A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in South Normanton or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can handle your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, Quittance can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what is important in such cases.

In order to win a South Normanton personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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 will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by the lawyer.

How much compensation can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in South Normanton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from members of the army to soil scientists, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident information in the Ashfield local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Ashfield Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock103
Machinery related742
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)331
Fall from height9910
Injured by an animal043
Lifting and carrying774140
Physical attack13712
Slip, trip or fall405652
Struck against645
Hit by vehicle336
Struck by object171421
Crushed by something collapsing013

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Road traffic accident claims in South Normanton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of professional injury solicitors have years of experience in achieving maximum awards for claimants who have been hurt in a car accident in South Normanton.

Road accidents involving vehicles in South Normanton are not uncommon. Official statistics show a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 858. Accidents in the South Normanton region in 2013 included crashes on the A38 and M1 roundabout and on the A38 and B6019 roundabout.

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Other types of claim

Clinical and medical negligence in South Normanton

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a complaint against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to toluene exposure.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury in the Derbyshire workplace. These types of accident are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building or a toxic substance accident. Public place cases for injuries such as broken toes suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred on Priestsic Road and on Leamington Drive.

South Normanton serious injury compensation

The lasting effect of serious injury will be recognised by insurers and the Courts when calculating what a claim is worth.

By reducing the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured claimant, a successful claim allows individuals to prioritise their recovery.

Our network of expert solicitors have aided people recover damages for numerous catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include asbestos-related disease and serious psychiatric harm.

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South Normanton 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 South Normanton and throughout the UK.

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Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in South Normanton, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their level of specialist experience.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in South Normanton?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert solicitors that assists claimants in South Normanton, Derbyshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to public place accidents.

Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, make the claims process as easy 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.

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

In most cases a compensation claim can take months to agree a settlement and in cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are responsible for regulating the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to claimants, such as speed or level of service.

Your lawyer should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Read South Normanton personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online reviews can be enlightening when thinking about which solicitor to select.

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Will I need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the solicitors office is not critical as injury cases are typically handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a company with national medical coverage as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical examination.

More details : Do you have a medical centre in or near South Normanton?

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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