A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Cleethorpes or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Whether claiming for a road accident or work-related illness, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A short, no-obligation phone call with a specialist solicitor can provide information and invaluable guidance.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Cleethorpes

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants injured at work, from warehouse assistants to community education officers, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury statistics for the Cleethorpes local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in North East Lincolnshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported303141
Electrical injury100
Machinery related injury131918
Explosion related (e.g. gas)200
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)822
Fall from height (ladder)242023
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)422
Manual handling945574
Physical attack251813
Slip, trip, fall same level11077107
Struck against16811
Struck by moving vehicle758
Struck by object443426
Trapped by something collapsing201

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Road traffic accident claims in Cleethorpes

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Cleethorpes are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 659 accidents (565 slight accidents, 87 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North East Lincolnshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 729. Accidents in the Cleethorpes area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A1031 and A1098 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A16 and A1031 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors are experienced in achieving the highest compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Cleethorpes.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work in Lincolnshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes connected to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by moving machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (North East Lincolnshire local authority) cases for injuries like torn ligaments occurring on pavement ice are also quite common with trips having happened on Convamore Rd and on Cleethorpe Rd.

Serious injury experts in Cleethorpes

Quittance's team recognise the difference an injury claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by major injury.

A successful claim will lessen the financial burden on an injured claimant enabling them to prioritise recovery.

Our panel of law firms have helped claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from back injuries to lung disease.

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Clinical negligence in Cleethorpes

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want closure instead of financial damages. You can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

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Cleethorpes 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 Cleethorpes and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Cleethorpes, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Cleethorpes?

Quittance is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and pedestrian accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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. 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?

Choosing the most suitable personal injury lawyer for your case is a crucial step towards achieving the most compensation for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Cleethorpes SRA website 2015) - how can you make certain you choose the most appropriate one to work with?

Reviews for injury lawyers in Cleethorpes

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees charged by lawyers can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?18,489 for a broken leg could conceivably vary from ?11,093 to ?15,716.

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Do you need to instruct a local Cleethorpes injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not relevant as injury cases are normally managed by phone and email.

However, you should select a solicitors' firm that offers medical facilities near Cleethorpes as you will almost always need to attend an independent medical examination.

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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