A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in New Rossington or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation claims should be made within a 3-year window in most cases.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in New Rossington

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from metal workers to museum education officers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work figures for the New Rossington local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in Doncaster Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock210
Machinery related252022
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)1064
Fall from height (ladder)422634
Injured by an animal634
Manual handling214118111
Physical assault564652
Slip, trip, fall same level168158130
Struck against152410
Hit by vehicle161811
Hit by falling object776474
Trapped under falling object101

Further information: Injured at work claim

Road traffic accident claims in New Rossington

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in New Rossington are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1186 accidents (1068 slight accidents, 108 serious accidents and 10 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Doncaster local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,237.

Quittance's group of expert litigators have decades of experience in securing the highest damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in New Rossington.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

New Rossington serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team understand the vital difference an injury claim will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. A claim should lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety data underline the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in South Yorkshire. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like bruised backs experienced on pavement cracks are also quite common with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Hayfield Lane and on Doncaster Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to asthma caused by latex.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical and medical negligence in New Rossington

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for closure or answers rather than claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

New Rossington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in New Rossington and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in New Rossington, from short-term injury cases to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their specialist knowledge.

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

How much experience do you have of claims in New Rossington?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in New Rossington, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from road accidents to building site accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues of interest to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide both compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

The disparity in success fees and ATE premiums between lawyers is considerable.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant who was awarded ?15,676 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain could conceivably vary from ?9,405 to ?13,324.

See How to compare personal injury fees

Comparing New Rossington personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you need to go with a local lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not so important as injury cases can be handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a firm that has national medical coverage as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

More on - 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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