A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Northampton or anywhere in the UK, we can can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Find out how much you can claim

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Making an injury claim

Personal injury claims must usually be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

Extensive legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and Quittance's panel of injury solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

A no-obligation phone call with a Northampton-specialist lawyer can give answers to your questions and useful guidance.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?

Choosing a suitable lawyer to represent you is an important step towards getting the most compensation.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Northampton, how can you ensure you instruct the best law firm to instruct?

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

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

In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider 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.

The contrast in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between firms is surprising.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded £27,199 for severe shoulder injuries can range from £16,319 to £23,119.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

Reviews for lawyers in Northampton

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Personal injury compensation claims we handle in Northampton

Our network of solicitors assist Claimants get compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that range from asbestosis to irritant contact dermatitis.

Accidents at work

We have handled claims for people, from scaffolding erectors to operational researchers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness data for the Northampton local authority are published under legislation by the Government as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Northampton Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported655638
Contact with machinery17512
Fire related (e.g. burns)201
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)624
Fall from height423127
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)410
Manual handling195118103
Physical assault897897
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)151130124
Struck against221714
Hit by vehicle13106
Struck by object604336
Trapped by something collapsing100

Slips, trips and falls

Recorded data emphasise the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent accident in the Northamptonshire workplace. They are frequently the cause of accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by a falling object or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like broken wrists occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with incidents having occurred on St. Giles St and on Semilong Rd.

Road traffic claims

Quittance's network of personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating maximum damages for people hurt in a road accident in Northampton.

Incidents in the Northampton area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4500 and A508 crossroads and on the single carriageway of the A5123 and A428 crossroads.

Medical negligence in Northampton

Medical negligence (which is now more accurately called 'Clinical Negligence') is the legal term a breach of the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An example could be a prescription error compensation claim. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Northampton have helped with clinical negligence cases filed against hospitals that include Northampton General Hospital (Acute), Cliftonville, NN1 5BD.

Northampton specialists for serious injury claims

Quittance's team understand the critical change a successful claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. By relieving the pressure a major injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a compensation claim allows them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitor firms engage with medical professionals and insurers ensuring people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Northampton

CFAs, more commonly known as No Win, No Fee agreements protect injured Claimants from a requirement to pay their legal fees if they do not succeed in their claim.

A 'success fee' is charged by Northampton lawyers who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike their standard fees, the 'success fee' will be taken from your compensation award and is in most cases 25%.

100% No Win, No Fee

No Win, No Fee means that there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no risk of being charged extra costs and there will be no catch hiding in the small print.

Read more about No Win, No Fee here

What happens next?

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get further information

Before you instruct a lawyer you should arm yourself with information about the process. This can help you make the best choice for your future.

If you have more questions before calling, try our FAQs.

Ready to begin a claim for compensation?

When you are ready to proceed, you can start a claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or via our online contact form.

Contact a member of the Quittance team to discuss your potential claim. Phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a callback.