Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
No matter whether you live in Shifnal or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and our panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.
To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Legal and practical advice will be offered through a free phone consultation with a specialist lawyer.
How to pick the right injury lawyer
Finding the best personal injury lawyer to act for you is an important step towards getting the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.
How can you ensure you instruct the ideal one to represent you?
Shifnal solicitor reviews
Levels of service provided by lawyers can vary enormously.
Researching reviews can certainly be a good place to start when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.
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Do you have to choose a solicitor in Shifnal?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed 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.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could vary between £53,075 and £105,875 (based on 2015 market research).
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Legal claims our network of solicitors handles in Shifnal
Compensation could be claimed for a broad range of injuries in Shifnal and Shropshire. Our team can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to welding rod fumes exposure.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to public affairs consultants, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident figures in the Shropshire local authority collated under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||3||2|
|Machinery related injury||33||21||20|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)||10||5||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||41||40||29|
|Injured by an animal||10||11||8|
|Lifting and handling injuries||198||85||100|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||157||131||115|
|Hit by vehicle||4||7||10|
|Hit by object||70||40||48|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||1|
Road traffic claims
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Shifnal are quite common. Government statistics reveal 18 fatal accidents, 101 serious accidents and 694 slight accidents in 2013 in Shropshire (Total events were 813 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 835.
Quittances panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Shifnal.
Serious injury solicitors in Shifnal
The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a major effect on a Claimant and their family. By reducing the pressure a major injury puts on an injured person and their family, injury compensation allows people to prioritise their recovery.
Our panel of law firms for many years have helped people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions held to be serious and catastrophic range from serious psychiatric harm to lung cancer.
Medical negligence in Shifnal
Medical negligence - correctly known as Clinical Negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is connected to a failing by a hospital or other medical professional. Our panel of lawyers covering Shropshire and Shifnal have worked on compensation claims made against health services including The Huntercombe Hospital Stafford, Ivetsey Bank, Wheaton Aston, Stafford, ST19 9QT.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported figures stress the fact that slips and trips are the single most common accident at work in Shropshire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Shropshire local authority) claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures suffered on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Station Rd.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Shifnal
If the case is won, the legal fees must be paid by the Defendant or their insurance company. If your claim is lost, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means you will not have to pay their fees.
A 'success fee' is charged by lawyers serving Shifnal who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee will be in most cases 25% and is deducted from the compensation settlement.
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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
Making the right decision depends on receiving the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct a solicitor.
Find answers to common questions on the FAQ page.
Start your claim
Once you have made the decision to proceed, you can start the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via our online contact form.
Our expert team are ready to help. You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.