A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Kenilworth or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

To win a Kenilworth personal injury case, it should be demonstrated 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.

How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Road traffic accident claims in Kenilworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of proficient road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best settlements for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Kenilworth.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Kenilworth are relatively frequent with 23 fatal accidents, 265 serious accidents and 1656 slight accidents in 2013 in Warwick (Total events were 1944 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261. Incidents in Kenilworth in 2013 included collisions on the slip road of the A46 and A452 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A452 and B4103 crossroads.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Kenilworth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from plasterers to lecturers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury data for the Warwick local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Warwick Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported222822
Electrocution100
Machinery related1189
Exposed to explosion001
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)751
Fall from height12822
Animal related (e.g. livestock)321
Lifting and handling injuries925058
Physical assault844
Slip, trip or fall866071
Struck against1157
Hit by vehicle567
Hit by falling object381418
Trapped under falling object011

See: Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip and trip accidents

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the Warwickshire workplace in 2015. These types of accident are sometimes the cause of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a runaway vehicle or a drowning accident. Public place (Warwick local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as broken arms happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having happened on Reardon Court.

Medical negligence in Kenilworth

When a person is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for closure or answers as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, to raise a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Litigators can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries including anything from bladder cancer to farmers lung.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an individual. Damages will lessen the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped people recover compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions categorised as serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error, multiple fractures and poisoning.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kenilworth, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

Meet the 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 injury claims in Kenilworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Kenilworth, Warwickshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Warwickshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and workplace accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Advice for injured people searching for a personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most suitable PI solicitor to help you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How can you make certain you select the ideal firm for your specific circumstances?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

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 a serious back injury could vary between ?59,950 and ?71,500 (based on 2015 market research).

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

Solicitor reviews in Kenilworth - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

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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