A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Shanklin or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for compensation?

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

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer 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.

Legal and practical advice will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor.

How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our injury calculator provides you with a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Shanklin

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Shanklin are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 427.

Our panel of knowledgeable personal injury solicitors have vast experience in getting the best settlements for claimants hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Shanklin.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Shanklin

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from dental nurses to retail managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics in the Isle of Wight local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related851
Exposed to fire300
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)442
Fall from height151012
Injured by an animal011
Lifting and handling injuries792731
Physical attack16113
Slip or trip724846
Struck against1112
Struck by moving vehicle323
Hit by object15814

For more information: Work accident claim

Other claims we handle

Serious injury solicitors acting in Shanklin

The Quittance team understand the vital change an injury claim can make to severely injured claimants.

We work hard for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of solicitor firms for many years have aided families impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions considered by the Courts to be serious and catastrophic include lung cancer and major surgical negligence.

For more information: Catastrophic injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

HSE figures show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Isle Of Wight workplace. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by material under pressure or an animal related accident. Public liability litigation for injuries like broken wrists occurring on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent pothole trips having occurred on Sandown Rd and on Regent St.

Clinical and medical negligence in Shanklin

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to a compensation award. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Isle Of Wight NHS Trust, you can write to St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight.

For more information: Clinical negligence claim

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from bladder cancer to welders lung.

For more information: Industrial disease claims

Shanklin 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 Shanklin and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Shanklin, from whiplash cases to long term illness. Selected because of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of dedicated 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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Shanklin?

We are a UK-wide network of award winning solicitors that helps injured people in Shanklin, the Isle of Wight and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout the Isle of Wight get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from industrial disease to bike accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as clear and straightforward 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.

Choosing the right injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Compensation for a personal injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be settled. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to rely on throughout the claims process to provide specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

The contrast in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant having been awarded ?5,150 for minor eye injuries can range from ?3,090 to ?4,378.

See How to compare personal injury fees

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network 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.

Comparing Shanklin personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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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