Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you live in Sonning Common or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.
People with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
In the majority of cases, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow the lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.
Guidance for those seeking a lawyer
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms is enormous.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded £23,439 for loss of smell might vary from £14,063 to £19,923.
Look into Sonning Common personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Researching reviews can certainly be informative when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.
Do I need a local Sonning Common injury lawyer ?
Choosing a nearby law firm is less critical as injury cases now tend to be managed remotely.
However, you should select a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.
More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?
Which kinds of compensation claims do you handle in Sonning Common?
Compensation can be arranged for a wide range of injury and illness across Sonning Common. We have helped with injuries and illness including:
Sonning Common specialists for serious injury claims
We understand the difference a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.
We work hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms have helped people recover damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence and chemical poisoning.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from members of the air force to structural engineers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury data in the Sonning Common local authority collated in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Reading Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||2||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)||3||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||30||18||12|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||3||1||0|
|Slip, trip or fall||81||54||53|
|Hit by vehicle||3||2||8|
|Struck by object||50||12||14|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||0||2|
Litigators can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to pesticide poisoning.
Slips and trips
Officially reported figures indicate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Oxfordshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments suffered on slippery pavements are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred in the area.
Road traffic accidents in Sonning Common
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Sonning Common are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show 19 fatal accidents, 308 serious accidents and 1635 slight accidents in 2013 in Oxfordshire (Total events were 1962 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,201.
Quittances panel of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Sonning Common.
Medical negligence in Sonning Common
Medical negligence, more precisely referred to as clinical negligence, is where there has been a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Oxfordshire and Sonning Common have been instructed on compensation claims brought against hospitals including Townlands Community Hospital, York Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2EB.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Sonning Common
No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs, secure Claimants in Sonning Common from the need to settle solicitors' fees if their injury claim is not successful.
Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could levy extra costs if the case does not complete. Through a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more information about 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 your questions answered
Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information about the process as you think is necessary. The right information can help you to make the best decision for your future.
Find additional information before picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Get a compensation claim underway
You can begin a claim for compensation here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to Quittance's team.
Our team of personal injury specialists are ready to help. If you have any questions, you can request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456 today.