A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Northam or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

A short, no-obligation phone call with an expert Northam lawyer will give answers and advice.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Road traffic accident claims in Northam

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in achieving optimum compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles across Hampshire are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743.)

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Work accident claims in Northam

Worker injured in accident

We have helped claimants, from members of the army to network administrators, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident figures in the Southampton local authority reported under legislation by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Southampton Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock210
Machinery related injury81411
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1164
Fall from height301828
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)310
Lifting and handling injuries1729491
Slip, trip or fall1279091
Struck against22911
Hit by vehicle1055
Hit by object403828
Trapped underneath something201

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Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Northam

When someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you can write to Wonford House, Dryden Road, Exeter, Devon.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to carbon monoxide poisoning claim.

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Serious injury

The effect serious and catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating a claim. Compensation will ease the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so an injured person and their family so they can prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of expert solicitors communicate with the Courts, medical experts and insurers ensuring claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include cerebral palsy, chemical burns and brain injuries.


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Slips and trips

Officially reported statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Southampton workplace. Slips and trips are quite often related to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by a moving object or a river drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like sprained arms experienced on potholes are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.

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Northam 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 Northam and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Northam and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their knowledge and expertise.

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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How much experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Northam?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Northam, Devon and across the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Devon seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from scaffolding accidents to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, 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. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Advice for potential claimants looking for a lawyer

Identifying a suitable legal representation to represent you is your most important step towards securing the best settlement or award.

What is the best way to make sure you choose the best legal practice to work with?

The diversity in the amount of fees between different lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) often surprises prospective claimants.

For example the amount retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?15,677 for neck injuries causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain could conceivably vary from ?9,406 to ?13,325.

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Will I need to select a local Northam injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not so relevant as cases are normally run remotely.

It is however necessary to select a law firm with national medical centres as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical exam.

Further reading - Do I have to attend a medical?

Northam personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Reviews can be revealing if you are deciding which solicitor best serves your needs.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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