A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Radcliffe on Trent or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Personal injury A claim must usually be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Making your claim as soon as possible will allow the lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Radcliffe on Trent

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Radcliffe On Trent are relatively frequent with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

Our network of proficient no win no fee solicitors are experienced in negotiating optimum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Radcliffe On Trent.

Find out more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Radcliffe on Trent

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people hurt in an accident, from construction workers to pension scheme managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness data in the Rushcliffe local authority reported under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury001
Machinery related injury420
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)100
Fall from height775
Animal related (e.g. livestock)313
Physical attack221
Slip, trip, fall same level312226
Struck against834
Struck by moving vehicle513
Hit by falling object5910

Find out more: Accident at work compensation claims

Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Litigators can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to vibration white finger.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Radcliffe on Trent specialists for serious injury claims

The effect of a serious injury is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are determining injury compensation. Damages should lessen the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants so they can prioritise recovery.

Quittance's panel of law firms have helped people collect compensation for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include asbestos-related disease, brain tumours and deep vein thrombosis.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Nottinghamshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically lead to injuries categorised as something else such as being struck by a moving object or a harmful substance accident. Public liability litigation for injuries such as fractured wrists experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with falls having happened on Radcliffe on Trent and on Main Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Radcliffe On Trent

Medical negligence is the term for when a person is injured as the result of a GP, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial damages. You can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to make a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Radcliffe on Trent No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Radcliffe on Trent and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Radcliffe on Trent, from more minor injury cases to long term industrial disease. Selected because of their track record in winning cases, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Radcliffe on Trent?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How to choose the right personal injury lawyer

Choosing the most suitable PI lawyer for your case is your most important step towards getting the highest compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Radcliffe On Trent - how do you ensure you instruct the best one to instruct?

Check Radcliffe On Trent personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be instructive when considering which lawyer to go with.

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Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious hand injuries, for example, ranges from ?23,430 to ?50,050 (based on 2015 market data).

Do I need to go with a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not especially important as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near Radcliffe On Trent as claimants will need to attend a medical examination.

Read about - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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