A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Brackley or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

For most claims, proving an injury claim has three key elements. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, a short, free call with a personal injury solicitor can provide answers to your questions and useful guidance.

Calculate your compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Brackley

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from lathe operators to biomedical scientists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident information for the South Northamptonshire local authority are published under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in South Northamptonshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported101312
Machinery related323
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)101
Fall from height579
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)121
Manual handling35197
Slip or trip332028
Struck against311
Struck by moving vehicle345
Hit by object14139
Trapped by something collapsing110

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Brackley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of knowledgeable road traffic accident lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Brackley.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Brackley

Clinical negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want answers rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Serious injury experts in Brackley

Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured person.

Quittance's panel of lawyers work to get compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical and care costs.

Quittance's panel of specialist law firms have helped families claim damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include mesothelioma and brain injuries.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Reported data expose the fact that slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in Northamptonshire. They are typically the precursor to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured ankles happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on the Green and on High St.

Brackley 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 Brackley and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Brackley and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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 Brackley?

Quittance is a national network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Brackley, Northamptonshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to bike accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

What issues to consider when choosing the right lawyer

Choosing the most appropriate injury solicitor for your legal case is a crucial step towards achieving the highest compensation award.

how can you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to act for you?

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. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. 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 leg fractures could vary between ?42,130 and ?56,375 (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.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Brackley?

The majority of large firms operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Read Brackley solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be instructive if you are weighing up which solicitor to act for you.

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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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