A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Gloucestershire or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within a three-year window.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, answers and useful advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an expert lawyer.

Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

Road traffic accident claims in Gloucestershire

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Gloucestershire are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,168.

Our panel of best of breed no win no fee solicitors are experienced in securing maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Gloucestershire.

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Work accident claims in Gloucestershire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured Claimants, from warehouse assistants to finance advisers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident figures in the Stroud local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Stroud Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified131316
Electrocution001
Machinery related injury848
Exposed to explosion001
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)231
Fall from height6119
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)202
Lifting and carrying602521
Assault625
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)423632
Struck against155
Struck by moving vehicle372
Hit by falling object19610

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Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Gloucestershire

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure as opposed to injury compensation. You can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, for example, to raise a complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by laboratory animals.

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Gloucestershire serious injury claims

The impact serious and catastrophic injury can have is recognised by the Courts when they are calculating compensation. By relieving the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their family, an injury claim helps individuals to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors for many years have helped families impacted by major accidents.

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Slips, trips and falls

Reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury at work in South West England and the UK. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by moving machinery, a fall from height or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken ankles occurring on pavement cracks are also common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Windmill Rd.

Gloucestershire No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Gloucestershire and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Gloucestershire, from fast track whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

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 claims in Gloucestershire?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Gloucestershire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted hundreds of people across Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be paid. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for spinal cord damage could vary between ?73,700 and ?130,130 (based on 2015 market research).

Solicitor reviews in Gloucestershire - What to look for

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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