A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Long Eaton or anywhere in the country, our solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Long Eaton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Long Eaton are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 858. Accidents in the Long Eaton region in 2013 included car crashes on the A6005 and B6540 roundabout and on the B6540 and B6002 roundabout.

Quittance's network of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Long Eaton.

Read more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Long Eaton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for contractors, self employed or employed people, from construction workers to management consultants, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics in the Erewash local authority made available under RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Erewash Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock220
Machinery related10107
Fire related001
Exposure to harmful substance141
Fall from height6109
Animal related (e.g. livestock)010
Lifting and handling injuries343229
Slip, trip, fall same level483426
Struck against913
Struck by moving vehicle301
Hit by object131211
Trapped underneath something100

Read more: Accident at work claims

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Long Eaton

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person is injured due to a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Read more: Clinical negligence claims

Slips and trips

Officially recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire and the UK in 2015. Slips and trips are quite often related to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by tools in use or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken ankles sustained on raised flagstones are also common with recent street falls having happened on Tamworth Rd and on College St.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from workplace cancer to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Long Eaton serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact of a serious injury will be acknowledged by the Courts when determining how much compensation to pay. By relieving the pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, compensation allows people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.

Read more: Catastrophic injury claims

Long Eaton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Long Eaton and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Long Eaton, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What experience does Quittance have of claims in Long Eaton?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist solicitors that assists people injured in Long Eaton, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including scaffolding accidents and car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

It can take several months for most minor injury claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury 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 loss of hearing in one ear, for example, ranges from ?25,300 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.

Long Eaton personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors can vary significantly.

Researching reviews can certainly be helpful when mulling over which solicitor to act for you.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

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 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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