A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you are based in Isle of Wight or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for injury 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, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

To win a Isle of Wight personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

A free phone consultation with a specialist solicitor can provide answers and useful advice.

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How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Isle of Wight

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants injured at work, from catering assistants to investment fund managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident figures in the Isle of Wight local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General272618
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related851
Exposed to fire300
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)442
Fall from height151012
Injured by an animal011
Lifting and handling injuries792731
Physical attack16113
Slip or trip724846
Struck against1112
Struck by moving vehicle323
Hit by object15814

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Isle of Wight

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Isle Of Wight are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 4 fatal accidents, 82 serious accidents and 335 slight accidents in 2013 in Isle of Wight (Total events were 421 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 427.

Our network of trained road traffic accident litigators have decades of experience in achieving maximum compensation for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Isle Of Wight.

For more information: Road accident claims

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident in the South East England workplace. They are often the initiators of accidents recorded in a different category for instance being hit by hand tools in use or a toxic substance accident. Public place cases for injuries like cheekbone fractures suffered on raised kerb stones are also common with recent falls having occurred recently.

Serious injury solicitors acting in Isle of Wight

We understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury.

Compensation should lessen the financial load on a claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of law firms have for many years aided claimants affected by severe accidents.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical negligence in Isle Of Wight

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want a better understanding of events rather than financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, to raise a complaint against Isle Of Wight NHS Trust.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Isle of Wight, from fast track cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have Quittance solicitors handled many Isle of Wight claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of expert solicitors that helps people injured in the Isle of Wight and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of claimants across the Isle of Wight seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to accidents in the office.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the most appropriate injury solicitor for your legal matter is an important step towards getting the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal solicitors' practice to advise you?

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 severe knee injuries could vary between ?56,375 and ?77,770 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for injury lawyers in Isle of Wight

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will you need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone and email.

You will need to choose a law firm that offers national medical centres as you will need to attend a medical examination.

More - What is the process for attending 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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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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