A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Basingstoke or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that:

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

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Basingstoke

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in getting maximum awards for anyone hurt in a car accident in Basingstoke.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Basingstoke are common with statistics showing 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,743. Accidents in Basingstoke in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A340 and A3010 roundabout and on the A339 and A30 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Basingstoke

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted self employed and employed Claimants injured at work, from warehouse assistants to architects, to claim injury compensation. Work accident statistics in the Basingstoke and Deane local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Basingstoke and Deane Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined332522
Machinery related injury1077
Fire related (e.g. scars)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)230
Fall from height171817
Animal related (e.g. livestock)462
Lifting and handling injuries866253
Physical assault211216
Slip, trip or fall795769
Struck against1167
Hit by vehicle535
Hit by object362016
Trapped by something collapsing210

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Other injury claims

Basingstoke serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the change an injury claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. A claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured Claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation.

Our panel of specialist solicitors have aided people claim damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from lung disease to major surgical negligence.

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Slips and trips

Recorded statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of injury at work in Hampshire. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having occurred on London Street and on Anstey Close.

Medical negligence in Basingstoke

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical 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.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Basingstoke, from relatively minor claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the Quittance 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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Have you handled many Basingstoke claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people in Basingstoke, Hampshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and industrial disease.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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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.

What to consider when selecting the best injury lawyer

Finding the most suitable law firm for your case is your most important step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

How do you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to handle your case?

The variation in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by law firms is significant.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded ?48,402 for a very severe ankle injury can range from ?29,041 to ?41,142.

Additional reading : How to compare personal injury solicitors

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Basingstoke?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Will you need a local lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not so critical as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a firm that has medical facilities near you as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.

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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