A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Penkridge or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is considered.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Penkridge or slip or trip, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

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How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Penkridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of trained no win no fee solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the best general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Penkridge.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Penkridge are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Penkridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants injured at work, from members of the army to private music teachers, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness statistics for the South Staffordshire local authority collated in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in South Staffordshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related337
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)200
Fall from height (ladder)1177
Animal related010
Physical assault171626
Slip, trip or fall352925
Struck against553
Struck by moving vehicle044
Struck by object16185
Trapped under falling object010

For more information: Work accident claims

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Other injury claims

Serious injury

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on a claimant.

Our panel of lawyers work to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions. This includes damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Quittance's network of lawyers have aided families collect damages for a range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious range from hydrocarbon poisoning to birth negligence.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to siderosis (welders lung).

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive figures underline the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Staffordshire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the cause of injuries recorded in a different category for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or a harmful substance accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken ankles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with recent slips and trips having happened on Stafford Road and on Broadhurst Green.

Clinical negligence in Penkridge

Medical negligence is the term used when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of a compensation award. You can write to Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

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Penkridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Penkridge and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Penkridge and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have you won many injury claims in Penkridge?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Penkridge, Staffordshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants across Staffordshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Instructing the most appropriate solicitor to represent you is a key step towards claiming the most compensation for your injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you select the ideal one to act for you?

Do I need a local legal firm ?

The location of the lawyers office is not so important as cases now tend to be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm that provides national medical centres as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

More details : Will I have to attend a medical?

What should you look for when comparing Penkridge solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach offered by different firms.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?55,223 for severe complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from ?33,134 to ?46,939.

Read more at How to compare personal injury fees

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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