A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Grimsby or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

In all cases, a free phone call with an expert Grimsby lawyer can give answers and invaluable guidance.

Compensation calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Work accident claims in Grimsby

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from forklift drivers to firefighters, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics in the North East Lincolnshire local authority reported under regulations by the HSE in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in North East Lincolnshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported303141
Electrical injury100
Machinery related injury131918
001
Explosion related (e.g. gas)200
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)822
Fall from height (ladder)242023
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)422
Manual handling945574
Physical attack251813
Slip, trip, fall same level11077107
Struck against16811
Struck by moving vehicle758
Struck by object443426
Trapped by something collapsing201

Further information: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Grimsby

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Grimsby are quite common with statistics showing a total of 659 accidents (565 slight accidents, 87 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North East Lincolnshire council area. By 2014 the total had increased to 729. Accidents in the Grimsby area in 2013 included collisions on the A46 and A1243 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A16 and A46 crossroads.

Quittance's network of qualified road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining the highest settlements for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Grimsby.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Lincolnshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the precursor to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by another person or a drowning accident. Public place (North East Lincolnshire local authority) legal claims for injuries like sprained ankles occurring on potholes are also common with recent trips having occurred on Victoria Street and on Ripon St.

Grimsby serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim will make to the lives of people who have been affected by severe injury.

By limiting the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured person and their family, compensation enables Claimants to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have aided families collect compensation for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious include serious pharmaceutical error, mesothelioma and neck injuries.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to latex allergy.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical negligence in Grimsby

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure instead of financial damages. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Diana Princess Of Wales Hospital, Scartho Road, Grimsby.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Grimsby and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Grimsby?

Quittance is a national network of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim?

Identifying the best personal injury solicitor to represent you is a critical step towards obtaining the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Grimsby (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - how do you make certain you instruct the most appropriate law firm to handle your case?

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 severe arm injuries, for example, ranges from ?77,715 to ?105,875 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Grimsby solicitor reviews

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

Researching online reviews can help build a picture when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Will I need to go with a local Grimsby lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not especially important as injury cases are normally handled remotely.

You will need to choose a firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

More on : Do you have a medical centre near me?

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.

Read more
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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