A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Crowland or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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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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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven 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.

Legal and practical advice will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Crowland lawyer.

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The total compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Crowland

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Crowland are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115. Accidents in Crowland in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A16 and B1040 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A1073 and B1166 junction.

Quittance's group of expert personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting optimum awards for claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in Crowland.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Crowland

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from members of the air force to consumer rights advisers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness figures in the South Holland local authority are detailed under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in South Holland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related101
Machinery related11816
Exposed to explosion110
Harmful substance related764
Fall from height964
Injured by an animal001
Manual handling1014145
Physical assault821
Slip, trip, fall same level826254
Struck against61110
Struck by moving vehicle1099
Hit by falling object323739
Trapped by something collapsing001

Find out more: Accident at work compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE figures demonstrate that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common accident at work in Lincolnshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are frequently related to injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (South Holland local authority) cases for injuries such as broken toes happening on raised kerb stones are also common with trips having happened on High St and on Church St.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury

Quittance's team understand the vital difference a successful claim makes to the lives of people who have been impacted by severe injury.

Compensation should lessen the financial load on an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms correspond with the other side's legal representatives and insurers, helping to ensure claimants impacted by serious accidents get medical and financial support.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Crowland

When a person is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Crowland 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 Crowland and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Crowland and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Crowland?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Crowland, Lincolnshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to building site accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to give practical advice and legal guidance.

Injury lawyer reviews in Crowland - What to look for

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 much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

The difference in success fees and insurance premiums charged by lawyers is an important consideration for claimants.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?84,629 for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems might vary from ?50,777 to ?71,934.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that should be carried out locally 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 medical network.

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

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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