A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a Arnold personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

The solicitor will discuss these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online claim calculator gives 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 Arnold

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Arnold are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,533. Accidents in the Arnold area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A6211 and A60 junction and on the A60 and A614 roundabout.

Quittance's network of accredited lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining the best damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Arnold.

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Work accident claims in Arnold

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from dental nurses to amenity horticulturists, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics in the Gedling local authority collated under RIDDOR by the HSE:

HSE reported work accidents in Gedling Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined7138
Machinery related injury544
Exposed to explosion001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)100
Fall from height (scaffolding)1182
Animal related210
Lifting and carrying381613
Physical assault5176
Slip, trip or fall342329
Struck against583
Struck by moving vehicle102
Hit by falling object9126

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Arnold

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to raise a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

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Serious injury

The lasting impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be recognised by Courts and insurance companies when working out how much compensation to pay.

By reducing the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person, a successful claim helps Claimants to focus on recovery. Quittance's network of expert solicitors work with insurance providers, the Courts and doctors, helping to ensure Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive legal and medical support.

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Slips and trips

Reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of injury in the Nottinghamshire workplace. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like bruised backs suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite common with falls having happened on Worrall Avenue and on Beechwood Rd.

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Arnold 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 Arnold and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Arnold, from whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated 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 injury claims in Arnold?

Quittance is a national network of specialist solicitors that helps people injured in Arnold, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and car passenger accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is 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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be agreed. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide legal guidance and practical advice.

Reviews for solicitors in Arnold

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain, for example, ranges from ?11,110 to ?20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do I need to go with a local Arnold legal firm ?

The location of the law firm is not especially critical as injury cases are managed by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a firm with medical facilities near Arnold as Claimants will have to attend an independent medical examination.

More - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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