A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in High Wycombe or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

For most claims, making a successful claim has three key components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.

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Compensation Calculator

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in High Wycombe are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,527. Accidents in the High Wycombe area in 2013 included crashes on the A40 and A4128 roundabout and on the A404 and A4010 roundabout.

Quittance's network of specialist lawyers are experienced in negotiating the best general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in High Wycombe.

See: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in High Wycombe

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from bricklayers to graphic designers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury information for the Wycombe local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Wycombe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined81518
Machinery related626
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)554
Fall from height (ladder)161511
Injured by an animal105
Lifting and handling injuries523624
Physical assault724
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)755340
Struck against624
Struck by moving vehicle322
Struck by object12817
Trapped by something collapsing110

See: Work accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury

The Quittance team understand the change injury compensation will make to the lives of people affected by major injury. Our panel of lawyers fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Our network of expert law firms have aided claimants receive compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to cerebral palsy.

See: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from mesothelioma to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded data underline the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by moving machinery, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like bruised legs experienced on poorly maintained paths are also common with slips and trips having happened on Micklefield Rd and on Common Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in High Wycombe

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want closure as opposed to injury compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to make a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

See: Medical negligence claim

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High Wycombe No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover High Wycombe and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in High Wycombe, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are chosen for their specialist knowledge and their track record in recovering compensation.

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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What experience does Quittance have of claims in High Wycombe?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and specialist advice, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Selecting the most appropriate law firm for your legal matter is an important step towards receiving the highest compensation settlement for your injuries.

How do you make sure you instruct the most appropriate one for your specific circumstances?

Will you need to select a local lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not very relevant as cases are conducted by phone and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

More : Do you have a medical centre in or near High Wycombe?

Reviews for solicitors in High Wycombe

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for spinal cord damage could vary between ?73,700 and ?130,130 (based on 2015 market research).

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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