A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Grantham or anywhere in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 21, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years.

To win a Grantham personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Answers and both practical and legal advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert Grantham lawyer.

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Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Grantham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Grantham are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115. Accidents in the Grantham region in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A52 and A607 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A52 and A1 junction.

Quittance's panel of certified road traffic accident personal injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for the best awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Grantham.

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Work accident claims in Grantham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from catering assistants to electrical engineers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury information for the Grantham local authority collated under reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:

Workplace accidents in South Kesteven Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other242621
Machinery related injury23610
Fire related (e.g. scars)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)343
Fall from height (scaffolding)211716
Injured by an animal123
Lifting and handling injuries854148
Physical assault443
Slip, trip or fall656552
Struck against1486
Struck by moving vehicle512
Struck by object271624
Trapped under falling object202

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Other types of claim

Medical negligence in Grantham

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

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Grantham serious injury claims

The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury has will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining a claim. Damages should lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Our panel of specialist solicitor firms for many years have helped families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious and catastrophic range from multiple fractures to amputation.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to irritant contact dermatitis.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

HSE data underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are sometimes connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by moving machinery or a river drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on St Peters Hill and on Princess Drive.

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Grantham 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 Grantham and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Grantham, from fast track claims to catastrophic injury. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience.

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 you have of claims in Grantham?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people in Grantham, Lincolnshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and pedestrian accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you

Finding the most suitable personal injury lawyer to represent you is a crucial step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement.

How do you ensure you choose the most appropriate company to advise you?

Do you need to choose a local lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not so relevant as cases are typically conducted by phone and email.

You will need to select a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to go to a medical examination.

Further reading - Do you have a local medical centre?

Read Grantham personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online reviews can be informative when mulling over which solicitor to choose.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

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 moderate complex regional pain syndrome could vary between ?22,660 and ?42,460 (based on 2015 market research).

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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