A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Stapleford or anywhere in the country, we can are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Key criteria

Claims should be made within three years of an injury in most cases.

People with certain illnesses or conditions such as industrial deafness 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 diagnosis that matters.

To win a personal injury case, it must be proven 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.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get will depend on a variety of factors. Our compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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Road traffic accident claims in Stapleford

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a car accident in Stapleford.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Stapleford are reasonably common. Official statistics show 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,533. Incidents in the Stapleford area in 2013 included crashes on the A52 and A6007 roundabout and on the A52 and B6003 roundabout.

Find out more: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Stapleford

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted people, from scaffolding erectors to sports coaches, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness statistics for the Broxtowe local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Broxtowe Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury001
Machinery related injury3102
Exposure to harmful substance100
Fall from height766
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)101
Lifting and handling injuries523434
Physical assault113
Slip, trip or fall463235
Struck against424
Struck by moving vehicle222
Hit by object16913
Trapped by something collapsing110

Find out more: Work accident compensation

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Other claims we handle

Clinical and medical negligence in Stapleford

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a person is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's expert 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 rather than financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to make a formal complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, you can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

Find out more: Clinical negligence claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Nottinghamshire. Slips and trips are often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries such as facial scarring suffered on spillages are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened in the local area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from occupational asthma to mercury poisoning.

Find out more: Industrial disease claims

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the change an injury claim will make to people who have been impacted by severe injury. Quittance's panel of lawyers fight for maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for medical and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitors have helped people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury claims

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Stapleford 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 Stapleford and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Stapleford, from relatively minor claims to life-changing injury. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

To meet more of our 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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How much experience do your solicitors have of handling claims in Stapleford?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

We have helped 100's of claimants in Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents at work to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

Instructing a suitable solicitor for your legal matter is a crucial step towards securing the best compensation award.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Stapleford, what is the best way to make certain you instruct the ideal law firm for your case?

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 foot injuries, for example, ranges from ?20,185 to ?31,680 (based on 2015 market data).

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

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.

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

Stapleford solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start if you are deciding which solicitor to instruct and which considerations are most important to you.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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