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?

Updated: September 20, 2016

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

Eligibility to claim

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.

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.

Road traffic accident claims in Stamford

Cars involved in a road accident

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.

See: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Stamford

Worker injured in accident

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
Other242621
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

See: Accident at work claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Stamford

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you only want closure rather than starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

See: Medical negligence claims

Industrial disease

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

See: Industrial disease claims

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.

See: Serious injury claims

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.

Stamford No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Stamford and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Stamford, from whiplash cases to long term illness. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

Have you won many injury claims in Stamford?

We are a UK-wide network of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Stamford, Lincolnshire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including motorbike accidents and slips and trips at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

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.

Read more : Solicitor reviews

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?".

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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