A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Edwinstowe or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims should be made within three years in the majority of cases.

In most cases, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Compensation Calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Edwinstowe

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants injured at work, from factory workers to exploration geologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident figures for the Mansfield local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in Mansfield Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury100
Contact with machinery232
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)310
Fall from height16110
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)210
Lifting and handling injuries402722
Physical attack222018
Slip or trip422727
Struck against500
Struck by moving vehicle350
Hit by falling object131210
Trapped by something collapsing001

Further information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Edwinstowe

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Edwinstowe are quite common with 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,533. Incidents in the Edwinstowe area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B6030 and B6034 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6075 and B6034 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of accredited legal advisors are experienced in securing maximum settlements for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Edwinstowe.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Edwinstowe

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to raise a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to emphysema.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Government statistics highlight the fact that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by hand tools in use or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Mansfield local authority) negligence claims injuries such as broken shoulders happening on potholes are also common with kerb stone trips having happened on Laurel Avenue and on High St.

Serious injury experts serving Edwinstowe

Quittance's team recognise the vital difference compensation will make to people who have been affected by major injury. Quittance work for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Edwinstowe 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 Edwinstowe and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Edwinstowe and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

How much experience do you have of winning claims in Edwinstowe?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to road accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide both practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Do you need to instruct a local Edwinstowe lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not particularly critical as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Edwinstowe as you will need to attend a medical assessment.

Read about - Will I have to attend a medical?

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Edwinstowe?

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 offered by different firms.

The contrast in the level of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded ?12,059 for mild asthma might vary from ?7,235 to ?10,250.

Additional reading - Compare solicitors quotes

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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