A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Bakewell or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

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

Whether claiming for a work-related illness or road accident, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

In all cases, a free phone consultation with a Bakewell-specialist solicitor can give answers and invaluable guidance.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Bakewell

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from office workers to applications programmers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work statistics in the Derbyshire Dales local authority are published in accordance with regulations by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Derbyshire Dales Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related555
Fire related (e.g. scars)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)121
Fall from height1363
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)012
Manual handling541717
Physical assault104
Slip or trip383734
Struck against663
Struck by moving vehicle142
Struck by object101515
Trapped under falling object002

Read more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Bakewell

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bakewell are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 2306 accidents (2004 slight accidents, 278 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire Dales local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,312. Incidents in Bakewell in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A6 and A6020 junction and on the single carriageway of the A619 and A6020 junction.

Our network of expert no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in negotiating maximum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Bakewell.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Bakewell

When a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want answers instead of claiming compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety statistics show that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work in Derbyshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, when supporting another person or an electrocution accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with slips having occurred on Fountain Square and on Baslow Rd.

Bakewell serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the critical difference a compensation claim makes to people who have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of law firms have aided claimants recover compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, serious psychiatric harm and chemical burns.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Bakewell No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Bakewell and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Bakewell, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Bakewell?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Bakewell, Derbyshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Derbyshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to whiplash.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury

Instructing the best solicitors' practice to act for you is your most important step towards getting the best settlement or award for your accident.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Bakewell (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), what is the best way to make certain you choose the ideal one to act for you?

The contrast in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite surprising.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?24,091 for a moderate pain disorder can vary from ?14,455 to ?20,477.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What should you look for when comparing Bakewell solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you need a local solicitor ?

The location of a law firm is not so critical as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually need to attend a medical exam.

More details : Do you have a local medical centre?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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