Updated: Monday, 1st August 2016
Whether you live in Thornbury or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Extensive legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
In many cases a claim for compensation can take months to agree a settlement. For severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide both expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
Look into Thornbury solicitor reviews
The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be instructive when considering which solicitor to work with.
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Will I need to go with a local lawyer ?
The location of a law firm is not particularly relevant as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.
It is however necessary to select a law firm with national medical coverage as Claimants will need to attend a medical assessment.
The contrast in the amount of success fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is enormous.
As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of £8,399 for moderate shoulder injuries can range from £5,039 to £7,139.
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Cases our network of solicitors handles in Thornbury and Gloucestershire
Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors have helped clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
Thornbury serious injury compensation claims
Courts understand that a serious injury has a major effect on an individual. We work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical and care costs. Our network of law firms have aided people recover compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious include cerebral palsy and degloving injuries.
Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from respiratory diseases to welders lung.
Clinical negligence in Thornbury
Medical negligence (which is more precisely referred to as Clinical Negligence) is the term for when an injury is connected to a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. An example might be an A&E claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Thornbury have handled claims brought against local hospitals that include Thornbury Hospital, Outpatients Department, Gloucester Road, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1DN.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from dental nurses to veterinary nurses, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work statistics for the South Gloucestershire local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:
|Work accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||2||0|
|Contact with machinery||11||4||10|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||3||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||6||6||2|
|Fall from height||26||20||28|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||3||1|
|Lifting and carrying||137||80||75|
|Slip or trip||121||103||80|
|Struck by moving vehicle||13||7||5|
|Struck by object||46||38||44|
|Trapped under falling object||1||3||3|
Road traffic accidents in Thornbury
Quittances network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers are experienced in in securing optimum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Thornbury.
Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Thornbury are reasonably common. Police repoetrs reveal that there were a total of 647 accidents (587 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Gloucestershire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 555.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Government statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by tools in use or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken arms experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened in the area.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Thornbury
When your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means you will not have to pay their legal costs. In the event that you are successful, the costs for your solicitor are paid by the losing party or their insurance company.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some solicitors could charge additional costs should the claim fail. Through a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches in the small print. Click here to read more about about our 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 choose to instruct your solicitor you should arm yourself with information. This will help you to make the right choice for your future.
If you would like to know more before calling, try our FAQ pages.
Ready to start a personal injury claim?
When you are ready to proceed, you can begin the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or using the online contact form here.
Quittance's specialist team look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.