A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Doncaster or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Doncaster or slip or trip, 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.

In all cases, a free phone call with an expert solicitor can provide answers and useful advice.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Doncaster

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from factory workers to dental hygienists, to seek financial compensation. Accident figures in the Doncaster local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Doncaster Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock210
Machinery related252022
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)1064
Fall from height (ladder)422634
Injured by an animal634
Manual handling214118111
Physical assault564652
Slip, trip, fall same level168158130
Struck against152410
Hit by vehicle161811
Hit by falling object776474
Trapped under falling object101

See: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Doncaster

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Doncaster are relatively commonplace with statistics showing a total of 1186 accidents (1068 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Doncaster local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,237. Incidents in Doncaster in 2013 included crashes on the A18 and A638 roundabout and on the A18 and A6182 roundabout.

Our panel of trained no win, no fee solicitors have years of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Doncaster.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Serious injury specialists serving Doncaster

We recognise the critical change an injury claim will make to seriously injured claimants. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured claimant, a compensation claim helps people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of expert solicitor firms engage with medical experts and Courts ensuring families impacted by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions held to be catastrophic or serious include amputation, eye injuries and bowel cancer.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical negligence in Doncaster

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want closure or answers instead of injury compensation. You can write to Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, for example, to make a complaint against Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from asbestosis to asthma caused by enzymes.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury in the South Yorkshire workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the cause of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, when supporting another person or a drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on spillages are also quite common with incidents having happened on Nether Hall Rd and on Beckett Rd.

Doncaster 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 Doncaster and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet the team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Doncaster and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected because of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Doncaster?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of claimants in South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike pillion passenger accidents to accidents in the office.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free as possible.


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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury

In most cases a claim can take several months to complete. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

The disparity in the level of personal injury fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant awarded ?4,197 for a broken tibia or fibula can range from ?2,518 to ?3,567.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will you need to go with a local Doncaster legal firm ?

The location of the law firm is not so critical as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a law firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

What should you look for when comparing Doncaster solicitor reviews?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare 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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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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