A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Northampton or anywhere in the UK, we 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?

Updated: September 13, 2016

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.

Key criteria

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

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Northampton

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

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Work accident claims in Northampton

Worker injured in accident

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
Electrocution011
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

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Other injury claims

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.

Medical negligence in Northampton

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want answers rather than injury compensation. To raise a complaint against Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can contact Cliftonville, Northampton, Northamptonshire.

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Industrial disease

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

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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.

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Northampton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Northampton and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Northampton and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Northampton?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Northampton, Northamptonshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people in Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on public transport and workplace accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as 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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

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.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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