A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Daventry or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury 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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Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

In most cases, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A no-obligation phone call with an Daventry injury lawyer can give answers and advice.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Road traffic accident claims in Daventry

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of trained road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in getting maximum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Daventry.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Daventry

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for claimants, from construction workers to database administrators, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work data for the Daventry local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Daventry Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related9116
Exposed to explosion100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls)961
Fall from height (scaffolding)16612
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)212
Physical assault1569
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)527059
Struck against14186
Struck by moving vehicle14169
Hit by object222233
Trapped under falling object021

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other injury claims

Daventry serious injury compensation claims

The long-term impact serious injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when determining what a claim is worth.

A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on a claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitors have for many years aided claimants impacted by major accidents.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to asthma caused by latex.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Government figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of injury at work in Northamptonshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a moving object or an electrical discharge accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as strained muscles occurring on raised flagstones are also common with street falls having happened on Sheaf St and on Edinburgh Square.

Medical negligence in Daventry

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation. To make a formal complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

Daventry 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 Daventry and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Daventry, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

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 experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Daventry?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Daventry, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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.

What factors to think about when picking the right solicitor

Instructing the most suitable solicitor to help you is a crucial step towards getting the best compensation settlement for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Daventry - how can you make sure you choose the best firm for your needs?

The variation in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms is an important consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?55,204 for severe complex regional pain syndrome can vary from ?33,122 to ?46,923.

Further reading : How much can you claim?

Are Daventry claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

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 medical network.

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

Solicitor reviews in Daventry - What to consider

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

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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