A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Nailsworth or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Eligibility to claim

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

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Work accident claims in Nailsworth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from carpenters to mechanical engineers, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident information for the Nailsworth local authority reported under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Stroud Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified131316
Electrocution001
Machinery related injury848
Exposed to explosion001
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)231
Fall from height6119
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)202
Lifting and carrying602521
Assault625
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)423632
Struck against155
Struck by moving vehicle372
Hit by falling object19610

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Nailsworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of best of breed legal advisors have decades of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Nailsworth.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Nailsworth are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,168.

For more information: Road accident compensation claim

Other claims

Slips and trips

Government statistics show that slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are often the cause of injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by material under pressure, a fall from a ladder or a river drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained wrists happening on pavement cracks are also common with recent pavement trips having occurred on High St.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that range from chemical poisoning to irritant contact dermatitis.

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

Clinical and medical negligence in Nailsworth

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want closure as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

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

Serious injury

Quittance understand the vital change compensation will make to people affected by catastrophic and serious injury.

Compensation will lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of solicitor firms work with insurance companies, the Courts and medical experts ensuring families affected by major accidents receive the support they need.

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

Nailsworth No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Nailsworth and across the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Nailsworth and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their professionalism and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

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 handling claims in Nailsworth?

We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists injured people in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Locating the best solicitor

Instructing the most suitable solicitor to act for you is a critical step towards successfully claiming the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Nailsworth - how can you make certain you instruct the ideal one to advise you?

Do you need to select a local Nailsworth lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not especially important as injury cases now tend to be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should choose a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will be expected to attend a medical examination.

More details - Do you have a medical centre near me?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness could vary between ?10,175 and ?19,800 (based on 2015 market research).

Comparing Nailsworth personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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