A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Market Rasen or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • 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

Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an Market Rasen injury lawyer.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Market Rasen

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Market Rasen are reasonably common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire council area. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115.

Quittance's panel of professional road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in negotiating optimum general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Market Rasen.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Market Rasen

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from soldiers to market research executives, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness figures for the West Lindsey local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in West Lindsey Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported241419
Machinery related558
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)311
Fall from height111113
Injured by an animal514
Lifting and handling injuries382721
Physical assault432639
Slip or trip383422
Struck against733
Struck by moving vehicle313
Hit by falling object1998
Trapped underneath something001

Further information: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Market Rasen

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want closure or answers instead of injury compensation. To make a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Market Rasen specialists for serious injury claims

The impact of serious injury will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when working out compensation.

By limiting the pressure a major injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, an injury claim enables claimants to prioritise their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors have helped families recover damages for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from back injuries to cerebral palsy.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from noise induced hearing loss to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most common accident in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips and trips are frequently connected to accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like broken toes suffered on raised flagstones are also quite common with slips and trips having happened on Market Place.

Market Rasen No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Market Rasen and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Market Rasen, from whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

How much experience do you have of claims in Market Rasen?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury

Selecting the most appropriate legal representation to help you is your most important step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement for your accident.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Market Rasen (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - what is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to instruct?

The contrast in the level of success fees between solicitors is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant awarded ?50,489 for emphysema could vary from ?30,293 to ?42,915.

More information How to compare personal injury solicitors

Market Rasen solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are trying to decide which solicitor to go with.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

You do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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.

Read more
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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