A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Breaston or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within a three-year window.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Breaston or slip or trip, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated 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.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Breaston

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from carpenters to biomedical engineers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work data in the Breaston local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Erewash Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock220
Machinery related10107
Fire related001
Exposure to harmful substance141
Fall from height6109
Animal related (e.g. livestock)010
Lifting and handling injuries343229
Slip, trip, fall same level483426
Struck against913
Struck by moving vehicle301
Hit by object131211
Trapped underneath something100

Find out more: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Breaston

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for the highest awards for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Breaston.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Breaston are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 858.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Slips and trips

Government figures show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident in the Derbyshire workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or an animal related accident. Public place (Erewash local authority) accident claims injuries such as fractured wrists sustained on potholes are also common with pavement trips having happened on Tamworth Rd and on College St.

Serious injury

The Quittance team understand the change compensation will make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Our panel of solicitors work to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of specialist solicitors correspond with insurers and doctors to make sure claimants affected by severe accidents receive the support they need. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be catastrophic or serious include head injuries, benzene poisoning and cerebral palsy.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Clinical negligence in Breaston

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want answers instead of injury compensation. For example, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Breaston 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 Breaston and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Breaston and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Breaston?

We are a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Breaston, Derbyshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people throughout Derbyshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.


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.

Choosing the right personal injury solicitor for you

Selecting a suitable injury lawyer for your case is a crucial step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.

How can you ensure you select the ideal company to pursue compensation for you?

Comparing Breaston personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For complicated leg fractures, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?22,440 to ?31,680 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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?".

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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