A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Hucknall or anywhere in the country, Quittance 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?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, 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.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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.

Work accident claims in Hucknall

Worker injured in accident

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
Undetermined18149
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

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Road traffic accident claims in Hucknall

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Other claims we handle

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.

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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.

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Medical negligence in Hucknall

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for answers as opposed to financial damages. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, you can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

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

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Hucknall, from less severe claims to life-changing injury. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Hucknall?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to part-time worker injuries.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as clear and straightforward 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.

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.

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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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