Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you are based in Southwell or anywhere in the UK, our lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
In the majority of cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It must be shown that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.
Do you have to choose a solicitor in Southwell?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Comparing Southwell personal injury solicitors - online reviews
There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.
The disparity in the amount of fees between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.
E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £11,889 for serious thumb injuries might vary from £7,133 to £10,105.
What kinds of cases do you conduct in Southwell and Nottinghamshire?
Our network of expert solicitors help people in Southwell whose situations ranged and led to serious injuries including:
Road accidents in Southwell
Our panel of knowledgeable injury solicitors are experienced in in fighting for the highest general and special damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Southwell.
Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Southwell are common. Government statistics reveal a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for people, from nurses to surveyors, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics for the Newark and Sherwood local authority reported under regulations by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Newark and Sherwood Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||9||1||8|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||17||9||12|
|Injured by an animal||9||5||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||63||48||52|
|Slip or trip||73||63||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||6||7|
|Hit by object||33||28||23|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||1|
Clinical and medical negligence in Southwell
Medical negligence - which is more correctly known as 'clinical negligence' - is where an injury follows a breach of duty by a medical provider, either private or NHS. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Southwell have been instructed on claims made against health services including Newark Hospital, Boundary Road, Newark, NG24 4DE.
Litigators can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to Vibration White Finger.
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government data show that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine, a lifting injury or an electrocution accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like sprained ankles happening on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having occurred in the local area.
The long-term impact of serious and catastrophic injury is understood by solicitors and insurers when they are working out how much compensation to pay. By relieving the pressure serious injury places on an injured person and their family, compensation enables people to prioritise rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors have helped people receive compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence, chemical poisoning and degloving injuries.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling claims for compensation in Southwell
Lawyers looking after claims in Southwell and Nottinghamshire usually act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement.
This prevents the lawyer from charging any legal costs if the case is lost.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim and there are absolutely no hidden fees. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there are no catches hiding in the small print and you will not be charged unexpected costs. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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Before you choose a lawyer you should arm yourself with information. Information helps you make the best choice for your future.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ section.
Ready to begin a compensation claim?
If you are ready to proceed, you can start a personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or via our contact form here.
If you would like to discuss your options first, request a callback at a convenient time or phone us on 0800 612 7456.