A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Higham Ferrers or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Calculate my compensation

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

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Work accident claims in Higham Ferrers

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from metal workers to geographical information systems managers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury statistics in the East Northamptonshire local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Northamptonshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified121012
Machinery related injury885
Exposed to fire010
Fall from height877
Injured by an animal201
Physical assault330
Slip, trip, fall same level362028
Struck against615
Struck by moving vehicle344
Struck by object13514
Trapped under falling object100

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Higham Ferrers

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of proficient road traffic accident injury lawyers have vast experience in securing the highest compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorbike accident in Higham Ferrers.

Incidents in the Higham Ferrers region in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A6 and A45 roundabout and on the A5001 and A45 roundabout.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other types of claim

Serious injury

We recognise the vital change injury compensation can make to the lives of people who have been affected by major injury. Our panel of expert lawyers work for maximum compensation for serious injuries, including claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our panel of specialist lawyers correspond with doctors and the defendant's representatives ensuring people affected by severe accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious and catastrophic range from cancer to serious pharmaceutical error.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Higham Ferrers

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you just want answers rather than starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from radiation exposure to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slips and trips

Health and Safety figures indicate that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Northamptonshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like torn ligaments experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with falls having happened on Wharf Rd and on Eaton Walk.

Higham Ferrers 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 Higham Ferrers and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Higham Ferrers, from less severe claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Higham Ferrers?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists people injured in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of people across Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from cycling accidents to part-time worker injuries.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What to consider when choosing the right injury lawyer

Instructing the most appropriate PI lawyer to assist you is the most important step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your injuries.

How can you make certain you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice to take on your case?

Higham Ferrers personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Online reviews can certainly be enlightening when deciding which solicitor to sign up with.

Find out more : Reviews

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Higham Ferrers?

You do not need to select a solicitor near you.

In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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