A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Beaconsfield or anywhere in the country, we can take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 13, 2016

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

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

To win a Beaconsfield personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your lawyer should explain how your case relates to each of these points.

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How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Road traffic accident claims in Beaconsfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Beaconsfield are common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.

Quittance's network of road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing maximum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Beaconsfield.

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Work accident claims in Beaconsfield

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from kitchen workers to architectural technologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics in the Wycombe local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Wycombe Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined81518
Machinery related626
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)554
Fall from height (ladder)161511
Injured by an animal105
Lifting and handling injuries523624
Physical assault724
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)755340
Struck against624
Struck by moving vehicle322
Struck by object12817
Trapped by something collapsing110

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Other claims

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Buckinghamshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or an exposure to fire accident. Public place (Wycombe local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with slips and trips having happened on Holtspur Top Lane and on Burkes Rd.

Serious injury

Quittance recognise the change compensation makes to seriously injured Claimants. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors work to get the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for private medical treatment and case costs.

Quittance's network of specialist lawyers work with doctors, the Courts and insurance providers ensuring Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Beaconsfield

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to make a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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Beaconsfield 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 Beaconsfield and across the UK.

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Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Beaconsfield, from less severe claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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 Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Beaconsfield?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Usually a claim will take some months to reach a conclusion and for serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

The contrast in success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers is an important consideration for Claimants.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded ?24,092 for a moderate pain disorder can vary from ?14,455 to ?20,478.

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Does the location of the solicitor matter?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Beaconsfield personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers vary considerably.

Online reviews can certainly help build a picture when attempting to decide which solicitor to choose.

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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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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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