A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Amersham or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, Quittance 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

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within three years of an injury in most cases.

People with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated 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

The lawyer should look at how your injury claim relates to each of the points.

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Find out how much you can claim

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Amersham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants, from dental nurses to accountants, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury data in the Chiltern local authority collated under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Chiltern Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined967
Electricity related300
Machinery related424
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance related300
Fall from height (scaffolding)925
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)210
Lifting and handling injuries19119
Physical assault431
Slip, trip, fall same level262515
Struck against441
Hit by vehicle102
Hit by falling object724
Trapped underneath something100

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Amersham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Amersham are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527. Incidents in Amersham in 2013 included crashes on the A404 and B4442 roundabout and on the A413 and A404 roundabout.

Our group of best of breed personal injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating optimum damages for people injured in a car accident in Amersham.

For more information: Road accident compensation

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Other claims

Serious injury

The long-term effect a serious injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining what a claim is worth.

Our network of expert lawyers fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms have aided Claimants receive compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from deep vein thrombosis to concussion.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that slips and trips are by some margin the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace. They are sometimes connected to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when helping another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken arms suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on High St and on Chalfont Station Rd.

Clinical negligence in Amersham

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a formal complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

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Amersham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Amersham and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Amersham, from fast track cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their professionalism.

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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How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Amersham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

It can take many months for most claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

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. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for a moderate pain disorder, for example, ranges from ?17,050 to ?31,130 (based on 2015 market data).

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

What should you consider when checking Amersham solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Are Amersham Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a lawyer near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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