A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Lincoln or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

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

Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in most cases.

To win a Lincoln personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your lawyer will consider how your claim will relate to these issues.

What points to consider when choosing the best lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to Claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

Reviews for solicitors in Lincoln

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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 of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Injury compensation claims Quittance handles in Lincoln

Our panel of experienced solicitors have helped individuals in Lincoln whose accidents ranged and led to serious injuries. Examples of injuries and illness sustained in Lincoln include:

Clinical and medical negligence in Lincoln

Clinical negligence (in the past known as referred to as medical negligence) is where an injury is associated with a breach of duty by a medical professional. Our panel of injury solicitors covering Lincolnshire and Lincoln have helped Claimants with negligence compensation claims brought against private and NHS hospitals including BMI The Lincoln Hospital, Nettleham Road, Lincoln, LN2 1QU.

Serious injury experts acting in Lincoln

The lasting effect serious injury has is understood by the Courts when they are working out how much compensation to pay. By reducing the pressure severe injury imposes on a Claimant and their dependants, compensation allows people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of solicitors work with doctors and health professionals and insurance companies to ensure families impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious and catastrophic include serious psychiatric harm and head injuries.

Workplace accidents

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from soldiers to it technical support officers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Work injury figures for the Lincoln local authority collated under RIDDOR legislation by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Lincoln Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related101
Contact with machinery567
Exposed to explosion010
Exposed to fire230
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)213
Fall from height (ladder)141411
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)340
Lifting and handling injuries796059
Physical assault11128
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)885747
Struck against1229
Struck by moving vehicle542
Struck by object372322
Trapped underneath something100

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to emphysema.

Road traffic claims

Our group of certified road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating maximum awards for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Lincoln.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Lincoln are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115. Incidents in the Lincoln area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A57 and B1273 junction and on the B1273 and B1398 roundabout.

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics stress the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lincolnshire and the UK. These types of accident are often related to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by a moving object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Lincoln local authority) legal claims for injuries such as fractured wrists happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened in City Square Centre.

No Win, No Fee Personal injury Solicitors in Lincoln

In the event that your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer confirms that you are not required to pay the lawyer's fees. If you win your case, the fees for your lawyer will be settled by the other side (or their insurance company).

Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise

No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee here

How to proceed

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

Get your questions answered

Before you choose to instruct your lawyer arm yourself with information. The right answers will help you to make the right decision for you.

If you would like to know more before picking up the phone, see our FAQ pages.

Ready to start your claim for compensation?

You can start the compensation claim here or phone 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles).

Speak to Quittance's network of specialists to discuss your claim. Request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.