A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Swadlincote or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Do I have a compensation claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should usually be made within a 3-year window.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three key components 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.

Calculate your compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Swadlincote

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from forklift drivers to software trainers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident statistics in the South Derbyshire local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE and set out below:

Work accidents in South Derbyshire Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other132328
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)101
Machinery related437
Exposure to toxic substance422
Fall from height (ladder)10523
Injured by an animal022
Lifting and carrying332042
Physical attack171316
Slip or trip414036
Struck against837
Hit by vehicle523
Struck by object131711

Find out more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Swadlincote

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of qualified no win no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for maximum general and special damages for Claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Swadlincote.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Swadlincote are relatively commonplace. Government statistics reveal a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 858. Incidents in Swadlincote in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A511 and A514 roundabout and on the A514 and B586 roundabout.

Find out more: Road accident claims

Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Swadlincote

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

If you only want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most frequent cause of injury at work in Derbyshire and the UK. These types of accident are frequently related to accidents attributed to other causes like being hit by hand tools in use or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like bruised legs suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having occurred in the local area.

Swadlincote serious injury compensation

The Courts understand that serious injuries can have a major impact on a Claimant and their family. Our network of lawyers work to achieve maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs.

Quittance's network of solicitor firms communicate with medical experts, insurance companies and the other side's legal representatives to make sure people affected by severe accidents get the support they need.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses ranging from noise induced hearing loss to PCB exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Swadlincote 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 Swadlincote and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Swadlincote and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

What is your track record of injury claims in Swadlincote?

Quittance is a nationwide network of SRA regulated solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Swadlincote, Derbyshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in Derbyshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car passenger accidents to injuries sustained at work.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from months for minor and moderate injury to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

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

Swadlincote solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

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

Read more Personal injury lawyer reviews

Do you have to choose a personal injury solicitor in Swadlincote?

As with many professional services, you do not need to choose a personal injury solicitor near you.

Medicals will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

The difference in the amount of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between firms working on No Win No Fee agreements often surprises prospective Claimants.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?65,763 for a serious back injury could vary from ?39,458 to ?55,899.

Additional reading How much can you claim?

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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