A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Aylesbury or anywhere in the UK, our lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The lawyer should explain how your case will relate to each of these points.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Aylesbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of expert no win, no fee legal advisors have vast experience in negotiating maximum awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Aylesbury.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Aylesbury are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527. Incidents in Aylesbury in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A41 and A418 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A413 and A4157 crossroads.

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Work accident claims in Aylesbury

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from office workers to animal nutritionists, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics in the Aylesbury Vale local authority reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Aylesbury Vale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined242920
Electrical injury110
Machinery related injury545
Exposed to fire003
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)412
Fall from height201220
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)246
Lifting and handling injuries683746
Physical attack303525
Slip, trip, fall same level645856
Struck against1464
Struck by moving vehicle212
Struck by object271417
Trapped by something collapsing011

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Other claims we handle

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace in 2015. These types of accident are typically lead to injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by tools in use, being trapped by something or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured ankles experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pothole trips having occurred on High Street.

Medical negligence in Aylesbury

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

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Serious injury

We understand the critical change injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

The Quittance team work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our panel of specialist solicitors have aided people receive damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses categorised as serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to eye injuries.

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Aylesbury 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 Aylesbury and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Aylesbury, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated 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 is Quittance's track record of claims in Aylesbury?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert solicitors that helps people in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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.

What issues to think about when selecting the right lawyer

You will be liaising with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Check Aylesbury personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful when considering which solicitor to sign up with.

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The diversity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is vast

For instance the amount retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded ?48,401 for a very severe ankle injury can range from ?29,041 to ?41,141.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Will you need to select a local Aylesbury injury lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not particularly critical as cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a company that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

See - 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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