A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Pershore or anywhere else in England or Wales, Quittance can are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

Whether claiming for a road accident or work-related illness, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Information and legal advice can be provided by a short, free consultation with a Pershore personal injury solicitor.

How much compensation could I get?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Road traffic accident claims in Pershore

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Pershore are relatively common with statistics showing a total of 527 accidents (466 slight accidents, 56 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Herefordshire local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 560.

Our group of proficient personal injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining maximum settlements for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Pershore.

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Work accident claims in Pershore

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from catering assistants to political party research officers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident data for the Pershore local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

HSE reported work accidents in Wychavon Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined262217
Machinery related10115
Exposed to fire300
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)353
Fall from height191416
Injured by an animal442
Manual handling574747
Assault531
Slip or trip575545
Struck against1187
Struck by moving vehicle415
Hit by object232424
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Pershore

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can contact Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related disease to pneumoconiosis.

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Serious injury experts in Pershore

Quittance's team understand the critical change an injury claim makes to people affected by serious injury.

By reducing the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury puts on an injured person, a compensation claim helps them to prioritise their recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have helped families impacted by major accidents.

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Slip and trip injuries

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Hereford and Worcester in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to injuries categorised as something else such as being hit by hand tools in use, being trapped by something collapsing or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as sprained ankles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with recent incidents having happened on the Old Village Stores and on High St.

Pershore 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 Pershore and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Pershore, from short-term injury cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Pershore?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Pershore, Worcestershire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people across Worcestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to find the best solicitor for your compensation claim

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

The diversity in success fees and insurance premiums charged by solicitors is quite significant

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?79,216 for mesothelioma can vary from ?47,529 to ?67,333.

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Read Pershore personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by injury lawyers can vary.

Researching online reviews can be helpful if you are trying to decide which lawyer to select.

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Will I need a local Pershore solicitor ?

The location of a lawyers office is not important as injury cases are handled remotely.

You will need to choose a law firm that offers a national network as Claimants will usually need to go to a medical examination.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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