A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Mexborough or anywhere in the country, wecan 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?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, 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.

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.

Making a claim

Powerful legislation is in place to give support to people seeking compensation, and Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience advising their clients regarding the strength of their claims.

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.

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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What kinds of claims do you handle?

It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries in Mexborough. We have helped with injuries including:

Road traffic claims

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, mororbikes 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.

Industrial disease

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

Clinical negligence in Mexborough

Medical negligence (correctly known as clinical negligence) is when an illness or injury is sustained from a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Quittance's panel of solicitors covering Mexborough have helped people with compensation claims made against health services that include Montagu Hospital, Adwick Road, Mexborough, S64 0AZ.

Accidents at work

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
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

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.

How No Win, No Fee injury lawyers take care of compensation claims in Mexborough

If your lawyer does not win case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your lawyer states that their legal costs are not payable. If the claim is successful, the costs for your lawyer must be settled by the Defendant.

Will there be any additional fees?

Some firms may charge extra fees if they lose your case. Using Quittance, No Win, No Fee is assured, with no catches in the small print.

Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

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Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you make a decision.

If you need more information before picking up the phone, try our FAQs.

Ready to make a personal injury claim?

You can begin the personal injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to the Quittance team.

Talk to the Quittance network of specialists to discuss your claim. Request a callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.