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?

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.

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.

Making an injury claim

Considerable legislation is in place to support people seeking compensation, and our panel of specialist solicitors have years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.

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.

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.

What kinds of claims for compensation does Quittance conduct in Sleaford?

It is possible to claim compensation for a range of injury and illness throughout Sleaford. We can help with injuries and medical conditions including:

Industrial disease

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

Accidents at work

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
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
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)554840
Struck against976
Struck by moving vehicle221
Struck by object21238
Trapped by something collapsing010

Road traffic compensation claims

Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes 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.

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.

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Sleaford

Medical negligence - which is now more accurately called 'Clinical Negligence' - is when an injury or illness is sustained following a breach of the duty of care by a medical provider. Our panel of lawyers covering Sleaford have handled claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Ash Villa, Ash Villa, Willoughby Road, South Rauceby, Sleaford, NG34 8QA.

No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling claims for compensation in Sleaford

When you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) between you and your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the solicitor's fees. Were you to succeed in the injury claim, the fees for your solicitor must be covered by the losing side or their insurer.

A 'success fee' is levied by solicitors serving Sleaford that work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This fee is taken out of your award or settlement and will be in most cases 25 percent.

Will I need to pay any extra costs?

No Win, No Fee means you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With a No Win, No Fee promise, there is no catch whatsoever and there is no risk of losing out.

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What to do next

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

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Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.

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Get your claim started

You can begin your claim for compensation here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles).

Contact the Quittance network of specialists today for more detail about you claim. Request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.