A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Epworth or anywhere else in the UK, we can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, we can assist you with a claim for 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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Key criteria

Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

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

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

Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Epworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Epworth are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 5 fatal accidents, 105 serious accidents and 668 slight accidents in 2013 in North Lincolnshire (Total events were 778 local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 805.

Quittance's panel of specialist no win, no fee legal advisors have vast experience in achieving the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Epworth.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Epworth

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from farm workers to exploration geologists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work accident statistics in the North Lincolnshire local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in North Lincolnshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported364842
Electrical injury300
Machinery related injury161117
Fire related (e.g. burns)223
Harmful substance related836
Fall from height311529
Animal related (e.g. livestock)553
Physical assault282218
Slip, trip, fall same level1178869
Struck against111611
Struck by moving vehicle4511
Struck by object382540
Crushed by something collapsing210

Further information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Epworth

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want answers as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Epworth solicitors for serious injury claims

The lasting impact serious injury has will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating compensation.

Quittance's network of solicitors work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injuries, including reimbursement for medical and care costs. Our panel of specialist lawyers have aided families collect damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic range from serious pharmaceutical error to brain injuries.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to farmers lung.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lincolnshire. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle or an animal related accident. Public place litigation for injuries like bruised legs suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with trips having occurred on New Trent St and on High St.

Epworth 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 Epworth and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Epworth and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Epworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Epworth, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.


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 to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to conclude. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take much longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many of the issues of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is an important first step.

Epworth personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Researching reviews can be a good place to start when trying to decide which solicitor to work with.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Will I need to select a local solicitor ?

The location of a solicitor is less critical as cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a company that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

See - Will I have to attend a medical?

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 back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms, for example, ranges from ?31,350 to ?56,375 (based on 2015 market data).

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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