A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Bolsover or anywhere in the country, we can will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The lawyer will discuss these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Work accident claims in Bolsover

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from building site contractors to barrister's clerks, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident information in the North East Derbyshire local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive:

Workplace accidents in North East Derbyshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury4510
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)213
Fall from height765
Animal related121
Manual handling262125
Physical assault204
Slip or trip403124
Struck against543
Struck by moving vehicle265
Struck by object161513
Trapped by something collapsing001

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Road traffic accident claims in Bolsover

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bolsover are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 858.

Quittance's panel of expert injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing maximum damages for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Bolsover.

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Other claims

Serious injury

The lasting impact of serious injury will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are working out injury compensation. Quittance's team work to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include brain injuries and poisoning.

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Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents filed under a different category like being struck by moving machinery, a carrying injury or an animal related accident. Public place (North East Derbyshire local authority) negligence claims injuries like sprained ankles experienced on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with falls having happened on Top Rd and on Hardwick Drive.

Medical and clinical negligence in Bolsover

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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Bolsover No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Bolsover and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bolsover and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Meet the team - click here.

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

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Bolsover?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bolsover, Derbyshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Usually a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement and in severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Injury lawyer reviews in Bolsover - What to look for

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Do you need a local Bolsover lawyer ?

The location of the solicitor is not particularly critical as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as claimants will almost always be expected to go to an independent medical examination.

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 severe toe injuries could vary between ?11,110 and ?17,050 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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