A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Bursledon or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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.

Getting your claim started sooner should allow the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Bursledon

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating the best compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Bursledon.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Bursledon are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Accidents in the Bursledon region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A3024 and M27 roundabout and on the A27 and A3024 roundabout.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Bursledon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants injured at work, from lathe operators to charities fundraisers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident statistics for the Eastleigh local authority are listed in accordance with regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related674
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)402
Fall from height121111
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)303
Lifting and handling injuries624030
Physical attack672
Slip or trip554830
Struck against737
Struck by moving vehicle245
Hit by object21149
Trapped under falling object102

Find out more: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims we handle

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common accident in the Hampshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often related to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by machinery or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like fractured wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred on Weston Lane and on Station Rd.

Bursledon experts for serious injury claims

Quittance's team understand the vital change a compensation claim makes to severely injured claimants. By relieving the stress severe injury places on a claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim enables claimants to concentrate on their recovery.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors have for many years helped people affected by major accidents. Injuries which are considered to be serious include cerebral palsy and degloving injuries.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Bursledon

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Bursledon 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 Bursledon and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Bursledon, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

How much experience do you have of handling claims in Bursledon?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Bursledon, Hampshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Hampshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.


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.

Finding the right personal injury solicitor

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and 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.

Injury lawyer reviews in Bursledon - Tips for comparing firms

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

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.

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 serious injuries to the big toe or to several other toes, for example, ranges from ?7,755 to ?11,110 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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