A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Emsworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury 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 expert 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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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

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The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Work accident claims in Emsworth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people hurt in an accident, from electricians to environmental health officers, to claim compensation. Accident at work data in the Havant local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Havant Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related462
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)401
Fall from height727
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)001
Lifting and carrying442416
Physical assault755
Slip, trip, fall same level353530
Struck against724
Struck by moving vehicle221
Struck by object1296
Trapped underneath something010

For more information: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Emsworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Emsworth 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. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,743.

Quittance's panel of professional road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Emsworth.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded data expose the fact that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hampshire workplace in 2015. They are often lead to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent falls having happened on the Square and on High St.

Emsworth lawyers for serious injury compensation

Courts understand that a serious injury will have a significant impact on an individual and their family. By relieving the financial stress a major injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim helps claimants to focus on recovery.

Our panel of specialist lawyers have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.

For more information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from NIHL to dioxin poisoning.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Emsworth

When someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Emsworth 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 Emsworth and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Emsworth, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Chosen for their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Emsworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Emsworth, Hampshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward 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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Instructing the best solicitor to represent you is a crucial step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Emsworth (according to the 2015 SRA database) - what is the best way to make sure you choose the best law firm to advise you?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury 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.

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 a broken leg, for example, ranges from ?14,520 to ?22,440 (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?".

Reviews for solicitors in Emsworth

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 quality of service taken by individual firms.

Are Emsworth claimants restricted to only local law firms?

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

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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