A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Totton or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 9, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and a third party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Key criteria

Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

Your solicitor will discuss these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

What is my claim worth?

The personal injury compensation you will receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our injury calculator provides a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

Work accident claims in Totton

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for self employed and employed Claimants, from building site contractors to trading standards officers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Southampton local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in Southampton Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other533947
Electric shock210
Machinery related injury81411
Fire related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1164
Fall from height301828
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)310
Lifting and handling injuries1729491
Assault271525
Slip, trip or fall1279091
Struck against22911
Hit by vehicle1055
Hit by object403828
Trapped underneath something201

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Road traffic accident claims in Totton

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of accredited no win no fee injury lawyers are experienced in achieving optimum compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles across Hampshire are relatively commonplace. Police reporters reveal that there were 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,743.)

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Other types of claim

Serious injury

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an individual and their family.

A claim should lessen the financial load on a Claimant and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery. Our network of law firms correspond with insurance companies and the legal system to make sure families impacted by serious accidents receive the support they need.

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Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive data emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of injury in the Hampshire workplace. Slips and trips are typically the precursor to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries such as sprained wrists sustained on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial illness that range from respiratory diseases to mercury poisoning.

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Medical negligence in Totton

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other medical professional. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want answers rather than claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Totton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Totton and the whole of the UK.

See: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Totton, from fast track claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

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

What experience does Quittance have of injury claims in Totton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Totton, Hampshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped 100's of injured claimants in Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including building site accidents and accidents on the road.

With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to choose the best injury lawyer

Identifying a suitable solicitor to represent you is the most important step towards securing the highest compensation award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Totton (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - what is the best way to make sure you instruct the best company to represent you?

The difference in personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between solicitors often surprises Claimants.

E.g. the amount retained by a Claimant awarded ?50,503 for emphysema can range from ?30,302 to ?42,927.

Further reading - Get a personal injury quote

Are Totton Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?

As with many professional services, you do not need to select a law firm near you.

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 network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Check Totton solicitor reviews

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

Researching online reviews can be helpful when contemplating which lawyer best serves your needs.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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