A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in New Milton or anywhere in the UK, our experienced lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Compensation Calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Making a claim

Claims for compensation should be made within three years of an injury in most cases.

Considerable legislation exists to support people seeking compensation, and our network of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the strength of their claims.

In most cases, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses and other evidence to be gathered in support of your claim by the lawyer.

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer

Finding the most appropriate lawyer for your legal case is your most important step towards getting the highest compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of New Milton, what is the best way to make certain you choose the best firm to represent you?

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 hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery could vary between £31,625 and £42,460 (based on 2015 market research).

Injury lawyer reviews in New Milton - What to look for

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Do you need to select a local injury lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby law firm is not very critical as cases are normally managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a firm that offers medical facilities near New Milton as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details : Will I have to attend a medical?

Legal cases we handle in New Milton and Hampshire

Our panel of solicitors have represented people in New Milton whose accidents were diverse and which resulted in serious injury including:

Accidents at work

Quittance has helped Claimants, from warehouse assistants to outdoor pursuits managers, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness data for the New Forest local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in New Forest Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified242422
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)001
Machinery related564
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)846
Fall from height231115
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)465
Manual handling824127
Physical attack22613
Slip, trip or fall535345
Struck against633
Hit by vehicle434
Struck by object18914
Trapped underneath something001

New Milton serious injury compensation

We understand the vital change compensation can make to people who have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures show that slips and trips are the most common accident at work in Hampshire. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of injuries attributed to other causes such as being struck by a falling object or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken arms sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Sea Rd and on Lymington Rd.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from noise induced hearing loss to farmers lung.

Road accidents in New Milton

Quittance's network of proficient legal advisors have vast experience in getting the highest awards for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in New Milton.

Accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in New Milton are relatively commonplace. Police repoetrs reveal that there were 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Accidents in the New Milton area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A35 and B3055 junction and on the single carriageway of the B3058 and B3055 mini-roundabout.

Clinical and medical negligence in New Milton

Medical negligence (which is now more properly known as 'Clinical Negligence') is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a healthcare professional. A typical example might be an accident and emergency claim. Our panel of injury lawyers covering New Milton have handled medical negligence claims brought against hospitals that include Milford On Sea War Memorial Hospital, Sea Road, Milford On Sea, Lymington, SO41 0PG.

How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after compensation claims in New Milton

Should you win, the costs for your solicitor will be settled by the other party. If you lose your claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay their legal fees.

Our No Win, No Fee promise

Some solicitors may charge extra fees should the case end prematurely. With our injury lawyers, No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print.

Click here to read more about about No Win, No Fee.

What should happen next?

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

Get more information

We provide detailed answers to help you decide whether to go ahead.

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

Get started today

If you have made the decision to get underway, you can start your personal injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our online contact form here.

Talk to a member of our network of specialists for more detail about you claim. Request a free callback or phone 0800 612 7456.