Updated: Thursday, 28th July 2016
Whether you live in Shropshire or anywhere in the UK, our lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
In order to win a Shropshire personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- 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
Beginning your claim sooner should enable the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
What to consider when finding the best personal injury solicitor
Choosing a suitable legal expert for your case is the most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Shropshire (according to the SRA website), what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal one to pursue compensation for you?
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious hand injuries, for example, ranges from £23,430 to £50,050 (based on 2015 market data).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Are Shropshire Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.
Comparing Shropshire personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
Cases Quittance conducts in Shropshire
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injury and illness in Shropshire and throughout West Midlands. We can assist with:
We have helped people, from forklift drivers to recycling officers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Shropshire local authority collated under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (HSE)||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 all vehicles in Shropshire are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 813 accidents (694 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shropshire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 835.
Our network of road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best awards for people injured in a road accident in Shropshire.
Serious injury solicitors in Shropshire
Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to seriously injured Claimants. A successful claim will lessen the financial load on an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Slips, trips and falls
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury in the West Midlands workplace. These types of accident are often the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken shoulders occurring on spillages are also quite prevalent with trips having occurred on the Shopping Parade and on Abbey Foregate.
Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from bladder cancer to silicosis.
Medical and clinical negligence in Shropshire
Medical negligence (which is now more correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence') is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care on the part of a hospital or other healthcare professional. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Shropshire have handled legal cases brought against the health service including Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DP.
How No Win, No Fee solicitors handle claims in Shropshire
CFAs or Conditional Fee Agreements (or No Win, No Fee agreements) preserve Claimants in Shropshire from the requirement to settle solicitors' fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and you have no hidden fees. With a 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs.
Click here to learn more about about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Making the right decision depends on the right information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.
If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, try our FAQs.
Phone an injury lawyer on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to commence the claim, or begin your claim here.
If you have anything else to ask before starting, request a callback or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.