A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Hemsworth or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Can I claim?Check claim

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
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How much compensation could I get?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Hemsworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Hemsworth are common with a total of 1472 accidents (1303 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sheffield local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,665.

Our group of knowledgeable road traffic accident litigators have years of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Hemsworth.

Further information: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Hemsworth

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from plasterers to herbalists, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury data in the Sheffield local authority collated under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury431
Machinery related363039
Explosion related011
Exposed to fire421
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1949
Fall from height (ladder)624151
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)743
Manual handling261177153
Physical assault273030
Slip, trip, fall same level266220169
Struck against282814
Struck by moving vehicle1778
Struck by object1178578
Crushed by something collapsing332

Further information: Work accident compensation

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Hemsworth

Clinical negligence is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Further information: Clinical negligence claims

Slips and trips

Official statistics indicate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Sheffield workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by tools in use or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place (Sheffield local authority) claims for injuries such as broken toes happening on tripping on a street are also common with street trips having occurred on White Lane and on Constable Rd.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to asthma caused by enzymes.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

We recognise the vital difference an injury claim makes to severely injured claimants. The Quittance team fight for compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

Further information: Catastrophic injury claims

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Hemsworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Hemsworth and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Hemsworth, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Meet the 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 your solicitors have of claims in Hemsworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout West Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to offer practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

What should you consider when comparing Hemsworth solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Do I need a local Hemsworth solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is less important as injury cases are usually managed remotely.

However, you should select a law firm with national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical examination.

More on : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The variation in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?48,914 for asbestosis might vary from ?29,348 to ?41,577.

More information : How much can you claim?

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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