A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Buckingham or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: September 18, 2016

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, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Key criteria

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a three-year window.

For most claims, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven 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.

Answers to your questions and practical guidance can be provided by a short, free consultation with a Buckingham-specialist lawyer.

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Injury claims calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Buckingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of accredited injury solicitors have decades of experience in getting maximum general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Buckingham.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Buckingham are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,527. Accidents in the Buckingham area in 2013 included car crashes on the A421 and A413 roundabout and on the A422 and A413 roundabout.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Buckingham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants, from bricklayers to careers consultants, to claim compensation. Accident statistics in the Aylesbury Vale local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Aylesbury Vale Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury110
Machinery related injury545
Exposed to fire003
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)412
Fall from height201220
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)246
Lifting and handling injuries683746
Physical attack303525
Slip, trip, fall same level645856
Struck against1464
Struck by moving vehicle212
Struck by object271417
Trapped by something collapsing011

Find out more: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury experts in Buckingham

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on a Claimant. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitor firms work with the Courts, insurance providers and doctors to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Buckinghamshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as strained muscles sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Market Hill and on Buckingham Road Gawcott.

Clinical and medical negligence in Buckingham

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Buckingham 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 Buckingham and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Buckingham, from fast track cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated 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
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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Buckingham?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants across Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and road accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Choosing the best injury lawyer for your claim

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The variation in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers is important for Claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?40,019 for serious arm injuries could vary from ?24,011 to ?34,016.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

Buckingham solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching reviews can be instructive when deciding which solicitor to work with.

Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews

Will you need a local Buckingham lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not so important as injury cases now tend to be handled remotely.

You will need to instruct a law firm that has national medical centres as Claimants will have to attend a medical assessment.

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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