A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Bottesford or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims must be made within a three-year window in most cases.

For most claims, proving a claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that:

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

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

What is my claim worth?

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bottesford

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of road traffic accident lawyers have years of experience in achieving the best compensation for anyone injured in a car accident in Bottesford.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bottesford are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 778 accidents (668 slight accidents, 105 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lincolnshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 805. Incidents in the Bottesford area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A159 and B1450 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A159 and A1501 junction.

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Work accident claims in Bottesford

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from factory workers to camera operators, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident information for the North Lincolnshire local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in North Lincolnshire Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported364842
Electrical injury300
Machinery related injury161117
Fire related (e.g. burns)223
Harmful substance related836
Fall from height311529
Animal related (e.g. livestock)553
Physical assault282218
Slip, trip, fall same level1178869
Struck against111611
Struck by moving vehicle4511
Struck by object382540
Crushed by something collapsing210

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Bottesford

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, to make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

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Bottesford solicitors for serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. Damages will ease the financial load on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitor firms have for many years aided claimants affected by major accidents.

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Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded data demonstrate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Nottinghamshire workplace. These types of accident are often lead to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by moving machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as bruised legs happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Old Brumby Street and on Ashby High St.

Bottesford 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 Bottesford and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Bottesford, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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 injury claims in Bottesford?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Bottesford, Leicestershire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Leicestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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.

Help for potential claimants searching for a personal injury solicitor

Finding the most appropriate PI lawyer for your case is an important step towards achieving the highest settlement or award.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Bottesford, what is the best way to make sure you select the ideal one for your specific circumstances?

Will you need to choose a local Bottesford solicitor ?

The location of the law firm is not very important as injury cases are normally managed remotely.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice with medical facilities near Bottesford as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

The difference in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?11,143 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss can range from ?6,686 to ?9,471.

Additional reading Get a personal injury quote

Look into Bottesford solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Reading reviews is a great place to start when deciding 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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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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