A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Farnborough or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should usually be made within three years.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Farnborough or work-related illness, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It needs to be shown 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, no-obligation phone call with an expert Farnborough lawyer can provide answers and advice.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Farnborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Farnborough are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Accidents in Farnborough in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A325 and B3272 roundabout and on the A325 and B3014 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have vast experience in securing maximum general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Farnborough.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Farnborough

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people hurt in an accident, from carpenters to financial managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Injury and illness statistics in the Rushmoor local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Rushmoor Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported8189
Machinery related423
Explosion related010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)120
Fall from height (ladder)996
Lifting and handling injuries411726
Physical assault410
Slip, trip, fall same level383229
Struck against412
Struck by moving vehicle032
Hit by falling object91110

Further information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident at work in Hampshire and the UK. These types of accident are typically related to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a building, a fall from a ladder or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken wrists suffered on potholes are also quite common with trips having happened on Mayfield Rd and on Frimley High St.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with getting compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by colophony.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury lawyers handling compensation in Farnborough

The lasting effect a serious injury can have is recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating a claim. Our panel of solicitors fight to achieve compensation for serious injury and illness, including damages for medical expenses and care costs. Our panel of specialist lawyers have for many years aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include cerebral palsy and neck injuries.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Farnborough

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial damages. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Farnborough No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Farnborough and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Farnborough and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning claims.

Meet the 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 injury claims in Farnborough?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Farnborough, Hampshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people throughout Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents on building sites to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.


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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Instructing the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your legal matter is an important step towards receiving the highest compensation settlement.

How do you ensure you select the most appropriate one for your case?

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Farnborough personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can be helpful if you are deciding which solicitor to sign up with.

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Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Farnborough?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam 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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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