A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in North Baddesley or anywhere in the UK, our injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

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

Can I claim?Check claim

Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove 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.

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What is my claim worth?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to multimedia programmers, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work information for the North Baddesley local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Test Valley Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified322718
Electric shock injury200
Machinery related9135
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)543
Fall from height231714
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)327
Lifting and carrying654837
Physical assault667
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)714842
Struck against846
Struck by moving vehicle758
Struck by object271725
Trapped under falling object110

For more information: Injured at work claim

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Road traffic accident claims in North Baddesley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of skilled road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have years of experience in securing the best general and special damages for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in North Baddesley.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in North Baddesley are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 local authority. In 2014 the total had increased to 3,743.

For more information: Road accident compensation

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Serious injury

We recognise the change injury compensation will make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by severe injury. By reducing the pressure serious injury places on an injured person and their dependants, compensation helps people to prioritise recovery.

Our network of expert solicitors for many years have helped claimants impacted by major accidents.

For more information: Serious injury compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hampshire in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically forerunner to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by material under pressure, a fall from a ladder or a drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken collarbones suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Botley Rd.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from NIHL to benzene poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in North Baddesley

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation. You can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation

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North Baddesley 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 North Baddesley and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in North Baddesley, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS 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 Quittance's track record of winning claims in North Baddesley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in North Baddesley, Hampshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to represent you?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not so critical as cases can be handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a law firm with national medical centres as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical assessment.

See - What is the process for attending a medical?

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.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for loss of hearing in one ear, for example, ranges from ?25,300 to ?36,850 (based on 2015 market data).

North Baddesley solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can help build a picture if you are attempting to decide which solicitor to work with.

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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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