A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Princes Risborough or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

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

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

In most cases, proving a claim will involve three issues. It must be demonstrated 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

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by your solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our claim calculator gives you an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Work accident claims in Princes Risborough

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from hotel workers to patent attorneys, to seek financial compensation. Accident data in the Wycombe local authority made available under reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wycombe Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined81518
Machinery related626
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. exposure to Teflon fumes)554
Fall from height (ladder)161511
Injured by an animal105
Lifting and handling injuries523624
Physical assault724
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)755340
Struck against624
Struck by moving vehicle322
Struck by object12817
Trapped by something collapsing110

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Road traffic accident claims in Princes Risborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of professional no win, no fee solicitors have vast experience in getting optimum settlements for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Princes Risborough.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Princes Risborough are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show 22 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1263 slight accidents in 2013 in Buckinghamshire (Total events were 1484 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.

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Other injury claims

Serious injury solicitors handling compensation in Princes Risborough

We recognise the change compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by severe injury. A claim will ease the financial load on an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's network of solicitor firms engage with insurance companies, the legal system and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure families affected by major accidents receive legal and medical support.

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Medical negligence in Princes Risborough

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

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Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from mesothelioma to organophosphate exposure.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Buckinghamshire. They are frequently related to accidents classified under another heading e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with recent street falls having occurred on High St and on Great Hampden.

Princes Risborough 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 Princes Risborough and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

Our national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Princes Risborough and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

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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 Princes Risborough?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of award winning personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the office to bike accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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

Identifying the best personal injury solicitor to act for you is an important step towards receiving the best compensation award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Princes Risborough (according the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015) - how do you ensure you select the most appropriate solicitors' practice for your specific circumstances?

Check Princes Risborough personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Reading reviews can be informative if you are contemplating which solicitor to act for you.

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Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the law firm is less relevant as injury cases are handled remotely.

However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that has medical facilities near Princes Risborough as Claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Read about : Do you have a medical centre in or near Princes Risborough?

The disparity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different lawyers is enormous.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?27,202 for severe shoulder injuries can vary from ?16,321 to ?23,122.

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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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