before you instruct your solicitor arm yourself with as much information about the process as you feel you need. The right information helps you to make the best choice for you.
Find answers to popular questions asked by people looking for claims advice on our FAQ page.
Ready to begin your compensation claim?
Phone the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get the personal injury claim underway. Alternatively, you can start a claim for compensation here.
If you would like to discuss your options before making a decision, contact us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.