A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Stroud or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

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

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation should usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated that:

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

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable supporting evidence and witness statements to be collected by your lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Stroud

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of skilled litigators have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best awards for people injured in a road accident in Stroud.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Stroud are relatively common. Gov.uk statistics show 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.

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Work accident claims in Stroud

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from gardeners to soil scientists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury data in the Stroud local authority are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Work 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

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Other claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety data show that slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. These types of accident are typically the precursor to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by hand tools in use or an electrical discharge accident. Public liability cases for injuries like fractured vertebrae happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with street falls having occurred in the local area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from asbestosis to mercury poisoning.

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Serious injury experts in Stroud

Quittance understand the change an injury claim makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by major injury. Our panel of lawyers fight to achieve the maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have aided families recover damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious and catastrophic range from brain injuries to asbestosis.

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Medical negligence in Stroud

When someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

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Stroud 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 Stroud and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Stroud, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation and their years of specialist experience.

Meet the team - click here.

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

Have you handled many Stroud claims?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people in Stroud, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we helped hundreds of people throughout Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from pedestrian accidents to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

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

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.

Finding the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the best PI lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards claiming the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Stroud, what is the best way to make sure you choose the ideal legal practice to act for you?

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for extensive fractures causing serious long term problems could vary between ?63,360 and ?105,875 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do I need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The location of the law firm is not particularly critical as cases can be managed by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has national medical coverage as claimants will usually be expected to attend a medical examination.

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Stroud personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary to a large extent.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be revealing when considering which lawyer to go with.

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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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