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?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, 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.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

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

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in New Milton

Cars involved in a road accident

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, motorbikes and all other vehicles in New Milton are relatively commonplace. Police reporters 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.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in New Milton

Worker injured in accident

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

Find out more: Accident at work claim

Other claims we handle

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.

Find out more: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

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

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in New Milton

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than injury compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence claim

New Milton 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 New Milton and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in New Milton and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in New Milton?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in New Milton, Hampshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Hampshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and public place accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, mean that claiming compensation is as stress-free 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.

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?

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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