A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Bletchley or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In most cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be proven 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.

Getting your claim started sooner should allow your solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

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Find out how much you can claim

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Work accident claims in Bletchley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted injured Claimants, from hotel workers to barristers, to claim compensation. Injury and illness data for the Milton Keynes local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Milton Keynes Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported594842
Machinery related171513
Fire related111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1663
Fall from height352422
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)411
Manual handling1566882
Physical assault342324
Slip or trip14515089
Struck against171111
Hit by vehicle13119
Struck by object713843
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Road traffic accident claims in Bletchley

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of certified injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Bletchley.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Bletchley are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 1034 slight accidents in 2013 in Milton Keynes (Total events were 1122 local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 1,049.

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Other claims

Bletchley serious injury compensation

The effect serious injury can have is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are determining what a claim is worth.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers have helped families collect compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from serious psychiatric harm to degloving injuries.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work in Milton Keynes in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by machinery or an animal related accident. Public place (Milton Keynes local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken arms experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Whitehorse Drive and on Coffee Hall.

Medical and clinical negligence in Bletchley

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation. You can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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Bletchley 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 Bletchley and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Bletchley, from fast track claims to long term illness. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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
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How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Bletchley?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Advice for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be paid. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

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

Comparing injury solicitors in Bletchley - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

The variation in the amount of personal injury fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for Claimants.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?65,729 for a serious back injury could vary from ?39,437 to ?55,870.

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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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