A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Maidenhead or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, we can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness in Maidenhead or road accident, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow the lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

What is my claim worth?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Maidenhead

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of skilled litigators have years of experience in getting optimum settlements for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Maidenhead.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Maidenhead are not uncommon with a total of 454 accidents (399 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Berkshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 454. Accidents in the Maidenhead area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A330 and A(M)308 roundabout and on the A4 and A4094 roundabout.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Maidenhead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for self employed or employed people, from gardeners to mechanical engineers, to claim injury compensation. Accident statistics for the South Bucks local authority are detailed under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in South Bucks Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported1195
Electricity related011
Machinery related injury424
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)122
Fall from height10144
Injured by an animal102
Lifting and handling injuries241614
Physical assault1252
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)352428
Struck against631
Struck by moving vehicle410
Struck by object15711
Trapped underneath something010

For more information: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Maidenhead

Clinical negligence describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Maidenhead serious injury claims

We understand the critical difference compensation can make to severely injured claimants. Damages should ease the financial load and take the pressure off an injured claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of specialist solicitor firms have aided claimants affected by major accidents.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to asthma caused by enzymes.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury in the Berkshire workplace. These types of accident are typically connected to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by tools in use, a carrying injury or a fire related accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken collarbones happening on pavement ice are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on High Street and on Bridge Rd.

Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Maidenhead and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

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 is your track record of injury claims in Maidenhead?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Maidenhead, Berkshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Berkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the workplace.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.


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.

Advice for injured people searching for an injury lawyer

Selecting a suitable personal injury lawyer to assist you is a critical step towards achieving the highest compensation award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Maidenhead (according to the SRA website), what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to work with?

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 severe wrist injuries causing loss of function of the wrist, for example, ranges from ?38,500 to ?48,400 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Check Maidenhead solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Reading reviews can be instructive if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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