A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Newbury or anywhere in the country, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Key criteria

A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

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How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Newbury

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from soldiers to nurses, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury data in the West Berkshire local authority are detailed under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in West Berkshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)221
Machinery related injury1053
Explosion related010
Exposed to fire011
Harmful substance related251
Fall from height (ladder)221626
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)262116
Lifting and handling injuries633331
Physical attack1773
Slip, trip, fall same level825446
Struck against557
Struck by moving vehicle344
Struck by object292015
Crushed by something collapsing111

See: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Newbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Newbury are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 454 accidents (399 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Berkshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 454. Accidents in Newbury in 2013 included car crashes on the A339 and B3421 roundabout and on the A4 and A339 roundabout.

Our panel of proficient legal advisors have vast experience in securing the best damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Newbury.

See: Road accident compensation

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Other types of claim

Slips, trips and falls

Government figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Berkshire and the UK in 2014/15. These types of accident are often lead to injuries attributed to other causes such as being hit by material under pressure, a lifting injury or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments sustained on pavement cracks are also common with street falls having occurred on Turnpike Estate and on Andover Rd.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related illness to asthma caused by colophony.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Newbury

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim. For example, to make a formal complaint against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Newbury lawyers for serious injury claims

Quittance's team understand the vital difference a compensation claim will make to severely injured claimants.

By relieving the financial pressure a major injury places on an injured claimant and their family, a successful claim helps people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of law firms for many years have helped people impacted by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions held by the Courts to be serious range from amputation to head injuries.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Newbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Newbury and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Newbury, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

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
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What is your track record of injury claims in Newbury?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people in Newbury, Berkshire and throughout the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Berkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents on public transport and accidents on building sites.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?

Instructing a suitable injury solicitor to help you is a critical step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Newbury, what is the best way to make sure you select the ideal solicitors' practice for your needs?

Are Newbury claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Comparing injury solicitors in Newbury - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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