A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you live in Eastleigh or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Find out how much you can claim

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Making a personal injury claim

Extensive legislation is in place to support individuals considering a claim, and our network of injury lawyers have years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such circumstances.

For most claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must 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

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Usually a claim for compensation can take several months to complete and in the most serious claims, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

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 minor eye injuries, for example, ranges from £3,190 to £7,040 (based on 2015 market data).

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?".

Do I need to go with a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not so relevant as cases are usually run by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Read about : What is the process for attending a medical?

Eastleigh solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing when mulling over which lawyer to go with.

Read - Personal injury solicitors reviews

What claims does Quittance conduct in Eastleigh?

Compensation can be arranged for a broad range of injuries throughout Eastleigh. We can assist with injuries including:

Medical negligence in Eastleigh

Clinical negligence, at one time referred to as medical negligence, is the legal term for a failing by a doctor or medical professional. An example might be a prescription error claim. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Eastleigh have worked on claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital, Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2DW.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to chronic silicosis.

Road traffic claims

Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Eastleigh are quite common. Gov. uk statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743.

Quittance's group of road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum awards for Claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in Eastleigh.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has assisted people, from construction workers to customs officers, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Eastleigh local authority collated in accordance with regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related674
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)402
Fall from height121111
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)303
Lifting and handling injuries624030
Physical attack672
Slip or trip554830
Struck against737
Struck by moving vehicle245
Hit by object21149
Trapped under falling object102

Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Hampshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips and trips are sometimes the forerunner to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or an animal related accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on obstructed walkways are also common with pavement crack trips having happened on Shakespeare Rd and on Falkland Court.

Serious injury lawyers handling compensation in Eastleigh

Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on an individual. Quittance's panel of lawyers work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including claiming for medical treatment and care costs.

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors look after compensation claims in Eastleigh

Should your compensation claim be won, your legal fees are settled by the other party. When your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay the legal fees.

Does the Claimant need to pay extra fees?

No Win, No Fee means there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

We provide clear answers to help people affected by injury choose whether to make a claim.

Find more information online without picking up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.

Ready to start your injury claim?

Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to commence your compensation claim. Alternatively, you can begin your compensation claim online here.

Speak to a member of the Quittance network of specialists to discuss your claim. Phone 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.