A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Liphook or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

In the majority of cases, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

A short, no-obligation phone consultation with an expert solicitor will provide information and invaluable guidance.

How much compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Liphook

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from farm workers to immigration officers, to claim maximum compensation. Injury and illness information for the Liphook local authority reported in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive:

Work accidents in Chichester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Contact with machinery4510
Fire related (e.g. burns)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)310
Fall from height (ladder)12913
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Lifting and carrying453943
Physical attack424
Slip, trip or fall653941
Struck against465
Struck by moving vehicle115
Struck by object251316
Crushed by something collapsing200

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Liphook

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified no win no fee litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining optimum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Liphook.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Liphook are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,743.

For more information: Road traffic accident claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to acute silicosis.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the Hampshire workplace. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on spillages are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having occurred on West St and on Lion Green.

Serious injury specialists acting in Liphook

The lasting effect of serious injury is recognised by the Courts when they are determining what a claim is worth. By reducing the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on a claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim helps claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have aided families recover compensation for a range of chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious include serious psychiatric harm, neck injuries and cancer.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical negligence in Liphook

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want answers instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Liphook, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience.

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 Liphook?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Liphook, Hampshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of people across Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to part-time worker injuries.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

What factors to check when locating the best injury lawyer

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be agreed. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust throughout the claims process to provide expert legal guidance and practical advice.

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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for severe tinnitus, for example, ranges from ?23,980 to ?36,850 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Read Liphook personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be a good place to start if you are deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

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

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

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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