A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Bordon or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a slip, trip or work accident in Bordon, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Your solicitor will explain how the points will relate to your claim.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Bordon

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from plasterers to barrister's clerks, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury statistics in the East Hampshire local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in East Hampshire Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified171617
Electric shock injury101
Machinery related injury1042
Fire related012
Exposure to toxic substance221
Fall from height (ladder)18119
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)212
Lifting441722
Physical assault461
Slip, trip or fall392826
Struck against623
Struck by moving vehicle311
Hit by falling object1624
Crushed by something collapsing010

Further information: Work injury claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Bordon

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in securing the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Bordon.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Bordon are quite common. Government statistics reveal 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Accidents in the Bordon area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A325 and B3002 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the B3004 and B3002 junction.

Further information: Road accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Bordon serious injury compensation

The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant effect on a Claimant.

We fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided families collect damages for a wide range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious and catastrophic include benzene poisoning, serious psychiatric harm and paralysis.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Bordon

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim. To make a formal complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of injury at work in Hampshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often the precursor to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on Liphook Rd and in Bordon Shopping Centre.

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Bordon 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 Bordon and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Bordon, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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 claims in Bordon?

Quittance is a national network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Bordon, Hampshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Hampshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to accidents on public transport.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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.

Choosing the right solicitor for your claim

Identifying a suitable law firm to represent you is a key step towards receiving the highest compensation settlement.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Bordon (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015), how do you make certain you select the ideal company to work with?

Will you need a local Bordon legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not especially relevant as cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually have to go to a medical exam.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for work-related upper limb disorders, for example, ranges from ?17,710 to ?18,700 (based on 2015 market data).

What should you look for when checking Bordon solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different 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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