A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Ryde or anywhere in the country, our experienced injury lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Making a claim

Compensation claims should be made within three years in most cases.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like mesothelioma may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

Whether a claim is being made for a slip, trip or work accident in Ryde, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It needs to be demonstrated that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Beginning your claim as soon as possible will allow your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

What to check when locating the right personal injury lawyer

Selecting the most appropriate law firm to assist you is the most important step towards achieving the best compensation award.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice to handle your case?

Will I need to instruct a local Ryde legal firm ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less critical as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will usually be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read more : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

Comparing Ryde personal injury solicitors - online reviews

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred 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. Find out more here.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for chronic asthma, for example, ranges from £21,230 to £34,760 (based on 2015 market data).

Which compensation claims do you handle in Ryde?

It is possible to make a claim for a range of injury and illness in Ryde and across the Isle of Wight. We can assist with injuries and illness including:

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Ryde

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Ryde are quite common. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 427. Incidents in Ryde in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A3055 and B3326 junction and on the single carriageway of the A3055 and B3330 mini-roundabout.

Our network of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers have a wealth of experience in getting optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Ryde.

Slips and trips

Recorded statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Isle Of Wight and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of accidents filed under a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, when helping another person or a harmful substance accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries such as sprained wrists sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having occurred on Somerset Road and on Somerset Rd.

Ryde lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

We understand the critical change injury compensation makes to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.

We fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have aided Claimants impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Medical and clinical negligence in Ryde

Medical negligence (more correctly referred to as Clinical Negligence) is where there has been a breach of duty on the part of a doctor or healthcare professional, private or NHS. Quittance's panel of injury solicitors covering the Isle of Wight and Ryde have assisted with claims filed against hospitals including Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, Gosport, Gosport, PO12 3PW.

Workplace accidents

Quittance has helped Claimants, from nurses to public relations officers, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness data for the Isle of Wight local authority reported in accordance with legislation by the Government:

Work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related851
Exposed to fire300
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)442
Fall from height151012
Injured by an animal011
Lifting and handling injuries792731
Physical attack16113
Slip or trip724846
Struck against1112
Struck by moving vehicle323
Hit by object15814

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from industrial deafness to vibration white finger.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors serving Ryde

When your compensation claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer confirms that the lawyer's fees will not be charged. If you win your injury claim, the legal fees are paid by the losing party or their insurance company.

A success fee can be charged by Ryde solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA). The success fee will be usually 25% and is deducted from your compensation settlement.

Can you get 100% No Win, No Fee

No Win, No Fee should mean that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim and there are absolutely no hidden fees. With Quittance's No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch in the small print whatsoever and there is no risk of being charged extra costs. Click here to learn more about about No Win, No Fee.

How to proceed

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Get more information

Before you decide to instruct your lawyer arm yourself with as much information as possible. The right information helps you to make the right decision for your future.

Find additional information before picking up the phone. Read our frequently asked questions here.

Get a compensation claim started

You can start the personal injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) to speak to the Quittance team.

If you would like to discuss your options with a solicitor or have more questions first, request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.