A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Brixworth or anywhere else in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate 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.

The lawyer should look at how your claim will relate to these issues.

Injury claims calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Brixworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of knowledgeable road traffic accident solicitors have years of experience in getting maximum general and special damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Brixworth.

Read more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Brixworth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed and employed people, from forklift drivers to catering managers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Wellingborough local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Wellingborough Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified15919
Electrical injury100
Machinery related1179
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)211
Fall from height15212
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Manual handling392637
Physical assault1253
Slip, trip or fall403415
Struck against456
Struck by moving vehicle723
Struck by object221312

Read more: Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Brixworth serious injury compensation

Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-changing impact on a claimant and their dependants. By relieving the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a successful claim allows people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert lawyers have for many years aided people affected by major accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Northamptonshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by material under pressure, a carrying injury or an electrocution accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like sprained wrists sustained on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Sywell Rd and on Main Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Brixworth

Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Brixworth 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 Brixworth and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Brixworth, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Brixworth?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Brixworth, Northamptonshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people in Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to find the right personal injury solicitor for your claim

Instructing a suitable personal injury lawyer to act for you is an important step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.

How can you ensure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to advise you?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. 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 severe complex regional pain syndrome could vary between ?42,460 and ?67,925 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

Are Brixworth claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

You do not need to pick a law firm near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

Brixworth personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are thinking about which lawyer to work with.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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