Updated: Saturday, 6th August 2016
Whether you are based in Woodley or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making an injury claim
Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
The solicitor will discuss each of these points and should look at how they apply in your case.
How to choose the right personal injury solicitor
Identifying a suitable lawyer for your case is a key step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award.
How can you make sure you instruct the most appropriate company to act for you?
The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded £91,839 for severe arm injuries can vary from £55,103 to £78,063.
Look into Woodley personal injury solicitor reviews
Levels of service offered by lawyers can vary enormously.
Researching reviews is a great place to start if you are considering which lawyer to pick and which considerations are most important to you.
Are Woodley Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.
Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Cases we conduct in Woodley and Berkshire
Quittance's panel of experienced solicitors have represented people throughout Woodley whose accident circumstances ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of compensatable injuries in Woodley include:
Slip and trip injuries
Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Berkshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a building, a carrying injury or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like bruised legs sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent street trips having happened recently.
Road accidents in Woodley
Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Woodley are relatively commonplace with a total of 315 accidents (262 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wokingham local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 359. Incidents in the Woodley area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A3290 and A4 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A329 and B3350 crossroads.
Quittances group of certified injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Woodley.
Clinical and medical negligence in Woodley
Medical negligence (which is more accurately known as 'Clinical Negligence') is the term for when an illness or injury follows a breach of duty on the part of a healthcare professional. Quittance's specialist panel of solicitors covering Woodley have worked on claims made against healthcare providers that include Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Craven Road, Reading, RG1 5AN.
Accidents at work
Quittance has assisted claims for people, from plasterers to translators, to claim compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Wokingham local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|HSE reported work accidents in Wokingham Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||5||7||6|
|Exposed to fire||0||0||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)||4||2||4|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||9||5||7|
|Lifting and handling injuries||29||22||17|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||30||32||31|
|Hit by vehicle||1||1||1|
|Struck by object||8||7||7|
|Trapped underneath something||0||0||2|
Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from noise induced hearing loss to welders lung.
Woodley serious injury compensation
The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining how much compensation to pay. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of solicitors have helped families claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include back injuries, chemical burns and deep vein thrombosis.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of claims for compensation in Woodley
If you are successful, your legal costs must be settled by the losing Defendant. In the event that you lose your injury claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means you are not required to pay the legal fees.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
We guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you do not pay any of the law firm's legal costs in the event that your claim is lost. 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 further information
Before you instruct arm yourself with information about the process. Answers will help you make the best choice for you.
Get answers to questions asked by potential Claimants in our FAQ section.
Ready to start a claim?
Call an expert lawyer on 0800 612 7456 to make the personal injury claim, alternatively you can start the claim for compensation online here.
Quittance's specialist team help injured Claimants every day. Need more information? You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.