A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Tetbury or anywhere in the country, Quittance can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

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

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Tetbury or work-related illness, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Your solicitor can take you through these points and should explain how they apply to your claim.

Calculate my compensation

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Tetbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Tetbury are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,168.

Quittance's panel of skilled road traffic accident lawyers have decades of experience in fighting for optimum settlements for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Tetbury.

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Work accident claims in Tetbury

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from forklift drivers to systems developers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury statistics for the Cotswold local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Cotswold Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known1388
Electric shock102
Machinery related244
Fall from height141312
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)535
Lifting and handling injuries282312
Assault414
Slip, trip, fall same level263036
Struck against221
Hit by vehicle031
Struck by object1789
Trapped by something collapsing001

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips, trips and falls

Officially recorded figures underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are by far the most common cause of injury at work in Gloucestershire. Slips, trips and falls are typically the initiators of accidents categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by machinery or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Cotswold local authority) cases for injuries such as broken wrists occurring on potholes are also quite common with falls having happened in the local area.

Medical negligence in Tetbury

Medical negligence, which is more correctly called 'clinical negligence', is the term used to describe a breach in the duty of care by a medical provider. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers covering Gloucestershire and Tetbury have been instructed on claims brought against private and NHS hospitals that include Tetbury Hospital, Malmesbury Road, Tetbury, GL8 8XB.

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Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Tetbury serious injury claims

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an individual.

Quittance fight to get compensation for severe injury and illness, which includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist law firms for many years have aided people affected by severe accidents. Injuries and illnesses considered to be catastrophic or serious range from deep vein thrombosis to brain injuries.

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No Win, No Fee Solicitors in Tetbury

No Win, No Fee agreements protect injured Claimants from a requirement to pay their solicitor's fees if the case is not won.

Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee promise

No Win, No Fee means that you will face no hidden fees. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, you will not be charged unexpected costs and there is no catch whatsoever.

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FAQs

Help for potential Claimants looking for a personal injury solicitor

Selecting the best legal team to act for you is a critical step towards claiming the most compensation for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Tetbury (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority website) - how do you make sure you choose the ideal company to help you?

Read Tetbury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews is a great place to start if you are attempting to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.

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Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

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 chronic asthma could vary between ?21,230 and ?34,760 (based on 2015 market research).

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

You do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

In most cases, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.