A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

If you live in Rushden or anywhere else in England or Wales, our lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, we can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis, is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

In most cases, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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.

The lawyer can take you through each of these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

Calculate your compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Rushden

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured claimants, from lathe operators to quantity surveyors, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work data for the East Northamptonshire local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE:

Work accidents in East Northamptonshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified121012
Machinery related injury885
Exposed to fire010
Fall from height877
Injured by an animal201
Physical assault330
Slip, trip, fall same level362028
Struck against615
Struck by moving vehicle344
Struck by object13514
Trapped under falling object100

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Road traffic accident claims in Rushden

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of best of breed no win, no fee injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Rushden.

Accidents in the Rushden region in 2013 included crashes on the A5001 and A45 roundabout and on the A6 and A5001 roundabout.

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestos related illness to toluene exposure.

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Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures highlight the fact that slips and trips are the single most common cause of injury at work in Northamptonshire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often related to injuries filed under a different category e.g. being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on pavement ice are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Eaton Walk.

Rushden solicitors for serious injury compensation

We recognise the critical difference injury compensation can make to the lives of seriously injured claimants.

By relieving the stress a serious or catastrophic injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, a compensation claim enables claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of solicitor firms correspond with Courts, insurance companies and medical practitioners ensuring claimants affected by severe accidents get legal and medical support.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Rushden

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial damages. To go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

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Rushden 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 Rushden and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Rushden, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their knowledge and expertise.

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

Has Quittance handled many Rushden claims?

We are a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people in Rushden, Northamptonshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to accidents on the road.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make our claims process as clear and straightforward 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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Finding a suitable personal injury lawyer for your legal case is a crucial step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

What is the best way to ensure you select the most appropriate one to represent you?

Do I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not particularly critical as cases are normally conducted remotely.

However, you should instruct a law firm that has national medical centres as you will need to attend a medical exam.

More - Will I have to attend a medical?

Comparing injury solicitors in Rushden - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

The disparity in insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms is vast

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?17,882 for loss of taste could vary from ?10,729 to ?15,199.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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