Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
No matter whether you live in Tamworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these cases.
In the majority of cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
Your solicitor should look at how your case will relate to the points.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however the SRA are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.
Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Tamworth solicitor reviews
Service levels provided by solicitors can vary significantly.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful if you are contemplating which solicitor to act for you.
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Will you need to go with a local lawyer ?
The location of a law firm is not important as cases are typically conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near you as you will have to attend a medical examination.
Personal injury compensation claims Quittance handles in Tamworth
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries in Tamworth and across Staffordshire. We can assist with injuries including:
Road traffic claims
Quittances network of no win, no fee lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum awards for anyone injured in a car accident in Tamworth.
Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Tamworth are relatively commonplace with 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,083. Incidents in the Tamworth area in 2013 included car crashes on the A51 and A513 roundabout and on the A51 and A453 roundabout.
Tamworth serious injury compensation
We understand the vital change injury compensation makes to people who have been affected by serious injury.
By reducing the financial stress serious injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, a claim allows them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.
We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from hotel workers to systems developers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Tamworth local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE:
|Workplace accidents in Tamworth Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||2||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||7||4||6|
|Injured by an animal||0||2||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||54||21||26|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||46||23||31|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||1||4|
|Hit by falling object||18||10||11|
|Trapped underneath something||1||0||2|
Clinical negligence in Tamworth
Medical negligence (which is now more precisely referred to as 'Clinical Negligence') is the legal term a failing on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Tamworth have helped with claims filed against health services that include Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Plantation Lane, Mile Oak, Tamworth, B78 3NG.
Slip and trip accidents
Officially reported figures indicate that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Staffordshire workplace in 2015. They are quite often the forerunner to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred recently.
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from bladder cancer to silicosis.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Tamworth
When you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your solicitor means that their legal costs will not be charged. In the event that you win the case, your legal fees are paid by the other party.
Will you need to pay any fees?
Quittance's expert injury solicitors guarantee No Win, No Fee means the injured party will not pay your lawyer's legal costs should the claim be unsuccessful. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
Before you decide to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you think is necessary. This can help you make the right decision for your future.
Find more information without being required to pick up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions.
Start your claim for compensation
If you have made the decision to get underway, you can start your claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or using Quittance's contact form here.
Contact Quittance's panel of experts for more detail about you claim. Call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.