A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Aston Clinton or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 9, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Key criteria

Claims for compensation must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated 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

In all cases, a free phone consultation with an Aston Clinton injury lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.

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Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Aston Clinton

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from dental nurses to airline cabin crews, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work figures for the Dacorum local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Dacorum Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other201819
Electric shock injury200
Machinery related injury445
Fire related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)641
Fall from height6917
Animal related (e.g. livestock)302
Lifting and handling injuries513553
Assault101013
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)503847
Struck against1163
Hit by vehicle645
Struck by object222321
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Road traffic accident claims in Aston Clinton

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Aston Clinton are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Aston Clinton.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Aston Clinton

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to make a formal complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in Buckinghamshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a building, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrocution accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as sprained arms sustained on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened on Station Road and on London Rd.

Aston Clinton serious injury claims

The lasting effect serious injury has will be recognised by Courts when working out what a claim is worth. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce the pressure on an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery. Our panel of law firms work with insurance providers and doctors ensuring Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

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Aston Clinton 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 Aston Clinton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Aston Clinton, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their winning track record and their level of experience.

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 injury claims in Aston Clinton?

Quittance is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants across Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Choosing the most suitable injury solicitor for your case is your most important step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Aston Clinton - what is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal firm for your case?

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees charged by solicitors often surprises Claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?43,864 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms could vary from ?26,318 to ?37,284.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Are Aston Clinton Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

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

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Look into Aston Clinton personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start when considering which solicitor to sign up with.

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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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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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