Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
Whether you live in Slough or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.
To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- 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
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
Selecting a suitable solicitors' practice for your case is your most important step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Slough (SRA 2015 figures) - how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to advise you?
Look into Slough personal injury solicitor reviews
Service standards offered by lawyers vary enormously.
Online reviews can certainly be helpful when considering which solicitor to pick.
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Do you need to choose a local Slough injury lawyer ?
The location of the law firm is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to select a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.
Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?
Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a wrist fracture, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £2,860 to £3,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Legal cases our network of lawyers handles
Compensation can be arranged for a range of injuries in Slough and throughout Berkshire. Our team have assisted with injuries and illness including:
Clinical negligence in Slough
Medical negligence - which is correctly known as Clinical Negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is sustained following a failing by a medical provider, NHS or private. An example case could be a cosmetic surgery compensation claim. Our panel of solicitors covering Berkshire and Slough have assisted with claims filed against health services that include Upton Hospital, Albert Street, Slough, SL1 2BJ.
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to organophosphate exposure.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Berkshire. These types of accident are typically connected to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by moving machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on High Street and on Alexandra Plaza.
Accidents in the workplace
We have handled claims for Claimants, from kitchen workers to solicitors, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident information in the Slough local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:
|Work accidents in Slough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)||1||2||3|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||17||14||15|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||1||2||0|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||79||62||39|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||3||4|
|Struck by object||30||19||18|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||3||1|
Slough lawyers for serious injury compensation claims
The Quittance team understand the change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured Claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers engage with doctors and health professionals, the legal system and insurance providers to make sure families affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.
Road traffic accidents in Slough
Quittances panel of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum compensation for anyone injured in a car accident in Slough.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Slough are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 49 serious accidents and 526 slight accidents in 2013 in Slough (Total events were 578 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 615. Incidents in the Slough area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A355 and A4 crossroads and on the A355 and M4 roundabout.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of cases in Slough
Conditional Fee Agreements, also known as No Win, No Fee agreements cover Claimants in Slough from a need to settle their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.
A success fee is levied by solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee will be paid out of the compensation settlement and will be generally 25%.
Does the Claimant have to pay any hidden costs?
Some firms could levy extra costs if the case does not complete. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
We provide detailed information helping you decide whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
Find answers to questions asked by injured people in the frequently asked questions section.
Get your personal injury claim started
You can start a personal injury claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with Quittance's team.
If you have something else to ask or would like more detail about the process before making a decision, request a callback at a convenient time or contact on 0800 612 7456.