A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Brigg or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to win a Brigg personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

Making your claim as soon as possible should enable the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Brigg

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of professional lawyers have years of experience in achieving optimum settlements for people injured in a road accident in Brigg.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Brigg are reasonably common. Official statistics show a total of 778 accidents (668 slight accidents, 105 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lincolnshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 805.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Brigg

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants injured at work, from building site contractors to auditors, to claim compensation. Accident information for the North Lincolnshire local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Workplace 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

See: Accident at work claims

Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Brigg

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for closure instead of injury compensation. You can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

See: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip accidents

HSE data underscore the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lincolnshire and the UK. They are often related to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being struck by machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken shoulders suffered on obstructed walkways are also common with slips and trips having occurred on Market Place.

Serious injury solicitors in Brigg

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim makes to people impacted by serious injury.

We fight for the maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes claiming for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our panel of expert law firms engage with medical practitioners, insurance companies and the other side's legal representatives to make sure families affected by major accidents receive medical and financial support.

See: Catastrophic injury claims

Brigg No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Brigg and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Brigg, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Selected because of their winning track record, our lawyers have years of 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

What is your track record of injury claims in Brigg?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Brigg, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants in Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to find the best personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Identifying a suitable law firm to represent you is an important step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Brigg (SRA 2015 figures) - what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal one to handle your case?

Check Brigg solicitor reviews

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

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which lawyer to go with.

Find out more - Quittance reviews

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. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. 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 elbow injuries causing some long term problems, for example, ranges from ?12,650 to ?25,850 (based on 2015 market data).

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Many injury lawyers 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 does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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