A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Sandhurst or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, proving an injury claim will involve three issues. It must be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Beginning your claim as soon as possible should allow the solicitor to help gather useful supporting evidence and witness statements.

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Injury claims calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Work accident claims in Sandhurst

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from construction workers to retail buyers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident at work statistics for the Bracknell Forest local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Bracknell Forest Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other192511
Electrical injury300
Machinery related injury812
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)326
Fall from height8711
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)111
Lifting and handling injuries422131
Physical attack2032
Slip or trip462643
Struck against631
Hit by vehicle424
Hit by falling object1557

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Sandhurst

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of professional no win, no fee lawyers are experienced in securing the highest settlements for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Sandhurst.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Sandhurst are relatively commonplace with a total of 278 accidents (250 slight accidents, 26 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bracknell Forest local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 256. Accidents in the Sandhurst area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A3095 and A321 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A321 and A30 roundabout.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims

Slip and trip injuries

Recorded statistics emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent accident at work in Berkshire. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the initiators of injuries recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a ladder or a toxic substance accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on tripping on a street are also quite common with pavement crack trips having happened on Yorktown Rd and on Victoria Avenue.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that range from NIHL to mercury poisoning.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Sandhurst

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP or other medical professional's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a better understanding of events rather than injury compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, to raise a complaint against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Sandhurst serious injury compensation

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an affected individual and their family. Quittance's team fight to achieve maximum compensation for serious injuries, including reimbursement for medical expenses and care costs.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Sandhurst No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Sandhurst and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Sandhurst and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the QLS 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 experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Sandhurst?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Sandhurst, Berkshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants in Berkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to handle your claim?

Finding the best injury lawyer to represent you is a key step towards obtaining the highest compensation award for your accident.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Sandhurst - how can you make certain you select the most appropriate firm for your specific circumstances?

Will you need a local Sandhurst injury lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not particularly relevant as cases are conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres as you will usually need to attend a medical examination.

Read about : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Sandhurst solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary.

Reading reviews can be revealing when thinking about which lawyer to act for you.

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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 a broken leg, for example, ranges from ?14,520 to ?22,440 (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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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