Updated: Thursday, 11th August 2016
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.
Making a 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.
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.
Which types of claims does Quittance handle?
Quittance's panel of lawyers have assisted Claimants receive compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Road traffic claims
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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 in achieving maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Somerset.
Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to mercury poisoning.
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.
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|
Medical negligence in Somerset
Medical negligence (more correctly called Clinical Negligence) is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. Our select panel of personal injury lawyers covering South West England and Somerset have assisted with claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals including Bridgwater Community Hospital, Bridgwater Community Hospital, Bower Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 4GU.
Somerset No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
If you win the case, the costs for your solicitor must be covered by the losing party. In the event that your claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the legal fees.
Are there any additional fees that need to be paid?
No Win, No Fee should mean that you have absolutely no hidden fees and you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get further information
Quittance offer clear answers helping you determine whether to go ahead.
Find more information online without having to call a law firm. See more frequently asked questions.
How to get your claim for compensation started
When you have made the choice to get underway, you can start a claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or with Quittance's online contact form here.
Our expert team are here to help. Would you like to know more? You can request a callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.