A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Selston or anywhere else in the UK, our expert lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as asbestosis may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these situations.

In the majority of cases, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be proven that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Find out how much you can claim

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Selston

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people injured in an accident, from soldiers to retail managers, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident figures in the Ashfield local authority are published under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in Ashfield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock103
Machinery related742
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)331
Fall from height9910
Injured by an animal043
Lifting and carrying774140
Physical attack13712
Slip, trip or fall405652
Struck against645
Hit by vehicle336
Struck by object171421
Crushed by something collapsing013

See: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Selston

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of specialist no win, no fee injury lawyers are experienced in securing maximum compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Selston.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Selston are relatively commonplace with a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 2,533.

See: Road accident compensation claim

Other injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

HSE statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Nottinghamshire. They are sometimes the initiators of injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes like being struck by a moving object or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Ashfield local authority) compensation claims for injuries like fractured vertebrae occurring on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent slips and trips having occurred on Tilford Rd and on Forest Rd.

Serious injury

The long-term impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is understood by Courts and insurance companies when determining injury compensation. Quittance fight for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, including compensation for the cost of ongoing treatment and care. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors for many years have aided claimants impacted by major accidents.

See: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness ranging from mesothelioma to siderosis.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Selston

When a patient sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you just want closure or answers instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

See: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

Selston 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 Selston and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Selston and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their winning track record and their level of experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Selston?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Selston, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car passenger accidents and scaffolding accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Instructing the most appropriate solicitors' practice to act for you is your most important step towards achieving the highest compensation award for your accident.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Selston (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website), how can you ensure you choose the ideal company to help you?

The contrast in success fees between firms is vast

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person awarded ?55,227 for severe complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from ?33,136 to ?46,943.

See Get a personal injury quote

Check Selston personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Online reviews can be a good place to start if you are deciding which lawyer to act for you.

See : Personal injury solicitors reviews

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

You do not need to select a personal injury solicitor near you.

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

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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