A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Scunthorpe or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for personal injury compensation should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your solicitor must prove 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.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Scunthorpe

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Scunthorpe are common. Official statistics reveal a total of 778 accidents (668 slight accidents, 105 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Lincolnshire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 805. Accidents in the Scunthorpe area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A159 and B1450 crossroads and on the A1077 and A1029 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of skilled solicitors have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people injured in a road accident in Scunthorpe.

Read more: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Scunthorpe

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for contractors, self employed or employed claimants, from gardeners to public house managers, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident information for the North Lincolnshire local authority are published under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work accidents in North Lincolnshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported364842
Electrical injury300
Machinery related injury161117
Fire related (e.g. burns)223
Harmful substance related836
Fall from height311529
Animal related (e.g. livestock)553
Physical assault282218
Slip, trip, fall same level1178869
Struck against111611
Struck by moving vehicle4511
Struck by object382540
Crushed by something collapsing210

Read more: No win, no fee work accident claim

Other types of claim

Slip and trip accidents

HSE data demonstrate that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent accident in the Lincolnshire workplace in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently related to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being struck by moving machinery or a toxic substance accident. Public place (North Lincolnshire local authority) accident claims injuries like broken toes suffered on pavement cracks are also common with recent slips having happened on Old Brumby Street and on Doncaster Rd.

Medical negligence in Scunthorpe

Medical negligence describes when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to vibration white finger.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

Courts understand that a serious injury has a life-altering impact on an affected individual.

Our network of expert lawyers fight for the maximum compensation for severe injuries. This includes claiming for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Scunthorpe No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Scunthorpe and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Scunthorpe and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are selected for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.

Click here to meet more of the team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do you have of injury claims in Scunthorpe?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including part-time worker injuries and motorbike accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Choosing the right lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Will I need to go with a local Scunthorpe legal firm ?

Going for a local firm is not particularly important as injury cases are usually conducted by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a law firm that provides national medical coverage as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

Further reading - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Scunthorpe personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can certainly be informative if you are thinking about which lawyer to go with.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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