Updated: Saturday, 30th July 2016
No matter whether you are based in Worcester or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Making a claim
Claims must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.
Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.
In order to win a Worcester personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim
It can take several months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Matters where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors of interest to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.
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. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
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 spinal cord damage, for example, ranges from £73,700 to £130,130 (based on 2015 market data).
Does the location of the law firm matter?
You do not need to select a law firm near you.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Reviews for solicitors in Worcester
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Which kinds of claims do you conduct in Worcester?
Quittance's panel of solicitors have assisted individuals in Worcester whose accident circumstances resulted in serious injury.
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from dental nurses to training and development officers, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics for the Worcester local authority are published in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:
|Workplace accidents in Worcester Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||8||0||4|
|Exposed to fire||0||1||1|
|Exposure to harmful substance||3||3||2|
|Fall from height||13||20||12|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||1||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||69||39||19|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||59||55||69|
|Struck by moving vehicle||1||2||4|
|Struck by object||35||17||13|
|Trapped under falling object||1||0||0|
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Worcester
Our panel of specialist legal advisors have years of experience in getting the best compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Worcester.
Road accidents involving vehicles in Worcester are reasonably common with a total of 527 accidents (466 slight accidents, 56 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Herefordshire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 560. Incidents in the Worcester area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A38 and B4205 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A38 and A449 junction.
Medical negligence in Worcester
Medical negligence, which is correctly known as 'clinical negligence', is the legal term a breach in the duty of care by a General Practitioner or any other medical professional. Our panel of solicitors covering Uk and Worcester have handled legal cases brought against healthcare providers including Spire South Bank Hospital, 139 Bath Road, Worcester, WR5 3YB.
Legal advisors can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from workplace cancer to pesticide poisoning.
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hereford and Worcester in 2014/15. They are frequently lead to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a carrying injury or a lake drowning accident. Public place (Worcester local authority) negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent kerb stone trips having happened recently.
Worcester serious injury compensation
We understand the critical difference compensation makes to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury. By limiting the pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant and their dependants, compensation enables people to concentrate on recovery.
Quittance's panel of law firms work with insurers and the Courts to make sure Claimants affected by major accidents get legal and medical support.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after Worcester compensation claims
If your claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the lawyer confirms that their legal costs will not be charged. If you win, the costs for your lawyer are paid by the other party (or their insurance company).
A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The fee will be taken out of your compensation settlement and is usually 25%.
Our No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim and there are no hidden fees. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee, you will never risk 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.
Find out more
Before you choose your lawyer arm yourself with information about the process. The right information can help you to make the right choice for your future.
Find answers to common questions in our FAQ section.
Start a claim for compensation
If you are ready to proceed, you can start the compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or via our online contact form.
If you would like more detail about how the claims process works before making a decision, request a callback at a more convenient time or contact us on 0800 612 7456.