A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Burghfield Common or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

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

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Making your claim sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by the solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Burghfield Common

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Burghfield Common are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 315 accidents (262 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wokingham council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 359.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable road traffic accident injury solicitors are experienced in getting the best awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Burghfield Common.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Burghfield Common

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from factory workers to aromatherapists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work figures in the Wokingham local authority collated under reporting legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Wokingham Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury576
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)424
Fall from height (scaffolding)957
Animal related401
Lifting and handling injuries292217
Slip, trip, fall same level303231
Struck against314
Hit by vehicle111
Struck by object877
Trapped underneath something002

For more information: Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims

Slips and trips

Reported statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Berkshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a crush injury from something overturning or an animal related accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken shoulders suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with slips having happened on the Street and on Basingstoke Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Burghfield Common

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Burghfield Common serious injury claims

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference injury compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

We fight hard for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Burghfield Common 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 Burghfield Common and across the UK.

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

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Burghfield Common, from whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their level 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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Burghfield Common?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in Burghfield Common, Berkshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Berkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and slips and trips at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury?

Selecting a suitable lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your accident.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Burghfield Common (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - how can you ensure you select the most appropriate one to instruct?

Will you need to go with a local Burghfield Common lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially relevant as cases are usually managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm with national medical coverage as claimants will usually have to attend an independent medical examination.

Comparing injury solicitors in Burghfield Common - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded ?43,869 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms might vary from ?26,321 to ?37,288.

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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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