A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

No matter whether you live in Sheffield or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as repetitive strain injuries are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is important.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Sheffield or road accident, proving a claim has three key elements. It needs to be demonstrated 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

Information and legal advice can be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an expert Sheffield solicitor.

Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use claim calculator gives an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Sheffield

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sheffield are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1472 accidents (1303 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sheffield local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,665. Accidents in Sheffield in 2013 included crashes on the A61 and A621 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the B6073 and A61 crossroads.

Quittance's group of expert injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining maximum damages for claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Sheffield.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Sheffield

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from electricians to recycling officers, to claim compensation from their employer. Accident statistics for the Sheffield local authority are listed under RIDDOR regulations by the Government as follows:

Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury431
Machinery related363039
Explosion related011
Exposed to fire421
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1949
Fall from height (ladder)624151
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)743
Manual handling261177153
Physical assault273030
Slip, trip, fall same level266220169
Struck against282814
Struck by moving vehicle1778
Struck by object1178578
Crushed by something collapsing332

Further information: No win, no fee work accident claims

Other claims

Slips and trips

Government data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident at work in South Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. They are sometimes the cause of accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like facial scarring happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent incidents having happened on Norfolk Row and on Angel Street.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses ranging from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Sheffield experts for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts recognise that serious injuries will have a significant impact on an injured person and their family.

By limiting the stress a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant and their dependants, injury compensation allows individuals to focus on recovery. Our panel of solicitors for many years have aided families affected by major accidents.

Further information: Serious injury compensation claims

Medical negligence in Sheffield

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are only looking for answers as opposed to claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation claim

Sheffield No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Sheffield and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Sheffield, from fast track claims to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected for their success rate in winning claims and their professionalism.

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 is Quittance's track record of claims in Sheffield?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we assisted 100's of claimants across South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including injuries sustained from a fall at work and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Picking the right injury lawyer for you

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, but the quality of service does vary.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that meets your needs is vital.

Sheffield solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Researching online reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which lawyer to go with and which considerations are most important to you.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Are Sheffield claimants restricted to only local law firms?

You do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

Usually, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

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.

Read more
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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

Read more about this Quittance Legal Expert