A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Datchet or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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

In the majority of cases, making a successful claim has three key elements. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

In all cases, answers and invaluable guidance will be offered through a free phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Datchet

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from members of the Royal Navy to crown prosecution service lawyers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident data for the Windsor and Maidenhead local authority reported under RIDDOR legislation by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Windsor and Maidenhead Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified281922
Electric shock injury100
Machinery related injury858
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related (e.g. scars)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)321
Fall from height (scaffolding)191820
Animal related (e.g. livestock)513
Lifting and carrying523429
Physical assault1465
Slip, trip, fall same level444335
Struck against4413
Struck by moving vehicle213
Struck by object191212
Trapped underneath something200

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Road traffic accident claims in Datchet

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Datchet are reasonably common with a total of 494 accidents (440 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Windsor and Maidenhead local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 458. Incidents in the Datchet region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B470 and B376 junction and on the roundabout of the B3022 and B3026 mini-roundabout.

Quittance's panel of legal advisors have decades of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Datchet.

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Datchet

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire.

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Datchet serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team understand the difference an injury claim can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance's team work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of law firms have aided people collect damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as catastrophic or serious include radiation exposure, serious psychiatric harm and back injuries.

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Slips and trips

Recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Berkshire. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by material under pressure, a fall from height or a lake drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as fractured vertebrae suffered on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened on Upper Vale Road and on Peascod Street.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chronic silicosis.

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Datchet No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Datchet and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Datchet and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

To 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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Datchet?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people in Datchet, Berkshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Berkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Matters involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is an important first step.

What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Datchet?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The disparity in success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is an important consideration for claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?28,336 for vibration white finger affecting causing a change in job could vary from ?17,002 to ?24,086.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will you need to instruct a local Datchet legal firm ?

The location of a solicitor is not relevant as injury cases are managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a law firm that offers a national network as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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