A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Thornbury or anywhere else in England or Wales, we can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

Calculate your compensation

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use claim calculator gives you an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Thornbury

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional road traffic accident (RTA) lawyers are experienced in securing optimum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Thornbury.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Thornbury are reasonably common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 647 accidents (587 slight accidents, 51 serious accidents and 9 fatal accidents) in 2013 in South Gloucestershire local authority district. In 2014 accidents decreased to 555.

Read more: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Thornbury

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people hurt in an accident, from dental nurses to veterinary nurses, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work statistics for the South Gloucestershire local authority are compiled under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in South Gloucestershire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known314040
Electric shock injury020
Contact with machinery11410
Fire related (e.g. scars)031
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)662
Fall from height262028
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)731
Lifting and carrying1378075
Physical assault151910
Slip or trip12110380
Struck against261812
Struck by moving vehicle1375
Struck by object463844
Trapped under falling object133

Read more: Accident at work compensation claim

Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Thornbury

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a better understanding of events instead of injury compensation. For example, to raise a complaint against 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Rikenel, Montpellier, Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Thornbury serious injury compensation claims

Courts understand that a serious injury has a major effect on an individual. We work for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness, which includes compensation for medical and care costs. Our network of law firms have aided people recover compensation for numerous major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as serious include cerebral palsy and degloving injuries.

Read more: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness that include anything from respiratory diseases to welders lung.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Government statistics demonstrate that slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Gloucestershire workplace. They are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by tools in use or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place claims for injuries such as broken arms experienced on potholes are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened in the area.

Thornbury No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Thornbury and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

Our national panel of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Thornbury and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Thornbury?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Thornbury, Gloucestershire and throughout the UK, get compensation.

In 2017, we helped 100's of claimants in Gloucestershire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to scaffolding accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.


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. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor?

In many cases a claim for compensation can take months to agree a settlement. For severe injuries, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, but they do not regulate many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide both expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Look into Thornbury solicitor reviews

The levels of service provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be instructive when considering which solicitor to work with.

Read Solicitor reviews

Will I need to go with a local lawyer ?

The location of a law firm is not particularly relevant as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm with national medical coverage as claimants will need to attend a medical assessment.

See - What is the process for attending a medical?

The contrast in the amount of success fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is enormous.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?8,399 for moderate shoulder injuries can range from ?5,039 to ?7,139.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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