A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Gosport or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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Key criteria

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Gosport or road accident, making a successful claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that:

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

Legal and practical advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist lawyer.

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How much compensation could I get?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Work accident claims in Gosport

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for injured claimants, from soldiers to exhibition organisers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident data in the Gosport local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Gosport Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified1695
Electric shock injury001
Contact with machinery222
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)101
Fall from height1103
Animal related (e.g. livestock)100
Lifting321415
Assault024
Slip, trip, fall same level201819
Struck against024
Struck by moving vehicle020
Struck by object861
Trapped by something collapsing001

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Road traffic accident claims in Gosport

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Gosport are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,743. Accidents in Gosport in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A288 and B2154 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A3 and B2154 roundabout.

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining optimum settlements for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Gosport.

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Gosport

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, for example, to make a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from chemical poisoning to chromium related illnesses.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Safety figures show that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hampshire and the UK. Slips and trips are sometimes forerunner to injuries classified under another heading such as being hit by material under pressure or a lake drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having occurred on the Hard and on High Street.

Gosport serious injury compensation

The Quittance team understand the critical change compensation makes to the lives of people affected by serious injury.

By relieving the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a compensation claim enables people to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of law firms have for many years aided families impacted by severe accidents.

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Gosport, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many Gosport claims?

We are a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps injured people in Gosport, Hampshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants in Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

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.

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

Finding a suitable solicitors' practice to represent you is your most important step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Gosport (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015) - what is the best way to ensure you instruct the best company to help you?

Do you need to instruct a local Gosport solicitor ?

Going for a local firm is not very important as injury cases are usually run remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that has national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical examination.

See : Will I have to attend a medical?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious wrist injury, for example, ranges from ?19,800 to ?31,625 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Read Gosport personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are contemplating which solicitor to act for you.

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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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