A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Louth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers can manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, we can assist you with a claim.

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Eligibility to claim

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

In the majority of cases, there are three key components to proving a claim. 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.

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How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Louth

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Louth are common with 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115.

Our network of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Louth.

Find out more: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Louth

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from warehouse assistants to materials specialists, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work figures for the East Lindsey local authority are listed in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in East Lindsey Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related200
Machinery related injury121011
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)201
Exposure to toxic substance452
Fall from height181611
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)211
Lifting and carrying602953
Slip, trip or fall535960
Struck against338
Hit by vehicle510
Struck by object201912
Crushed by something collapsing210

Find out more: Work accident compensation

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Other claims

Louth solicitors for serious injury claims

The Quittance team understand the vital difference an injury claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of lawyers work with insurance providers, the legal system and medical providers, helping to ensure people affected by severe accidents get legal and medical support. Injuries and medical conditions held to be catastrophic or serious include deep vein thrombosis, hydrocarbon poisoning and multiple fractures.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety data indicate that employee slips and trips are the single most prevalent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips and trips are typically lead to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by material under pressure, a lifting injury or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like strained muscles suffered on pavement ice are also common with incidents having occurred on Main Rd and on Brackenborough Rd.

Medical negligence in Louth

Medical negligence is the term used when a person is injured as the result of the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want answers rather than financial compensation. For example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to make a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Louth and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Louth?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists claimants in Louth, Lincolnshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people 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 make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

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Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

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

Compensation for a claim can take months (possibly years in cases of serious injury) to be agreed. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but service levels can vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Check Louth personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers can vary enormously.

Reviews can be instructive if you are considering which lawyer to go with.

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Will I need to choose a local Louth legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not very relevant as cases now tend to be conducted remotely.

However, you should instruct a firm that provides national medical centres as you will almost always have to go to a medical exam.

More : Do you have a local medical centre?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

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 extensive fractures causing serious long term problems, for example, ranges from ?63,360 to ?105,875 (based on 2015 market data).

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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