A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Ventnor or anywhere else in the UK, we can will assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a injury claim?

Updated: September 20, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Key criteria

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

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

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

The solicitor can take you through each of these issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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Compensation calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online compensation calculator gives a good idea of the compensation you could win.

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Road traffic accident claims in Ventnor

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of specialist no win, no fee solicitors have vast experience in getting optimum awards for people who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike accident in Ventnor.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Ventnor are relatively common with a total of 421 accidents (335 slight accidents, 82 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Isle of Wight local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 427.

Read more: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Ventnor

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for Claimants, from catering assistants to traders, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness data in the Isle of Wight local authority collated in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government:

Work accidents in Isle of Wight Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General272618
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related851
Exposed to fire300
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)442
Fall from height151012
Injured by an animal011
Lifting and handling injuries792731
Physical attack16113
Slip or trip724846
Struck against1112
Struck by moving vehicle323
Hit by object15814

Read more: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Safety statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Isle Of Wight. Slips and trips are sometimes the cause of injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by hand tools in use, a fall from a ladder or an exposure to fire (burn) accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as pulled muscles experienced on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having occurred recently.

Clinical and medical negligence in Ventnor

When someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for closure instead of a compensation award. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Isle Of Wight NHS Trust, you can contact St Mary's Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illness including anything from mesothelioma to welding rod fumes exposure.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Ventnor lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering impact on an affected individual and their dependants. Quittance work hard for compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, which includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors work with medical practitioners, insurance companies and Courts to ensure families impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be catastrophic or serious include poisoning and amputation.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Ventnor No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Ventnor and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Ventnor and including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in recovering compensation.

Meet the 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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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Ventnor?

Quittance Legal Services is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping claimants in Ventnor, the Isle of Wight and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have assisted 100's of injured claimants throughout the Isle of Wight get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including industrial disease and accidents on the road.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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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. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for you is critical

Finding a suitable lawyer to represent you is your most important step towards getting the most compensation for your accident.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Ventnor (according to the SRA website) - how can you ensure you instruct the most appropriate legal practice to represent you?

Will I need to go with a local Ventnor injury lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the lawyers office is not important as injury cases are handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a law firm that provides national medical coverage as Claimants will be expected to attend a medical exam.

More on : What is the process for attending a medical?

Read Ventnor solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary enormously.

Researching online reviews can be a good place to start when mulling over which solicitor to work with.

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The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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