A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Uppingham or anywhere else in England or Wales, our lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like industrial deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in such cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, proving an injury claim involves three components. It must be demonstrated on the balance of probabilities that:

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

Beginning your claim sooner will enable your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.

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How much compensation could I get?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive depends on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Uppingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of proficient no win, no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in negotiating optimum compensation for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Uppingham.

Read more: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Uppingham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from electricians to trading standards officers, to claim compensation. Work accident data in the Corby local authority are detailed in accordance with legislation by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Work accidents in Corby Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other171815
Electrocution202
Machinery related injury987
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)922
Fall from height (ladder)23511
Manual handling534428
Assault402
Slip, trip, fall same level505732
Struck against10105
Hit by vehicle925
Struck by object272224
Trapped by something collapsing001

Read more: Work accident compensation claim

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Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help Claimants with getting compensation for industrial injuries ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to silicosis.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a significant impact on an injured person and their family. By limiting the pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured person and their family, a successful claim helps Claimants to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist solicitor firms have helped Claimants receive damages for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injury and illness categorised as serious include asbestosis and head injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Rutland workplace. Slips, trips and falls are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by moving machinery or a lake drowning accident. Public place (Corby local authority) legal claims for injuries like torn ligaments happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with pothole trips having occurred recently.

Medical and clinical negligence in Uppingham

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term for when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other health worker. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want an explanation as to what went wrong as opposed to injury compensation. You can contact HQ Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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Uppingham 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 Uppingham and the whole of the UK.

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

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Meet our team

Our nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Uppingham, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their winning track record.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have you won many injury claims in Uppingham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide network of expert solicitors that assists claimants in Uppingham, Rutland and across the country, get compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Rutland get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on building sites and bike accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

Instructing the most suitable lawyer to assist you is your most important step towards obtaining the highest settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Uppingham (according to the SRA database) - how can you make sure you select the best legal practice to handle your case?

The disparity in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums charged by firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is surprising.

As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?55,233 for severe complex regional pain syndrome can vary from ?33,140 to ?46,948.

Further reading How much compensation can you claim?

Does the location of the lawyer matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

Read Uppingham solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by solicitors, as with any professional service, can vary a great deal.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can be helpful if you are mulling over which solicitor 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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