A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Studley or anywhere in the UK, we can manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

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What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should be made within 3 years of the injury in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components to making a successful claim. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Making your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses and other evidence to be gathered in support of your claim by the solicitor.

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Find out how much you can claim

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Work accident claims in Studley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from carpenters to sports development officers, to secure financial compensation awards.

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Road traffic accident claims in Studley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Studley are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 2,261.

Quittance's network of knowledgeable lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for the highest settlements for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Studley.

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Other types of claim

Studley solicitors for serious injury compensation

The lasting effect serious and catastrophic injury can have will be understood by insurers and the Courts when they are calculating compensation. By reducing the pressure serious injury places on a Claimant, an injury claim allows individuals to prioritise their recovery. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents and injuries.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Studley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, you can write to Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial injuries that range from radiation exposure to pleural thickening.

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Slip and trip accidents

Government figures show that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Warwickshire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are quite often the precursor to accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by an object falling from a building or an animal related accident. Public place (Stratford-on-Avon local authority) negligence claims injuries like strained muscles happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with kerb stone trips having happened recently.

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Studley 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 Studley and the whole of the UK.

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Meet the team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Studley, from relatively minor claims to serious road injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.

Meet the 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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Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Studley?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated solicitors that assists people injured in Studley, Warwickshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Warwickshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the workplace and car accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

How to choose the best lawyer

Compensation for a claim for compensation can take months, and even years in serious injury cases, to be agreed. The SRA are responsible for regulating legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they do not regulate many factors of interest to Claimants, such as communication or speed.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to provide both specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

What should be considered when checking Studley solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to sympathetic. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach offered by different firms.

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually does require a local service is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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 hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery could vary between ?31,625 and ?42,460 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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