Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
Whether you live in Windsor or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Injury claims must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.
Powerful legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and our network of personal injury lawyers have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.
In the majority of cases, there are three components to making a successful claim. It needs to be demonstrated 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.
The solicitor can take you through each of these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.
How to pick the best personal injury lawyer for you
You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.
Windsor personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to instruct.
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The difference in the amount of success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.
For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £16,351 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could conceivably vary from £9,810 to £13,898.
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Are Windsor Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
Claims our network of lawyers conducts in Windsor
Compensation could be arranged for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Windsor and throughout Berkshire. Quittance can assist with injuries including:
We have handled claims for injured Claimants, from forklift drivers to television production assistants, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness information in the Windsor and Maidenhead local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Windsor and Maidenhead Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||1||0||0|
|Machinery related injury||8||5||8|
|Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)||0||0||1|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||2||2|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)||3||2||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||19||18||20|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||5||1||3|
|Lifting and carrying||52||34||29|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||44||43||35|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||1||3|
|Struck by object||19||12||12|
|Trapped underneath something||2||0||0|
Clinical negligence in Windsor
Medical negligence (which is more properly known as 'clinical negligence') is where an injury or illness is sustained following a failing by a General Practitioner or any other medical professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers covering Windsor have worked on negligence legal action brought against hospitals that include King Edward Vii, St. Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DP.
Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to solvent exposure.
Windsor solicitors for serious injury claims
The long-term impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are determining compensation. Quittance's team fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of expert law firms for many years have helped families impacted by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious and catastrophic include dioxin poisoning and brain injuries.
Road accidents in Windsor
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Windsor are relatively frequent with statistics showing 2 fatal accidents, 52 serious accidents and 440 slight accidents in 2013 in Windsor and Maidenhead (Total events were 494 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 458. Accidents in the Windsor region in 2013 included car crashes on the A308 and A332 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B3026 and B3022 mini-roundabout.
Quittances panel of qualified road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining maximum settlements for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Windsor.
Slips, trips and falls
Government data indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Berkshire workplace. Slips and trips are often lead to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a river drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken arms happening on tripping on a street are also common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle claims for compensation in Windsor
In the event that your solicitor does not win compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer states that their fees are not payable. If you win the injury claim, the fees for your solicitor will be covered by the other party or their insurance company.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise
Some solicitors may impose additional costs if they lose your case. With a Quittance injury lawyer, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print. Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We provide clear information helping Claimants determine whether to make a claim.
If you would like to know more before phoning, see our FAQs.
Get your injury claim underway
When you have decided to get underway, you can begin your claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) or with the contact form.
Quittance's specialist team are here to help. You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.