A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Adwick le Street or anywhere in the country, our solicitors will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Find out how much you can claim

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Making a personal injury claim

Considerable legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and our network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients regarding the likelihood of success.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In order to win a Adwick le Street personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Information and legal advice can be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with an expert lawyer.

Advice for injured people searching for an injury lawyer

It can take several months for most claims to be settled. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe leg injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £77,825 to £110,000 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for solicitors in Adwick le Street

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Do you need to select a local Adwick Le Street solicitor ?

The location of the firm is less relevant as cases are usually run by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that offers medical facilities near Adwick Le Street as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

Injury compensation cases we conduct in Adwick le Street

Our panel of lawyers have assisted individuals get compensation for a broad range of injuries.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Adwick Le Street

Quittance's panel of accredited road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Adwick Le Street.

Accidents involving vehicles in Adwick Le Street are common. Government statistics reveal 10 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 1068 slight accidents in 2013 in Doncaster (Total events were 1186 council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,237. Incidents in the Adwick Le Street area in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A638 and A(M)1 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A1 and A638 junction.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures reveal that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in South Yorkshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by another person, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken toes sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with pavement trips having happened on Skellow Rd and on Barnsley Rd.

Adwick le Street specialists for serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference compensation makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.

Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery.

Workplace accidents

We have assisted claims for people, from bricklayers to architectural technologists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident figures for the Adwick Le Street local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Doncaster Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock210
Machinery related252022
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)1064
Fall from height (ladder)422634
Injured by an animal634
Manual handling214118111
Physical assault564652
Slip, trip, fall same level168158130
Struck against152410
Hit by vehicle161811
Hit by falling object776474
Trapped under falling object101

Clinical and medical negligence in Adwick Le Street

Clinical negligence, once referred to as medical negligence, is where there has been a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical provider. An example case could be a negligent nursing claim. Quittance's highly experienced panel of lawyers acting for South Yorkshire and Adwick Le Street have helped people with cases brought against the health service including Park Hill Hospital, Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN2 5TH.

Adwick le Street No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers

If your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your solicitor means that their legal costs will not be charged. When you succeed in the claim, your legal costs are paid by the losing side (or their insurance company).

The No Win, No Fee promise

Some solicitors may impose additional fees should the case end prematurely. With a Quittance injury lawyer, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get answers

We offer jargon-free answers helping Claimants choose whether to start a claim.

If you need more information before phoning, try our FAQs.

Start your compensation claim

Once you are ready to proceed, you can start the injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with Quittance's online contact form.

Quittance's specialist team are ready to help. Would you like to know more? You can call us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback today.