A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in East Cowes or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers can handle your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in East Cowes or road accident, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven 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

Making your claim sooner will enable statements from witnesses and other evidence to be gathered in support of your claim by your lawyer.

What is my claim worth?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in East Cowes

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of knowledgeable no win, no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in East Cowes.

Accidents involving vehicles in East Cowes are not uncommon with a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 427.

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Work accident claims in East Cowes

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from hotel workers to conference organisers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident figures for the Isle of Wight local authority are compiled in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related851
Exposed to fire300
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)442
Fall from height151012
Injured by an animal011
Lifting and handling injuries792731
Physical attack16113
Slip or trip724846
Struck against1112
Struck by moving vehicle323
Hit by object15814

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Other claims

East Cowes solicitors for serious injury compensation

We understand the vital change compensation makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury. Quittance's team fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

Our panel of specialist solicitor firms correspond with Courts and insurance providers ensuring claimants impacted by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related illness to chromium related illnesses.

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Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Isle Of Wight. These types of accident are often related to accidents filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a toxic substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like pulled muscles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent street falls having happened on Well Rd and on Terminus Road.

Medical negligence in East Cowes

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for closure instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against Isle Of Wight NHS Trust, you can write to St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight.

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East Cowes 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 East Cowes and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in East Cowes, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of claims in East Cowes?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in East Cowes, the Isle of Wight and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across the Isle of Wight seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained at work and motorbike pillion passenger accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Locating the best lawyer for your claim

Instructing the most appropriate solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards getting the highest compensation award for your accident.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of East Cowes, what is the best way to ensure you choose the best solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Do you need to instruct a local East Cowes legal firm ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not important as injury cases are typically run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that offers national medical centres as you will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

More - Will I have to attend a medical?

Comparing East Cowes personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service 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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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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