A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Dursley or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

In order to win a Dursley personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

A brief, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury solicitor can provide information and invaluable guidance.

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Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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Work accident claims in Dursley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from farm workers to economists, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident figures for the Stroud local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Stroud Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified131316
Electrocution001
Machinery related injury848
Exposed to explosion001
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)231
Fall from height6119
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)202
Lifting and carrying602521
Assault625
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)423632
Struck against155
Struck by moving vehicle372
Hit by falling object19610

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Road traffic accident claims in Dursley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in fighting for maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Dursley.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Dursley are common. Gov.uk statistics show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Dursley

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want answers rather than financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

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Dursley specialists for serious injury compensation

Quittance recognise the change an injury claim makes to severely injured Claimants.

By reducing the stress severe injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a successful claim allows Claimants to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have aided families recover compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from brain injuries to cerebral palsy.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are often related to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with incidents having occurred on Silver St and on High St.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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Dursley 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 Dursley and across the UK.

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

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Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Dursley, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

To meet more of our team, click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Dursley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Dursley, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What issues to check when finding the best injury lawyer

It can take several months for the majority of claims to have a settlement negotiated. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take years in some circumstances. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust at every step of the process to offer practical advice and legal guidance.

The diversity in personal injury success fees between different lawyers is considerable.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?12,223 for scarring could vary from ?7,334 to ?10,390.

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Check Dursley solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, vary considerably.

Reading reviews is a great place to start when weighing up which solicitor to sign up with.

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Are Dursley Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Many solicitors operate nationwide, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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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