A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Marlow or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Compensation claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

In most cases, proving an injury claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

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Injury claims calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Marlow

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in getting the best settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Marlow.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Marlow are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1484 accidents (1263 slight accidents, 199 serious accidents and 22 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Buckinghamshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.

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

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Work accident claims in Marlow

Worker injured in accident

We have helped contractors, self employed or employed claimants, from lathe operators to management accountants, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work data for the Wycombe local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

Work accidents in Wycombe Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined81518
Machinery related626
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)554
Fall from height (ladder)161511
Injured by an animal105
Lifting and handling injuries523624
Physical assault724
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)755340
Struck against624
Struck by moving vehicle322
Struck by object12817
Trapped by something collapsing110

Find out more: Accident at work claim

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Other claims

Medical negligence in Marlow

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a better understanding of events rather than claiming compensation. For example, to make a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from chemical poisoning to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

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Serious injury experts acting in Marlow

Quittance recognise the difference a compensation claim will make to severely injured claimants.

A successful claim should ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured claimant enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

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Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Buckinghamshire and the UK as a whole. They are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like fractured ankles sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Oak Tree Rd and on High St.

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Marlow 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 Marlow and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Marlow and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

Meet the team - click here.

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 winning claims in Marlow?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from public place accidents to industrial disease.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

What issues to check when locating the best personal injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however the SRA are not responsible for many issues of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Check Marlow personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by solicitors vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be a good place to start when thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

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

Are Marlow claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

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

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.

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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