Whether you live in Stroud or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .
Do I have a personal injury claim?
Updated: September 9, 2016
If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
Elligibility to make a personal injury claim
Claims for compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.Back to top
How much can I claim?
The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.
Road traffic accident claims in Stroud
Quittance's network of skilled litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best awards for people injured in a road accident in Stroud.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Stroud are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.
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Work accident claims in Stroud
Quittance has handled claims for people, from gardeners to soil scientists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury data in the Stroud local authority are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Work 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|
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Slips, trips and falls
Health and Safety data show that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by hand tools in use or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability cases for injuries like fractured vertebrae happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred in the local area.
Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to mercury poisoning.
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Serious injury experts in Stroud
Quittance understand the change an injury claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. Our panel of lawyers fight to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have aided families recover damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to asbestosis.
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Medical negligence in Stroud
When someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
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Stroud No Win, No Fee Solicitors
You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Stroud and across the UK.
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Meet our team
The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Stroud, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their years of specialist experience.
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Have you handled many Stroud claims?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people in Stroud, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we helped hundreds of people throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor
Identifying the best PI lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award for your injuries.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Stroud, what is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal legal practice to act for you?
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems could vary between ?63,360 and ?105,875 (based on 2015 market research).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?
The location of the law firm is not particularly critical as cases can be managed by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has national medical coverage as Claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.
Stroud personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be revealing when considering which lawyer to go with.
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Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry
The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury
The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.