A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Spalding or anywhere in the country, our expert lawyers will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

In order to win a Spalding personal injury case, your solicitor must prove:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Making your claim sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by the lawyer.

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How much can I claim?

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of criteria. Our injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Spalding

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from electricians to solicitors, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work accident statistics for the South Holland local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in South Holland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other252630
Electricity related101
Machinery related11816
Exposed to explosion110
Harmful substance related764
Fall from height964
Injured by an animal001
Manual handling1014145
Physical assault821
Slip, trip, fall same level826254
Struck against61110
Struck by moving vehicle1099
Hit by falling object323739
Trapped by something collapsing001

See: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Spalding

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of trained road traffic accident lawyers have vast experience in achieving maximum awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Spalding.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Spalding are relatively commonplace with statistics showing 36 fatal accidents, 379 serious accidents and 2775 slight accidents in 2013 in Lincolnshire (Total events were 3190 council area. By 2014 total accidents had decreased to 3,115. Accidents in the Spalding area in 2013 included collisions on the A16 and A151 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B1172 and A151 other junction.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Spalding

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want closure or answers rather than financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to make a complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most common accident in the Lincolnshire workplace. They are quite often related to accidents recorded in another category, such as being hit by moving machinery, a fall from a height or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken wrists happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite prevalent with street trips having occurred in the local area.

Spalding experts for serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Quittance's team fight to get the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of law firms for many years have helped claimants impacted by major accidents.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestos related disease to pneumoconiosis.

See: Industrial disease compensation

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Spalding No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Spalding and the whole of the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Spalding and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in recovering compensation and their level of specialist experience.

Meet the 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 is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Spalding?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that assists injured people in Spalding, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people throughout Lincolnshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Choosing the best lawyer to represent you is a crucial step towards negotiating the best compensation award.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Spalding - how do you make sure you select the most appropriate one to represent you?

The contrast in the amount of success fees between firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements can have a significant impact on your compensation.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?19,286 for elbow injuries causing some long term problems can vary from ?11,572 to ?16,393.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

You do not need to instruct a lawyer near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Read Spalding solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can vary.

Researching reviews can be revealing if you are contemplating which lawyer to pick.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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