A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Gainsborough or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

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Key criteria

Injury claims should be made within three years in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

A short, no-obligation phone call with a specialist lawyer will provide answers and useful advice.

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Injury claims calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Gainsborough

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from factory workers to exhibition display designers, to claim compensation. Work injury data in the Gainsborough local authority are listed under regulations by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in West Lindsey Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported241419
Machinery related558
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)311
Fall from height111113
Injured by an animal514
Lifting and handling injuries382721
Physical assault432639
Slip or trip383422
Struck against733
Struck by moving vehicle313
Hit by falling object1998
Trapped underneath something001

See: Injured at work claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Gainsborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of knowledgeable no win no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Gainsborough.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Gainsborough are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire council area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115. Incidents in the Gainsborough area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A631 and B1433 crossroads and on the A631 and A159 roundabout.

See: Road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Gainsborough

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to make a formal complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips and trips

Reported figures show that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often lead to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a falling object, when helping another person or an exposure to fire accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on High Street.

Gainsborough serious injury compensation

Quittance understand the vital change injury compensation will make to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury. Our network of solicitors work to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of specialist solicitor firms correspond with doctors and health professionals, Courts and insurers, helping to ensure claimants affected by major accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from asbestosis to serious pharmaceutical error.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

See: Industrial disease compensation

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Gainsborough 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 Gainsborough and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Gainsborough, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Chosen for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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
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What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Gainsborough?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of award winning solicitors that helps people in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to pedestrian accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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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.

Finding the best lawyer

Usually a personal injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. In cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to offer expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is less critical as injury cases are usually run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near Gainsborough as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

See - What is the process for attending a medical?

The disparity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms is considerable.

E.g. the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded ?7,249 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke might vary from ?4,349 to ?6,161.

More information How to compare personal injury fees

Check Gainsborough solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by injury lawyers can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are mulling over which solicitor to pick.

Find out more - Quittance 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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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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