A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you are based in Ruddington or anywhere in the country, we can are able to assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of diagnosis is what matters in these situations.

In order to win a Ruddington personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Answers and both practical and legal advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with a Ruddington-specialist solicitor.

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What is my claim worth?

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Ruddington

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from carpenters to retail buyers, to claim injury compensation. Work injury statistics in the Rushcliffe local authority are published in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Rushcliffe Local Authority (RIDAGGR)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

Further information: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Ruddington

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Ruddington are common with 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533. Incidents in the Ruddington area in 2013 included car crashes on the A52 and A60 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A52 and A606 roundabout.

Our network of accredited no win, no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in obtaining the best compensation for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Ruddington.

Further information: Road accident compensation

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially recorded statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Nottinghamshire. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by a falling object, a fall from a height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like sprained arms sustained on obstructed pathways are also common with incidents having happened recently.

Ruddington serious injury compensation

The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury has will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when calculating compensation.

We work to achieve compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes damages for private medical treatment and case costs.

Our panel of law firms correspond with insurers and the legal system to ensure claimants affected by serious accidents get the support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious range from head injuries to major surgical negligence.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to pneumoconiosis.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Ruddington

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers 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 deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to make a formal complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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Ruddington No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Ruddington and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Ruddington, from short-term injury cases to catastrophic injury. Selected because of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of 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
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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Ruddington?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

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

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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 means you will never be out of pocket.

What to think about when finding the right solicitor

Instructing the most appropriate personal injury solicitor for your legal case is your most important step towards securing the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How can you ensure you choose the best legal practice for your case?

The diversity in personal injury fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is quite significant

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?32,593 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome can range from ?19,556 to ?27,704.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Comparing Ruddington personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will you need to choose a local lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not so critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted remotely.

You will need to go with a solicitors' firm with national medical centres as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.

Read about - Will I have to attend a medical?

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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