A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Bingham or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Personal injury claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert lawyer.

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Bingham are relatively commonplace with 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,533.

Our panel of skilled no win no fee injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best damages for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Bingham.

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Work accident claims in Bingham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from lathe operators to broadcasting presenters, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury statistics for the Rushcliffe local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury001
Machinery related injury420
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)100
Fall from height775
Animal related (e.g. livestock)313
Physical attack221
Slip, trip, fall same level312226
Struck against834
Struck by moving vehicle513
Hit by falling object5910

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Other claims we handle

Slips and trips

Officially reported data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident in the Nottinghamshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often related to injuries attributed to other reasons such as being struck by a falling object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Rushcliffe local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on spillages are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred on St. Mary's Street and on Forrest Rd.

Serious injury lawyers in Bingham

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-changing effect on an injured person and their dependants. By limiting the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant, compensation helps people to focus on recovery.

Our panel of lawyers correspond with medical experts and insurance companies ensuring people impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Bingham

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

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Bingham 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 Bingham and across the UK.

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Meet the team

Our national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Bingham and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their knowledge and expertise.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What is your track record of handling claims in Bingham?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bingham, Nottinghamshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

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.

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

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide both practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor 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 medical network.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a moderate pain disorder could vary between ?17,050 and ?31,130 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Solicitor reviews in Bingham - What to consider

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. 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.

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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