Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
If you are based in South Yorkshire or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
Considerable legislation exists to support people planning to make a claim, and our panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in South Yorkshire, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Guidance for potential Claimants searching for a lawyer
Selecting the best personal injury solicitor for your case is an important step towards negotiating the best compensation award.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of South Yorkshire (according the SRA), how can you make sure you select the ideal firm for your needs?
The diversity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is surprising.
As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant awarded £56,384 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could vary from £33,830 to £47,926.
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Are South Yorkshire Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Check South Yorkshire solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by injury lawyers can vary significantly.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be helpful when thinking about which lawyer to instruct.
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Which types of compensation claims does Quittance conduct in South Yorkshire?
It is possible to make a claim for a range of injuries in South Yorkshire and across Yorkshire and the Humber. We have assisted with injuries and medical conditions including:
Road accidents in South Yorkshire
Accidents in South Yorkshire in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B6089 and B6090 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B6090 and A633 roundabout.
Quittances group of accredited lawyers are experienced in in achieving optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in South Yorkshire.
Accidents at work
We have helped people, from hotel workers to seismic interpreters, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness information for the Rotherham local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Government excerpted below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Rotherham Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||1|
|Explosion related (e.g. gas)||1||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||4||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||10||1||3|
|Fall from height (ladder)||28||25||20|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||7||0||4|
|Lifting and handling injuries||132||89||87|
|Slip or trip||135||123||81|
|Hit by vehicle||10||9||9|
|Hit by falling object||66||41||32|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||3||1|
Serious injury solicitors in South Yorkshire
The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-changing effect on an injured Claimant.
By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, injury compensation enables them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Clinical negligence in South Yorkshire
Medical negligence, correctly known as 'Clinical Negligence', is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare professional, NHS or private. Quittance's select panel of solicitors covering South Yorkshire have helped people with legal action brought against NHS and private hospitals that include Montagu Hospital, Adwick Road, Mexborough, S64 0AZ.
Slips, trips and falls
Official statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident in the workplace. These types of accident are often lead to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being struck by a falling object, a lifting injury or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Rotherham local authority) claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae experienced on spillages are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Thorogate and on Broad Street.
Lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from occupational asthma to silicosis.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after claims in South Yorkshire
No Win, No Fee agreements protect clients from a requirement to pay their solicitor's fees if they do not win their claim.
Does the Claimant have to pay any fees?
Quittance's specialist injury solicitors ensure No Win, No Fee means you will not need to pay any of the lawyer's fees if you do not win the injury claim.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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We offer detailed information helping Claimants choose whether to proceed.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people on the frequently asked questions page.
Ready to begin?
You can begin your compensation claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 to go through your claim with a member of Quittance's team.
If you need a specific question answered before making a decision, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.