A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Corby or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation 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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Key criteria

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

Whether claiming for a slip, trip or work accident in Corby, making a successful claim has three key elements. It needs to be proven that:

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

Legal and practical advice will be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist lawyer.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Corby

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents in the Corby area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A6003 and A427 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A427 and A6086 roundabout.

Our group of expert no win no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving the highest compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Corby.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Corby

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to clinical microbiologists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury figures for the Corby local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Corby Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury987
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)922
Fall from height (ladder)23511
Manual handling534428
Slip, trip, fall same level505732
Struck against10105
Hit by vehicle925
Struck by object272224
Trapped by something collapsing001

Find out more: Accident at work claims

Other claims we handle

Serious injury experts in Corby

We recognise the critical difference an injury claim can make to severely injured claimants. A successful claim will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers have for many years helped families impacted by serious accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include serious pharmaceutical error, chemical burns and brain tumours.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded data demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Northamptonshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or an asphyxiation accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent pothole trips having happened on Alexandra Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Corby

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for closure instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Corby 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 Corby and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Corby, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Corby?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Corby, Northamptonshire and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants in Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and road accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to provide compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For extensive fractures causing serious long term problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?63,360 to ?105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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?".

Do you need to choose a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the firm is not critical as injury cases can be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will need to go to a medical assessment.

Look into Corby solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be helpful if you are contemplating which lawyer to go with.

Find out more : Quittance reviews

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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