A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Alcester or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should usually be made within a three-year window.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Alcester, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.

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Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Alcester

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Alcester are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261.

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Alcester.

See: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Alcester

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants, from hotel workers to advertising copywriters, to get the compensation they deserve.

See: Work accident compensation

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Other claims we handle

Alcester experts for serious injury compensation

We understand the difference a successful claim will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.

Our network of lawyers fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury in the Warwickshire workplace. They are quite often the precursor to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on High Street.

Clinical and medical negligence in Alcester

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

See: Clinical negligence claim

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Alcester No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Alcester and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Alcester and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their years of specialist experience.

Meet the 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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Have you handled many Alcester claims?

We are a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that helps people injured in Alcester, Warwickshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people across Warwickshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

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

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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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to Claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that meets your needs is vital.

Will you need to select a local Alcester injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is less relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to choose a company that provides national medical centres as you will be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The disparity in success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors is vast

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?25,933 for serious foot injuries can vary from ?15,560 to ?22,043.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

Comparing Alcester personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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