Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Southwick or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and our network of specialist solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.
Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Southwick, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Getting your claim started sooner should allow the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
Finding the best lawyer for your claim
Selecting the best legal expert to assist you is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation settlement for your accident.
How do you make sure you choose the best solicitors' practice for your needs?
The difference in the amount of fees between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is significant.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of £9,029 for a moderate thumb injury might vary from £5,417 to £7,674.
Read more at - How much can you claim?
Do you need to select a local Southwick injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the firm is not very relevant as cases are conducted remotely.
However, you should choose a company that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.
Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?
Southwick solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive if you are deciding which lawyer to act for you.
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Injury compensation claims our network of lawyers handles
Quittance's panel of lawyers have assisted clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Medical and clinical negligence in Southwick
Medical negligence, more precisely called clinical negligence, is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a medical professional. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Southwick have helped people with legal cases brought against healthcare providers that include Monkwearmouth Hospital, Newcastle Road, Sunderland, SR5 1NB.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Southwick
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Southwick are common. Official statistics show a total of 793 accidents (723 slight accidents, 67 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sunderland local authority. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 793. Incidents in the Southwick area in 2013 included crashes on the A183 and A1231 roundabout and on the A1231 and A690 roundabout.
Our network of expert no win, no fee legal advisors are experienced in in obtaining maximum damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Southwick.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent accident at work in West Sussex. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something or a river drowning accident. Public place (Sunderland local authority) claims for injuries like pulled muscles sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with incidents having occurred in the area.
Southwick specialists for serious injury claims
We recognise the critical change an injury claim will make to seriously injured Claimants.
Quittance's network of expert lawyers fight for compensation for serious injury and illness, including damages for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have aided people recover damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious range from lung disease to major surgical negligence.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from construction workers to speech and language therapists, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics for the Sunderland local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Sunderland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||20||16||23|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)||6||4||1|
|Fall from height||43||17||39|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||1||0||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||173||94||108|
|Slip or trip||148||154||104|
|Struck by moving vehicle||15||7||6|
|Struck by object||60||33||58|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to PCB exposure.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Southwick
In the event that you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and the lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees. When you win your claim, the legal costs must be settled by the losing Defendant or their insurance company.
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We promise that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will never need to pay any of the lawyer's legal fees in the event that you do not win. Click here for more information about our No Win, No Fee.
What to 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
We provide detailed answers to help people affected by injury determine whether to go ahead.
Find answers to common questions asked by people looking for claims advice in our frequently asked questions section.
Ready to make your claim?
You can begin the personal injury claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456 to talk to our team.
If you need to ask something else, contact us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.