Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
If you live in Sutton in Ashfield or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Powerful legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of expert lawyers have years of experience advising their clients on the likelihood of success.
Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.
To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- 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
Your solicitor should explain how each of the points relates to your injury claim.
Advice for those looking for a lawyer
Selecting the best personal injury solicitor to represent you is a key step towards achieving the highest compensation award.
How do you make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice to work with?
The disparity in insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers is huge.
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of £25,971 for serious foot injuries can range from £15,582 to £22,075.
Further reading How to compare personal injury fees
Check Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Researching online reviews can help build a picture when trying to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.
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Will you need a local lawyer ?
The location of a solicitor is not relevant as cases are normally managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to go with a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as Claimants will usually need to go to a medical exam.
Which types of compensation claims does Quittance handle?
Compensation could be claimed for a range of injuries in Sutton in Ashfield and throughout Nottinghamshire. We can help with:
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Government data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire. They are often connected to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken toes sustained on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having happened in the local area.
Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to solvent exposure.
Clinical negligence in Sutton In Ashfield
Medical negligence, more correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence, is the term for when an injury is sustained following a breach of the duty of care by a hospital or other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Sutton In Ashfield have been instructed on legal cases filed against healthcare providers including Ashfield Community Hospital, Portland Street, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 7AE.
Serious injury experts serving Sutton in Ashfield
Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured person, a claim helps individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation.
Our network of lawyers have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for injured Claimants, from dental nurses to site managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work information for the Ashfield local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Work accidents in Ashfield Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||3||3||1|
|Fall from height||9||9||10|
|Injured by an animal||0||4||3|
|Lifting and carrying||77||41||40|
|Slip, trip or fall||40||56||52|
|Hit by vehicle||3||3||6|
|Struck by object||17||14||21|
|Crushed by something collapsing||0||1||3|
Road traffic claims
Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sutton In Ashfield are reasonably common with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,533. Incidents in the Sutton In Ashfield area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A38 and B6023 junction and on the single carriageway of the A38 and B6018 crossroads.
Quittances panel of qualified no win, no fee litigators are experienced in in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Sutton In Ashfield.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after cases in Sutton in Ashfield
Lawyers taking care of claims in Sutton in Ashfield and Nottinghamshire generally conduct the legal work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement, known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your lawyer from charging any legal costs if they lose the case.
A success fee is charged by solicitors serving Sutton in Ashfield who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). This fee is deducted from the Claimant's award and is usually 25 percent.
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Some firms may charge additional costs should the claim fail. Using our solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print. Read more about No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about claiming compensation
We offer clear answers helping Claimants choose whether to go ahead with a claim for injury compensation.
Find more information without being required to call a law firm. Read more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to start?
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to commence your personal injury claim. Alternatively, you can begin your compensation claim online.
Our team of experts look forward to helping you. If you have further questions, you can request a no-obligation callback or phone 0800 612 7456.