If you are based in Whaley Bridge or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Have I got a personal injury claim?
Updated: September 17, 2016
If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.
Elligibility to make a personal injury claim
Claims for personal injury compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window.
To win a Whaley Bridge personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:
- The Defendant owed you a duty of care
- The Defendant breached that duty
- Your injury or illness was caused by that breach
Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow the lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.Back to top
Injury claims calculator
The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.Back to top
Work accident claims in Whaley Bridge
We have handled claims for people, from hotel workers to trade union research officers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work data in the High Peak local authority are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:
|Work accidents in High Peak Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0||1||0|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||1|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3||4||1|
|Fall from height||6||8||6|
|Lifting and carrying||43||26||21|
|Slip or trip||32||32||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||7||2|
|Struck by object||16||8||7|
|Trapped under falling object||2||0||1|
Road traffic accident claims in Whaley Bridge
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Whaley Bridge are quite common with statistics showing a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 858.
Our network of professional road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in getting optimum awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Whaley Bridge.Back to top
Medical negligence in Whaley Bridge
Medical negligence describes when someone is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages. To raise a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-changing impact on an injured person and their dependants. A successful claim should lessen the financial load on an injured person enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitor firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm and brain tumours.
Slip and trip injuries
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by another person, a fall from a height or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (High Peak local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken shoulders suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with falls having happened in the local area.
Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from radiation exposure to vibration white finger.Back to top
Whaley Bridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors
No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Whaley Bridge and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.Back to top
Meet our team
The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Whaley Bridge, from fast track cases to long term industrial disease. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience.
Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.
What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Whaley Bridge?
We are a national panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to accidents at work.
Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.Back to top
Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.
Locating the best lawyer for you
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be settled. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.
What should you look for when comparing Whaley Bridge solicitor reviews?
Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.
The difference in personal injury fees between law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises Claimants.
To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?31,097 for loss of hearing in one ear can vary from ?18,658 to ?26,432.
Further reading How much can you claim?
Will I need a local legal firm ?
Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not so relevant as injury cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to go with a law firm that offers medical facilities near Whaley Bridge as you will usually have to go to a medical assessment.
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.
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.