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?

Updated: September 10, 2016

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.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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 three 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

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.

Work accident claims in Glossop

Worker injured in accident

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
Other938
Machinery related9118
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)010
Exposed to fire001
Exposure to harmful substance341
Fall from height686
Animal related300
Lifting and carrying432621
Assault422
Slip or trip323232
Struck against933
Struck by moving vehicle072
Struck by object1687
Trapped under falling object201

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Road traffic accident claims in Glossop

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes 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 getting optimum general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Glossop.

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Other types of claim

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.

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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.

Industrial disease

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

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Clinical negligence in Glossop

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to raise a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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Glossop 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 Glossop and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Glossop and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Glossop?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Glossop, Derbyshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including whiplash and factory accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

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?

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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