A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you are based in Newent or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

In most cases, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

How much compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Newent

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from carpenters to occupational therapists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury information for the Forest of Dean local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government:

Workplace accidents in Forest of Dean Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)010
Machinery related injury1186
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)231
Fall from height585
Injured by an animal311
Lifting and carrying303422
Physical assault267
Slip, trip, fall same level332220
Struck against422
Struck by moving vehicle133
Struck by object1837
Trapped by something collapsing100

Read more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Newent

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Newent are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,168.

Our network of trained personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in achieving optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Newent.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Newent

When someone is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for answers instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a formal complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Gloucestershire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by a runaway vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or a lake drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken shoulders experienced on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent pothole trips having happened on High St.

Newent serious injury compensation claims

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant effect on an injured claimant. We work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injuries, which includes damages for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work with the other side's legal representatives, medical practitioners and insurance providers, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents get medical and financial support.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness ranging from respiratory diseases to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Newent 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 Newent and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Newent, from less severe claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected for their specialist knowledge and their winning track record.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services 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 Newent?

We are a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Newent, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including road accidents and accidents on building sites.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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

Finding a suitable personal injury solicitor to assist you is your most important step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Newent (according to the SRA website) - how do you ensure you select the most appropriate law firm to advise you?

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a law firm near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The variation in insurance premiums and success fees between firms is quite significant

For instance the amount retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?101,943 for spinal cord damage could vary from ?61,166 to ?86,652.

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Comparing Newent personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual 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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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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