If you are based in Somerset or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Can I make a personal injury claim?
If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.
Elligibility to make a personal injury claim
Claims should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.
To win a Somerset personal injury case, your lawyer must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Starting your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by the lawyer.Back to top
Injury claims calculator
The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.Back to top
Work accident claims in Somerset
We have helped people hurt in an accident, from construction workers to stockbrokers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics in the Sedgemoor local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Sedgemoor Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||1||1||1|
|Machinery related injury||11||5||9|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||7||0||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||19||10||8|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||0||1||4|
|Slip or trip||58||47||30|
|Hit by vehicle||5||2||3|
|Struck by object||19||12||12|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||1|
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Road traffic accident claims in Somerset
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Somerset are common with 28 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1390 slight accidents in 2013 in Somerset (Total events were 1608 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,623.
Our group of best of breed no win, no fee injury solicitors are experienced in achieving maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Somerset.
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Other claims we handle
Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to mercury poisoning.
Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Officially reported data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the South West England workplace in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the precursor to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by another person or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Sedgemoor local authority) litigation for injuries like broken wrists sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with falls having happened in the area.
Somerset specialists for serious injury compensation
The Quittance team recognise the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Our panel of specialist solicitors fight to get the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.
Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims
Medical negligence in Somerset
Medical negligence is the term for when a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to raise a complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
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Somerset No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Somerset and the whole of the UK.
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Meet the QLS team
The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Somerset, from relatively minor claims to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are selected for their level of experience and their track record in winning cases.
Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.
What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Somerset?
Quittance is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps people in Somerset and across the country, recover injury compensation.
In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Somerset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.Back to top
Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.
How to select the right personal injury lawyer for you
Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.
Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.
The variation in the amount of personal injury fees charged by law firms is surprising.
For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?121,576 for moderate hearing loss could vary from ?72,946 to ?103,340.
Further reading How to compare personal injury fees
What should you consider when checking Somerset solicitor reviews?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Do you have to choose a lawyer in Somerset?
You do not need to choose a lawyer 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 network of medical professionals.
Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry
The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury
The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.