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 ilness, 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.

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.

Making a claim

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.

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.

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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.

What kinds of cases do you handle in Stanley?

Quittance's panel of lawyers help individuals get compensation for a range of injuries.

Industrial disease

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

Road traffic compensation claims

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.

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.

Workplace accidents

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

Medical and clinical negligence in Stanley

Medical negligence (which is now correctly called 'clinical negligence') is the legal term a failing by a medical provider. Quittance's expert panel of solicitors covering County Durham and Stanley have helped Claimants with claims made against health services including Chester Le Street Hospital, Front Street, Chester Le Street, DH3 3AT.

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.

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle compensation claims in Stanley

When you win your claim, the costs for your lawyer will be paid by the losing side. If you lose your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the solicitor states that you will not have to pay the solicitor's legal costs.

No Win, No Fee - Guaranteed

Quittance guarantee No Win, No Fee means a Claimant will not pay your lawyer's legal fees in the event that the claim is lost.

Read more about No Win, No Fee here

What should you do next?

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

Get more information

Before you choose a solicitor you should arm yourself with as much information about making a claim as you feel you need. The right answers help you to make the best decision.

If you need more information before phoning, see our FAQs.

Get started

If you have chosen to proceed, you can start your personal injury claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with our contact form.

Our team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456 today.