A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Nuneaton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Compensation claims must be made in 3 years of an injury in most cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated 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

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow the solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Nuneaton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of specialist no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining optimum damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Nuneaton.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Nuneaton are relatively common. Official statistics reveal a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261. Accidents in the Nuneaton region in 2013 included collisions on the A444 and B4114 roundabout and on the A4254 and A444 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Nuneaton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from dental nurses to outdoor pursuits managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work statistics in the Nuneaton and Bedworth local authority are listed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Nuneaton and Bedworth Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related200
Machinery related666
Exposed to fire100
Exposure to harmful substance312
Fall from height (ladder)1395
Injured by an animal110
Lifting and handling injuries513440
Slip, trip, fall same level663440
Struck against544
Struck by moving vehicle212
Struck by object171410

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Other claims

Medical negligence in Nuneaton

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation. You can write to Lewes House, College Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, for example, to make a complaint against George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from workplace cancer to pleural thickening.

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Nuneaton serious injury compensation

We recognise the vital difference injury compensation can make to severely injured claimants.

By limiting the financial stress severe injury puts on an injured person, a successful claim helps individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

Our network of expert solicitors have helped people receive compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as catastrophic or serious include paralysis, lung cancer and cerebral palsy.

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Slips and trips

HSE figures demonstrate that slips and trips are still the most common cause of injury at work in Warwickshire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as sprained wrists happening on pavement cracks are also quite common with trips having occurred on Tomkinson Rd and on Queens Rd.

Nuneaton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Nuneaton and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Nuneaton, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

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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 winning claims in Nuneaton?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in Nuneaton, Warwickshire and across the country, recover injury compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Warwickshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and factory accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident

In most cases a injury claim can take several months to complete and for cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to give practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Read Nuneaton personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can differ.

Reading reviews can be informative when trying to decide which solicitor to select.

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Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for very serious thumb injuries, for example, ranges from ?15,840 to ?28,325 (based on 2015 market data).

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

Will I need to select a local Nuneaton solicitor ?

Going for a local solicitor is not critical as cases can be conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will usually have to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading - Will I have to attend a medical?

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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