Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
Whether you live in Shirebrook or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making an injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of lawyers have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.
In order to win a Shirebrook personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Beginning your claim sooner should enable your lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
What factors to check when selecting the best solicitor
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.
Injury lawyer reviews in Shirebrook - What to consider
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Do you need to instruct a local lawyer ?
The location of a firm is not particularly critical as cases are normally run remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.
The variation in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors is an important consideration for Claimants.
As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £91,830 for severe arm injuries can vary from £55,098 to £78,056.
Cases we handle in Shirebrook
Our network of lawyers help Claimants get compensation for a range of injuries.
Clinical negligence in Shirebrook
Medical negligence - which is more accurately called 'clinical negligence' - is the term for when an illness or injury follows a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. An example could be an accident and emergency compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Derbyshire and Shirebrook have helped people with negligence claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals including Bolsover Hospital, Welbeck Road, S44 6DH.
Slips, trips and falls
Official data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent accident at work in Derbyshire in 2014/15. They are frequently forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Laurel Avenue and on High St.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from nurses to project managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident statistics in the Mansfield local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive:
|HSE reported work accidents in Mansfield Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Contact with machinery||2||3||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||3||1||0|
|Fall from height||16||1||10|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||40||27||22|
|Slip or trip||42||27||27|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||5||0|
|Hit by falling object||13||12||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from industrial deafness to welders lung.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Shirebrook are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 858.
Our network of trained personal injury lawyers are experienced in in obtaining the highest general and special damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Shirebrook.
Shirebrook specialists for serious injury compensation claims
The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant impact on an individual and their family. A successful claim will ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured person so they can prioritise recovery.
Shirebrook No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers
Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements cover injured Claimants from the need to pay their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
Do you need to pay any hidden costs?
Some firms could levy extra fees should the claim fail. Using our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever. Click here to read more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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You can begin a injury claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to speak to a member of Quittance's team.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists help injured people every day. If you have further questions, you can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.