A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Cotgrave or anywhere in the country, Quittance can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

In the majority of cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

How much compensation could I get?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Cotgrave

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from nurses to clinical scientists, to claim injury compensation. Work accident statistics in the Rushcliffe local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury001
Machinery related injury420
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)100
Fall from height775
Animal related (e.g. livestock)313
Physical attack221
Slip, trip, fall same level312226
Struck against834
Struck by moving vehicle513
Hit by falling object5910

Find out more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Cotgrave

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Cotgrave are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,533.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing the highest damages for people injured in a road accident in Cotgrave.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Cotgrave

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, you can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to make a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded figures expose the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Nottinghamshire. They are frequently forerunner to injuries classified under another heading like being struck by a falling object or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken arms sustained on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on Radcliffe on Trent and on Main Rd.

Cotgrave serious injury claims

We understand the vital difference a successful claim will make to people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. A claim should ease the financial load on a claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Cotgrave 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 Cotgrave and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Cotgrave, from fast track cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

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

Have you handled many claims in Cotgrave?

Quittance is a national network of award winning solicitors that helps claimants in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your claim?

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for less serious injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout your claim to provide both specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

Comparing injury solicitors in Cotgrave - online reviews

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

The difference in the amount of personal injury fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

For instance the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?91,805 for severe arm injuries can range from ?55,083 to ?78,034.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, 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 network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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