A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Desborough or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Key criteria

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, 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, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Road traffic accident claims in Desborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of professional litigators have a wealth of experience in getting maximum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Desborough.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Desborough

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from construction workers to dentists, to claim injury compensation. Work accident information for the Kettering local authority are listed under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Kettering Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known322024
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury1297
Fire related (e.g. burns)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)411
Fall from height (scaffolding)171612
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)111
Lifting and handling injuries594438
Physical assault1374
Slip, trip, fall same level513946
Struck against1247
Struck by moving vehicle882
Hit by falling object251517
Trapped under falling object022

For more information: Work accident claim

Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Desborough

Clinical negligence (at one time called medical negligence) is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's highly experienced panel of injury solicitors acting for Desborough have been instructed on compensation claims filed against infirmaries and hospitals that include Woodland Hospital, Woodland Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8XF.

For more information: Clinical negligence claims

Slip and trip injuries

Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Northamptonshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Kettering local authority) legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on obstructed pathways are also common with pothole trips having happened on Lower Street and on Grange Place.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from mesothelioma to asthma caused by grain.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Desborough experts for serious injury claims

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major effect on an injured Claimant and their family.

By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured Claimant and their family, an injury claim enables Claimants to focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years helped Claimants impacted by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis and lung cancer.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Desborough No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Desborough and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

What experience do you have of injury claims in Desborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Desborough, Northamptonshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances

Selecting the best injury solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards successfully claiming the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Desborough - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the best firm to help you?

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 mild asthma, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?8,580 to ?15,510 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Read Desborough personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can be revealing when mulling over which solicitor to act for you.

See - Quittance reviews

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Desborough?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam 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.