A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Ilkeston or anywhere else in the UK, our expert solicitors will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Key criteria

Personal injury claims should usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, there are three elements to proving a claim. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

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Compensation Calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in Ilkeston

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Ilkeston are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 858. Incidents in the Ilkeston area in 2013 included crashes on the A609 and A6007 roundabout and on the A609 and A6096 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing the highest awards for anyone who has been hurt in a car accident in Ilkeston.

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Work accident claims in Ilkeston

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed or employed claimants, from catering assistants to horticultural consultants, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident statistics in the Broxtowe local authority are listed under regulations by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Broxtowe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Ilkeston

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim. To make a formal complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from radiation exposure to dioxin poisoning.

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Ilkeston experts for serious injury compensation

The lasting effect of serious injury is understood by the Courts when they are working out a claim.

By relieving the stress severe injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim helps people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers engage with the Courts, doctors and insurance companies ensuring claimants impacted by severe accidents receive legal and medical support.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety data show that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Derbyshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like cheekbone fractures happening on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred in the local area.

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Ilkeston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Ilkeston and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Ilkeston, from whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our 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
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Have you handled many claims in Ilkeston?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors that assists people in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from scaffolding accidents to public place accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

It can take many months for most minor injury claims to reach a conclusion. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to offer compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Look into Ilkeston personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can certainly be revealing if you are trying to decide which lawyer to work with.

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The disparity in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?3,375 for a wrist fracture could vary from ?2,025 to ?2,869.

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Do you need a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitors office is not so important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.

However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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