A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in New Waltham or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

The solicitor should consider how the points relates to your claim.

Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in New Waltham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in New Waltham are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 659 accidents (565 slight accidents, 87 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North East Lincolnshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 729.

Our panel of knowledgeable no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best awards for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in New Waltham.

Read more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in New Waltham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from nurses to operational researchers, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury statistics for the North East Lincolnshire local authority are listed in accordance with legislation by the HSE:

Workplace accidents in North East Lincolnshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported303141
Electrical injury100
Machinery related injury131918
Explosion related (e.g. gas)200
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)822
Fall from height (ladder)242023
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)422
Manual handling945574
Physical attack251813
Slip, trip, fall same level11077107
Struck against16811
Struck by moving vehicle758
Struck by object443426
Trapped by something collapsing201

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Other claims handled by Quittance

New Waltham serious injury compensation claims

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant impact on a claimant and their dependants. Damages will ease the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors work with Courts and medical providers ensuring families affected by major accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses considered to be serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence, brain injuries and dioxin poisoning.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from mesothelioma to farmers lung.

Read more: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government figures reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Lincolnshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of injuries filed under a different category such as being struck by a moving object, a fall from a ladder or an electrocution accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken collarbones experienced on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred in the local area.

Clinical negligence in New Waltham

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Read more: Medical negligence claim

New Waltham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover New Waltham and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in New Waltham, including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in New Waltham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in New Waltham, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your illness or injury?

Instructing the best injury solicitor to assist you is a crucial step towards claiming the best compensation settlement for your accident.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the most appropriate legal practice to act for you?

Will you need to instruct a local New Waltham lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not especially relevant as injury cases now tend to be run by phone, post and email.

You will need to select a firm that offers medical facilities near New Waltham as you will almost always need to go to a medical exam.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 severe arm injuries could vary between ?77,715 and ?105,875 (based on 2015 market research).

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?".

Comparing injury solicitors in New Waltham - online reviews

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

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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