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?

Updated: September 16, 2016

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.

What are the criteria for 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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Ryde

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Ryde

Worker injured in accident

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
General272618
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

Find out more: Work accident compensation claims

Other types of claim

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.

Industrial disease

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

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

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.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Ryde

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are just looking for answers as opposed to injury compensation. For example, you can contact St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, to raise a complaint against Isle Of Wight NHS Trust.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claim

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

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Ryde and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in winning cases and their level of experience.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Ryde?

Quittance is a national panel of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists people in Ryde, the Isle of Wight and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in the Isle of Wight get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and part-time worker injuries.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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).

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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