A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Moira or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers can manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 22, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Moira or slip or trip, there are three key components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with a Moira-specialist solicitor can give information and useful advice.

What is my claim worth?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Moira

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of certified no win no fee personal injury solicitors are experienced in securing the best settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Moira.

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Work accident claims in Moira

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from electricians to medical physicists, to claim work accident compensation.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Moira

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. You can write to HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

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Moira solicitors for serious injury compensation

The long-term impact serious injury has will be recognised by Courts when they are calculating how much compensation to pay. Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress so an injured person enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitor firms have for many years helped Claimants affected by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include amputation, dioxin poisoning and brain injuries.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from respiratory diseases to irritant contact dermatitis.

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Slip and trip injuries

Reported data highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in 2015. These types of accident are often connected to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by another person, when helping another person or an electrical discharge accident. Public place claims for injuries such as fractured wrists suffered on spillages are also common with street falls having happened on Main St.

Moira No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Moira and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Moira, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What is Quittance's track record of winning claims in Moira?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Moira, Leicestershire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Leicestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and slips and trips at work.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your needs

Identifying the most suitable legal representation for your case is a key step towards getting the best compensation award for your injuries.

How do you make certain you instruct the best company to pursue compensation for you?

Will I need a local Moira lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less relevant as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to go with a law firm that has medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Further reading : Will I have to attend a medical?

What should you consider when checking Moira solicitor reviews?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

The variation in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is enormous.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant awarded ?48,922 for asbestosis might vary from ?29,353 to ?41,584.

Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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