A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you live in Saxilby or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Injury claims must be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

In order to win a Saxilby personal injury case, your solicitor 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.

In all cases, a free phone consultation with an Saxilby injury lawyer can provide answers and advice.

What is my claim worth?

The total compensation you are likely to get is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Saxilby

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from plasterers to quantity surveyors, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident at work statistics for the West Lindsey local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in West Lindsey Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported241419
Machinery related558
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)311
Fall from height111113
Injured by an animal514
Lifting and handling injuries382721
Physical assault432639
Slip or trip383422
Struck against733
Struck by moving vehicle313
Hit by falling object1998
Trapped underneath something001

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Road traffic accident claims in Saxilby

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Saxilby are quite common. Gov.uk statistics show 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115.

Our group of accredited personal injury solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Saxilby.

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Saxilby

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you just want a formal account of what went wrong rather than starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially recorded figures emphasise the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of injury at work in Lincolnshire. Slips and trips are typically the cause of accidents categorised as something else such as being hit by material under pressure, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on obstructed walkways are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Main Street and on High St.

Serious injury experts in Saxilby

We recognise the change a compensation claim makes to seriously injured claimants.

Quittance's network of expert lawyers work to get maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes claiming for medical expenses and care costs.

Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions which are held by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include cancer, back injuries and birth negligence.

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Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness that range from chemical poisoning to siderosis (welders lung).

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Saxilby 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 Saxilby and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Saxilby and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Chosen for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Saxilby?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people in Saxilby, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

Finding the best injury lawyer for your compensation claim

It can take several months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Claims where responsibility is contested or the injury has had a major impact can take years in some circumstances. The SRA are tasked with regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to offer specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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

Reviews for injury lawyers in Saxilby

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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