A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you are based in Duffield or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

For most claims, making a successful claim has three key components. It needs to be shown 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

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow the solicitor to collect useful supporting evidence.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Duffield

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Duffield are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 858.

Quittance's network of no win, no fee litigators are experienced in securing the highest compensation for people hurt in a car accident in Duffield.

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Work accident claims in Duffield

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for claimants, from catering assistants to dance movement therapists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident figures in the Erewash local authority collated in accordance with legislation by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Erewash Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock220
Machinery related10107
Fire related001
Exposure to harmful substance141
Fall from height6109
Animal related (e.g. livestock)010
Lifting and handling injuries343229
Slip, trip, fall same level483426
Struck against913
Struck by moving vehicle301
Hit by object131211
Trapped underneath something100

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Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to asthma caused by enzymes.

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Duffield serious injury claims

The Quittance team understand the vital change a successful claim can make to severely injured claimants. Quittance work hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of expert solicitor firms for many years have aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by a moving object or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Erewash local authority) litigation for injuries like broken toes occurring on potholes are also common with street trips having happened on Main St and on Alfreton Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Duffield

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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Duffield 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 Duffield and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Duffield, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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

What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Duffield?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Duffield, Derbyshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?

In many cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. For cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Duffield?

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 will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Look into Duffield solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors can vary enormously.

Reading reviews can be revealing if you are trying to decide which solicitor to instruct.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a wrist fracture, for example, ranges from ?2,860 to ?3,850 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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