A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Winscombe or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, we can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

For most claims, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It needs to be proven 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 should look at how your injury claim relates to each of the points.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Winscombe

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from factory workers to tourist information managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury data for the North Somerset local authority are detailed under RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in North Somerset Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known313625
Electricity related100
Machinery related1057
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)1222
Fall from height (scaffolding)221614
Injured by an animal031
Physical assault18138
Slip, trip or fall918357
Struck against9710
Struck by moving vehicle582
Struck by object202027
Trapped under falling object110

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Road traffic accident claims in Winscombe

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Winscombe are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 559 accidents (492 slight accidents, 63 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Somerset local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 509.

Our network of best of breed no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in achieving the best awards for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Winscombe.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Winscombe

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want closure or answers instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from dermatitis claims to organophosphate exposure.

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Slips and trips

Government statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work in North Somerset and the UK as a whole. They are frequently forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken wrists experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred recently.

Winscombe serious injury claims

The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when determining injury compensation. Quittance's network of expert lawyers fight to get maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of expert solicitor firms have for many years aided families impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from deep vein thrombosis to multiple fractures.

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Winscombe No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Winscombe and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Winscombe, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the QLS 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 claims in Winscombe?

We are a UK-wide network of expert solicitors that assists people injured in Winscombe, Somerset and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Somerset get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including cycling accidents and industrial disease.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to select the best lawyer for your compensation claim

Instructing the most appropriate personal injury lawyer to act for you is an important step towards getting the highest settlement or award.

How do you make certain you choose the ideal one to help you?

Will you need to choose a local Winscombe solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not very critical as injury cases now tend to be conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near Winscombe as you will be expected to go to a medical examination.

Read more - Do you have a local medical centre?

Check Winscombe personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary enormously.

Online reviews can be enlightening if you are deciding which lawyer to go with.

Read - Personal injury solicitor reviews

The diversity in fees between lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite surprising.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?3,398 for a wrist fracture can vary from ?2,039 to ?2,888.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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