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?

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.

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.

Making a claim

Considerable legislation is in place to support injured people who seek compensation, and our panel of personal injury solicitors have years of experience giving advice to clients regarding the likelihood of success.

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.

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.

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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?

What types of compensation claims do you conduct in Towcester?

It is possible to make a claim for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Towcester. We have helped with injuries and medical conditions including:

Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Towcester

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.

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.

Clinical and medical negligence in Towcester

Medical negligence, more precisely called clinical negligence, is where an injury is suffered by a person a failing by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare professional. An example could be an NHS Never Event compensation claim. Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Towcester have helped Claimants with clinical negligence claims brought against hospitals including Berrywood Hospital, Berrywood Drive, Northampton, NN5 6UD.

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.

Industrial disease

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

Workplace accidents

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
Slip or trip332028
Struck against311
Struck by moving vehicle345
Hit by object14139
Trapped by something collapsing110

How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors handle cases in Towcester

In the event that your case is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and the solicitor means that their legal costs will not be charged. When you win the injury claim, your legal fees are paid by the losing side.

A 'success fee' will be charged by personal injury solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The success fee is taken from your award or settlement and is in most cases 25 percent.

Do you need to pay any fees?

Some firms could charge additional fees should the claim fail. With Quittance's specialist lawyers, No Win, No Fee is guaranteed, with nothing extra in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here

Next steps

Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.

Learn more about your claim

Before you instruct you should arm yourself with information about the process. This can help you make the right choice.

Find answers to common questions asked by potential Claimants in our FAQ section.

Ready to start a claim?

If you have made the decision to proceed, you can start a injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or through Quittance's contact form.

If you would like more detail about how the claims process works before starting, request a callback at a time that is convenient for you or call us on 0800 612 7456.