A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Earls Barton or anywhere else in the UK, we can will take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Earls Barton

Worker injured in accident

We have helped injured claimants, from soldiers to dentists, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident figures for the Wellingborough local authority are published under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Wellingborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified15919
Electrical injury100
Machinery related1179
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)211
Fall from height15212
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Manual handling392637
Physical assault1253
Slip, trip or fall403415
Struck against456
Struck by moving vehicle723
Struck by object221312

Read more: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Earls Barton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of certified legal advisors have decades of experience in achieving optimum damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Earls Barton.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Serious injury lawyers serving Earls Barton

Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to severely injured claimants. A successful claim should lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert law firms have helped claimants collect compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic include deep vein thrombosis and cancer.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical negligence in Earls Barton

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for answers instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial injuries including anything from NIHL to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent accident at work in Northamptonshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are sometimes lead to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by hand tools in use or an animal related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as broken arms suffered on potholes are also common with recent pothole trips having happened on Sywell Rd and on Prentice Court.

Earls Barton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Earls Barton and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Earls Barton and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their professionalism.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Earls Barton?

Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants in Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including motorbike accidents and factory accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Guidance for injured people seeking an injury lawyer

It can take several months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Matters involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

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. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for moderate shoulder injuries could vary between ?6,380 and ?10,340 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Will you need a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not particularly important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled by phone and email.

However, you should select a law firm with national medical centres as you will usually need to go to a medical examination.

Further reading : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

What should be considered when comparing Earls Barton solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews 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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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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