A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Sleaford or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness 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 that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Sleaford, a successful compensation claim involves three components. It needs to be proven that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Work accident claims in Sleaford

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from nurses to scientific laboratory technicians, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work information in the North Kesteven local authority are published in accordance with reporting legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in North Kesteven Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other292818
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)010
Machinery related71210
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)702
Fall from height (scaffolding)211112
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)313
Lifting742440
Assault353323
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)554840
Struck against976
Struck by moving vehicle221
Struck by object21238
Trapped by something collapsing010

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Road traffic accident claims in Sleaford

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Sleaford are relatively frequent with statistics showing 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 3,115. Accidents in Sleaford in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A15 and A17 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A153 and A17 junction.

Our group of professional no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Sleaford.

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Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Official figures underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Lincolnshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the cause of accidents recorded in a different category such as being hit by a reversing vehicle or a fire related accident. Public place (North Kesteven local authority) cases for injuries like sprained arms suffered on slippery pavements are also common with recent falls having happened on London Road and on High St.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help Claimants with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from asbestos related illness to toluene exposure.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Sleaford

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, for example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

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Serious injury

We recognise the critical difference injury compensation will make to people who have been impacted by major injury.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and take the pressure off an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation.

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Sleaford 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 Sleaford and throughout the UK.

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

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Sleaford, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you handled many claims in Sleaford?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping people in Sleaford, Lincolnshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to public place accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Picking the right injury lawyer for your compensation claim

You will be liaising with your solicitor for a long period of time, from months for minor injuries to potentially years for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

The difference in success fees and ATE premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is enormous.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?25,748 for a serious wrist injury might vary from ?15,449 to ?21,885.

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Sleaford solicitor reviews

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

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly help build a picture when mulling over which solicitor to act for you.

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Are Sleaford Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

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

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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