A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Shifnal or anywhere in the country, our 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 suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Legal and practical advice will be offered through a free phone consultation with a specialist lawyer.

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Calculate my compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Shifnal

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Shifnal are quite common. Government statistics reveal 18 fatal accidents, 101 serious accidents and 694 slight accidents in 2013 in Shropshire (Total events were 813 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 835.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for optimum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Shifnal.

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Work accident claims in Shifnal

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for claimants, from hotel workers to public affairs consultants, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident figures in the Shropshire local authority collated under reporting legislation by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Shropshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified685152
Electric shock injury132
Machinery related injury332120
Fire related (e.g. scars)011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)1052
Fall from height (ladder)414029
Injured by an animal10118
Lifting and handling injuries19885100
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)157131115
Struck against23195
Hit by vehicle4710
Hit by object704048
Trapped by something collapsing101

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported figures stress the fact that slips and trips are the single most common accident at work in Shropshire in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently forerunner to injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or an asphyxiation accident. Public place (Shropshire local authority) claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures suffered on raised flagstones are also quite common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred on Station Rd.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to welding rod fumes exposure.

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Serious injury solicitors in Shifnal

The Courts recognise that a serious injury will have a major effect on a claimant and their family. By reducing the pressure a major injury puts on an injured person and their family, injury compensation allows people to prioritise their recovery.

Our panel of law firms for many years have helped people impacted by serious accidents and injuries. Injuries and medical conditions held to be serious and catastrophic range from serious psychiatric harm to lung cancer.

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Medical negligence in Shifnal

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are just looking for closure or answers instead of financial compensation. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust, for example, you can contact The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Twympath Lane, Oswestry, Shropshire.

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Shifnal 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 Shifnal and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Shifnal, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their track record in winning claims and their professionalism.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have you won many injury claims in Shifnal?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Shifnal, Shropshire and across the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Shropshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and accidents at work.

Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as stress-free as possible.

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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.

How to pick the right injury lawyer

Finding the best personal injury lawyer to act for you is an important step towards getting the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

How can you ensure you instruct the ideal one to represent you?

Shifnal solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by lawyers can vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly be a good place to start when attempting to decide which solicitor best serves your needs.

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Do you have to choose a solicitor in Shifnal?

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

In general, the only aspect that will need to be performed 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.

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

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for serious neck injuries involving fractures or damage to discs could vary between ?53,075 and ?105,875 (based on 2015 market research).

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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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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