A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Milton Keynes or anywhere in the country, our injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

To win a Milton Keynes personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

In all cases, a short, free consultation with a Milton Keynes personal injury solicitor can provide answers and advice.

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How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Milton Keynes

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Milton Keynes are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 1034 slight accidents in 2013 in Milton Keynes (Total events were 1122 local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 1,049. Accidents in Milton Keynes in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A421 and B4034 roundabout and on the A4146 and A5 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of trained legal advisors have years of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for claimants injured in a road accident in Milton Keynes.

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Work accident claims in Milton Keynes

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from catering assistants to logistics/distribution managers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury data in the Milton Keynes local authority are listed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Milton Keynes Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported594842
Electrocution011
Machinery related171513
Fire related111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1663
Fall from height352422
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)411
Manual handling1566882
Physical assault342324
Slip or trip14515089
Struck against171111
Hit by vehicle13119
Struck by object713843
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from asbestos related illness to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

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Serious injury specialists in Milton Keynes

Quittance's team understand the change injury compensation makes to people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury.

We fight to get maximum compensation for major injuries, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of lawyers have helped claimants receive damages for many severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from concussion to amputation.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded data reveal that slips and trips are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the South East England workplace. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as fractured ankles experienced on obstructed pathways are also quite common with trips having occurred on Marshworth and on Farthing Grove.

Clinical negligence in Milton Keynes

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for closure or answers rather than starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Milton Keynes and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet more of the Quittance 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 is your track record of claims in Milton Keynes?

We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In 2017, we assisted 100's of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical advice and legal guidance.

Do I need to instruct a local Milton Keynes injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitors office is not very important as cases can be conducted remotely.

You will need to select a law firm that provides a national network as you will need to attend a medical examination.

More details - Do I have to attend a medical?

Milton Keynes solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly help build a picture when considering which lawyer best serves your needs.

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The variation in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by lawyers is a material consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?121,567 for moderate hearing loss can vary from ?72,940 to ?103,332.

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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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