A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Newport Pagnell or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

In order to win a Newport Pagnell personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The lawyer should consider how your claim relates to these issues.

Calculate your compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Newport Pagnell

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Newport Pagnell are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show 3 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 1034 slight accidents in 2013 in Milton Keynes (Total events were 1122 local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 1,049.

Our panel of proficient litigators have a wealth of experience in getting the best compensation for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Newport Pagnell.

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Work accident claims in Newport Pagnell

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from factory workers to museum education officers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident information in the Milton Keynes local authority collated under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

HSE reported work accidents in Milton Keynes Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported594842
Machinery related171513
Fire related111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1663
Fall from height352422
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)411
Manual handling1566882
Physical assault342324
Slip or trip14515089
Struck against171111
Hit by vehicle13119
Struck by object713843
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially reported statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Milton Keynes. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by a moving object, a carrying injury or an asphyxiation accident. Public place litigation for injuries such as sprained wrists sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Knebworth Gate and on High St.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestos related disease to acute silicosis.

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Newport Pagnell experts for serious injury compensation

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering impact on a claimant and their dependants.

Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, including damages for medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of lawyers have aided people impacted by severe accidents.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Newport Pagnell

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, for example, you can write to Headquarters, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport.

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Newport Pagnell 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 Newport Pagnell and across the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Newport Pagnell, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected for their level of experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Newport Pagnell?

We are a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Newport Pagnell, Newport and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Newport get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including pedestrian accidents and accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

Finding a suitable solicitor for your case is an important step towards getting the most compensation for your accident.

How do you ensure you instruct the best law firm to work with?

Look into Newport Pagnell personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can help build a picture when considering which lawyer best serves your needs.

Read : Personal injury lawyer reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Are Newport Pagnell claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

For the majority of claims, 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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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