A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Irchester or anywhere in the country, our solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Eligibility to claim

Claims should be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in the majority of cases.

In most cases, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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.

Making your claim as soon as possible should allow the lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

How much compensation could I get?

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Irchester

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in achieving optimum general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Irchester.

Read more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Irchester

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people hurt in an accident, from carpenters to land-based engineers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics for the Wellingborough local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Wellingborough Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified15919
Electrical injury100
Machinery related1179
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)211
Fall from height15212
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Manual handling392637
Physical assault1253
Slip, trip or fall403415
Struck against456
Struck by moving vehicle723
Struck by object221312

Read more: Accident at work claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Irchester

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation. You can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded figures expose the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Northamptonshire. Slips, trips and falls are quite often related to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as bruised legs experienced on raised flagstones are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Wollaston Rd.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help Claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from noise induced hearing loss to acute silicosis.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

The lasting effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are working out how much compensation to pay. We fight for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of expert lawyers for many years have helped people affected by severe accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Irchester 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 Irchester and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Irchester, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their years of specialist experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Irchester?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Irchester, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to factory accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

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.

Advice for those searching for a personal injury solicitor

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to provide both legal guidance and practical advice.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke could vary between ?4,290 and ?10,175 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for solicitors in Irchester

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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