A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Broseley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Starting your claim sooner will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Work accident claims in Broseley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped injured Claimants, from hotel workers to building surveyors, to claim maximum compensation. Accident data in the Shropshire local authority made available under legislation by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified685152
Electric shock injury132
Machinery related injury332120
100
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1052
Fall from height (ladder)414029
Injured by an animal10118
Lifting and handling injuries19885100
Assault362533
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)157131115
Struck against23195
Hit by vehicle4710
Hit by object704048
Trapped by something collapsing101

Read more about Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Broseley

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Broseley are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 813 accidents (694 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shropshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 835.

Our panel of proficient solicitors have decades of experience in getting the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Broseley.

Read more about Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Broseley

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for closure rather than financial compensation. For example, you can contact The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire, to raise a complaint against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Official data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident in the Shropshire workplace in 2015. They are quite often connected to accidents classified under another heading like being hit by a reversing vehicle or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like strained muscles suffered on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on High St.

Serious injury experts serving Broseley

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be acknowledged by Courts when working out compensation.

Compensation should ease the financial load on an injured Claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist law firms have helped families receive damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious range from degloving injuries to lung cancer.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation

Broseley 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 Broseley and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Broseley, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do you have of handling claims in Broseley?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping people in Broseley, Shropshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Shropshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?

It can take many months for most claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to give practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

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 emphysema, for example, ranges from ?44,275 to ?56,650 (based on 2015 market data).

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

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally 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.

Check Broseley solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can be instructive when attempting to decide which lawyer to go with.

Read more 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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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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