A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Alfreton or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Making your claim as soon as possible should enable your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Work accident claims in Alfreton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from plasterers to agricultural consultants, to claim injury compensation. Work injury figures for the Amber Valley local authority are published under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General231823
Electric shock011
Machinery related injury15712
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related (e.g. scars)120
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)310
Fall from height (ladder)191221
Injured by an animal101
Lifting914857
Assault573
Slip, trip, fall same level634539
Struck against8712
Hit by vehicle428
Hit by falling object411925
Trapped underneath something121

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Alfreton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Alfreton are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 858. Incidents in the Alfreton region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the B6179 and A61 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A61 and A1 junction.

Quittance's group of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best general and special damages for Claimants injured in a road accident in Alfreton.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Alfreton serious injury compensation

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an injured person.

Our panel of lawyers fight hard for compensation for severe injury and illness, including reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs.

Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers work with insurers, the other side's legal representatives and doctors and health professionals ensuring families affected by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Alfreton

When a person is injured as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than claiming compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Derbyshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by a reversing vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like sprained arms sustained on potholes are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Ripley Rd and on High St.

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Alfreton 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 Alfreton and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Alfreton, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of handling claims in Alfreton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Alfreton, Derbyshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on public transport and injuries sustained at work.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to be settled. Cases involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

You do not need to choose a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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 very serious thumb injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?15,840 to ?28,325 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Alfreton solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can be enlightening if you are weighing up which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

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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