No matter whether you live in Yate or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.
Do I have a claim?
Updated: September 18, 2016
If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.
Qualifying for personal injury compensation
Claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.
To win a personal injury case, 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.
In all cases, a free phone call with an expert Yate lawyer will provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.Back to top
The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.Back to top
Road traffic accident claims in Yate
Quittance's network of skilled no win, no fee legal advisors have vast experience in getting the highest settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Yate.
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Yate are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 647 accidents (587 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Gloucestershire council area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 555. Incidents in the Yate area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A432 and B4059 junction and on the roundabout of the A432 and B4060 other junction.
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Work accident claims in Yate
Quittance has assisted people, from kitchen workers to TEFL teachers, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness information in the South Gloucestershire local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:
|Workplace accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury||0||2||0|
|Contact with machinery||11||4||10|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||3||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)||6||6||2|
|Fall from height||26||20||28|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||7||3||1|
|Lifting and carrying||137||80||75|
|Slip or trip||121||103||80|
|Struck by moving vehicle||13||7||5|
|Struck by object||46||38||44|
|Trapped under falling object||1||3||3|
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Other claims we handle
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Recorded statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are typically lead to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an electrical discharge accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened recently.
Clinical negligence in Yate
When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.
If you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
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Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to mercury poisoning.
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The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is recognised by Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay.
By limiting the financial stress severe injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, injury compensation helps Claimants to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitor firms work with insurance companies, Courts and doctors and health professionals to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support. Injury and illness held to be catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy and hydrocarbon poisoning.
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Yate 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 Yate and across the UK.
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Meet our team
The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Yate, from relatively minor claims to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.
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How much experience does Quittance have of claims in Yate?
Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Yate, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.
In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people in Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on building sites and accidents due to poor road conditions.
With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?
It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for moderate complex regional pain syndrome could vary between ?22,660 and ?42,460 (based on 2015 market research).
Will you need to instruct a local Yate injury lawyer ?
The location of a lawyers office is not so important as injury cases are normally conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should choose a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as Claimants will need to go to a medical exam.
More details : Do you have a local medical centre?
Yate personal injury solicitor reviews
Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.
Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative when considering which solicitor to go with.
Read Quittance reviews
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.
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.