A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you have been injured due to a work accident in Hampshire, a road accident or any other illness or injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, treatment costs, lost wages and other financial losses.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can help you claim compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

If you have been recently diagnosed certain injuries or illnesses, such as industrial deafness, you may still be eligible for compensation.

You could be able to claim even if the illness or condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago.

Whether you are claiming compensation for a road accident in Hampshire or slip or trip, a successful compensation claim involves three components.

Your solicitor must prove that:

  • a duty of care was owed by another party,
  • that this duty was breached, and,
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

The lawyer will look at how your claim will relate to these issues.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in Hampshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of specialist personal injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining the best general and special damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Hampshire.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hampshire are common. Official 2016 statistics reveal a total of 2,954 road accidents throughout Hampshire, 704 of which caused serious or fatal injuries.

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Work accident claims in Hampshire

Worker injured in accident

Quittance's solicitor network have helped many workers, from plasterers to financial managers, to claim compensation.

In 2016, there were 1,541 work accidents in Hampshire, 1 of which involved a fatal injury.

The table below is a sample of recent work accident statistics compiled under HSE reporting legislation:

Workplace accidents in Winchester Local Authority (HSE) 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Other 24 23 28
Machinery related injury 6 6 5
Exposed to fire 0 0 1
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts) 4 4 1
Fall from height (ladder) 17 15 17
Injured by an animal 9 4 3
Lifting and carrying 58 28 27
Assault 14 10 10
Slip, trip, fall same level 70 54 55
Struck against 7 5 2
Struck by moving vehicle 4 0 0
Hit by falling object 20 14 16
Trapped by something collapsing 1 0 3

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Hampshire

Clinical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to injury compensation. For example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety Executive statistics show that employee slips and trips are the most frequently-occuring type of accident at work, both in South East England and the UK as a whole.

Public liability negligence claims injuries, like sprains, fractures and soft tissue injuries, are also common.

Industrial disease

Our panel solicitors can help you to claim work-related compensation for industrial illnesses.

Tim Fieldhouse and our other specialist panel solicitors have handled many industrial disease claims ranging from workplace cancers to farmers lung.

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Serious injury lawyers serving Hampshire

By reducing the financial stress that severe injury puts on a claimant and their family, compensation can help people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitor firms, including complex injury experts Rahki Chauhan and Kevin Walker, have helped claimants affected by serious and catastrophic accidents.

Read more about Catastrophic injury claims

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Hampshire 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 Hampshire and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Hampshire and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of 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
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How much experience do you have of winning claims in Hampshire?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Hampshire and across the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants in Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as stress-free as possible.

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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.

Advice for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

In many cases a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and in cases of serious injury, some claims can take over a year. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide both compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Will I need to instruct a local Hampshire solicitor ?

The location of the firm is less relevant as cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors' firm with national medical centres as you will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

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Reviews for solicitors in Hampshire

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

The diversity in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

More information Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

About the author

Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.

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