A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Irthlingborough or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

In most cases, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your lawyer should consider how each of these points relates to your case.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in Irthlingborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents in the Irthlingborough area in 2013 included car crashes on the A6 and A45 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A6 and B5713 junction.

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in securing the best settlements for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Irthlingborough.

For more information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Irthlingborough

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from nurses to journalists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury statistics in the Irthlingborough local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in East Northamptonshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified121012
Machinery related injury885
Exposed to fire010
Fall from height877
Injured by an animal201
Lifting331822
Physical assault330
Slip, trip, fall same level362028
Struck against615
Struck by moving vehicle344
Struck by object13514
Trapped under falling object100

For more information: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims

Clinical negligence in Irthlingborough

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial compensation. You can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, for example, to make a complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Irthlingborough serious injury claims

The lasting impact of serious injury will be acknowledged by the Courts when determining how much compensation to pay.

Damages will ease the financial burden on an injured Claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to irritant contact dermatitis.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slips and trips

Recorded data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Northamptonshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by another person or a fire related accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like broken toes happening on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having occurred in the area.

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

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Irthlingborough, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Irthlingborough?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your illness or injury

Identifying the most suitable personal injury lawyer to assist you is your most important step towards claiming the best settlement or award.

How do you make sure you instruct the best company for your needs?

Reviews for solicitors in Irthlingborough

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to formal and traditional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

The contrast in the amount of fees between law firms is important for Claimants.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?79,211 for mesothelioma can vary from ?47,526 to ?67,329.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

Do I need to go with a local legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not so important as injury cases are normally handled by phone and email.

You will need to select a solicitors practice with a national network as Claimants will almost always have to attend a medical assessment.

Read more - Do I have to attend a 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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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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