A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Towcester or anywhere in the country, our expert solicitors can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions such as RSI are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

In order to win a Towcester personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

In all cases, a free phone consultation with a specialist lawyer will give answers and invaluable guidance.

Compensation Calculator

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online calculator gives an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Work accident claims in Towcester

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped contractors, self employed or employed people, from metal workers to tourist information managers, to seek financial compensation. Work injury statistics in the South Northamptonshire local authority made available under legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in South Northamptonshire Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported101312
Machinery related323
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)101
Fall from height579
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)121
Manual handling35197
Assault202
Slip or trip332028
Struck against311
Struck by moving vehicle345
Hit by object14139
Trapped by something collapsing110

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Towcester

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of professional legal advisors are experienced in getting maximum damages for Claimants who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Towcester.

Further information: Road accident compensation claim

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from workplace cancer to toluene exposure.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip and trip injuries

Reported figures indicate that employee slips and trips are the single most common accident at work in Northamptonshire. Slips and trips are frequently connected to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by hand tools in use or a fire related accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as fractured vertebrae sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with recent slips having happened in the area.

Serious injury experts in Towcester

The long-term impact serious injury can have will be acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when determining injury compensation. Compensation should lessen the financial load on an injured Claimant so they can prioritise recovery. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have helped Claimants affected by major accidents.

Further information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Towcester

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness as the result of a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you just want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation. To make a formal complaint against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Further information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

Towcester 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 Towcester and throughout the UK.

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

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Towcester and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their level of experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Towcester?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Towcester, Northamptonshire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of injured claimants across Northamptonshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including scaffolding accidents and cycling accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your accident?

Identifying the most appropriate personal injury lawyer to assist you is a key step towards successfully claiming the best compensation settlement.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Towcester (SRA 2015 figures) - how do you make certain you instruct the ideal legal practice to pursue compensation for you?

The disparity in success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is surprising.

For instance the amount retained by a Claimant awarded ?21,105 for bronchitis could vary from ?12,663 to ?17,939.

More information How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Read Towcester personal injury solicitor reviews

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

Online reviews can be a good place to start when weighing up which lawyer to act for you.

Read Solicitor reviews

Do you need to choose a local Towcester injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not important as injury cases are, as a matter of course, run by phone, post and email.

However, you should select a law firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.

More on - 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.

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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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