Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
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.
Making a 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.
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.
What kinds of compensation claims does Quittance handle in Whaley Bridge?
Quittance's network of solicitors help clients get compensation for a wide range of injury and illness.
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.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) 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 in getting optimum awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike crash 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|
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.
Medical negligence in Whaley Bridge
Medical negligence, correctly called 'clinical negligence', is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's specialist panel of lawyers covering Whaley Bridge have helped Claimants with negligence claims brought against hospitals that include Cavendish Hospital, Manchester Road, SK17 6TE.
How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of Whaley Bridge compensation claims
When your case is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer confirms that the lawyer's legal costs will not be charged. When you win the injury claim, your legal costs are covered by the other party or their insurer.
A success fee can be charged by solicitors serving Whaley Bridge who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is deducted from your compensation and is usually 25 percent.
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Quittance's expert injury solicitors ensure that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will not pay any of the law firm's legal fees should your claim is lost.
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What should you do next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
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You can start the personal injury claim online or call us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your claim with a personal injury solicitor.
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