A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Stonehouse or anywhere else in England or Wales, our injury solicitors can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
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Calculate my compensation

The level of compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Stonehouse

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for self employed or employed injured claimants, from dental nurses to software trainers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident data for the Stonehouse local authority are published under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in Stroud Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified131316
Machinery related injury848
Exposed to explosion001
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)231
Fall from height6119
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)202
Lifting and carrying602521
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)423632
Struck against155
Struck by moving vehicle372
Hit by falling object19610

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Stonehouse

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Stonehouse are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1055 accidents (842 slight accidents, 181 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Gloucestershire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,168.

Quittance's panel of specialist no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have years of experience in negotiating the best compensation for claimants hurt in a car accident in Stonehouse.

Further information: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Stonehouse lawyers for serious injury claims

Quittance recognise the critical difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by serious injury.

By limiting the financial stress a serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, a claim allows people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have helped people impacted by serious accidents. Injury and illness considered to be catastrophic or serious include birth negligence and hydrocarbon poisoning.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported figures show that slips, trips and falls are the single most common accident at work in Gloucestershire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are often connected to injuries recorded in another category like being struck by a falling object, a fall from height or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as fractured vertebrae sustained on pavement ice are also common with recent dislodged paving slab trips having occurred in the area.

Industrial disease

Litigators can help claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to welding rod fumes exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Stonehouse

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you just want a detailed explanation of what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

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Stonehouse No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Stonehouse and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Stonehouse and have a wealth of experience in short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected for their success rate in winning claims, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience do you have of winning claims in Stonehouse?

Quittance is a national network of award winning personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.

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

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Help for those seeking an injury lawyer

Selecting the most appropriate lawyer to assist you is the most important step towards successfully claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Stonehouse (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website in 2015), how do you make certain you choose the ideal firm to act for you?

Stonehouse personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by injury lawyers can differ.

Online reviews is a great place to start if you are thinking about which lawyer best serves your needs.

See Personal injury solicitors reviews

The disparity in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between solicitors is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by an injured person accepting a settlement of ?32,597 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome can vary from ?19,558 to ?27,707.

Further reading - Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Do I need a local Stonehouse injury lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not very important as cases are, as a matter of course, handled remotely.

You will need to select a law firm with a national network as claimants will almost always need to go to a medical examination.

More - Do I have to attend a medical?

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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