A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Rugeley or anywhere in the UK, our injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must demonstrate:

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

The solicitor will discuss these issues and should look at how they apply in your case.

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Calculate my compensation

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from catering assistants to psychotherapists, to claim work accident compensation. Injury and illness figures for the Cannock Chase local authority are detailed under legislation by the HSE in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Cannock Chase Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury954
Exposed to explosion010
Exposed to fire001
Exposure to toxic substance241
Fall from height7610
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)012
Lifting and carrying442834
Physical assault445
Slip or trip473827
Struck against754
Struck by moving vehicle433
Struck by object231019
Trapped by something collapsing002

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Road traffic accident claims in Rugeley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Rugeley are quite common with a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Accidents in the Rugeley area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A460 and A513 junction and on the A460 and B5013 roundabout.

Quittance's network of expert litigators are experienced in negotiating maximum settlements for claimants injured in a car or motorbike accident in Rugeley.

Read more: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Rugeley experts for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries have a life-altering impact on an injured person. Quittance's team fight to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors for many years have helped people affected by major accidents.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical negligence in Rugeley

When a person is injured as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure or answers instead of financial damages. You can write to Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illness that include anything from bladder cancer to siderosis (welders lung).

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Recorded data expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Staffordshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are quite often the forerunner to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by a moving object or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken collarbones happening on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement crack trips having occurred on Fernwood Drive and on Anson St.

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Rugeley 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 Rugeley and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Rugeley, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their level of specialist experience.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Has Quittance won many injury claims in Rugeley?

Quittance is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Rugeley, Staffordshire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and injuries sustained at work.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Guidance for injured people seeking a personal injury solicitor

Compensation for a claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. The SRA are tasked with regulating strictly legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for deafness could vary between ?73,315 and ?88,660 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Reviews for injury lawyers in Rugeley

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

Usually, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your 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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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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