A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Mablethorpe or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness in Mablethorpe or road accident, proving a claim has three key components. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Starting your claim as soon as possible should allow the lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Work accident claims in Mablethorpe

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted self employed and employed people, from bricklayers to magazine features editors, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work information in the East Lindsey local authority are detailed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Lindsey Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other212425
Electricity related200
Machinery related injury121011
001
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)201
Exposure to toxic substance452
Fall from height181611
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)211
Lifting and carrying602953
Assault855
Slip, trip or fall535960
Struck against338
Hit by vehicle510
Struck by object201912
Crushed by something collapsing210

For more information: Work injury claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Mablethorpe

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of accredited road traffic accident solicitors have decades of experience in getting optimum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Mablethorpe.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Mablethorpe are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 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.

For more information: Road accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the vital difference a successful claim can make to seriously injured claimants.

By reducing the pressure a serious injury puts on a claimant, a compensation claim enables individuals to concentrate on recovery. Our panel of law firms have for many years helped people affected by severe accidents.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical negligence in Mablethorpe

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to emphysema.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lincolnshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category such as being hit by machinery or an electrocution accident. Public place (East Lindsey local authority) cases for injuries such as bruised legs occurring on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having happened on Sea Lane.

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Mablethorpe No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Mablethorpe and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Mablethorpe, from short-term injury cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected for their professionalism and their track record in recovering compensation.

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
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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Mablethorpe?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants across Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on the road and accidents at work.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Picking the right personal injury solicitor for your claim

It can take several months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Injury claims involving serious injury or disputed liability can take much longer. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

Will I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not critical as cases are conducted remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

More on : What is the process for attending a medical?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for a serious back injury could vary between ?59,950 and ?71,500 (based on 2015 market research).

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Comparing Mablethorpe personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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