A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Kettering or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

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

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

Compensation claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

For most claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury
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How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Kettering

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of specialist road traffic accident litigators have a wealth of experience in fighting for maximum settlements for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Kettering.

Accidents in the Kettering area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A6003 and A4300 roundabout and on the A43 and A14 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Kettering

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from metal workers to leisure centre managers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics in the Kettering local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Kettering Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known322024
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury1297
Fire related (e.g. burns)100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)411
Fall from height (scaffolding)171612
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)111
Lifting and handling injuries594438
Physical assault1374
Slip, trip, fall same level513946
Struck against1247
Struck by moving vehicle882
Hit by falling object251517
Trapped under falling object022

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Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

Government figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Northamptonshire and the UK. Slips and trips are sometimes related to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken shoulders sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Lower Street and on Grange Place.

Medical and clinical negligence in Kettering

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you only want closure or answers instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to raise a complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from respiratory diseases to chromium related illnesses.

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Kettering solicitors for serious injury compensation

Quittance's team understand the difference compensation makes to the lives of people who have been affected by serious injury. Compensation will lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms engage with the legal system, doctors and insurers to make sure families impacted by serious accidents receive legal and medical support. Injuries and illnesses which are held to be serious include mesothelioma and concussion.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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

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

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Meet the team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Kettering, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our 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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How much experience do you have of claims in Kettering?

We are a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Kettering, Northamptonshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including bike accidents and slips and trips at work.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How to select the right lawyer for you

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is an important first step.

Are Kettering claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

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

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What should you look for when comparing reviews for solicitors in Kettering?

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?19,271 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems could vary from ?11,563 to ?16,380.

Further reading : Get a personal injury quote

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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