A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in East Leake or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

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

In order to win a East Leake personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

In all cases, a free phone call with a East Leake personal injury solicitor can provide information and invaluable guidance.

Calculate your compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in East Leake

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in East Leake are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

Quittance's panel of professional personal injury solicitors have years of experience in getting optimum awards for claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in East Leake.

See: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in East Leake

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from members of the air force to courier/tour guides, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident figures for the Rushcliffe local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury001
Machinery related injury420
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)100
Fall from height775
Animal related (e.g. livestock)313
Physical attack221
Slip, trip, fall same level312226
Struck against834
Struck by moving vehicle513
Hit by falling object5910

See: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Nottinghamshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists occurring on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened on High St.

Clinical negligence in East Leake

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, you can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestos related illness to emphysema.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is understood by Courts when determining compensation.

Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on a claimant and their family so they can focus on recovery.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

East Leake 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 Leake and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in East Leake, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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

Have you won many injury claims in East Leake?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in East Leake, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including part-time worker injuries and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?

Identifying the best lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards achieving the most compensation for your accident.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of East Leake (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority) - how can you make sure you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to represent you?

Will I need to select a local East Leake solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is not very important as injury cases are typically managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a law firm with a national network as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

Read about : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. 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.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For severe toe injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?11,110 to ?17,050 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in East Leake

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different 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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