A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Market Drayton or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors can manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants 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. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Starting your claim sooner should allow your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Market Drayton

Worker injured in accident

We have helped injured claimants, from plasterers to marine scientists, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work figures in the Stafford local authority are detailed under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Stafford Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock002
Machinery related injury660
Exposed to explosion110
Exposed to fire121
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)503
Fall from height291919
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)231
Lifting and carrying744854
Slip or trip786154
Struck against749
Struck by moving vehicle763
Hit by object231615
Trapped by something collapsing011

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Market Drayton

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Market Drayton are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 18 fatal accidents, 101 serious accidents and 694 slight accidents in 2013 in Shropshire (Total events were 813 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 835.

Quittance's group of knowledgeable no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in getting optimum settlements for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Market Drayton.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Market Drayton

Medical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want closure or answers as opposed to financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To make a complaint against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can write to The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury in the Shropshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of injuries attributed to other causes like being hit by moving machinery, when helping another person or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like torn ligaments suffered on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred on Newport Rd and on Audmore Rd.

Market Drayton serious injury compensation claims

The lasting impact a serious injury has is acknowledged by the Courts when working out how much compensation to pay. Our network of expert lawyers fight to achieve the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Market Drayton 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 Market Drayton and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Market Drayton, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their years of specialist experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

Have you handled many Market Drayton claims?

We are a national panel of specialist solicitors that assists injured people in Market Drayton, Shropshire and across the country, get compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Shropshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

You do not need to select a lawyer near you.

In most cases, 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 medical network.

Market Drayton solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be helpful when trying to decide which lawyer to instruct and which considerations are most important to you.

Read more : Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. 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 chest injuries, for example, ranges from ?10,175 to ?14,520 (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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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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