A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Hedge End or anywhere in the country, we can are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

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

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor 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.

Starting your claim as soon as possible should enable the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

How much compensation can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Hedge End

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed and employed claimants, from scaffolding erectors to geographical information systems managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness figures in the Eastleigh local authority made available under legislation by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Eastleigh Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related674
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)402
Fall from height121111
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)303
Lifting and handling injuries624030
Physical attack672
Slip or trip554830
Struck against737
Struck by moving vehicle245
Hit by object21149
Trapped under falling object102

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Hedge End

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of best of breed no win no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in negotiating the highest damages for claimants hurt in a car accident in Hedge End.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hedge End are quite common with a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,743. Accidents in Hedge End in 2013 included traffic collisions on the B3342 and B3035 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A334 and M27 roundabout.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics expose the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Hampshire workplace. Slips and trips are often forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category e.g. being hit by a moving object or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Eastleigh local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken wrists experienced on potholes are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on High St and in St. Johns Centre.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by isocyanates.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical negligence in Hedge End

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers rather than financial compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury lawyers serving Hedge End

The effect a serious injury has is understood by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating how much compensation to pay.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Hedge End 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 Hedge End and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Hedge End, from more minor injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

To 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 is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Hedge End?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Hedge End, Hampshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from industrial disease to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

Locating the right personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most suitable PI lawyer to represent you is a critical step towards getting the best compensation award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Hedge End (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), how can you make sure you choose the ideal legal practice to advise you?

Will you need to go with a local Hedge End lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is less important as cases are, as a matter of course, run without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a company with national medical coverage as claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.

See : Do you have a local medical centre?

Comparing injury solicitors in Hedge End - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The contrast in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is an important consideration for claimants.

For example the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?11,157 for mild tinnitus with some hearing loss could vary from ?6,694 to ?9,483.

Read more at Compare solicitors

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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