A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Finedon or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim.

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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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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in most cases.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like 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 is considered.

In most cases, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be shown 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.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by the solicitor.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Road traffic accident claims in Finedon

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of certified no win no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining the highest general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Finedon.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Finedon

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted injured claimants, from building site contractors to exploration geologists, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness figures in the Wellingborough local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Wellingborough Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified15919
Electrical injury100
Machinery related1179
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)211
Fall from height15212
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Manual handling392637
Physical assault1253
Slip, trip or fall403415
Struck against456
Struck by moving vehicle723
Struck by object221312

Further information: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other claims we handle

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics demonstrate that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Northamptonshire workplace in 2015. They are often connected to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a quarry drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on obstructed footpaths are also common with street trips having occurred on Wellingborough Rd and on Farm Rd.

Clinical negligence in Finedon

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from chemical poisoning to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

The long-term effect of serious injury is recognised by the Courts when determining a claim. We work for compensation for serious injuries, which includes claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have for many years helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Finedon No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Finedon and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Finedon and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Finedon?

We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Finedon, Northamptonshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from public place accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

What points to think about when finding the best personal injury solicitor

Selecting the best solicitor for your legal matter is a key step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation award for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Finedon (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database), what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal one to advise you?

Do I need to instruct a local Finedon injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is less important as injury cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a law firm with medical facilities near Finedon as you will usually be expected to attend a medical exam.

More - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The disparity in the level of fees charged by firms is a material consideration for claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?27,075 for complicated leg fractures could conceivably vary from ?16,245 to ?23,014.

Further reading How much can you claim?

Finedon personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews can certainly be instructive if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to act for you.

Read more Personal injury solicitors 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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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