A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Conisbrough or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as asbestosis are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

To win a Conisbrough personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The solicitor can take you through each of these key points and should look at how they apply in your case.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Conisbrough

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional no win no fee solicitors have years of experience in securing maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Conisbrough.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Conisbrough are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 1186 accidents (1068 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Doncaster local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,237.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Conisbrough

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from construction workers to clinical research associates, to claim compensation. Accident data in the Doncaster local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Doncaster Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock210
Machinery related252022
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)1064
Fall from height (ladder)422634
Injured by an animal634
Manual handling214118111
Physical assault564652
Slip, trip, fall same level168158130
Struck against152410
Hit by vehicle161811
Hit by falling object776474
Trapped under falling object101

Further information: Accident at work claims

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Conisbrough

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation. You can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in South Yorkshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Doncaster local authority) claims for injuries such as broken toes experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Sheffield Road and on Oakland Terrace.

Serious injury

The effect of serious injury is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are determining how much compensation to pay. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person, injury compensation allows them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of expert law firms have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

Conisbrough 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 Conisbrough and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Conisbrough, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of experience and their winning track record.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

Has Quittance handled many Conisbrough claims?

We are a nationwide network of specialist solicitors that helps injured people in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people throughout South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to accidents on building sites.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the right solicitor

It can take several months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

The diversity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?17,858 for loss of taste can range from ?10,715 to ?15,179.

See How much can you claim?

Are Conisbrough claimants restricted to only local law firms?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

Solicitor reviews in Conisbrough - What to consider

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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