A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Holbeach or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

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, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven 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.

How much compensation can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Holbeach

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Holbeach are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115. Incidents in the Holbeach area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A17 and A151 junction and on the A17 and B1168 roundabout.

Our network of skilled no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in getting the highest compensation for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Holbeach.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Holbeach

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from nurses to government research officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work data for the South Holland local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in South Holland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related101
Machinery related11816
Exposed to explosion110
Harmful substance related764
Fall from height964
Injured by an animal001
Manual handling1014145
Physical assault821
Slip, trip, fall same level826254
Struck against61110
Struck by moving vehicle1099
Hit by falling object323739
Trapped by something collapsing001

For more information: Accident at work compensation claim

Other types of claim

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by a falling object or a toxic substance accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like fractured wrists happening on slippery pavements are also common with street trips having occurred on Marriots Gate and on Fleet Hargate.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from radiation exposure to asthma caused by colophony.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Holbeach serious injury compensation claims

Quittance understand the critical change injury compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Compensation will ease the financial burden on an injured claimant enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitors have aided people recover compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include degloving injuries, dioxin poisoning and amputation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Clinical negligence in Holbeach

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Holbeach 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 Holbeach and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Holbeach and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their level of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Holbeach?

We are a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists injured people in Holbeach, Lincolnshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from factory accidents to motorbike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

Will you need to instruct a local Holbeach lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is less important as cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with a national network as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.

Further reading - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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 moderate complex regional pain syndrome could vary between ?22,660 and ?42,460 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Check Holbeach solicitor reviews

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

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be helpful when contemplating which lawyer to instruct.

Find out more Quittance reviews

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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