A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Ringwood or anywhere in the UK, our expert lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that:

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

Your lawyer can take you through each of these key points and should explain how they apply to your claim.

How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Ringwood

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for self employed and employed claimants injured at work, from bricklayers to pharmacologists, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the East Dorset local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the HSE:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Dorset Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury227
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)101
Fall from height (scaffolding)834
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)222
Lifting and handling injuries371820
Physical attack122
Slip, trip, fall same level242215
Struck against753
Struck by moving vehicle103
Struck by object1158
Trapped underneath something010

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Ringwood

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum damages for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Ringwood.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Ringwood are relatively commonplace. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire local authority area. By 2014 accidents increased to 3,743. Accidents in Ringwood in 2013 included crashes on the A338 and A31 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A31 and B3347 slip road.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claim

Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Safety data show that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in Hampshire in 2014/15. They are quite often lead to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a building, a fall from a ladder or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (East Dorset local authority) negligence claims injuries like broken wrists sustained on tripping on a street are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Station Road and on Pennys Walk.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to pneumoconiosis.

Find out more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Ringwood

When a person is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for closure or answers rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a significant impact on a claimant and their family. Quittance's network of lawyers work hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes reimbursement for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Quittance's network of specialist lawyers for many years have helped people impacted by severe accidents. Injuries held by the Courts to be serious range from poisoning to concussion.

Find out more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Ringwood 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 Ringwood and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Ringwood, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Selected because of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience do you have of handling claims in Ringwood?

We are a nationwide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Ringwood, Hampshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants across Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Do you have to choose a law firm in Ringwood?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

Look into Ringwood personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching reviews can certainly be informative if you are mulling over which lawyer best serves your needs.

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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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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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