A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Horncastle or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury claims should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

To win a Horncastle personal injury case, your lawyer 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

The lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

Calculate your compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Road traffic accident claims in Horncastle

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have years of experience in securing the best general and special damages for people injured in a road accident in Horncastle.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Horncastle are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Horncastle

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants, from scaffolding erectors to health and safety advisers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the East Lindsey local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Lindsey Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other212425
Electricity related200
Machinery related injury121011
001
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)201
Exposure to toxic substance452
Fall from height181611
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)211
Lifting and carrying602953
Assault855
Slip, trip or fall535960
Struck against338
Hit by vehicle510
Struck by object201912
Crushed by something collapsing210

For more information: Work accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to latex allergy.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Horncastle serious injury compensation

We recognise the critical difference compensation makes to severely injured Claimants. Our network of expert lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of law firms for many years have aided people affected by major accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic range from deep vein thrombosis to hydrocarbon poisoning.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most common cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. These types of accident are quite often the cause of accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by material under pressure or a fire related accident. Public place (East Lindsey local authority) claims for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on pavement ice are also common with slips and trips having occurred on Market Place and on East Road.

Clinical and medical negligence in Horncastle

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Horncastle 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 Horncastle and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Horncastle, from less severe claims to long term illness. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

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

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Horncastle?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Horncastle, Lincolnshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from road accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

Advice for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Read Horncastle personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can help build a picture when mulling over which lawyer to go with.

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Do you need a local Horncastle solicitor ?

The location of a firm is less critical as cases now tend to be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as Claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.

Read more : Do you have a local medical centre?

The difference in the level of fees charged by firms is a material consideration for Claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?37,063 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery might vary from ?22,238 to ?31,503.

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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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