A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Leominster or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can can handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

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

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Making a personal injury claim

Considerable legislation exists to support Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers have years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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.

Making your claim sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by your solicitor.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

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

Are Leominster Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

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

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 back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £31,350 to £56,375 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

Leominster personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are weighing up which solicitor to go with.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Legal cases we handle in Leominster and Hereford and Worcester

Compensation can be claimed for a range of injuries throughout Leominster. Our team have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:

Medical negligence in Leominster

Clinical negligence (previously referred to as medical negligence) is when there has been a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional. Our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Leominster have been instructed on medical negligence claims filed against NHS and private hospitals that include Leominster Community Hospital, Leominster Community Hospital Wye Valley NHS Trust, South Street, Leominster, HR6 8JH.

Serious injury

We understand the vital change a successful claim will make to seriously injured Claimants.

Quittance's network of expert lawyers fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for medical treatment and care costs.

Quittance's network of law firms have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents. Injuries which are held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from birth negligence to asbestos-related disease.

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government figures reveal that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury in the Hereford and Worcester workplace in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently lead to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being struck by a moving object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like bruised backs sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite common with incidents having occurred on Teme St and on Leysters.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to chronic silicosis.

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Leominster

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Leominster are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 527 accidents (466 slight accidents, 56 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Herefordshire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 560.

Our network of expert litigators have vast experience in fighting for the highest compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorbike crash in Leominster.

Workplace accidents

We have helped Claimants, from building site contractors to investment bankers, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness statistics for the Leominster local authority are published under legislation by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Malvern Hills Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related injury365
Explosion related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)302
Fall from height (ladder)644
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)231
Lifting and handling injuries291413
Physical assault413
Slip or trip311818
Struck against653
Struck by moving vehicle011
Hit by falling object1154
Trapped underneath something011

How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Leominster claims

Solicitors handling claims in Leominster usually work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement.

The CFA prevents your lawyer from expecting you to pay any legal fees if they are not successful.

A 'success fee' can be charged by Leominster solicitors that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The success fee will be usually 25% and will be taken from your compensation.

No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

Some solicitors could charge extra fees if they lose your case. Using Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.

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What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Find out more

We give clear information to help you choose whether to proceed.

Get additional information without being required to pick up the phone. Find our frequently asked questions here.

Get a compensation claim started

Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 (or 0333 344 6575 from a mobile) to begin the compensation claim. Alternatively, you can begin a personal injury claim online.

Our specialist team are ready to help. Would you like to know more? You can request a no-obligation callback or call 0800 612 7456 today.