A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in North Hykeham or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

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

Can I claim?Check claim

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in North Hykeham or road accident, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Making your claim as soon as possible should allow your lawyer to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants injured at work, from electricians to nutritionists, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident information in the North Kesteven local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in North Kesteven Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)010
Machinery related71210
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)702
Fall from height (scaffolding)211112
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)313
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)554840
Struck against976
Struck by moving vehicle221
Struck by object21238
Trapped by something collapsing010

See: Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in North Hykeham

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in North Hykeham are relatively frequent. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115. Accidents in the North Hykeham region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the B1003 and B1190 other junction and on the single carriageway of the A1434 and B1003 junction.

Our panel of accredited personal injury lawyers are experienced in fighting for optimum compensation for claimants injured in a car or motorbike crash in North Hykeham.

See: Road traffic accident claim

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from respiratory diseases to emphysema.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slips, trips and falls

Reported figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often lead to accidents attributed to other causes for instance being hit by moving machinery, being trapped by something or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like sprained arms occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Grantham Rd and in Lowfields Centre.

Serious injury solicitors acting in North Hykeham

The long-term effect of a serious injury is understood by the Courts when working out a claim. By relieving the financial pressure serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, compensation enables people to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors have aided claimants collect damages for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious include dioxin poisoning, serious psychiatric harm and concussion.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical negligence in North Hykeham

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong rather than injury compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

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North Hykeham 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 North Hykeham and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in North Hykeham and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of experience and their track record in winning cases.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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 handling claims in North Hykeham?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and accidents due to poor road conditions.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer

In many cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement and in serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.

North Hykeham solicitor reviews

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

Reading reviews can be helpful if you are contemplating which solicitor to go with.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

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

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

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 bronchitis, for example, ranges from ?16,830 to ?25,300 (based on 2015 market data).

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?".

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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