A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Ravenshead or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a 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, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, 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.

Beginning your claim sooner will allow the lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

Find out how much you can claim

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

Road traffic accident claims in Ravenshead

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Ravenshead are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 2,533.

Our panel of expert road traffic accident litigators are experienced in achieving the best compensation for Claimants who have been injured in a road accident in Ravenshead.

See: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Ravenshead

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from factory workers to photographers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work statistics in the Newark and Sherwood local authority reported in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Newark and Sherwood Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General284123
Electricity related100
Machinery related171113
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)918
Fall from height (scaffolding)17912
Injured by an animal951
Lifting and handling injuries634852
Physical assault201212
Slip or trip736348
Struck against1157
Struck by moving vehicle467
Hit by object332823
Trapped underneath something111

See: Work accident compensation

Other claims

Ravenshead experts for serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the change an injury claim makes to the lives of people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. Our network of lawyers work to achieve compensation for serious injuries, including damages for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist lawyers work with insurance providers, doctors and health professionals and the legal system ensuring families impacted by serious accidents and injuries get medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions which are considered to be serious range from asbestosis to spinal cord damage.

See: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from occupational asthma to welding rod fumes exposure.

See: Industrial disease claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire and the UK as a whole in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries categorised as something else e.g. being struck by machinery or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Newark and Sherwood local authority) accident claims injuries such as broken toes experienced on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having occurred on Lake Farm Rd.

Medical negligence in Ravenshead

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

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

See: Medical negligence claim

Ravenshead 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 Ravenshead and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Ravenshead, from whiplash cases to long term industrial disease. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

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 do your solicitors have of winning claims in Ravenshead?

We are a nationwide network of results-focussed solicitors that helps claimants in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Nottinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including whiplash and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

FAQs

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 takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to pick the best injury lawyer

It can take months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, however the SRA are not required to monitor many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide practical advice and legal guidance.

Will you need a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a lawyers office is not especially relevant as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that has national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will need to go to a medical examination.

More on : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Check Ravenshead solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews can certainly be revealing when trying to decide which solicitor to choose.

Read Personal injury lawyer reviews

The contrast in the level of personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different lawyers working on No Win No Fee agreements is considerable.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?25,745 for a serious wrist injury can range from ?15,447 to ?21,883.

Further reading Compare solicitors

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.

Read more
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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