A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Our national network of lawyers help claimants across the country to retain more compensation.

Whether you live in Stanley or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced solicitors can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims for compensation must usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor can take you through each of these key points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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Find out how much you can claim

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you 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 Stanley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from farm workers to soil scientists, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

Read more: Injured at work compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Stanley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Stanley are common. Gov.uk statistics show 29 fatal accidents, 172 serious accidents and 1168 slight accidents in 2013 in County Durham (Total events were 1369 council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,585.

Our network of certified litigators are experienced in getting the highest settlements for anyone injured in a road accident in Stanley.

Read more: Road traffic accident claim

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Other claims we handle

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent cause of injury in the County Durham workplace in 2014/15. They are sometimes the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by machinery, when helping another person or a fire related accident. Public place (County Durham local authority) legal claims for injuries like broken ankles occurring on slippery pavements are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened in the local area.

Serious injury solicitors serving Stanley

We understand the critical difference injury compensation will make to the lives of people impacted by major injury.

A successful claim will lessen the financial load and take the pressure off an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation. Our network of specialist law firms for many years have aided people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to vibration white finger.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Stanley

Medical negligence describes when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. For example, you can write to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to make a formal complaint against NHS Tayside.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claim

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

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Stanley, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their specialist expertise.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What experience does Quittance have of claims in Stanley?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Stanley, Perth and Kinross and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted hundreds of claimants in Perth and Kinross seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and accidents on the road.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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.

Guidance for those looking for a personal injury solicitor

Finding the most suitable solicitors' practice for your case is a critical step towards receiving the highest compensation award.

How can you make certain you select the ideal one to work with?

The disparity in insurance premiums and success fees between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

E.g. the amount retained by an injured person awarded ?56,385 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems could conceivably vary from ?33,831 to ?47,927.

Further reading Get a personal injury quote

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Stanley

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

Many injury lawyers operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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