A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Skegness or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our personal injury solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for personal injury compensation should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

To win a Skegness personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Skegness

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from plasterers to recruitment consultants, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness statistics in the East Lindsey local authority collated under RIDDOR by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in East Lindsey Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electricity related200
Machinery related injury121011
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)201
Exposure to toxic substance452
Fall from height181611
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)211
Lifting and carrying602953
Slip, trip or fall535960
Struck against338
Hit by vehicle510
Struck by object201912
Crushed by something collapsing210

Find out more: Work injury compensation claims

Road traffic accident claims in Skegness

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Skegness are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115.

Quittance's network of personal injury solicitors have years of experience in fighting for optimum damages for claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Skegness.

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Other injury claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Skegness

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of starting an injury claim. To raise a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial injuries ranging from radiation exposure to toluene exposure.

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Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Lincolnshire. They are quite often connected to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability compensation claims for injuries like broken toes occurring on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with recent falls having occurred on Winthorpe Avenue and on Sea View Road.

Skegness experts for serious injury claims

The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by the Courts when determining injury compensation. By reducing the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on a claimant and their dependants, a successful claim helps claimants to prioritise rehabilitation. Our panel of law firms have helped people claim compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from lung cancer to birth negligence.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Skegness 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 Skegness and throughout the UK.

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

Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Skegness, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected because of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Meet the 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 you have of injury claims in Skegness?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Skegness, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to accidents on the road.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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.

Help for injured people looking for a lawyer

Identifying the most appropriate solicitors' practice to help you is the most important step towards securing the highest settlement or award.

With approximately 43 offices within 25 miles of Skegness, what is the best way to ensure you choose the ideal one for your specific circumstances?

Skegness solicitor reviews

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

Researching online reviews is a great place to start if you are weighing up which lawyer to act for you.

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Do you have to choose a lawyer in Skegness?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

In most cases, 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.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

The disparity in the amount of success fees charged by law firms is significant.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?38,013 for severe, disabling elbow injuries might vary from ?22,808 to ?32,311.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury fees

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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