A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Raunds or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, we can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what is important in these cases.

To win a Raunds personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Raunds

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from members of the army to plant breeders, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work information in the East Northamptonshire local authority reported under legislation by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in East Northamptonshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified121012
Machinery related injury885
Exposed to fire010
Fall from height877
Injured by an animal201
Physical assault330
Slip, trip, fall same level362028
Struck against615
Struck by moving vehicle344
Struck by object13514
Trapped under falling object100

See: Work injury claim

Road traffic accident claims in Raunds

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of qualified no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in securing the highest compensation for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Raunds.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Raunds experts for serious injury claims

We recognise the critical change a successful claim can make to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. A claim will ease the financial burden on an injured person and their family so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Raunds

Medical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that include anything from asbestosis to silicosis.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Recorded statistics highlight the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Northamptonshire in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to accidents categorised as something else e.g. being hit by material under pressure or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (East Northamptonshire local authority) cases for injuries such as broken shoulders occurring on potholes are also quite common with street falls having happened on Eaton Walk.

Raunds 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 Raunds and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Raunds and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

Have you handled many Raunds claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of specialist personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Raunds, Northamptonshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and specialist advice, means you can 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to choose the right personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Finding the best injury solicitor for your legal matter is your most important step towards obtaining the best settlement or award.

How do you make sure you select the ideal legal practice to act for you?

Raunds personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by solicitors can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to sign up with.

Read Solicitor reviews

The contrast in the amount of fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?16,340 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems might vary from ?9,804 to ?13,889.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do you need to go with a local solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is not critical as injury cases are handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to instruct a law firm that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

More on : 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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