A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Wells or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

To win a Wells personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate 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.

Find out how much you can claim

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Wells

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wells are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows 28 fatal accidents, 190 serious accidents and 1390 slight accidents in 2013 in Somerset (Total events were 1608 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,623.

Our network of expert no win no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest settlements for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Wells.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Wells

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from catering assistants to systems developers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury statistics for the Mendip local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Mendip Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified261714
Machinery related675
Explosion related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)312
Fall from height211310
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)532
Slip, trip, fall same level534232
Struck against964
Struck by moving vehicle601
Hit by falling object22714
Trapped by something collapsing030

Further information: Work accident compensation claims

Other injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Somerset and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from a height or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists happening on raised flagstones are also common with recent slips having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from NIHL to solvent exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Wells serious injury claims

The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a major impact on a claimant and their family. A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Wells

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Wells No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Wells and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Wells and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is your track record of injury claims in Wells?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Wells, Somerset and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Somerset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and car passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Advice for injured people looking for a solicitor

Selecting the most suitable legal expert for your legal matter is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

How can you make sure you instruct the most appropriate one to advise you?

Do you need to select a local lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as cases now tend to be conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a law firm that provides national medical centres as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More - Do you have a medical centre in or near Wells?

Look into Wells personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors can differ.

Reviews is a great place to start when thinking about which lawyer to instruct and which considerations are most important to you.

Read more Quittance reviews

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke, for example, ranges from ?4,290 to ?10,175 (based on 2015 market data).

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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