Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
If you live in Taunton or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.
Making an injury claim
Compensation claims should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
Considerable legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience advising clients with regard to the likelihood of success.
For the majority of injury claims, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.
In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance can be offered through a free phone consultation with an expert solicitor.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim?
Instructing the most suitable law firm to help you is the most important step towards achieving the most compensation.
With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Taunton (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), how do you ensure you instruct the best solicitors' practice to instruct?
Will you need to go with a local Taunton lawyer ?
The location of a solicitors office is not particularly critical as cases now tend to be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a company with national medical centres as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.
More details - What is the process for attending a medical?
Reviews for lawyers in Taunton
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.
The contrast in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors is vast
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant awarded £6,103 for a minor head injury can range from £3,662 to £5,188.
Additional reading : How much compensation can you claim?
Personal injury compensation claims our network of lawyers handles in Taunton
It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Taunton and throughout Somerset. We can help with injuries and illness including:
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Somerset. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of injuries filed under a different category like being hit by material under pressure or an electrocution accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on slippery pavements are also common with pothole trips having happened in the area.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Taunton
Quittances network of accredited litigators are experienced in in achieving optimum general and special damages for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Taunton.
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Taunton are relatively commonplace. Gov. uk statistics show 28 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1390 slight accidents in 2013 in Somerset (Total events were 1608 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,623. Incidents in the Taunton region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A38 and A3065 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A3027 and A3038 junction.
Medical and clinical negligence in Taunton
Medical negligence - which is now more precisely called 'clinical negligence' - is where there has been a breach of duty on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional. Our select panel of solicitors covering Somerset and Taunton have helped people with cases made against hospitals including Musgrove Park Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, TA1 5DA.
We understand the vital difference a successful claim makes to people who have been impacted by major injury. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, compensation helps individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of expert lawyers have helped families recover damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic range from dioxin poisoning to brain injuries.
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from bladder cancer to pneumoconiosis.
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for Claimants, from hotel workers to veterinary nurses, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident data in the Taunton Deane local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in Taunton Deane Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)||2||2||0|
|Fall from height||11||15||15|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||66||48||47|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||3||2|
|Hit by object||21||10||11|
No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Taunton
In the event that your solicitor loses the case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you will not have to pay their fees. Were you to win, the legal costs are covered by the losing Defendant or their insurer.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional fees if the case does not complete. With a Quittance solicitor, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Making the right decision for you depends on the right information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
If you need more information before calling, see our FAQ pages.
Ready to begin?
Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to get a injury claim underway, alternatively you can begin a claim online here.
Contact our panel of experts today to discuss your claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.