A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Market Deeping or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

For the majority of injury claims, a successful compensation claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown 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

Your solicitor can take you through each of these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

How much compensation can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Market Deeping

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from building site contractors to local government administrators, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury information in the Peterborough local authority are detailed in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Peterborough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related302
Machinery related19910
Explosives related010
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)653
Fall from height341620
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)322
Physical attack201117
Slip, trip, fall same level11411277
Struck against22813
Struck by moving vehicle7106
Hit by object392229
Crushed by something collapsing101

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Road traffic accident claims in Market Deeping

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of trained no win, no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for people injured in a car accident in Market Deeping.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Market Deeping are relatively common. Government statistics reveal a total of 783 accidents (695 slight accidents, 80 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Peterborough council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 676. Incidents in the Market Deeping region in 2013 included crashes on the dual carriageway of the A15 and A16 roundabout and on the A16 and B1525 roundabout.

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Market Deeping

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to acute silicosis.

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Slip and trip injuries

Government statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common accident in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being struck by a moving object or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like bruised legs sustained on potholes are also common with pavement trips having occurred on the Green and on High St.

Serious injury specialists acting in Market Deeping

We recognise the change injury compensation will make to people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. A successful claim will ease the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert lawyers for many years have helped claimants affected by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include birth negligence, paralysis and asbestosis.

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Market Deeping No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Market Deeping and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Market Deeping and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Market Deeping?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including cycling accidents and accidents in the workplace.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Help for injured people looking for a solicitor

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

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.

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 loss of taste, for example, ranges from ?15,510 to ?20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

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?".

Are Market Deeping claimants restricted to only local law firms?

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

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 network of medical professionals.

Look into Market Deeping solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors can differ.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can help build a picture when trying to decide which solicitor to instruct.

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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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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