A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Bedworth or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must be made within three years of an injury in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

For most claims, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be proven that:

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

A short, free call with an injury lawyer will provide information and invaluable guidance.

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Compensation Calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Work accident claims in Bedworth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from members of the army to applications programmers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Nuneaton and Bedworth local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Nuneaton and Bedworth Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined221713
Electricity related200
Machinery related666
Exposed to fire100
Exposure to harmful substance312
Fall from height (ladder)1395
Injured by an animal110
Lifting and handling injuries513440
Assault1395
Slip, trip, fall same level663440
Struck against544
Struck by moving vehicle212
Struck by object171410

Find out more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Bedworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bedworth 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 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261.

Quittance's panel of expert injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing optimum compensation for anyone injured in a road accident in Bedworth.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

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Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

Reported figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Warwickshire in 2015. They are often the precursor to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a height or an electrocution accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on Rathbone Close and on Pine Tree Rd.

Serious injury

Courts recognise that serious injuries have a major impact on an affected individual and their family.

The Quittance team work to achieve maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Quittance's network of specialist solicitors for many years have aided Claimants affected by major accidents.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Bedworth

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Bedworth 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 Bedworth and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Bedworth and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Bedworth?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists injured people in Bedworth, Warwickshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Warwickshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

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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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim

Identifying the best law firm to represent you is a key step towards claiming the most compensation for your injuries.

How do you ensure you instruct the ideal legal practice to pursue compensation for you?

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

The disparity in the level of fees charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?84,621 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems could vary from ?50,772 to ?71,927.

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Look into Bedworth personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Researching reviews can be helpful when attempting to decide which solicitor to sign up with.

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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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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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