A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Kimberley or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance can assist you with a claim.

Can I claim?Check claim

Key criteria

Claims should, in most cases, be made within three years.

In order to win a Kimberley personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

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

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow your solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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What is my claim worth?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Kimberley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Kimberley.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Kimberley are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533. Incidents in the Kimberley area in 2013 included car crashes on the roundabout of the M1 and A610 slip road and on the A610 and A6002 roundabout.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

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Work accident claims in Kimberley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from members of the army to learning disability nurses, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury information for the Broxtowe local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Broxtowe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined18149
Electrical injury001
Machinery related injury3102
Exposure to harmful substance100
Fall from height766
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)101
Lifting and handling injuries523434
Physical assault113
Slip, trip or fall463235
Struck against424
Struck by moving vehicle222
Hit by object16913
Trapped by something collapsing110

Further information: Work accident compensation

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Other injury claims

Kimberley serious injury compensation

The Quittance team understand the difference an injury claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by major injury.

By limiting the pressure a major injury places on an injured claimant and their dependants, a successful claim enables people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illness that range from occupational asthma to emphysema.

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent accident in the Nottinghamshire workplace. They are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a lifting injury or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Broxtowe local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae sustained on pavement ice are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred in the area.

Medical negligence in Kimberley

When a patient is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a formal account of what went wrong rather than a compensation award. For example, you can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to make a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

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Kimberley 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 Kimberley and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Kimberley and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of claims in Kimberley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of specialist solicitors that assists claimants in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

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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 find the right injury lawyer

Finding the most appropriate injury solicitor to help you is a key step towards claiming the best settlement or award.

What is the best way to make certain you select the ideal one to help you?

The disparity in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors is vast

As an example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?17,870 for loss of taste could conceivably vary from ?10,722 to ?15,189.

See How to compare personal injury fees

Are Kimberley claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Usually, 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.

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

Check Kimberley personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are thinking about which solicitor best serves your needs.

Find out more Quittance reviews

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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