No matter whether you live in Nottinghamshire or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.
Can I make a personal injury claim?
Updated: September 16, 2016
If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.
Eligibility to claim
Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.
In most cases, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities 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.
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Calculate your compensation
The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.
Road traffic accident claims in Nottinghamshire
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Nottinghamshire are not uncommon. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,533.
Our panel of trained road traffic accident personal injury solicitors have years of experience in negotiating maximum compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Nottinghamshire.
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Work accident claims in Nottinghamshire
We have assisted people, from metal workers to occupational therapists, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Newark and Sherwood local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Government as follows:
|Workplace accidents in Newark and Sherwood Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)||9||1||8|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||17||9||12|
|Injured by an animal||9||5||1|
|Lifting and handling injuries||63||48||52|
|Slip or trip||73||63||48|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||6||7|
|Hit by object||33||28||23|
|Trapped underneath something||1||1||1|
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Other claims handled by Quittance
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially reported statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work in the East Midlands and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the forerunner to injuries recorded in another category, such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like bruised backs sustained on slippery pavements are also common with recent pavement trips having happened on Forest Road and on Church Rd.
Lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to welding rod fumes exposure.
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Nottinghamshire solicitors for serious injury compensation claims
The long-term effect of serious and catastrophic injury will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating compensation.
By reducing the financial pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant and their dependants, compensation enables Claimants to prioritise rehabilitation.
Our panel of solicitor firms engage with doctors, insurers and the legal system to make sure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive the support they need. Injury and illness considered to be catastrophic or serious include chemical burns, amputation and degloving injuries.
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Clinical and medical negligence in Nottinghamshire
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.
If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to make a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
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Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK.Back to top
Meet the team
Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Nottinghamshire and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their years of specialist experience.
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How much experience do your solicitors have of claims in Nottinghamshire?
Quittance is a nationwide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Nottinghamshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.
In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained at work and accidents on the road.
Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
How to find the right injury lawyer
Usually a injury claim can take several months to complete and in serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.
Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Does the location of the lawyer matter?
Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.
The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.
Reviews for lawyers in Nottinghamshire
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
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.
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.