A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you are based in Evesham or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make 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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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown 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 short, free call with an injury lawyer will provide answers and advice.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Evesham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Evesham are relatively common. Official statistics show 5 fatal accidents, 56 serious accidents and 466 slight accidents in 2013 in Herefordshire (Total events were 527 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 560. Incidents in Evesham in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A46 and B4035 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A4184 and B4084 crossroads.

Our group of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting the highest awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Evesham.

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Work accident claims in Evesham

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from members of the army to ergonomists, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work figures in the Wychavon local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Wychavon Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related10115
Exposed to fire300
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)353
Fall from height191416
Injured by an animal442
Manual handling574747
Slip or trip575545
Struck against1187
Struck by moving vehicle415
Hit by object232424
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Evesham

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from chemical poisoning to acute silicosis.

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Serious injury experts serving Evesham

The lasting effect serious injury can have is understood by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating compensation. By reducing the stress severe injury puts on an injured person, compensation allows claimants to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with insurers, Courts and medical practitioners ensuring families affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work in Hereford and Worcester in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often the initiators of accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a harmful substance accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as fractured vertebrae experienced on spillages are also common with recent pothole trips having occurred on Pitchers Hill and on High St.

Evesham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Evesham and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Evesham 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, our solicitors have years of experience.

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

Have you handled many Evesham claims?

We are a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Evesham, Worcestershire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Worcestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

It can take months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Cases involving serious injury or disputed liability can take longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

The variation in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers is a material consideration for claimants.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?37,992 for severe, disabling elbow injuries can range from ?22,795 to ?32,293.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

Read Evesham solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers can differ.

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

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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