A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Nottingham or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three elements to proving a claim. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

The solicitor will look at how each of these points will relate to your injury claim.

How much compensation could I get?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Nottingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of skilled road traffic accident (RTA) litigators have decades of experience in securing optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Nottingham.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Nottingham are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 1137 accidents (1019 slight accidents, 115 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Nottingham local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,236. Incidents in the Nottingham region in 2013 included car crashes on the A60 and A6130 roundabout and on the one way street of the A6008 and A60 junction.

For more information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Nottingham

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from farm workers to meteorologists, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident information in the Nottingham local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Nottingham Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury640
Machinery related231119
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)110
Fire related011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)1875
Fall from height422942
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)412
Lifting and handling injuries250137112
Physical attack723258
Slip, trip, fall same level216157151
Struck against301713
Struck by moving vehicle1179
Struck by object774737
Trapped under falling object021

For more information: Work accident compensation

Other claims handled by Quittance

Nottingham serious injury claims

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-altering effect on an injured claimant and their family.

Quittance fight for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

Quittance's panel of specialist solicitors for many years have aided people impacted by major accidents. Injuries which are considered by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include back injuries and serious pharmaceutical error.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from asbestosis to pleural thickening.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data indicate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Nottinghamshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the precursor to injuries classified under another heading for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened on Carlton Rd.

Medical negligence in Nottingham

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. For example, to make a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, you can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

Nottingham 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 Nottingham and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Nottingham, from whiplash cases to serious road injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors 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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Nottingham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors that assists claimants in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped 100's of claimants across Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents in the office.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Identifying a suitable PI lawyer for your legal matter is your most important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Nottingham, how do you make sure you instruct the most appropriate law firm to pursue compensation for you?

What should be considered when checking Nottingham solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Nottingham?

As with many professional services, you do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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