A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Thorpe Hesley or anywhere in the country, we can will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Compensation claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

For the majority of injury claims, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:

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

In all cases, a brief, no-obligation call with a Thorpe Hesley-specialist lawyer can give answers and advice.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Thorpe Hesley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of personal injury lawyers are experienced in getting maximum compensation for anyone who has been injured in a road accident in Thorpe Hesley.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Thorpe Hesley are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 7 fatal accidents, 162 serious accidents and 1303 slight accidents in 2013 in Sheffield (Total events were 1472 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,665. Accidents in the Thorpe Hesley area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the slip road of the M1 and A629 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A629 and B6087 junction.

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Work accident claims in Thorpe Hesley

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from warehouse assistants to technical sales engineers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident data for the Sheffield local authority are compiled under regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Sheffield Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury431
Machinery related363039
Explosion related011
Exposed to fire421
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)1949
Fall from height (ladder)624151
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)743
Manual handling261177153
Physical assault273030
Slip, trip, fall same level266220169
Struck against282814
Struck by moving vehicle1778
Struck by object1178578
Crushed by something collapsing332

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips and trips

Officially recorded statistics show that employee slips and trips are the most frequent accident at work in South Yorkshire and the UK as a whole. Slips, trips and falls are frequently connected to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place litigation for injuries like pulled muscles suffered on poorly maintained roads are also common with recent slips having happened in the local area.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help claimants with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness including anything from chemical poisoning to PCB exposure.

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Serious injury experts serving Thorpe Hesley

Quittance understand the critical difference a compensation claim can make to the lives of people affected by severe injury. By limiting the financial stress catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured claimant, an injury claim allows people to concentrate on their rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of law firms have helped claimants collect compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as catastrophic or serious include chemical poisoning and neck injuries.

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Clinical negligence in Thorpe Hesley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term for when someone is injured or becomes ill due to a doctor or other medical professional's carelessness. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, to make a formal complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Thorpe Hesley 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 Thorpe Hesley and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Thorpe Hesley, from fast track whiplash cases to long term illness. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

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

Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Thorpe Hesley?

We are a UK-wide panel of award winning solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Thorpe Hesley, South Yorkshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people across South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents in the workplace to car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

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

Identifying the best personal injury solicitor to help you is a crucial step towards securing the highest compensation award for your illness or injuries.

what is the best way to make sure you instruct the ideal one to work with?

Read Thorpe Hesley personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Reading reviews can certainly be a good place to start if you are deciding which lawyer to work with.

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Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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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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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