Updated: Saturday, 3rd September 2016
Whether you are based in Southampton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to support individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's panel of injury solicitors have many years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
To win a Southampton personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:
- 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
What issues to consider when picking the best lawyer
Instructing the most suitable PI solicitor to help you is a critical step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.
With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Southampton - how do you make sure you instruct the ideal one to take on your case?
Reviews for lawyers in Southampton
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms is important for Claimants.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded £4,221 for a broken tibula or fibula could vary from £2,533 to £3,588.
More information Compare solicitors
Do you need to go with a local injury lawyer ?
The location of the firm is not so critical as injury cases are typically conducted remotely.
However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.
What kinds of compensation claims do you handle in Southampton?
It is possible to make a claim for a broad range of injuries across Southampton. Quittance can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
Clinical and medical negligence in Southampton
Medical negligence - which is correctly called 'Clinical Negligence' - is where an injury or illness is connected to a failing on the part of a healthcare provider, NHS or private. A common example could be a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim. Our specialist panel of personal injury lawyers covering Hampshire and Southampton have assisted with medical negligence claims filed against hospitals including Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, c/o Care UK - Level C, Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, Brintons Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YG.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Recorded data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident at work in Hampshire. They are often the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by a falling object, being trapped by something collapsing or a lake drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as bruised backs occurring on potholes are also quite common with incidents having occurred on St. Marys Rd and on St Marys Street.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted people, from kitchen workers to sales executives, to claim compensation. Work accident statistics for the Southampton local authority are published under reporting legislation by the HSE and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Southampton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||14||11|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||11||6||4|
|Fall from height||30||18||28|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||3||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||172||94||91|
|Slip, trip or fall||127||90||91|
|Hit by vehicle||10||5||5|
|Hit by object||40||38||28|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||1|
Serious injury lawyers in Southampton
The effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be recognised by Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. By reducing the financial stress a major injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a claim allows people to concentrate on their recovery. Our network of expert solicitors have for many years helped Claimants affected by serious accidents. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from lung cancer to concussion.
Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to solvent exposure.
Southampton No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
In the event that you win, the legal fees must be settled by the other side. When your lawyer loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you are not required to pay the solicitor's legal costs.
Are there any additional costs to pay?
Some firms may charge extra costs if they lose your case. Using a Quittance solicitor, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more information about No Win, No Fee.
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision for you depends on possessing the right information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.
Get answers to popular questions in our frequently asked questions section.
Get started today
When you are ready to proceed, you can start the claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or via our online contact form here.
If you would like additional information about how a claim works before starting, request a callback or contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456.