A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Hucknall or anywhere in the country, Quittance can can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

How much compensation could I get?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Making a personal injury claim

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Hucknall, there are three elements to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

What to check when choosing the right personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to offer legal guidance and practical advice.

Will I need a local Hucknall injury lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not very relevant as cases are conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a company that offers medical facilities near you as Claimants will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

See - Do I have to attend a medical?

The difference in the level of success fees between different solicitors working on No Win No Fee agreements is quite surprising.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £15,668 for displaced metatarsal fractures can range from £9,401 to £13,317.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Hucknall personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Online reviews can be instructive when mulling over which solicitor to choose.

Read more - Personal injury solicitor reviews

Claims Quittance conducts

Our network of solicitors have represented individuals in Hucknall and across Nottinghamshire whose accident circumstances were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:

Serious injury

We recognise the critical difference a successful claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim allows individuals to focus on their rehabilitation. Our network of specialist solicitors communicate with medical professionals, insurance companies and Courts to make sure Claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

Medical negligence in Hucknall

Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is the term used to describe a failing by a medical professional. Quittance's panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Hucknall have handled compensation claims brought against hospitals that include Highbury Hospital, Highbury Road, Nottingham, NG6 9DR.

Workplace accidents

We have helped contractors, self employed or employed Claimants, from plasterers to health and safety inspectors, to claim injury compensation. Accident data for the Broxtowe local authority made available under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Workplace accidents in Broxtowe Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury001
Machinery related injury3102
Exposure to harmful substance100
Fall from height766
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)101
Lifting and handling injuries523434
Physical assault113
Slip, trip or fall463235
Struck against424
Struck by moving vehicle222
Hit by object16913
Trapped by something collapsing110

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident in the Nottinghamshire workplace. They are quite often the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by an object falling from a ladder, a fall from height or a harmful substance accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments occurring on potholes are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by enzymes.

Road traffic accidents in Hucknall

Our group of skilled solicitors have years of experience in getting the best awards for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Hucknall.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Hucknall are common with a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after Hucknall claims for compensation

If you succeed in the compensation claim, the costs for your solicitor must be paid by the losing party or their insurer. If you lose your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor means you are not required to pay their legal costs.

Will there be hidden fees?

Quittance promise No Win, No Fee means a Claimant do not need to pay any of your solicitor's legal fees if the claim be unsuccessful.

Click here to learn more about about our No Win, No Fee.

What should you do next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get your questions answered

Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about the process. answers help you to make the best choice for your future.

Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants in our FAQ section.

Ready to make a claim?

Call an expert on 0800 612 7456 to make your personal injury claim, or start your injury claim here.

Quittance's expert team are ready to help. Would you like to know more? You can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.