A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Calverton or anywhere in the UK, we can are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a three-year window in most cases.

To win a Calverton personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

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

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with an injury lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.

Injury claims calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Calverton

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people injured in an accident, from farm workers to computer sales supports, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident data for the Gedling local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Gedling Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury544
Exposed to explosion001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)100
Fall from height (scaffolding)1182
Animal related210
Lifting and carrying381613
Physical assault5176
Slip, trip or fall342329
Struck against583
Struck by moving vehicle102
Hit by falling object9126

Read more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Calverton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of proficient injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining the best damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Calverton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Calverton are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

Read more: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Calverton experts for serious injury compensation

We understand the difference injury compensation can make to people whose lives have been affected by severe injury. Our network of lawyers work for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes claiming for medical and care costs. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence and chronic pain.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in Calverton

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. You can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported statistics expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent accident at work in Nottinghamshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (Gedling local authority) litigation for injuries such as fractured ankles experienced on potholes are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.

Calverton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Calverton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Calverton and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Calverton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Calverton, Nottinghamshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Finding the right solicitor

Selecting a suitable personal injury solicitor for your case is the most important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award.

How do you make certain you choose the most appropriate firm for your case?

Are Calverton claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The contrast in the level of success fees between different firms is enormous.

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?12,217 for scarring might vary from ?7,330 to ?10,384.

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Check Calverton personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture if you are thinking about which lawyer to work with.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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