A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Romsey or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Romsey or work-related illness, there are three main elements to a successful personal injury claim. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with an expert Romsey solicitor.

Compensation calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. 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 Romsey

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from metal workers to production managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness statistics for the Test Valley local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Test Valley Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified322718
Electric shock injury200
Machinery related9135
Exposed to fire101
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)543
Fall from height231714
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)327
Lifting and carrying654837
Physical assault667
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)714842
Struck against846
Struck by moving vehicle758
Struck by object271725
Trapped under falling object110

Further information: Injured at work compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Romsey

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of proficient solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Romsey.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Romsey are not uncommon. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3661 accidents (2955 slight accidents, 660 serious accidents and 46 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Hampshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743. Incidents in Romsey in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A27 and A3090 junction and on the single carriageway of the A3057 and A27 roundabout.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

Other injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics indicate that slips and trips are the single most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Hampshire and the UK as a whole. They are typically related to accidents attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or a drowning accident. Public place (Test Valley local authority) cases for injuries like bruised backs happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred on Botley Rd.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to siderosis.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical negligence in Romsey

Medical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim will make to seriously injured claimants. Quittance's panel of expert lawyers work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Quittance's network of expert solicitors for many years have helped families affected by serious accidents and injuries. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include brain injuries, major surgical negligence and lung disease.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Romsey 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 Romsey and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Romsey, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

Have you handled many Romsey claims?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Romsey, Hampshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Hampshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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 do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Selecting a suitable legal team for your legal matter is a critical step towards securing the best compensation award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Romsey (according to the 2015 SRA database) - what is the best way to make sure you select the ideal firm for your case?

Injury lawyer reviews in Romsey - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

The disparity in the level of fees between different firms is a material consideration for claimants.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?36,773 for serious hand injuries might vary from ?22,064 to ?31,257.

See : How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Do I need a local lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not so important as cases are usually managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

However, you should instruct a firm with medical facilities near Romsey as you will usually have to attend a medical exam.

See - Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

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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