A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you are based in Lymington or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Making a claim

Extensive legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and our panel of injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the likelihood of success.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

Whether claiming for a slip, trip or work accident in Lymington, there are three components to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

In all cases, a short, free consultation with an Lymington injury lawyer will give answers and advice.

Help for potential Claimants searching for an injury lawyer

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

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Solicitor reviews in Lymington - Tips for comparing firms

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Are Lymington Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

Usually, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally 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 medical network.

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

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 complicated leg fractures, for example, ranges from £22,440 to £31,680 (based on 2015 market data).

Which kinds of claims for compensation do you conduct in Lymington and Hampshire?

Quittance's panel of lawyers assist individuals get compensation for a range of injuries.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from noise induced hearing loss to asthma caused by flour.

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the Hampshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes connected to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like broken toes experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with recent incidents having occurred on the Broadway and on Hooke Hill.

Lymington serious injury compensation

The Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an injured person and their family. We fight hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of law firms have aided families receive compensation for many severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic range from major surgical negligence to concussion.

Accidents at work

We have assisted people, from farm workers to logistics/distribution managers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident statistics in the Isle of Wight local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
General272618
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related851
Exposed to fire300
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)442
Fall from height151012
Injured by an animal011
Lifting and handling injuries792731
Physical attack16113
Slip or trip724846
Struck against1112
Struck by moving vehicle323
Hit by object15814

Road traffic compensation claims

Quittance's panel of accredited injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving optimum settlements for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Lymington.

Accidents involving vehicles in Lymington are reasonably common with statistics showing a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 427.

Medical negligence in Lymington

Medical negligence (more correctly known as clinical negligence) is where an injury or illness is connected to a breach in the duty of care on the part of a healthcare provider. A common example could be a delayed diagnosis compensation claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers covering Lymington have helped with legal action made against healthcare providers that include Lymington New Forest Hospital, Wellworthy Road, Lymington, SO41 8QD.

How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after claims for compensation in Lymington

Solicitors looking after injury claims in Lymington generally act on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is commonly referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement.

This prevents the lawyer from billing you for any fees if the claim fails.

Will you have to pay any extra costs?

We warrant No Win, No Fee means you will not pay any of your solicitor's fees if you do not win your claim. Click here for more information about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get answers to your questions

We provide detailed answers to help people affected by injury determine whether to start an injury claim.

If you need more information before picking up the phone, try our FAQ pages.

Ready to make your claim?

If you are ready to get underway, you can start a compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using Quittance's online contact form here.

Talk to a member of the Quittance team to discuss your claim. Request a callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.