A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Havant or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of an injury.

In order to win a Havant personal injury case, 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.

How much compensation can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Havant

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Havant are common. Official statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,743. Incidents in the Havant area in 2013 included crashes on the A27 and A(M)3 roundabout and on the A(M)3 and A2030 slip road.

Our network of specialist no win, no fee lawyers have years of experience in getting maximum settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Havant.

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Work accident claims in Havant

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from scaffolding erectors to food technologists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury statistics in the Havant local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in Havant Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified7175
Machinery related462
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)401
Fall from height727
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)001
Lifting and carrying442416
Physical assault755
Slip, trip, fall same level353530
Struck against724
Struck by moving vehicle221
Struck by object1296
Trapped underneath something010

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical negligence in Havant

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from industrial deafness to benzene poisoning.

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Serious injury

The effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when determining how much compensation to pay.

By limiting the stress serious injury puts on an injured Claimant, a compensation claim helps people to prioritise their recovery. Our network of expert lawyers have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents. Injuries and medical conditions which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include degloving injuries, amputation and bowel cancer.

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Slip and trip injuries

Official data highlight the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common accident at work in Hampshire. They are frequently the precursor to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by moving machinery, being trapped by something or a quarry drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like torn ligaments experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with kerb stone trips having occurred on the Green and on Strouden Court Precinct.

Havant No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Havant and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Havant and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the Quittance 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 winning claims in Havant?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors that helps injured people in Havant, Hampshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants in Hampshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical for your circumstances

Selecting the most suitable legal team for your case is a key step towards negotiating the highest settlement or award.

How do you make certain you choose the ideal law firm to help you?

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

You do not need to choose a law firm near you.

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

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Havant solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be instructive if you are weighing up which lawyer to go with and which considerations are most important to 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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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