Updated: Sunday, 7th August 2016
If you are based in Steyning or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.
For most claims, making a successful claim will involve three issues. 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
Beginning your claim sooner should allow your lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.
Guidance for injured people seeking an injury lawyer
Finding the most suitable solicitor for your legal case is the most important step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Steyning, what is the best way to ensure you instruct the best one to act for you?
Will you need to select a local Steyning injury lawyer ?
The whereabouts of the firm is not important as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.
However, you should go with a law firm with national medical coverage as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.
Read more : Will I have to attend a medical?
Reviews for lawyers in Steyning
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The contrast in the level of fees between solicitors is an important consideration for Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of £7,930 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could conceivably vary from £4,758 to £6,740.
More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes
Claims Quittance conducts
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries in Steyning. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:
Clinical negligence in Steyning
Medical negligence, which is more accurately called clinical negligence, is the legal term a breach of the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering West Sussex and Steyning have handled claims filed against health services that include Southlands Hospital, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-By-Sea, BN43 6TQ.
Road accidents in Steyning
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Steyning are relatively commonplace with a total of 2554 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 408 serious accidents and 30 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Sussex council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,748.
Our network of specialist no win, no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for the highest damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Steyning.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from dermatitis claims to pesticide poisoning.
Serious injury solicitors in Steyning
Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on a Claimant. Quittance's network of lawyers work for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped Claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis and lung disease.
Slips and trips
Reported figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the West Sussex workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by machinery or an animal related accident. Public place (Adur local authority) cases for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.
Quittance has assisted claims for injured Claimants, from nurses to social researchers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury information for the Steyning local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Adur Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||7||5||2|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||1||0||2|
|Fall from height||8||6||5|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||0||0|
|Slip, trip or fall||15||16||21|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||2||0|
|Struck by object||12||5||5|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of Steyning compensation claims
No Win, No Fee agreements guard Claimants from the need to pay their legal fees if their case is not successful.
Do I need to pay extra fees?
Some solicitors may charge extra fees if they lose your case. With a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
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What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information. The right answers will help you make the right decision.
Find more answers without being required to call a law firm. See more frequently asked questions here.
Start your injury claim
If you are ready to get underway, you can begin your personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or through our online contact form here.
Contact a member of the Quittance network of specialists today to discuss your potential claim. Request a callback or call 0800 612 7456.