A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Lincolnshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

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, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Road traffic accident claims in Lincolnshire

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Lincolnshire are relatively common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 council area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115.

Quittance's network of expert legal advisors have a wealth of experience in achieving the highest settlements for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Lincolnshire.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Lincolnshire

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants injured at work, from building site contractors to investment fund managers, to claim compensation. Accident statistics for the East Lindsey local authority are detailed in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

HSE reported work accidents in East Lindsey Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other212425
Electricity related200
Machinery related injury121011
001
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)201
Exposure to toxic substance452
Fall from height181611
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)211
Lifting and carrying602953
Assault855
Slip, trip or fall535960
Struck against338
Hit by vehicle510
Struck by object201912
Crushed by something collapsing210

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other injury claims

Lincolnshire serious injury claims

The Quittance team understand the critical difference a successful claim can make to the lives of people impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance work for compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for private medical treatment and case costs.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to benzene poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in East Midlands. Slips and trips are often the cause of injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by a falling object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (East Lindsey local authority) compensation claims for injuries like broken arms happening on pavement ice are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Witham Rd and on Clarence Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Lincolnshire

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers as opposed to claiming compensation. For example, to make a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

Lincolnshire 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 Lincolnshire and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Lincolnshire, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are selected for their years of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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 winning claims in Lincolnshire?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Lincolnshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Choosing a suitable PI solicitor to represent you is an important step towards achieving the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Lincolnshire (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015), how do you ensure you select the ideal law firm to instruct?

The diversity in fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded ?32,583 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome can vary from ?19,550 to ?27,696.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

What should be considered when comparing reviews for solicitors in Lincolnshire?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will you need to go with a local Lincolnshire legal firm ?

The location of a law firm is not particularly relevant as cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a firm that offers medical facilities near you as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

See : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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