A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Stokenchurch or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 21, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

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Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like noise-induced 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 knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

For most claims, there are three elements to a successful personal injury claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

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How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Road traffic accident claims in Stokenchurch

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in getting optimum compensation for Claimants injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Stokenchurch.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Stokenchurch are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were 22 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1263 slight accidents in 2013 in Buckinghamshire (Total events were 1484 local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.

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Work accident claims in Stokenchurch

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from kitchen workers to sports therapists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics for the South Oxfordshire local authority made available under RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

Workplace accidents in South Oxfordshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other141416
Electric shock injury010
Machinery related injury746
Explosion related010
Fire related200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)224
Fall from height16137
Animal related211
Lifting482525
Assault313
Slip, trip, fall same level542538
Struck against722
Hit by vehicle131
Hit by falling object191214
Crushed by something collapsing203

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Other types of claim

Serious injury experts acting in Stokenchurch

Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants. We fight to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs. Our panel of solicitor firms have helped people recover compensation for a range of severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious include dioxin poisoning and neck injuries.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with claiming compensation for industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to welding rod fumes exposure.

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Slips, trips and falls

Official statistics underline the fact that slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident in the Buckinghamshire workplace in 2015. They are frequently lead to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by moving machinery, a fall from a height or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (South Oxfordshire local authority) accident claims injuries such as torn ligaments experienced on slippery pavements are also common with trips having occurred in the local area.

Medical negligence in Stokenchurch

When a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to raise a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Stokenchurch, from less severe claims to serious road injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their level of experience and their winning track record.

Meet more of the QLS 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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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Stokenchurch?

We are a nationwide network of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire and across the country, get compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from building site accidents to accidents due to poor road conditions.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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FAQs

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.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Selecting the most appropriate legal team for your case is an important step towards getting the highest settlement or award for your accident.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Stokenchurch (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database), what is the best way to make sure you instruct the most appropriate firm to represent you?

Injury lawyer reviews in Stokenchurch - What to consider

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.

Do you need to instruct a local legal firm ?

The location of the solicitor is not so critical as cases are, as a matter of course, conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a solicitors practice with medical facilities near Stokenchurch as you will usually need to attend a medical assessment.

See : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The diversity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms is important for Claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful Claimant having been awarded ?15,025 for wrist injuries causing permanent pain and stiffness can range from ?9,015 to ?12,771.

Further reading Compare solicitors

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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