A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

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

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 14, 2016

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.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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.

Work accident claims in Leominster

Worker injured in accident

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
Undefined121312
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

Find out more: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in Leominster

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Leominster

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want a better understanding of events instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to The County Hospital, Union Walk, Hereford, Herefordshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Wye Valley NHS Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

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

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

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.

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.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

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

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

Meet the QLS team

Our national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Leominster, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Leominster?

We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Leominster, Herefordshire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants in Herefordshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents in the office to car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

FAQs

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.

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

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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