A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Mexborough or anywhere in the country, we can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Mexborough personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

Work accident claims in Mexborough

Worker injured in accident

We have helped self employed or employed people, from members of the Royal Navy to medical representatives, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident figures for the Doncaster local authority are detailed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Doncaster Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified738793
Electric shock210
Machinery related252022
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)1064
Fall from height (ladder)422634
Injured by an animal634
Manual handling214118111
Physical assault564652
Slip, trip, fall same level168158130
Struck against152410
Hit by vehicle161811
Hit by falling object776474
Trapped under falling object101

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Road traffic accident claims in Mexborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of skilled no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in getting the highest damages for people who have been injured in a road accident in Mexborough.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Mexborough are reasonably common with statistics showing 10 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 1068 slight accidents in 2013 in Doncaster (Total events were 1186 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,237.

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Mexborough

When a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, for example, to make a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to farmers lung.

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Slip and trip injuries

Government figures underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South Yorkshire. They are quite often the initiators of injuries recorded in another category e.g. being hit by another person or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place (Doncaster local authority) cases for injuries like fractured wrists sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with recent slips having happened on Pym Rd and on Main Street.

Serious injury lawyers in Mexborough

We recognise the vital change a compensation claim can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.

By limiting the financial pressure a major injury imposes on an injured Claimant, compensation helps individuals to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation.

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

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Mexborough, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many Mexborough claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists claimants in Mexborough, South Yorkshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants throughout South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to motorbike accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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 consider when locating the best solicitor

Choosing the most suitable lawyer to represent you is a key step towards obtaining the most compensation for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Mexborough (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015) - how can you ensure you choose the best legal practice for your needs?

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Mexborough?

You do not need to choose a lawyer near you.

Medicals 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.

Mexborough personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews can certainly be instructive if you are trying to decide which solicitor to work with.

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The disparity in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by lawyers is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?4,371 for a severe thumb dislocation could conceivably vary from ?2,623 to ?3,715.

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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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