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?

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.

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.

Making 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

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?

Personal injury compensation cases our network of solicitors conducts in New Mills and Derbyshire

Our network of lawyers have assisted individuals receive compensation for a range of injuries.

Road traffic accidents in New Mills

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.

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.

Workplace accidents

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

Industrial disease

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

Clinical negligence in New Mills

Medical negligence, which is now more precisely known as Clinical Negligence, is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare provider. Quittance's select panel of injury solicitors covering Derbyshire and New Mills have been instructed on claims filed against NHS and private hospitals that include Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE.

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.

New Mills No Win, No Fee Specialist Lawyers

Solicitors looking after New Mills injury claims mostly work on a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This contract prevents your solicitor from expecting you to pay any fees if they are not successful.

A success fee can be charged by solicitors serving New Mills that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is deducted from the Claimant's award and is generally 25%.

Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise

Quittance guarantee that No Win, No Fee means you do not need to pay the solicitor's fees should your claim is lost. Read more about No Win, No Fee here

What to do next

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

Learn more about the claims process

We provide detailed information helping people affected by injury decide whether to proceed.

If you need more information before phoning, see our FAQ section.

Ready to begin?

You can begin your claim for compensation online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to a member of Quittance's team.

If you would like to discuss your options or have further questions before making a decision, call Quittance on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback at a time that suits you.