A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Leek or anywhere in the country, Quittance can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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

To win a Leek personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

In all cases, a free phone call with an expert solicitor will give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

What is my claim worth?

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Work accident claims in Leek

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped Claimants, from dental nurses to insurance risk surveyors, to seek financial compensation. Work accident statistics for the Staffordshire Moorlands local authority made available in accordance with legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Staffordshire Moorlands Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other181913
Electrical injury010
Machinery related754
Fire related100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)111
Fall from height (scaffolding)6912
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)112
Lifting and handling injuries521826
Physical assault201017
Slip, trip or fall473532
Struck against765
Struck by moving vehicle302
Struck by object16159
Trapped underneath something111

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Leek

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of professional injury lawyers have decades of experience in securing the best awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Leek.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Leek are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 24 fatal accidents, 141 serious accidents and 2697 slight accidents in 2013 in Staffordshire (Total events were 2862 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Incidents in the Leek area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A523 and A53 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A53 and A520 crossroads.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Other claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Staffordshire workplace. These types of accident are often the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries like facial scarring experienced on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with street trips having occurred on New St and on High St.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from noise induced hearing loss to acute silicosis.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical negligence in Leek

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want answers instead of injury compensation. You can contact Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Leek experts for serious injury compensation

The Quittance team recognise the critical change a compensation claim will make to severely injured Claimants. Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Leek No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Leek and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Leek, from short-term injury cases to long term illness. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Leek?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Leek, Staffordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What issues to think about when finding the right solicitor

Finding the best lawyer for your legal case is a critical step towards claiming the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Leek (according to the 2015 SRA database) - how can you make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for complicated leg fractures, for example, ranges from ?22,440 to ?31,680 (based on 2015 market data).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

What should you consider when checking Leek solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Will you need to select a local Leek lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby firm is not so relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a firm that has a national network as you will usually have to attend a medical exam.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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