Updated: Tuesday, 9th August 2016
Whether you live in West Bridgford or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.
In most cases, there are three components to making a successful claim. It needs to be shown that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
The lawyer will discuss these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.
How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?
It can take several months for most claims to reach a settlement. Cases involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could vary between £21,505 and £31,625 (based on 2015 market research).
You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
West Bridgford solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which solicitor to select.
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Are West Bridgford Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Personal injury compensation cases our network of lawyers conducts
Quittance's network of lawyers have helped people get compensation for a range of injuries.
West Bridgford serious injury compensation claims
The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an individual and their dependants. By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps Claimants to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert law firms work with doctors and insurance companies, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by severe accidents get the support they need.
Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to organophosphate exposure.
Medical and clinical negligence in West Bridgford
Medical negligence (which is now correctly known as clinical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. An example case might be a prescription error claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers covering Nottinghamshire and West Bridgford have handled claims made against infirmaries and hospitals that include Lings Bar Hospital, Beckside, NG2 6PR.
Slips and trips
Government statistics reveal that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Nottinghamshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. They are typically the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by hand tools in use or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Nottingham local authority) litigation for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred recently.
Accidents in the workplace
Quittance has assisted people, from office workers to tourist information managers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident figures in the Nottingham local authority made available under reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:
|Work accidents in Nottingham Local Authority HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||1||1||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)||18||7||5|
|Fall from height||42||29||42|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||4||1||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||250||137||112|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||216||157||151|
|Struck by moving vehicle||11||7||9|
|Struck by object||77||47||37|
|Trapped under falling object||0||2||1|
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of expert solicitors have years of experience in getting the best settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in West Bridgford.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in West Bridgford are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows 3 fatal accidents, 115 serious accidents and 1019 slight accidents in 2013 in Nottingham (Total events were 1137 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,236. Accidents in West Bridgford in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A60 and A6011 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A52 and A453 other junction.
No Win, No Fee Injury Lawyers in West Bridgford
If your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor states that the solicitor's legal costs are not payable. Were the case to be won, the legal fees will be paid by the losing party (or their insurer).
Do I need to pay extra fees?
Some solicitors may charge extra fees if they lose your case. With a Quittance solicitor, No Win, No Fee protection is assured, with nothing extra in the small print.
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How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
Quittance give jargon-free information to help Claimants determine whether to make a claim.
Find more answers before picking up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Start a claim
You can begin a personal injury claim online or phone 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to a personal injury solicitor.
Talk to a member of the Quittance panel of experts today to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.