A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you are based in Tewkesbury or anywhere in the country, our injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation A claim must usually be made within three years.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in Tewkesbury or road accident, making a successful claim will involve three issues. It must be proven 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

The solicitor will discuss each of these issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

How much can I claim?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Tewkesbury

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted contractors, self employed or employed people, from carpenters to toxicologists, to secure financial compensation awards. Injury and illness figures for the Tewkesbury local authority made available in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Tewkesbury Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related473
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. welding rods)104
Fall from height9154
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)420
Lifting and carrying532421
Physical attack316
Slip, trip, fall same level322422
Struck against532
Struck by moving vehicle020
Struck by object779

Read more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Tewkesbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of road traffic accident legal advisors have years of experience in achieving the highest general and special damages for people hurt in a road accident in Tewkesbury.

Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Tewkesbury are reasonably common. Government statistics reveal 32 fatal accidents, 181 serious accidents and 842 slight accidents in 2013 in Gloucestershire (Total events were 1055 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,168.

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Other claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that range from allergic contact dermatitis to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded statistics underscore the fact that slips, trips and falls continue to be the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Gloucestershire and the UK. They are sometimes lead to injuries classified under another heading like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, when supporting another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as bruised backs suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with recent falls having occurred in the area.

Tewkesbury experts for serious injury compensation claims

Quittance understand the difference a successful claim makes to people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. We fight to get maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including reimbursement for physiotherapy and treatment. Our panel of specialist serious injury solicitors correspond with medical experts, Courts and insurance companies, helping to ensure claimants affected by major accidents get legal and medical support.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Tewkesbury

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for closure instead of financial damages. For example, you can write to Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Tewkesbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Tewkesbury and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Tewkesbury, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their level of specialist experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What is your track record of winning claims in Tewkesbury?

Quittance is a UK-wide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire and throughout the country, recover injury compensation.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Gloucestershire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and factory accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You don't have to pay any costs upfront, and only pay a standard success fee at the end, if you win your case.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident?

Instructing the most appropriate solicitor to assist you is a crucial step towards receiving the highest settlement or award.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Tewkesbury, what is the best way to make certain you choose the best one to work with?

The contrast in the level of insurance premiums and success fees between different lawyers is quite significant

For example the amount of compensation retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of ?28,034 for chronic asthma can vary from ?16,820 to ?23,829.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

Tewkesbury personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels provided by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Reading reviews can be helpful when weighing up which lawyer to instruct.

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Are Tewkesbury claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Many injury lawyers operate nationwide, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam 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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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