A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Eastwood or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 25, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Key criteria

Claims for compensation must be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in the majority of cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Eastwood or slip or trip, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A brief, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor will give answers and invaluable guidance.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Eastwood

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Eastwood are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

Quittance's group of proficient road traffic accident solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Eastwood.

Find out more: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Eastwood

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from carpenters to dietitians, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Broxtowe local authority made available under RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Broxtowe Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined18149
Electrical injury001
Machinery related injury3102
Exposure to harmful substance100
Fall from height766
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)101
Lifting and handling injuries523434
Physical assault113
Slip, trip or fall463235
Struck against424
Struck by moving vehicle222
Hit by object16913
Trapped by something collapsing110

Find out more: Work accident claims

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Eastwood

When a patient is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from respiratory diseases to irritant contact dermatitis.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Eastwood specialists for serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to seriously injured Claimants. By reducing the stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a successful claim helps Claimants to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of law firms have helped families receive damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include chemical poisoning, paralysis and serious pharmaceutical error.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in Nottinghamshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by an object falling from a machine or an electrical discharge accident. Public place accident claims injuries like facial scarring suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with slips having happened on Main St.

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Eastwood No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Eastwood and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Eastwood, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their professionalism.

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
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Have you handled many Eastwood claims?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and workplace accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs

Selecting the best solicitor to represent you is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Eastwood SRA website 2015), what is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal company to represent you?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Eastwood?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

The disparity in the level of success fees charged by lawyers is an important consideration for Claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of ?31,082 for loss of hearing in one ear could vary from ?18,649 to ?26,420.

See How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Reviews for solicitors in Eastwood

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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