A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Stocksbridge or anywhere in the UK, our solicitors will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Answers to your legal questions and invaluable guidance will be provided by a short, free consultation with an Stocksbridge injury lawyer.

Compensation calculator

The compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Stocksbridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed and employed claimants, from factory workers to site managers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work accident information in the Sheffield local authority made available under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury431
Machinery related363039
Explosion related011
Exposed to fire421
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1949
Fall from height (ladder)624151
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)743
Manual handling261177153
Physical assault273030
Slip, trip, fall same level266220169
Struck against282814
Struck by moving vehicle1778
Struck by object1178578
Crushed by something collapsing332

Find out more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Stocksbridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Stocksbridge are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 1472 accidents (1303 slight accidents, 162 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Sheffield local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,665.

Quittance's group of specialist road traffic accident injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining optimum awards for anyone who has been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Stocksbridge.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Other types of claim

Stocksbridge specialists for serious injury compensation claims

Quittance recognise the critical change an injury claim will make to the lives of people who have been affected by catastrophic and serious injury. A claim will lessen the financial load and reduce the pressure on an injured claimant and their family enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Medical and clinical negligence in Stocksbridge

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help claimants with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from mesothelioma to vibration white finger.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in South Yorkshire and the UK in 2014/15. Slips, trips and falls are frequently forerunner to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by tools in use, a crush injury from something overturning or a drowning accident. Public place (Sheffield local authority) cases for injuries such as broken shoulders occurring on pavement cracks are also quite prevalent with trips having happened in the area.

Stocksbridge No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Stocksbridge and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Stocksbridge and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience.

To meet more of the Quittance team, click here.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Stocksbridge?

Quittance is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that helps injured people in Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from ladder accidents to car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

What to consider when locating the best lawyer

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for minor and moderate injury to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however service levels can vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to offer legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

The disparity in success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms often surprises claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?38,015 for severe, disabling elbow injuries might vary from ?22,809 to ?32,312.

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Stocksbridge solicitor reviews

The quality of advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can be helpful if you are considering which solicitor to act for you.

Find out more Personal injury solicitors reviews

Are Stocksbridge claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

You do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

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

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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