A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Shirebrook or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these situations.

In order to win a Shirebrook personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Beginning your claim sooner should enable your lawyer to help collate supporting witness statements and other evidence.

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What is my claim worth?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Shirebrook

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claimants, from nurses to project managers, to secure financial compensation awards. Work accident statistics in the Mansfield local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive:

HSE reported work accidents in Mansfield Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury100
Contact with machinery232
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)310
Fall from height16110
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)210
Lifting and handling injuries402722
Physical attack222018
Slip or trip422727
Struck against500
Struck by moving vehicle350
Hit by falling object131210
Trapped by something collapsing001

See: Injured at work compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Shirebrook

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Shirebrook are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 858.

Our network of trained personal injury lawyers are experienced in obtaining the highest general and special damages for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Shirebrook.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims we handle

Slips, trips and falls

Official data demonstrate that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most frequent accident at work in Derbyshire in 2014/15. They are frequently forerunner to injuries recorded in a different category like being struck by moving machinery, when supporting another person or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as broken collarbones suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with slips and trips having happened on Laurel Avenue and on High St.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from industrial deafness to welders lung.

See: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Clinical negligence in Shirebrook

When a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to make a formal complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

See: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Shirebrook specialists for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a significant impact on an individual and their family. A successful claim will ease the financial load and reduce stress so an injured person so they can prioritise recovery.

See: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Shirebrook 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 Shirebrook and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Shirebrook, from fast track whiplash cases to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

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
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What is your track record of injury claims in Shirebrook?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps people in Shirebrook, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we assisted hundreds of claimants across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and accidents on public transport.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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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.

What factors to check when selecting the best solicitor

Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Considering the effect your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer to fit your requirements is an important first step.

Injury lawyer reviews in Shirebrook - What to consider

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Do you need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The location of a firm is not particularly critical as cases are normally run remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a solicitors' firm that provides medical facilities near you as claimants will usually have to go to a medical exam.

More on - What is the process for attending a medical?

The variation in personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different solicitors is an important consideration for claimants.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?91,830 for severe arm injuries can vary from ?55,098 to ?78,056.

See How much can you claim?

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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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.

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