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?

Updated: September 24, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, 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 if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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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.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Adwick le Street

Worker injured in accident

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
Unspecified738793
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

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Adwick le Street

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

For more information: Road accident compensation

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Other claims

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.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Adwick Le Street

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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Adwick le Street 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 Adwick le Street and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Adwick le Street and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Adwick le Street?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists people in Adwick le Street, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to public place accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

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?

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

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.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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