A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Polesworth or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers will handle your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Polesworth personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Injury claims calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Polesworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors have vast experience in getting the highest general and special damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car accident in Polesworth.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Polesworth are relatively frequent. Official statistics reveal 23 fatal accidents, 265 serious accidents and 1656 slight accidents in 2013 in Warwick (Total events were 1944 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,261.

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Work accident claims in Polesworth

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for injured claimants, from nurses to political party agents, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work figures in the Polesworth local authority are published under RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in North Warwickshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related8711
Exposed to explosion002
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)532
Fall from height (ladder)191015
Injured by an animal011
Manual handling1457176
Physical assault342
Slip, trip, fall same level687556
Struck against101414
Struck by moving vehicle171519
Hit by falling object493746
Trapped underneath something121

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Other claims we handle

Serious injury experts in Polesworth

The long-term impact of serious injury will be recognised by Courts when calculating injury compensation.

By limiting the financial pressure a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured person and their dependants, compensation enables individuals to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Quittance's network of solicitors correspond with medical practitioners and the legal system, helping to ensure people impacted by severe accidents receive medical and financial support.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from asbestos related illness to solvent exposure.

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Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety data show that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Warwickshire in 2015. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to injuries categorised as something else for instance being hit by an object falling from a machine or an animal related accident. Public place cases for injuries like bruised legs sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent street trips having occurred on Tamworth Road and on Piccadilly.

Clinical negligence in Polesworth

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient is injured as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, to make a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.

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

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Polesworth, from more minor injury cases to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning cases.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Polesworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Polesworth, Warwickshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Warwickshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from bike accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, means you can focus on your recovery.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer to handle your claim?

Choosing the best law firm to help you is a key step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Polesworth (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - what is the best way to ensure you instruct the best legal practice for your needs?

Do I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is not especially relevant as injury cases are run by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

Read about : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The difference in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

For example the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?8,666 for a fractured index finger could vary from ?5,200 to ?7,366.

Additional reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Polesworth personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Researching reviews can certainly be revealing if you are weighing up which lawyer to select.

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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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