A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Ashbourne or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like repetitive strain injuries 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 matters in these situations.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Your solicitor will look at how your injury claim relates to each of the points.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Ashbourne

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from construction workers to architects, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work data for the East Staffordshire local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in East Staffordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury878
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related (e.g. burns)100
Harmful substance related354
Fall from height (ladder)241211
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)202
Lifting and handling injuries785250
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)707160
Struck against1866
Hit by vehicle565
Hit by object323021
Trapped under falling object100

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Road traffic accident claims in Ashbourne

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of certified no win no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving maximum compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Ashbourne.

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Other claims

Slip and trip injuries

Government data emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire and the UK as a whole. They are frequently related to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like torn ligaments experienced on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Church Lane and in Shawcroft Centre.

Clinical negligence in Ashbourne

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

Damages will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of lawyers work with doctors and health professionals, insurers and Courts, helping to ensure claimants affected by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

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Ashbourne 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 Ashbourne and across the UK.

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Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Ashbourne, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you handled many claims in Ashbourne?

We are a nationwide panel of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Ashbourne, Derbyshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

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

The disparity in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms is a material consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?10,451 for a fractured forearm can vary from ?6,271 to ?8,883.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

Will you need to select a local Ashbourne lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not so critical as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a firm that has a national network as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read about - What is the process for attending a medical?

Comparing Ashbourne personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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