A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Rugby or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

Injury claims must be made within three years in the majority of cases.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

Your solicitor should look at how your claim will relate to each of the points.

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Compensation Calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Rugby

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of proficient no win no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in obtaining the highest damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Rugby.

Accidents involving vehicles in Rugby are common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 23 fatal accidents, 265 serious accidents and 1656 slight accidents in 2013 in Warwick (Total events were 1944 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261. Accidents in the Rugby region in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A426 and A428 junction and on the single carriageway of the A4071 and A428 crossroads.

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Work accident claims in Rugby

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from carpenters to production managers, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work information in the Rugby local authority made available in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Rugby Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related866
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)702
Fall from height (scaffolding)14518
Animal related131
Lifting and handling injuries491934
Physical assault610
Slip, trip, fall same level473840
Struck against858
Struck by moving vehicle163
Struck by object191512
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Other claims we handle

Rugby experts for serious injury compensation

The long-term effect serious injury has will be acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are working out injury compensation. By reducing the pressure catastrophic and serious injury places on an injured person, injury compensation allows people to focus on rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of specialist lawyers engage with insurers, the legal system and medical experts to make sure claimants affected by serious accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious include lead poisoning and serious psychiatric harm.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported figures stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent cause of injury in the Warwickshire workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a toxic substance accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as broken wrists sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred on Bridget St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Rugby

Medical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than a compensation award. For example, you can contact Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, to raise a complaint against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with getting compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from radiation exposure to toluene exposure.

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Rugby 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 Rugby and across the UK.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Rugby, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their specialist knowledge.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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How much experience do you have of claims in Rugby?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of award winning solicitors that assists people in Rugby, Warwickshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants throughout Warwickshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and accidents on building sites.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, mean that claiming compensation is as clear and straightforward as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

In many cases a personal injury claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. For cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

Personal injury solicitor reviews in Rugby - Tips for comparing firms

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Will you need a local legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not relevant as cases are normally run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to go with a law firm that provides a national network as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.

More details : Do you have a medical centre near me?

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. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For minor eye injuries, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?3,190 to ?7,040 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

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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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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