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?

Updated: September 15, 2016

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

When a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened instead of claiming compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, to make a formal complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

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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.

Read more about Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Tetbury 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 Tetbury and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Our nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Tetbury and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

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

Have Quittance solicitors won many injury claims in Tetbury?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Tetbury, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on public transport to injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With an excellent claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

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.

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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