A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Tickhill or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you were injured in the last three years and someone else was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims should, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your solicitor should look at how these issues relates to your case.

Calculate my compensation

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.

Road traffic accident claims in Tickhill

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert no win no fee injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating optimum compensation for people injured in a car accident in Tickhill.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Tickhill are common with 10 fatal accidents, 108 serious accidents and 1068 slight accidents in 2013 in Doncaster (Total events were 1186 local authority area. In 2014 the total had increased to 1,237. Incidents in the Tickhill area in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A631 and B6463 junction and on the single carriageway of the A60 and A631 crossroads.

For more information: Road traffic accident claims

Work accident claims in Tickhill

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from metal workers to urban general practice surveyors, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury information for the Doncaster local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Doncaster Local Authority (HSE)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

For more information: Accident at work compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical and clinical negligence in Tickhill

Medical negligence is the term for when a person is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of starting an injury claim, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, to make a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

For more information: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury

We recognise the critical difference an injury claim will make to people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their dependants so they can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers work with insurance providers and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure families impacted by serious accidents and injuries receive legal and medical support.

For more information: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to pesticide poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive statistics show that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of injury in the South Yorkshire workplace. These types of accident are frequently the precursor to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a building or a fire related accident. Public place cases for injuries like sprained arms occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite common with slips and trips having occurred in the local area.

Tickhill 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 Tickhill and throughout the UK.

See: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Tickhill, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning claims.

Meet the team - click here.

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

How much experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Tickhill?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Tickhill, South Yorkshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped 100's of claimants in South Yorkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents at work to car accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury

Identifying the most suitable legal expert for your legal case is an important step towards claiming the highest compensation settlement for your accident.

How do you ensure you instruct the most appropriate solicitors' practice to represent you?

Read Tickhill personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary to a large extent.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be instructive if you are contemplating which solicitor to go with.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

The contrast in success fees and insurance premiums between solicitors is important for Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?36,779 for serious hand injuries can range from ?22,067 to ?31,262.

Further reading Compare solicitors

Do you need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not so critical as injury cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near you as you will usually have to go to a medical exam.

Further reading - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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.

Read more
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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