A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Liss or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

In the majority of cases, proving a claim has three key components. It must be shown 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.

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Liss

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed or employed people, from catering assistants to licensed conveyancers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident information for the East Hampshire local authority made available under reporting legislation by the Government:

Workplace accidents in East Hampshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified171617
Electric shock injury101
Machinery related injury1042
Fire related012
Exposure to toxic substance221
Fall from height (ladder)18119
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)212
Lifting441722
Physical assault461
Slip, trip or fall392826
Struck against623
Struck by moving vehicle311
Hit by falling object1624
Crushed by something collapsing010

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Road traffic accident claims in Liss

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of best of breed no win no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Liss.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Liss are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,743.

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Other claims

Serious injury

The lasting impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by the Courts when working out a claim.

By limiting the financial pressure serious injury places on a Claimant and their family, a successful claim allows them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitors have helped Claimants impacted by serious accidents.

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Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hampshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes for instance being struck by a moving object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as sprained ankles occurring on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent street falls having occurred on Petersfield Road and on Lower Mead.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from industrial deafness to dioxin poisoning.

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Clinical negligence in Liss

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a better understanding of events rather than financial damages. To make a formal complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Liss No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Liss and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Liss and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their success rate in winning claims.

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

Have you handled many claims in Liss?

We are a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Liss, Hampshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants across Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and accidents at work.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (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. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to pick the right injury lawyer for you

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to give expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Liss

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service offered by different firms.

The disparity in the level of fees between firms is important for Claimants.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?17,872 for loss of taste can vary from ?10,723 to ?15,191.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Will you need a local Liss lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not especially critical as injury cases are usually run by phone, post and email.

However, you should choose a solicitors practice with medical facilities near you as you will almost always have to attend a medical exam.

Further reading - What is the process for attending a medical?

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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