Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
If you live in Uckfield or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a claim
Considerable legislation is in place to give support to injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients with regard to the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.
In most cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities 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.
Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable the lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer
Identifying the best solicitor for your legal case is an important step towards negotiating the highest compensation award.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Uckfield (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015) - how can you make sure you choose the most appropriate one to take on your case?
What should you look for when checking Uckfield solicitor reviews?
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Do I need to select a local injury lawyer ?
The location of a solicitors office is not especially important as cases are typically managed by phone, post and email.
You will need to select a firm with a national network as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.
Read about : Will I have to attend a medical?
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Injury compensation cases our network of solicitors conducts in Uckfield and East Sussex
Compensation could be claimed for a wide range of injuries in Uckfield. We can help with injuries including:
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of qualified no win no fee lawyers are experienced in in negotiating the best awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Uckfield.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Uckfield are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 17 fatal accidents, 322 serious accidents and 1453 slight accidents in 2013 in East Sussex (Total events were 1792 local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,969.
Uckfield solicitors for serious injury compensation claims
The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a major impact on a Claimant and their family. By limiting the stress a serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist solicitors engage with medical practitioners and insurers ensuring families affected by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious and catastrophic range from eye injuries to deep vein thrombosis.
Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesolthelioma to mercury poisoning.
Medical and clinical negligence in Uckfield
Medical negligence (which is more properly called 'Clinical Negligence') is where an injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. An example might be a negligent nursing compensation claim. Our panel of solicitors covering Uckfield have helped people with cases brought against hospitals that include Uckfield Community Hospital, Uckfield Community Hospital, Fransfield Road, Uckfield, TN22 5AW.
Quittance has helped Claimants, from carpenters to translators, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work information in the Uckfield local authority are published under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Wealden Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||2||2||6|
|Exposed to explosion||0||1||0|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||0||2||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)||2||0||1|
|Fall from height||18||11||12|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||5||3||3|
|Lifting and carrying||45||17||16|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||53||48||48|
|Hit by vehicle||2||1||2|
|Struck by object||11||1||10|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||1|
Slips and trips
Recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common accident at work in East Sussex and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. These types of accident are often related to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a lifting injury or an animal related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as strained muscles occurring on pavement ice are also common with recent trips having occurred in the local area.
Uckfield No Win, No Fee Solicitors
In the event that you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the solicitor states that you will not have to pay the lawyer's fees. When you succeed, the legal costs are settled by the Defendant.
Do I have to pay any hidden costs?
Some solicitors could impose additional costs if they lose your case. With Quittance, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with no catches whatsoever.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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