Updated: Wednesday, 31st August 2016
Our nationwide panel of personal injury solicitors help clients throughout the UK keep more damages with our fairer success fees.
If you live in St Andrews or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
In the majority of cases, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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
Starting your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by your solicitor.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
Identifying a suitable lawyer to assist you is your most important step towards achieving the best compensation settlement.
How do you make certain you select the ideal one to represent you?
Will you need to choose a local lawyer ?
The location of a solicitors office is not so critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.
However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will need to go to a medical examination.
Read about - Can I attend a medical centre near me?
Check St Andrews personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.
Reading reviews can be enlightening if you are mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs.
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The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is vast
As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £18,241 for work-related upper limb disorders can range from £10,945 to £15,505.
More information How to compare personal injury solicitors
Which kinds of cases does Quittance conduct?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injury and illness throughout St Andrews. Quittance can help with:
Medical and clinical negligence in St Andrews
Medical negligence (which is now more accurately called Clinical Negligence) is when there has been a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Bristol and St Andrews have worked on medical negligence claims made against NHS and private hospitals including Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Government figures show that slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury in the Bristol workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, a fall from a ladder or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Bristol local authority) legal claims for injuries such as fractured ankles occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened in the local area.
Serious injury solicitors in St Andrews
We understand the change a successful claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury.
Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
Our network of expert solicitors communicate with insurance companies and doctors and health professionals to ensure people impacted by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be serious include brain injuries, birth negligence and poisoning.
We have assisted self employed and employed people injured in an accident, from hotel workers to secretarys, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness statistics for the Bristol local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bristol Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||22||15||15|
|Exposed to explosion||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||11||4||6|
|Fall from height||67||43||54|
|Lifting and carrying||274||140||161|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||228||176||175|
|Hit by vehicle||19||17||16|
|Hit by object||79||77||72|
|Trapped under falling object||1||5||2|
Road traffic accidents in St Andrews
Our panel of road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in in obtaining the highest compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in St Andrews.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in St Andrews are not uncommon. Gov. uk statistics show 12 fatal accidents, 94 serious accidents and 1004 slight accidents in 2013 in Bristol (Total events were 1110 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,201. Incidents in St Andrews in 2013 included car crashes on the A38 and A4044 roundabout and on the B4469 and M32 roundabout.
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from respiratory diseases to solvent exposure.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in St Andrews
When your injury claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you are not required to pay the solicitor's legal costs. In the event that you win your compensation claim, your legal costs will be settled by the Defendant.
Will there be hidden fees in the small print?
Some firms could levy extra costs should the case end prematurely. Through our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about 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.
Find out more
Before you choose to instruct a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you can. The right answers will help you make the best choice for you.
If you would like to know more before phoning, try our FAQ section.
Get your injury claim underway
Phone an expert on 0800 612 7456 to make your claim, or start the compensation claim online.
If you have more questions, call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that is convenient for you.