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?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, 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.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Lincoln

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Further information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Lincoln

Worker injured in accident

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
General372424
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

Further information: Work accident claims

Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Lincoln

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for answers rather than injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Further information: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

Further information: Industrial disease claims

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.

Further information: Serious injury claims

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.

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

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Lincoln, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Selected for 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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Lincoln?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Lincoln, Lincolnshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to accidents at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

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.

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.

Read more
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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