A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Clowne or anywhere in the UK, we can will take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

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

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

How much compensation can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based 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.

Work accident claims in Clowne

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from nurses to community arts workers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury figures for the North East Derbyshire local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in North East Derbyshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified1099
Machinery related injury4510
100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)213
Fall from height765
Animal related121
Manual handling262125
Physical assault204
Slip or trip403124
Struck against543
Struck by moving vehicle265
Struck by object161513
Trapped by something collapsing001

For more information: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Clowne

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Clowne are quite common. Official statistics reveal 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 858. Accidents in Clowne in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A619 and A618 crossroads and on the roundabout of the B6417 and B6418 mini-roundabout.

Our group of qualified road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in getting maximum settlements for anyone hurt in a road accident in Clowne.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by material under pressure, a carrying injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (North East Derbyshire local authority) cases for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on Circular Drive and on Bridge St.

Serious injury experts serving Clowne

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating compensation. By limiting the pressure a serious injury places on an injured Claimant and their family, injury compensation enables people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Clinical negligence in Clowne

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Clowne 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 Clowne and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Clowne, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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 do you have of injury claims in Clowne?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Clowne, Derbyshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

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

Will I need to select a local solicitor ?

The location of the solicitor is not so important as cases can be run without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

What should you look for when comparing Clowne solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

The variation in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different firms is important for Claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a Claimant accepting a settlement of ?7,902 for serious hand injuries with full or close to full recovery could conceivably vary from ?4,741 to ?6,716.

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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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