A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Stamford or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Making a personal injury claim

Powerful legislation exists to support injured Claimants, and our network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to their clients on the likelihood of success.

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

Whether claiming for a work-related illness in Stamford or road accident, a successful compensation claim has three key components. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

Beginning your claim sooner will enable witness statements to be gathered by the solicitor.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most suitable personal injury lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award.

how do you make sure you choose the best law firm to handle your case?

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

The majority of large firms operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that should be carried out locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Check Stamford personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers vary considerably.

Online reviews can be helpful when weighing up which solicitor to go with.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury 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.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for serious shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from £10,340 to £15,510 (based on 2015 market data).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Which types of claims do you conduct?

Compensation could be claimed for a range of injuries in Stamford and throughout Lincolnshire. Quittance have helped with injuries and illness including:

Clinical and medical negligence in Stamford

Medical negligence - which is now correctly referred to as 'clinical negligence' - is the term used to describe a failing by a healthcare provider. Quittance's highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors covering Stamford have worked on cases made against private and NHS hospitals that include Stamford and Rutland Hospital, Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 1UA.

Slip and trip injuries

Reported statistics reveal that slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent accident at work in Lincolnshire and the UK in 2015. They are sometimes connected to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by moving machinery, when supporting another person or a lake drowning accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like sprained ankles sustained on obstructed footpaths are also quite common with recent street falls having occurred in the area.

Accidents in the workplace

Quittance has handled claims for Claimants injured at work, from forklift drivers to statisticians, to claim compensation. Accident information in the South Kesteven local authority reported under regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in South Kesteven Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury23610
Fire related (e.g. scars)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)343
Fall from height (scaffolding)211716
Injured by an animal123
Lifting and handling injuries854148
Physical assault443
Slip, trip or fall656552
Struck against1486
Struck by moving vehicle512
Struck by object271624
Trapped under falling object202

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Stamford

Quittance's network of specialist no win, no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Stamford.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Stamford are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority area. In 2014 the total had decreased to 3,115.

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from mesothelioma to Vibration White Finger.

Serious injury specialists in Stamford

We understand the vital change an injury claim can make to people who have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. Quittance work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes compensation for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Stamford

No Win, No Fee agreements guard Claimants from the obligation to pay their legal fees if their claim is not successful.

100% No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

No Win, No Fee means that you will not owe anything if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is absolutely no catch.

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Next steps

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

Get your questions answered

We give jargon-free answers to help you choose whether to go ahead with a claim.

Find more information online before picking up the phone. See our frequently asked questions here.

Get a claim started

When you have made the choice to proceed, you can begin your claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or using Quittance's contact form here.

Quittance's specialist team are here to help. You can request a callback or call us on 0800 612 7456 today.