A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Quittance's nationwide panel of lawyers help injury claimants throughout the UK to keep more damages.

Whether you are based in Oakley or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within three years of an injury.

In order to win a Oakley personal injury case, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Making your claim sooner will allow your solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Oakley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from farm workers to orthoptists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident at work information in the Poole local authority collated under regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in Poole Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock101
Machinery related injury995
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)1032
Fall from height221720
Injured by an animal300
Lifting and handling injuries755962
Physical assault14147
Slip, trip or fall897172
Struck against10115
Struck by moving vehicle234
Struck by object302021
Trapped underneath something112

Further information: Injured at work claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Oakley

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Oakley are relatively commonplace with a total of 455 accidents (387 slight accidents, 65 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Poole council area. In 2014 accidents increased to 507. Incidents in the Oakley area in 2013 included car crashes on the A31 and B3073 roundabout and on the A31 and B3078 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of trained road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in securing the highest awards for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Oakley.

Further information: Road accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Oakley

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured due to the lack of care of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want answers instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Hayfield House, Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, to make a complaint against NHS Fife.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to pneumoconiosis.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Slips and trips

Health and Safety data reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent accident at work in Hampshire in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically the initiators of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine, being trapped by something collapsing or a toxic substance accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like broken wrists suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on Ringwood Rd and on Magna Rd.

Oakley experts for serious injury compensation

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant impact on an injured person. Quittance's team work for maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical treatment and care costs. Our network of law firms have helped people claim damages for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as catastrophic or serious include birth negligence, asbestosis and paralysis.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

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Oakley 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 Oakley and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Oakley, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience do your solicitors have of winning claims in Oakley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Oakley, Fife and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Fife seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including industrial disease and car passenger accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

Help for those seeking an injury lawyer

Finding a suitable solicitor to assist you is a critical step towards getting the best compensation settlement.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Oakley (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - how can you make sure you select the best company to act for you?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Oakley?

You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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

Oakley solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can certainly be informative when considering which lawyer to go with.

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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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