Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you are based in Winslow or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.
Considerable legislation is in place to support individuals considering a claim, and our network of injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.
To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.
Your lawyer should look at how your claim will relate to these issues.
How to choose the best injury lawyer for you
Usually a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for severe complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from £42,460 to £67,925 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you need to go with a local Winslow solicitor ?
Going for a local law firm is not especially critical as cases are normally managed remotely.
It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has medical facilities near you as Claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.
More details - Will I have to attend a medical?
Winslow personal injury solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.
Reading reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which solicitor to select.
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What cases do you handle?
It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries in Winslow and throughout Buckinghamshire. Our team can help with injuries and medical conditions including:
We understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.
By limiting the pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant, a compensation claim enables people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitors work with insurance providers and Courts, helping to ensure families affected by severe accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from cerebral palsy to chronic pain.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Winslow
Accidents involving all vehicles in Winslow are reasonably common with statistics showing 22 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1263 slight accidents in 2013 in Buckinghamshire (Total events were 1484 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.
Quittances group of certified road traffic accident legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining maximum settlements for Claimants injured in a road accident in Winslow.
Quittance has helped Claimants, from gardeners to technical sales engineers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident statistics for the Aylesbury Vale local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE in the table below:
|Work accidents in Aylesbury Vale Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||4||5|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||3|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)||4||1||2|
|Fall from height||20||12||20|
|Animal related (e.g. riding accident)||2||4||6|
|Lifting and handling injuries||68||37||46|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||64||58||56|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||1||2|
|Struck by object||27||14||17|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Buckinghamshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken collarbones sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened in the local area.
Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to pleural thickening.
Medical negligence in Winslow
Medical negligence - which is more precisely referred to as 'clinical negligence' - is when there has been a failing by a medical provider. A common example could be a cosmetic surgery compensation claim. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors covering Winslow have assisted with clinical negligence claims brought against local hospitals that include Buckingham Community Hospital, High Street, Buckingham, MK18 1NU.
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle cases in Winslow
Solicitors looking after injury claims in Winslow in most cases work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement.
This contract prevents the lawyer from being able to charge you any legal costs if they are not successful.
Will there be hidden fees?
No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and there are no hidden fees. With our No Win, No Fee, there is no catch whatsoever and there is no risk of losing out.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
We provide jargon-free answers helping you determine whether to start an injury claim.
Find more answers online before picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.
Get your injury claim underway
You can start your claim for compensation online or call us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to speak to the Quittance team.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists are here to help. Need more information? You can request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.