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?

Updated: October 18, 2016

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.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Lymington

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Lymington

Worker injured in accident

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

See: Work accident claims

Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Lymington

Clinical negligence describes when someone is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to raise a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

See: Industrial disease claims

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.

See: Serious injury claims

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 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 Lymington and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Lymington, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their professionalism and their winning track record.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do you have of claims in Lymington?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Lymington, Hampshire and across the country, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

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).

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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