A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Cinderford or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to win a Cinderford personal injury case, it must be shown that:

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

The solicitor should consider how your case relates to the points.

Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our injury calculator gives 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 Cinderford

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Cinderford are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,168. Accidents in the Cinderford area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A4151 and B4226 junction and on the single carriageway of the A4136 and A4151 junction.

Our panel of qualified injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Cinderford.

Find out more: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Cinderford

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from lathe operators to computer sales supports, to claim compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Forest of Dean local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the HSE in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Forest of Dean Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)010
Machinery related injury1186
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)231
Fall from height585
Injured by an animal311
Lifting and carrying303422
Physical assault267
Slip, trip, fall same level332220
Struck against422
Struck by moving vehicle133
Struck by object1837
Trapped by something collapsing100

Find out more: Accident at work compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded data reveal that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are quite often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like pulled muscles experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with street falls having happened on Farm Rd and on Dockham Rd.

Cinderford serious injury compensation

The effect of a serious injury will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating what a claim is worth.

A successful claim should lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors have aided families recover damages for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious include serious pharmaceutical error, concussion and radiation exposure.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Cinderford

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Cinderford 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 Cinderford and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Cinderford, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their specialist knowledge.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Cinderford?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Cinderford, Gloucestershire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to bike accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean making a 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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and in the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems could vary between ?63,360 and ?105,875 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

Are Cinderford claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

In most cases, 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.

Solicitor reviews in Cinderford - What to look for

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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