A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Ruskington or anywhere else in England or Wales, our personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a local medical centre.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Ruskington personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

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

Making your claim sooner will enable the solicitor to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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Injury claims calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Ruskington

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of knowledgeable legal advisors have years of experience in securing the best compensation for people injured in a road accident in Ruskington.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Ruskington are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 3,115.

Read more about Road traffic accident claims

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Work accident claims in Ruskington

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from farm workers to retail managers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics for the North Kesteven local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in North Kesteven Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other292818
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)010
Machinery related71210
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)702
Fall from height (scaffolding)211112
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)313
Lifting742440
Assault353323
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)554840
Struck against976
Struck by moving vehicle221
Struck by object21238
Trapped by something collapsing010

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Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded figures demonstrate that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are quite often lead to injuries attributed to other reasons for instance being hit by a falling object, when helping another person or an electrocution accident. Public place negligence claims injuries like bruised legs suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with incidents having happened in the area.

Medical negligence in Ruskington

When a person is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages. For example, to raise a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Read more about Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illness ranging from industrial deafness to siderosis.

Read more about Industrial disease compensation claim

Ruskington serious injury compensation

The lasting impact of a serious injury is recognised by the Courts when working out compensation. We work hard for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Ruskington 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 Ruskington and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Ruskington and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

Meet the 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 Ruskington?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Ruskington, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants throughout Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and road accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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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 choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury?

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be settled. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as communication or speed.

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

Ruskington solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can help build a picture when deciding which solicitor to act for you.

See Personal injury lawyer reviews

Are Ruskington claimants restricted to only local law firms?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

The disparity in success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between different law firms is considerable.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?7,267 for injuries from inhaling toxic fumes or smoke might vary from ?4,360 to ?6,177.

See - How much can you claim?

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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