A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Rutland or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim 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.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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 to your questions and practical guidance will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Rutland

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from soldiers to psychologists, to secure financial compensation awards. Accident at work statistics in the South Kesteven local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in South Kesteven Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury23610
Fire related (e.g. scars)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)343
Fall from height (scaffolding)211716
Injured by an animal123
Lifting and handling injuries854148
Physical assault443
Slip, trip or fall656552
Struck against1486
Struck by moving vehicle512
Struck by object271624
Trapped under falling object202

See: Injured at work compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Rutland

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of expert no win no fee personal injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for the best damages for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Rutland.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Rutland are quite common with a total of 115 accidents (100 slight accidents, 12 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Rutland local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 117.

See: Road traffic accident claim

Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in the East Midlands in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are often related to injuries categorised as something else like being hit by machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent trips having happened recently.

Serious injury solicitors serving Rutland

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a major impact on an injured person. By relieving the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured person and their dependants, injury compensation helps them to focus on recovery. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided families claim compensation for a wide range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries and illnesses categorised as catastrophic or serious include benzene poisoning and brain tumours.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from NIHL to vibration white finger.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Rutland

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong as opposed to claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, you can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Rutland No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Rutland and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Rutland, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their professionalism and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is your track record of winning claims in Rutland?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Rutland and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants across Rutland seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents due to poor road conditions to building site accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

You will be in contact with your lawyer for a long period of time, from several months for minor injuries to over a year for matters involving serious injury. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to provide expert legal guidance and practical advice.

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 asbestosis, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?12,210 to ?85,580 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Many solicitors operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

What should be considered when checking Rutland solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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