A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Sandiacre or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation must, in the majority of cases, be made within three years of an injury.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in these cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a work-related illness or road accident, there are three key components to proving a claim. It must be shown 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

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Sandiacre

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from electricians to records managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics in the Erewash local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Erewash Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock220
Machinery related10107
Fire related001
Exposure to harmful substance141
Fall from height6109
Animal related (e.g. livestock)010
Lifting and handling injuries343229
Slip, trip, fall same level483426
Struck against913
Struck by moving vehicle301
Hit by object131211
Trapped underneath something100

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Road traffic accident claims in Sandiacre

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Sandiacre are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 858. Accidents in Sandiacre in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A52 and B6003 roundabout and on the roundabout of the A6007 and B6003 mini-roundabout.

Our network of injury solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for optimum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Sandiacre.

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Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident in the Derbyshire workplace. They are sometimes the forerunner to accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on Tamworth Rd and on College St.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can assist with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to organophosphate exposure.

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Clinical negligence in Sandiacre

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. You can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Sandiacre serious injury compensation claims

The long-term impact serious and catastrophic injury has is recognised by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating injury compensation. By limiting the stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured person and their family, a compensation claim enables them to prioritise rehabilitation.

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Sandiacre 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 Sandiacre and throughout the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Sandiacre and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

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

Have you handled many Sandiacre claims?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of award winning solicitors that helps people in Sandiacre, Derbyshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from building site accidents to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, 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 to select the right lawyer

In many cases a claim will take some months to reach a conclusion. For the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout your claim to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

The diversity in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is quite surprising.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person being awarded compensation of ?18,514 for a broken leg can vary from ?11,108 to ?15,737.

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What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Sandiacre?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

Will I need to select a local Sandiacre solicitor ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is not particularly critical as cases can be conducted by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides national medical centres as you will have to attend a medical examination.

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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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