A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Aldershot or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must be made within a three-year window in the majority of cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three main elements 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
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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Aldershot are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Incidents in the Aldershot region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A323 and A331 junction and on the single carriageway of the A325 and B3008 roundabout.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have vast experience in achieving optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Aldershot.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Aldershot

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants injured at work, from lathe operators to advertising account executives, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident figures in the Rushmoor local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Rushmoor Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported8189
Machinery related423
Explosion related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)120
Fall from height (ladder)996
Lifting and handling injuries411726
Physical assault410
Slip, trip, fall same level383229
Struck against412
Struck by moving vehicle032
Hit by falling object91110

Find out more: Accident at work claim

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Other types of claim

Aldershot serious injury claims

Quittance understand the vital difference a successful claim makes to the lives of severely injured Claimants.

We fight hard for compensation for major injuries, including reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of law firms engage with medical providers and the other side's legal representatives to make sure Claimants affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious include cerebral palsy, chronic pain and eye injuries.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Hampshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by tools in use, a fall from height or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Rushmoor local authority) claims for injuries like bruised legs happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with street falls having happened on Church Rd and in Wellington Centre.

Clinical and medical negligence in Aldershot

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers rather than financial compensation. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

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Aldershot No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Aldershot and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Aldershot and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of 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 you have of claims in Aldershot?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Aldershot, Hampshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people across Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim?

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to give legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Do you need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not very important as injury cases now tend to be managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will need to go to an independent medical examination.

More - Do you have a medical centre in or near Aldershot?

Look into Aldershot personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor to sign up with.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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