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?

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

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.

Making an injury claim

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

Extensive legislation is in place to give support to individuals considering a claim, and our panel of injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

Read Quittance reviews

What claims do you handle in Havant?

Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors help clients receive compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.

Industrial disease

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

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.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Havant

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.

Accidents in the workplace

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
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

Clinical negligence in Havant

Clinical negligence - previously called medical negligence - is the legal term a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider, NHS or private. An illustration of this could be an accident and emergency claim. Our panel of lawyers acting for Havant have worked on legal cases brought against NHS and private hospitals including Spire Portsmouth Hospital, Bartons Road, Havant, PO9 5NP.

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.

Havant No Win, No Fee Lawyers

If you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer means you are not required to pay their fees. If the case is successful, the costs for your lawyer will be settled by the other party.

Can Claimants get 100% No Win, No Fee

Quittance's network of solicitors guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you shall never have to pay your lawyer's legal costs should the injury claim be unsuccessful.

Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee here

What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

We provide detailed answers to help you decide whether to start an injury claim.

If you have more questions before calling, see our FAQ pages.

Start your claim for compensation

When you are ready to proceed, you can begin your compensation claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or with the online contact form here.

Talk to Quittance's network of specialists for more detail about you claim. Request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456.