A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Thorne or anywhere in the country, our expert injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

Claims must be made within three years in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, proving an injury claim involves three components. It must be proven 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

Your solicitor should explain how your claim relates to the points.

Injury claims calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Thorne

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Thorne are relatively frequent. Gov.uk statistics show 10 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 1068 slight accidents in 2013 in Doncaster (Total events were 1186 council area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,237. Incidents in the Thorne area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A18 and M180 roundabout and on the A18 and A614 roundabout.

Quittance's network of accredited injury lawyers have years of experience in securing maximum damages for people who have been injured in a car accident in Thorne.

Find out more: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Thorne

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed or employed people, from nurses to veterinary nurses, to claim maximum compensation. Work injury figures for the Doncaster local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Doncaster Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified738793
Electric shock210
Machinery related252022
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)1064
Fall from height (ladder)422634
Injured by an animal634
Manual handling214118111
Physical assault564652
Slip, trip, fall same level168158130
Struck against152410
Hit by vehicle161811
Hit by falling object776474
Trapped under falling object101

Find out more: Work accident compensation claims

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Thorne

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial damages. To raise a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury

We recognise the change injury compensation makes to people whose lives have been impacted by serious and catastrophic injury.

Our panel of expert lawyers work hard for maximum compensation for severe injuries, including claiming for medical expenses and care costs.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from dermatitis claims to organophosphate exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Officially reported figures underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accident at work in South Yorkshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, being trapped by something collapsing or an electrocution accident. Public place (Doncaster local authority) cases for injuries such as broken wrists happening on obstructed walkways are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened in the area.

Thorne No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Thorne and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Thorne, from fast track claims to long term industrial disease. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist knowledge and their winning track record.

Meet the 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 injury claims in Thorne?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury lawyers that assists people in Thorne, South Yorkshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and scaffolding accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our 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 won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

What to consider when picking the right personal injury lawyer

Instructing the most appropriate legal expert to represent you is the most important step towards claiming the most compensation.

With some over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Thorne (SRA 2015 figures) - how do you make sure you choose the ideal one to work with?

Thorne personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ considerably.

Reviews can help build a picture when thinking about which solicitor to work with.

See Quittance reviews

Do you have to choose a solicitor in Thorne?

You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

Usually, the only aspect that does require a local service 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 network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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 serious arm injuries could vary between ?31,625 and ?48,400 (based on 2015 market research).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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