A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Andover or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: October 20, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Key criteria

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In most cases, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

A brief, no-obligation call with an expert lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Andover

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in negotiating the highest damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Andover.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Andover are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Incidents in the Andover area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A303 and A3057 junction and on the single carriageway of the A3093 and A3057 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Andover

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed or employed people, from metal workers to actuaries, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Test Valley local authority are published under RIDDOR by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Test Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified322718
Electric shock injury200
Machinery related9135
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)543
Fall from height231714
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)327
Lifting and carrying654837
Physical assault667
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)714842
Struck against846
Struck by moving vehicle758
Struck by object271725
Trapped under falling object110

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Other injury claims

Andover solicitors for serious injury compensation

The effect of a serious injury is understood by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation. By reducing the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows individuals to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert law firms have helped families affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses held to be catastrophic or serious include radiation exposure and head injuries.

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Slip and trip injuries

Recorded data show that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Hampshire workplace in 2015. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a toxic substance accident. Public place (Test Valley local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on pavement ice are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on Weyhill Rd and on Salisbury Road.

Clinical negligence in Andover

When a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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Andover 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 Andover and across the UK.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Andover, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers 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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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Andover?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Andover, Hampshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Hampshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from industrial disease to motorbike accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Help for those looking for an injury lawyer

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, 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 matches your needs is an important first step.

Look into Andover solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can vary a great deal.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which lawyer to go with.

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Do you have to choose a law firm in Andover?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The contrast in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms often surprises Claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a Claimant awarded ?30,416 for severe tinnitus can range from ?18,249 to ?25,853.

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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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