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?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making a claim

Considerable legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and our panel of expert solicitors have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.

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.

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

Cases we conduct in Fareham

It is possible to claim compensation for a broad range of injuries across Fareham. Our team can help with injuries and medical conditions including:

Accidents at work

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
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

Industrial disease

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

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.

Road traffic claims

Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.

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.

Medical and clinical negligence in Fareham

Clinical negligence - once known as medical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care on the part of a medical professional, either private or NHS. Quittance's highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Hampshire and Fareham have helped people with cases brought against the health service including Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, Gosport, Gosport, PO12 3PW.

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Fareham

When your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor means you will not have to pay their legal costs. When you win your claim, your legal fees must be settled by the other side or their insurer.

Do you need to pay any fees?

Some firms may charge additional costs should the claim fail. With our injury lawyers, 100% No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.

Read more about No Win, No Fee

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you choose a solicitor.

Find more answers online without being required to call a law firm. Read our frequently asked questions here.

Ready to begin your injury claim?

You can start the claim online here or call us on 0800 612 7456.

If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor or would like a specific question answered first, contact on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.