A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Matlock or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers can help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities 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.

Answers and both practical and legal advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a specialist solicitor.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Matlock

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from hotel workers to mental health nurses, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Matlock local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Government in the table below:

Workplace accidents in North East Derbyshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury4510
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)213
Fall from height765
Animal related121
Manual handling262125
Physical assault204
Slip or trip403124
Struck against543
Struck by moving vehicle265
Struck by object161513
Trapped by something collapsing001

For more information: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Matlock

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident lawyers have a wealth of experience in fighting for the highest compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Matlock.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Matlock are relatively common with a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority. In 2014 accidents increased to 858.

For more information: Road accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle, being trapped by something or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (North East Derbyshire local authority) litigation for injuries such as sprained arms suffered on tripping on a street are also common with pavement trips having happened recently.

Matlock serious injury compensation

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-changing effect on a claimant. Our panel of expert lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for medical and care costs.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Matlock

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of a compensation award, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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

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

Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Matlock, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in recovering compensation.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Has Quittance handled many Matlock claims?

Quittance is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists people injured in Matlock, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of people across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.


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.

What issues to think about when locating the best personal injury solicitor

Selecting the best lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards claiming the highest compensation award.

How can you ensure you select the best legal practice to advise you?

Check Matlock solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can vary a great deal.

Researching reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which solicitor to work with.

Read more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Do you have to choose a law firm in Matlock?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals 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.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between different firms is vast

As an example the amount retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?8,386 for moderate shoulder injuries might vary from ?5,032 to ?7,128.

See Compare personal injury solicitors fees

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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