A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you are based in Olney or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

What is my claim worth?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Olney

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from metal workers to operational researchers, to seek financial compensation. Accident at work data in the Olney local authority are listed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Milton Keynes Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported594842
Machinery related171513
Fire related111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1663
Fall from height352422
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)411
Manual handling1566882
Physical assault342324
Slip or trip14515089
Struck against171111
Hit by vehicle13119
Struck by object713843
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Road traffic accident claims in Olney

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Olney are common with 3 fatal accidents, 85 serious accidents and 1034 slight accidents in 2013 in Milton Keynes (Total events were 1122 local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 1,049.

Quittance's panel of litigators are experienced in securing the highest damages for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Olney.

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Other claims

Slip and trip injuries

Official statistics reveal that employee slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace in 2015. Slips and trips are quite often the forerunner to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as broken arms suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having happened on Weston Underwood and on Market Place.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to welders lung.

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Medical negligence in Olney

When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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Olney lawyers for serious injury claims

The impact of serious and catastrophic injury will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are determining injury compensation.

By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on a claimant and their family, injury compensation enables individuals to focus on recovery. Our panel of law firms work with medical professionals and insurers, helping to ensure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive medical and financial support.

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Olney 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 Olney and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Olney and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

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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 Olney?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in Olney, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.


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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to pick the right solicitor for you

Choosing the best PI lawyer for your case is an important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Olney (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015), how can you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm for your specific circumstances?

Look into Olney personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by solicitors vary enormously.

Reviews can certainly be enlightening when weighing up which lawyer to choose.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 deafness, for example, ranges from ?73,315 to ?88,660 (based on 2015 market data).

Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is not very relevant as injury cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors practice that provides national medical coverage as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read about : What is the process for attending 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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