Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
Whether you live in Stonehouse or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.
People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, 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
Help for those seeking an injury lawyer
Selecting the most appropriate lawyer to assist you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Stonehouse (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015), how do you make certain you choose the ideal firm to act for you?
Stonehouse personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by injury lawyers can differ.
Online reviews is a great place to start if you are thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.
The disparity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is huge.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of £32,597 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome can vary from £19,558 to £27,707.
Further reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees
Do I need a local Stonehouse injury lawyer ?
Going for a local law firm is not very important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.
You will need to select a law firm with a national network as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.
Which claims does Quittance conduct in Stonehouse and Gloucestershire?
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injury and illness across Stonehouse. Our team can assist with injuries and illness including:
Stonehouse lawyers for serious injury claims
Quittance recognise the critical difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.
By limiting the financial stress a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant, a claim allows people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have helped people impacted by serious accidents. Injury and illness considered to be catastrophic or serious include birth negligence and hydrocarbon poisoning.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for self employed or employed injured Claimants, from dental nurses to software trainers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident data for the Stonehouse local authority are published under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Stroud Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||4||8|
|Exposed to explosion||0||0||1|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)||2||3||1|
|Fall from height||6||11||9|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2||0||2|
|Lifting and carrying||60||25||21|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||42||36||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||7||2|
|Hit by falling object||19||6||10|
Litigators can help Claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to welding rod fumes exposure.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially reported figures show that slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work in Gloucestershire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are often connected to injuries recorded in another category like being struck by a falling object, a fall from height or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae sustained on pavement ice are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.
Clinical negligence in Stonehouse
Medical negligence (correctly referred to as 'Clinical Negligence') is the term for when an injury follows a failing by a healthcare provider, National Health Service or private. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Stonehouse have helped people with medical negligence claims brought against local hospitals including Westridge, Horsemarling Lane, GL10 3HA.
Road accidents in Stonehouse
Accidents involving vehicles in Stonehouse are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,168.
Quittances panel of specialist no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the best compensation for Claimants hurt in a car accident in Stonehouse.
Stonehouse No Win, No Fee Lawyers
When you do not win your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means their legal fees are not payable. Were you to be successful, the costs for your lawyer are paid by the losing side (or their insurance company).
A success fee is levied by injury lawyers working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee will be in most cases 25 percent and is taken from your compensation award.
100% No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print.
Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with information. The right information will help you make the right choice.
If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ section.
Ready to begin a injury claim?
You can start a compensation claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to a specialist solicitor.
If you would like additional information about the process, contact 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.