A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Fareham or anywhere in the UK, our experienced lawyers will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

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 expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

In most cases, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Injury claims calculator

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Work accident claims in Fareham

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from nurses to estate agents, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident statistics in the Fareham local authority reported under RIDDOR by the Government:

Work accidents in Fareham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other182214
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)001
Machinery related341
Harmful substance related440
Fall from height1557
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)101
Manual handling492721
Physical assault1059
Slip, trip or fall483028
Struck against352
Struck by moving vehicle230
Struck by object2186

Further information: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Fareham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Fareham are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743.

Quittance's group of qualified personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest awards for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Fareham.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other types of claim

Serious injury specialists acting in Fareham

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury has is understood by solicitors and insurers when they are working out a claim.

A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and take the pressure off a Claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Fareham

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from industrial deafness to acute silicosis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slips and trips

Reported figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hampshire workplace. Slips and trips are typically connected to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by material under pressure or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Fareham local authority) negligence claims injuries like sprained arms happening on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Broadlaw Walk and on Bishopsfield Road.

Fareham 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 Fareham and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Fareham and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their specialist knowledge.

Meet the 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 claims in Fareham?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Fareham, Hampshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants across Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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

Identifying the best injury solicitor to act for you is the most important step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How do you ensure you instruct the most appropriate legal practice to act for you?

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do I need a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases can be run without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm with a national network as you will usually need to go to a medical exam.

Read more : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Read Fareham personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can certainly be revealing when trying to decide which lawyer to act for you.

See : Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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