A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Atherstone or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

In the majority of cases, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A no-obligation phone call with an injury lawyer will provide answers and advice.

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Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Atherstone

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from factory workers to architectural technologists, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics in the Hinckley and Bosworth local authority made available under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hinckley and Bosworth Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified22912
Machinery related injury6910
Fire related (e.g. burns)120
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)010
Fall from height13188
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)311
Lifting and handling injuries532026
Physical assault403
Slip, trip, fall same level353128
Struck against444
Struck by moving vehicle741
Struck by object23513

See: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Atherstone

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of proficient injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for optimum damages for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Atherstone.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Atherstone are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,261.

See: Road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Warwickshire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Hinckley and Bosworth local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken arms suffered on tripping on a street are also quite common with street trips having happened on Sketchley Lane and on Manor Rd.

Serious injury

We understand the vital difference injury compensation makes to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury. A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a Claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery. Our panel of law firms have aided people collect compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic include concussion, serious psychiatric harm and asbestos-related disease.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Atherstone

Clinical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, to make a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Atherstone 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 Atherstone and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Atherstone, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance 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 your solicitors have of claims in Atherstone?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Atherstone, Warwickshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Warwickshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What to check when choosing the best personal injury lawyer

It can take months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

Solicitor reviews in Atherstone - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The variation in the level of fees between different lawyers is an important consideration for Claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?8,636 for a fractured index finger could vary from ?5,182 to ?7,341.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Will I need to go with a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not very important as injury cases are managed by phone and email.

You will need to instruct a company that provides medical facilities near Atherstone as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

Read about - 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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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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