A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Oundle or anywhere in the country, our personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

To win a Oundle 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.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Oundle

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of trained road traffic accident lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car accident in Oundle.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Oundle

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for injured claimants, from plasterers to packaging technologists, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury information in the East Northamptonshire local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Government in the following table:

Workplace accidents in East Northamptonshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified121012
Machinery related injury885
Exposed to fire010
Fall from height877
Injured by an animal201
Physical assault330
Slip, trip, fall same level362028
Struck against615
Struck by moving vehicle344
Struck by object13514
Trapped under falling object100

See: Accident at work compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slips and trips

Officially recorded figures highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Northamptonshire in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically lead to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by a falling object or a drowning accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as sprained wrists experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having happened on New St and on Church Lane.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from NIHL to Vibration White Finger.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Serious injury

Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major effect on an injured person and their dependants.

Quittance's team fight hard for compensation for severe injuries. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Quittance's panel of solicitors have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions which are held to be serious and catastrophic include major surgical negligence and poisoning.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Oundle

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation claim

Oundle 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 Oundle and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Oundle, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Selected for their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Oundle?

Quittance is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Oundle, Northamptonshire and across the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we helped hundreds of claimants across Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from public place accidents to building site accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your illness or injury?

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Do I need to instruct a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less critical as cases are typically conducted remotely.

It is however necessary to instruct a company that offers medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to go to a medical examination.

More details : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The difference in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums charged by solicitors is vast

As an example the amount retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?49,283 for leg fractures can vary from ?29,570 to ?41,890.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Look into Oundle personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be revealing if you are weighing up which lawyer to work with.

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

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.

Read more
Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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