A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Uttoxeter or anywhere in the UK, Quittance can are able to take on your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims should usually be made within 3 years of the injury.

To win a Uttoxeter personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

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

Injury claims calculator

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a variety of factors. Our claim calculator provides an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Uttoxeter

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of trained lawyers have years of experience in securing the highest general and special damages for anyone injured in a car or motorbike crash in Uttoxeter.

Accidents involving vehicles in Uttoxeter are quite common with statistics showing a total of 2862 accidents (2697 slight accidents, 141 serious accidents and 24 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Staffordshire local authority district. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 3,083. Accidents in the Uttoxeter region in 2013 included collisions on the dual carriageway of the A50 and A522 junction and on the A50 and A518 roundabout.

Further information: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Uttoxeter

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from nurses to toxicologists, to claim for their work related injuries. Work injury statistics for the East Staffordshire local authority reported in accordance with legislation by the HSE in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in East Staffordshire Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury878
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related (e.g. burns)100
Harmful substance related354
Fall from height (ladder)241211
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)202
Lifting and handling injuries785250
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)707160
Struck against1866
Hit by vehicle565
Hit by object323021
Trapped under falling object100

Further information: Accident at work claim

Other injury claims

Serious injury

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a major impact on an affected individual. By limiting the financial stress severe injury puts on a claimant and their family, an injury claim enables people to concentrate on recovery.

Our panel of solicitors have helped families collect compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injury and illness categorised as catastrophic or serious range from brain tumours to hydrocarbon poisoning.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to siderosis (welders lung).

Further information: Industrial disease claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

HSE figures stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Staffordshire workplace. These types of accident are sometimes lead to accidents categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by material under pressure or an exposure to fire accident. Public place cases for injuries like fractured wrists experienced on pavement cracks are also common with slips and trips having happened in the area.

Medical and clinical negligence in Uttoxeter

Clinical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Queen's Hospital, Belvedere Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

Uttoxeter No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Uttoxeter and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Uttoxeter, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the team.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Uttoxeter?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and throughout the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Last year, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants in Staffordshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including workplace accidents and bike accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your injury

Identifying the most suitable injury lawyer for your case is a crucial step towards negotiating the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Uttoxeter - how do you make certain you choose the most appropriate firm to instruct?

Do I need to select a local Uttoxeter legal firm ?

The location of the solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases now tend to be managed by phone and email.

However, you should instruct a solicitors practice that offers medical facilities near Uttoxeter as claimants will almost always have to attend a medical exam.

More details - Will I have to attend a medical?

The difference in the level of success fees and insurance premiums between different firms is surprising.

As an example the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful claimant awarded ?81,029 for deafness might vary from ?48,617 to ?68,874.

Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Comparing injury solicitors in Uttoxeter - online reviews

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to strictly professional. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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