A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Northamptonshire or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or ilness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

How much compensation can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Making a personal injury claim

Claims must be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury in the majority of cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown 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.

The lawyer will explain how these issues will relate to your injury claim.

Guidance for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

Finding the best injury solicitor for your case is a key step towards obtaining the best settlement or award for your injuries.

How can you ensure you instruct the best solicitors' practice to help you?

The variation in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by law firms is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded £12,954 for serious shoulder injuries might vary from £7,772 to £11,011.

Further reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

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

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Look into Northamptonshire personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors can vary.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start when trying to decide which lawyer to work with.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

Injury compensation claims we conduct in Northamptonshire and East Midlands

Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted clients receive compensation for a broad range of injuries.

Accidents in the workplace

Quittance has assisted Claimants injured at work, from lathe operators to orthoptists, to claim maximum compensation. Accident figures for the Wellingborough local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Wellingborough Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified15919
Electrical injury100
Machinery related1179
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)211
Fall from height15212
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Manual handling392637
Physical assault1253
Slip, trip or fall403415
Struck against456
Struck by moving vehicle723
Struck by object221312

Road traffic compensation claims

Quittance's panel of certified personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting the best awards for people hurt in a road accident in Northamptonshire.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to cancer caused by diesel exhaust fumes.

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded figures show that employee slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury in the East Midlands workplace. They are quite often lead to injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or a river drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having happened in the local area.

Serious injury experts in Northamptonshire

We recognise the critical change injury compensation will make to people affected by serious injury. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight to achieve compensation for serious injuries, including compensation for medical and care costs.

Clinical and medical negligence in Northamptonshire

Medical negligence (which is correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence) is the term for when an injury results from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a hospital or other healthcare professional. Our panel of solicitors covering Northamptonshire have helped people with medical negligence claims brought against hospitals including BMI Three Shires Hospital, The Avenue, Cliftonville, Northampton, NN1 5DR.

How No Win, No Fee solicitors look after Northamptonshire compensation claims

Lawyers taking care of injury claims in Northamptonshire generally work on a Conditional Fee Agreement, also called a No Win, No Fee agreement.

The CFA prevents the solicitor from being able to charge you any legal fees if the case is lost.

Are there extra costs to be paid?

Some solicitors could charge extra costs if they lose your case. Through Quittance, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever.

Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee

What should you do next?

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

Get your questions answered

Before you instruct you should arm yourself with as much information as you think is necessary. This will help you make the right choice.

If you would like to know more before calling, see our FAQ section.

Get a injury claim started

Call the Quittance team on 0800 612 7456 to get your claim underway, or you can begin your claim online here.

If you would like further information about how much your claim could be worth first, request a callback at a convenient time or phone 0800 612 7456.