A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Ludlow or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Ludlow personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Compensation Calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Ludlow

Worker injured in accident

We have helped injured claimants, from carpenters to media planners, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury statistics in the Shropshire local authority collated under RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified685152
Electric shock injury132
Machinery related injury332120
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1052
Fall from height (ladder)414029
Injured by an animal10118
Lifting and handling injuries19885100
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)157131115
Struck against23195
Hit by vehicle4710
Hit by object704048
Trapped by something collapsing101

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Road traffic accident claims in Ludlow

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Ludlow are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 813 accidents (694 slight accidents, 101 serious accidents and 18 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Shropshire council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 835.

Quittance's panel of accredited no win, no fee injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for the best awards for people injured in a car or motorbike accident in Ludlow.

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Ludlow

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of a compensation award, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust.

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Ludlow solicitors for serious injury compensation

We understand the vital difference compensation will make to seriously injured claimants. A claim should lessen the financial load and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers engage with insurers and Courts to ensure claimants impacted by major accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses considered by the Courts to be serious include cerebral palsy and head injuries.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Government statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work in Shropshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. These types of accident are frequently lead to accidents filed under a different category like being hit by hand tools in use, a fall from height or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained ankles sustained on pavement cracks are also common with kerb stone trips having occurred in the local area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from occupational asthma to farmers lung.

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Ludlow 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 Ludlow and the whole of the UK.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Ludlow, from less severe claims to long term illness. Our lawyers are chosen for their specialist knowledge and their track record in recovering compensation.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Ludlow?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist solicitors that helps people injured in Ludlow, Shropshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Shropshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to industrial disease.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Instructing the most appropriate personal injury solicitor to act for you is an important step towards getting the highest compensation award for your injuries.

How can you ensure you instruct the best company to handle your case?

Ludlow personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any professional service, can differ.

Reading reviews can certainly be instructive if you are considering which solicitor to work with.

Read - Personal injury solicitor reviews

The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements often surprises prospective claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?91,820 for severe arm injuries can vary from ?55,092 to ?78,047.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

You do not need to select a law firm near you.

In general, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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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