A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Slough or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a compensation claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • 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
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How much can I claim?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use claim calculator gives 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 Slough

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for claimants, from kitchen workers to solicitors, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident information in the Slough local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE in the following table:

Work accidents in Slough Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury411
Machinery related664
Exposed to fire110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. carbon monoxide poisoning)123
Fall from height (scaffolding)171415
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)120
Manual handling834164
Physical assault683
Slip, trip, fall same level796239
Struck against121110
Struck by moving vehicle434
Struck by object301918
Crushed by something collapsing031

See: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Slough

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have decades of experience in fighting for maximum compensation for anyone injured in a car accident in Slough.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Slough are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal 3 fatal accidents, 49 serious accidents and 526 slight accidents in 2013 in Slough (Total events were 578 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 615. Incidents in the Slough area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A355 and A4 crossroads and on the A355 and M4 roundabout.

See: Road accident compensation claim

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Other claims we handle

Slough lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

The Quittance team understand the change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury. A successful claim will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues on an injured claimant so they can prioritise rehabilitation. Our network of specialist lawyers engage with doctors and health professionals, the legal system and insurance providers to make sure families affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

See: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics highlight the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Berkshire. These types of accident are typically connected to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by moving machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on obstructed walkways are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred on High Street and on Alexandra Plaza.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from industrial deafness to organophosphate exposure.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Slough

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness. If you have been affected by medical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. You can write to Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation

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

Read more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Slough and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Meet more of the QLS 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 experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Slough?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that assists people in Slough, Berkshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Berkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents due to poor road conditions and slips and trips at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Selecting a suitable solicitors' practice for your case is your most important step towards successfully claiming the most compensation.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Slough (SRA 2015 figures) - how do you make sure you choose the most appropriate law firm to advise you?

Look into Slough personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers vary enormously.

Online reviews can certainly be helpful when considering which solicitor to pick.

Read more - Quittance reviews

Do you need to choose a local Slough injury lawyer ?

The location of the law firm is not especially important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a law firm with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

Read about : Do I have to attend a medical?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For a wrist fracture, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?2,860 to ?3,850 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these 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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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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