A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Immingham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Key criteria

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

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Calculate your compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Immingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle accident in Immingham.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Immingham are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 3,115.

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Work accident claims in Immingham

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed and employed claimants, from metal workers to health and safety advisers, to claim injury compensation. Accident data for the West Lindsey local authority are detailed under legislation by the Government and set out below:

Workplace accidents in West Lindsey Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported241419
Machinery related558
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)311
Fall from height111113
Injured by an animal514
Lifting and handling injuries382721
Physical assault432639
Slip or trip383422
Struck against733
Struck by moving vehicle313
Hit by falling object1998
Trapped underneath something001

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Other injury claims

Serious injury specialists handling claims in Immingham

We recognise the vital difference compensation makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

Quittance's network of solicitors work to achieve maximum compensation for severe injuries, which includes reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from mesothelioma to asthma caused by grain.

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Slip and trip accidents

Reported statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most prevalent cause of injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often lead to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by a runaway vehicle, a carrying injury or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place (West Lindsey local authority) litigation for injuries like broken wrists suffered on raised kerb stones are also quite common with falls having happened on Station Rd and on Great Limber.

Clinical negligence in Immingham

Clinical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to a compensation award. To make a formal complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Read more: Medical negligence claim

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Immingham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Immingham and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Immingham, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

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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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Has Quittance handled many claims in Immingham?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Immingham, Lincolnshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people throughout Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How to find the right lawyer for your compensation claim

Identifying a suitable solicitor to represent you is a critical step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Immingham (according the SRA) - how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate legal practice to represent you?

The difference in success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on No Win No Fee agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?55,213 for severe complex regional pain syndrome could vary from ?33,128 to ?46,931.

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Do you need to choose a local Immingham injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not so relevant as injury cases are typically managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a solicitors' firm that provides a national network as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical exam.

Read about : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Check Immingham personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers vary considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when contemplating which lawyer to pick.

See : Personal injury lawyer 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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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