A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Keyworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims should, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated 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.

Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.

Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Keyworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) injury solicitors have decades of experience in achieving maximum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a road accident in Keyworth.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Keyworth are quite common. Police reporters reveal that there were 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Keyworth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from electricians to insurance brokers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work data in the Rushcliffe local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other121014
Electric shock injury001
Machinery related injury420
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)100
Fall from height775
Animal related (e.g. livestock)313
Lifting161518
Physical attack221
Slip, trip, fall same level312226
Struck against834
Struck by moving vehicle513
Hit by falling object5910

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Other claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common accident at work in Nottinghamshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are often forerunner to injuries filed under a different category like being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place (Rushcliffe local authority) litigation for injuries like torn ligaments suffered on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having occurred in the local area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to farmers lung.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Keyworth specialists for serious injury compensation

Quittance recognise the vital difference injury compensation will make to people impacted by serious injury. Our panel of specialist solicitors work for compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms correspond with the Courts, medical experts and insurance providers to ensure Claimants affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Keyworth

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You can raise a formal complaint if you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than claiming compensation. You can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claim

Keyworth 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 Keyworth and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Keyworth, from fast track cases to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their level of experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Keyworth?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to public place accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, 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.

How to pick the right solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give expert legal guidance and practical advice.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a very severe ankle injury, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?40,480 to ?56,320 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Are Keyworth Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

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

What should you consider when checking Keyworth solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual 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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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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