A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Glossop or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.

In the majority of cases, making a successful claim has these key elements. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

It can take many months for most claims to have a settlement negotiated. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

Glossop personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Online reviews can be enlightening when deciding which lawyer to sign up with.

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Will I need to go with a local Glossop solicitor ?

The location of the solicitors office is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed remotely.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice that provides medical facilities near Glossop as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

More : Do I have to attend a medical?

The diversity in the amount of personal injury fees between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £25,949 for serious foot injuries could conceivably vary from £15,569 to £22,056.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Which claims does Quittance handle in Glossop?

Compensation could be arranged for a broad range of injury and illness in Glossop. Our team have helped with injuries and illness including:

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.

Slips and trips

Recorded figures indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips and trips are often connected to accidents attributed to other causes like being struck by machinery, being trapped by something collapsing or a drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken shoulders sustained on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with recent street trips having occurred on Winster Mews and on Market Street.

Glossop serious injury compensation claims

The long-term effect a serious or catastrophic injury can have is recognised by the Courts when calculating a claim. A claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Glossop

Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Glossop are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 858.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident injury lawyers are experienced in in getting optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Glossop.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from kitchen workers to exploration geologists, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work figures in the High Peak local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in High Peak Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related9118
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)010
Exposed to fire001
Exposure to harmful substance341
Fall from height686
Animal related300
Lifting and carrying432621
Slip or trip323232
Struck against933
Struck by moving vehicle072
Struck by object1687
Trapped under falling object201

Clinical negligence in Glossop

Clinical negligence (until recently known as medical negligence) is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Derbyshire and Glossop have handled legal action made against private and NHS hospitals including Tameside Hospital, Fountain St, Ashton Under Lyne, OL6 9RW.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Glossop

When your compensation claim is not successful, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay their fees. If you succeed, the fees for your lawyer must be covered by the losing side (or their insurance company).

Will you have to pay extra fees?

No Win, No Fee means that there will be no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out. Click here for more about No Win, No Fee.

What happens next?

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

Find out more

Before you instruct a lawyer arm yourself with information about the process. The right information will help you to make the best decision for you.

Get answers to popular questions asked by injured people on the FAQ page.

Ready to start?

Once you are ready to proceed, you can start your compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or with the online contact form here.

If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor before making a decision, contact Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a more convenient time.