A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in New Mills or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, Quittance can assist you with an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

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

What is my claim worth?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Road traffic accident claims in New Mills

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in New Mills are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 1 fatal accidents, 75 serious accidents and 754 slight accidents in 2013 in Derbyshire (Total events were 830 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 858.

Quittance's network of trained no win, no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle crash in New Mills.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in New Mills

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from carpenters to microbiologists, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury data in the High Peak local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in High Peak Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other938
Machinery related9118
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)010
Exposed to fire001
Exposure to harmful substance341
Fall from height686
Animal related300
Lifting and carrying432621
Assault422
Slip or trip323232
Struck against933
Struck by moving vehicle072
Struck by object1687
Trapped under falling object201

Find out more: Work accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

New Mills serious injury compensation

We understand the critical change compensation makes to severely injured Claimants. By relieving the financial pressure a major injury puts on a Claimant and their dependants, a compensation claim enables them to prioritise their recovery. Quittance's panel of solicitors correspond with medical experts, insurers and the Courts ensuring families affected by severe accidents get medical and financial support. Injuries considered to be serious and catastrophic include spinal cord damage, asbestosis and deep vein thrombosis.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Reported data show that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Derbyshire. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of injuries categorised as something else like being hit by a falling object or an asphyxiation accident. Public place accident claims injuries like sprained arms occurring on potholes are also common with recent incidents having happened on Torr Top Street and on Spinner Bottom.

Clinical negligence in New Mills

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from radiation exposure to asthma caused by grain.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

New Mills 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 New Mills and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in New Mills and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services 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 New Mills?

Quittance is a national panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in New Mills, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we assisted hundreds of people in Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from bike accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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

It can take several months for most claims to conclude. Cases where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take much longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you can trust throughout the claims process to provide expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

New Mills solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can certainly be helpful if you are attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

See Quittance reviews

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For extensive fractures causing serious long term problems, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?63,360 to ?105,875 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Do you need to select a local New Mills lawyer ?

Going for a local lawyers office is not so important as cases are usually run remotely.

However, you should instruct a solicitors' firm that has medical facilities near New Mills as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

See : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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