A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Burton upon Trent or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims must be made within three years in the majority of cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Burton upon Trent or road accident, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Legal and practical advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an injury lawyer.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Burton upon Trent

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people hurt in an accident, from construction workers to building control officers, to claim compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the East Staffordshire local authority are listed under reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in East Staffordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury878
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related (e.g. burns)100
Harmful substance related354
Fall from height (ladder)241211
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)202
Lifting and handling injuries785250
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)707160
Struck against1866
Hit by vehicle565
Hit by object323021
Trapped under falling object100

Read more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Burton upon Trent

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Burton Upon Trent are reasonably common. Official statistics show 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Incidents in the Burton Upon Trent region in 2013 included collisions on the A5121 and A5189 roundabout and on the A511 and A5121 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Burton Upon Trent.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Burton Upon Trent

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial damages. For example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official data indicate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Staffordshire. They are quite often lead to injuries attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery or a fall from a ladder. Public place (East Staffordshire local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as facial scarring sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Wellington St and on Main St.

Burton upon Trent serious injury claims

We understand the vital difference an injury claim will make to people affected by serious and catastrophic injury. By limiting the pressure serious injury places on an injured person and their family, injury compensation helps individuals to prioritise their recovery. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with the Courts, doctors and health professionals and insurance companies ensuring people impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

Burton upon Trent No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Burton upon Trent and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Burton upon Trent and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the 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 claims in Burton upon Trent?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Staffordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to ladder accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Identifying a suitable solicitor for your case is a crucial step towards receiving the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Burton Upon Trent, how can you make sure you select the best solicitors' practice to represent you?

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Burton upon Trent?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The variation in the amount of fees charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?25,719 for a serious wrist injury can vary from ?15,431 to ?21,861.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Read Burton Upon Trent solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be a good place to start when mulling over which lawyer to choose.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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