A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you are based in Mansfield or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, we can help you make a compensation claim.

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Key criteria

Personal injury claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

In most cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting witness statements to be collected by your solicitor.

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How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Work accident claims in Mansfield

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people injured in an accident, from soldiers to market research executives, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident data for the Mansfield local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Mansfield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other271012
Electrical injury100
Contact with machinery232
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)310
Fall from height16110
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)210
Lifting and handling injuries402722
Physical attack222018
Slip or trip422727
Struck against500
Struck by moving vehicle350
Hit by falling object131210
Trapped by something collapsing001

For more information: Work injury claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Mansfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Mansfield are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,533. Accidents in Mansfield in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A6117 and A60 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A6009 and B6033 junction.

Quittance's network of expert no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining optimum awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car accident in Mansfield.

For more information: Road accident compensation

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury

We understand the vital difference a compensation claim can make to seriously injured claimants. Damages will lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury in the Nottinghamshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes related to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by another person, a crush injury from something overturning or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Mansfield local authority) litigation for injuries such as broken arms happening on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Southwell Rd West and on Carter Lane.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Mansfield

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation. You can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

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Mansfield 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 Mansfield and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Mansfield and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their professionalism.

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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What experience do your solicitors have of claims in Mansfield?

We are a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and accidents at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as convenient 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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your illness or injury?

Choosing the most appropriate legal representation to represent you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Mansfield - what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal law firm to take on your case?

Will you need to choose a local Mansfield lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is less important as cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should select a firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always need to go to a medical exam.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre in or near Mansfield?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. 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.

Mansfield personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can be informative when mulling over which lawyer to work with.

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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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