A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Petersfield or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

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

Key criteria

Claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

In most cases, making a successful claim has three key elements. It must be proven 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

Your solicitor will consider how the points will relate to your claim.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Petersfield

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from members of the air force to patent examiners, to secure financial compensation awards. Work injury statistics for the East Hampshire local authority collated under RIDDOR legislation by the HSE:

Work accidents in East Hampshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified171617
Electric shock injury101
Machinery related injury1042
Fire related012
Exposure to toxic substance221
Fall from height (ladder)18119
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)212
Lifting441722
Physical assault461
Slip, trip or fall392826
Struck against623
Struck by moving vehicle311
Hit by falling object1624
Crushed by something collapsing010

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Road traffic accident claims in Petersfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for the best damages for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Petersfield.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Petersfield are not uncommon. Government statistics reveal 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Accidents in Petersfield in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A272 and B2070 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A272 and A3 slip road.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Petersfield

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a formal complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to vibration white finger.

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Slips, trips and falls

Government statistics underscore the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Hampshire. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries categorised as something else such as being struck by a falling object or an electrocution accident. Public place (East Hampshire local authority) litigation for injuries such as cheekbone fractures happening on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent pavement trips having happened in the local area.

Serious injury specialists handling claims in Petersfield

The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by Courts when they are calculating what a claim is worth.

Damages should lessen the financial burden on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

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Petersfield 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 Petersfield and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Petersfield, from less severe claims to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Petersfield?

We are a UK-wide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Petersfield, Hampshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Hampshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents due to poor road conditions and part-time worker injuries.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

Identifying the most appropriate legal expert for your legal case is a key step towards negotiating the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How do you make certain you instruct the ideal company for your needs?

Will I need to go with a local Petersfield lawyer ?

The location of the law firm is not very important as cases are normally run remotely.

It is however necessary to go with a company with a national network as Claimants will usually have to attend a medical examination.

More : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

The contrast in the amount of success fees and insurance premiums between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of ?49,284 for leg fractures could vary from ?29,570 to ?41,891.

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Personal injury solicitor reviews in Petersfield - Tips for comparing firms

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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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