A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Armthorpe or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

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

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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

Legal and practical advice can be given on a short, no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

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Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Armthorpe

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from catering assistants to aid workers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Doncaster local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Doncaster Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified738793
Electric shock210
Machinery related252022
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)1064
Fall from height (ladder)422634
Injured by an animal634
Manual handling214118111
Physical assault564652
Slip, trip, fall same level168158130
Struck against152410
Hit by vehicle161811
Hit by falling object776474
Trapped under falling object101

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Armthorpe

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of qualified no win no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating the best damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Armthorpe.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Armthorpe are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 1186 accidents (1068 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Doncaster local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,237.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Official figures show that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the South Yorkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like broken ankles occurring on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred on Thorne Rd and on Livingstone Avenue.

Serious injury

We understand the vital change injury compensation makes to seriously injured Claimants. A successful claim will ease the financial load and take the pressure off a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery.

Quittance's network of solicitor firms have helped families receive compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as serious range from spinal cord damage to birth negligence.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Armthorpe

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to make a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Armthorpe 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 Armthorpe and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Armthorpe, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their specialist knowledge.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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 injury claims in Armthorpe?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Armthorpe, South Yorkshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from cycling accidents to accidents in the office.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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.

Finding the right injury lawyer

In many cases a claim can take several months to complete and for severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to offer expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Check Armthorpe solicitor reviews

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

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be informative when weighing up which solicitor to go with.

See Personal injury lawyer reviews

The diversity in the level of personal injury fees between different lawyers working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is quite significant

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?79,476 for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs can vary from ?47,686 to ?67,555.

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Will you need to go with a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is not so critical as injury cases now tend to be run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a company that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will almost always have to go to an independent medical examination.

More - Do I have to attend a 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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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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