A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

If you live in Sutton in Ashfield or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert personal injury lawyers can manage your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as asbestosis are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, it should be demonstrated that:

  • 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

Your solicitor should explain how each of the points relates to your injury claim.

How much compensation could I get?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Sutton in Ashfield

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for injured claimants, from dental nurses to site managers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident at work information for the Ashfield local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Work accidents in Ashfield Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock103
Machinery related742
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. perchlorate)331
Fall from height9910
Injured by an animal043
Lifting and carrying774140
Physical attack13712
Slip, trip or fall405652
Struck against645
Hit by vehicle336
Struck by object171421
Crushed by something collapsing013

Further information: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Sutton in Ashfield

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Sutton In Ashfield are reasonably common with statistics showing 28 fatal accidents, 317 serious accidents and 2116 slight accidents in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood (Total events were 2461 local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 2,533. Incidents in the Sutton In Ashfield area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A38 and B6023 junction and on the single carriageway of the A38 and B6018 crossroads.

Quittance's panel of qualified no win, no fee litigators are experienced in negotiating maximum compensation for people who have been injured in a road accident in Sutton In Ashfield.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Serious injury experts serving Sutton in Ashfield

Courts understand that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. By reducing the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured person, a claim helps individuals to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

Our network of lawyers have for many years aided people impacted by serious accidents.

Further information: Serious injury compensation

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Government data underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Nottinghamshire. They are often connected to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by moving machinery, being trapped by something or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability claims for injuries like broken toes sustained on potholes are also quite common with recent slips having happened in the local area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to solvent exposure.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Clinical negligence in Sutton In Ashfield

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Further information: Medical negligence compensation

Sutton in Ashfield 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 Sutton in Ashfield and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Sutton in Ashfield, from relatively minor claims to life-changing injury. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Sutton in Ashfield?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to car passenger accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

Advice for those looking for a lawyer

Selecting the best personal injury solicitor to represent you is a key step towards achieving the highest compensation award.

How do you make sure you instruct the ideal legal practice to work with?

The disparity in insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers is huge.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant accepting a settlement of ?25,971 for serious foot injuries can range from ?15,582 to ?22,075.

Further reading How to compare personal injury fees

Check Sutton In Ashfield personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can help build a picture when trying to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

Find out more Solicitor reviews

Will you need a local lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not relevant as cases are normally managed by phone, post and email.

You will need to go with a solicitors practice that has national medical centres as claimants will usually need to go to a medical exam.

More - Do you have a medical centre near me?

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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