A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Wellesbourne or anywhere else in the UK, our solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: September 23, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, we can assist you with a compensation claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims for compensation must be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

Whether a claim is being made for a slip, trip or work accident in Wellesbourne, proving a claim will involve three issues. It needs to be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury
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How much can I claim?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is based on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Work accident claims in Wellesbourne

Worker injured in accident

We have helped Claimants, from carpenters to systems designers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Injury and illness figures in the Warwick local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

Workplace accidents in Warwick Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported222822
Electrocution100
Machinery related1189
Exposed to explosion001
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PVC)751
Fall from height12822
Animal related (e.g. livestock)321
Lifting and handling injuries925058
Physical assault844
Slip, trip or fall866071
Struck against1157
Hit by vehicle567
Hit by falling object381418
Trapped under falling object011

Find out more: Work injury claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Wellesbourne

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving vehicles in Wellesbourne are relatively commonplace. Official statistics reveal a total of 1944 accidents (1656 slight accidents, 265 serious accidents and 23 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Warwick local authority district. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,261.

Quittance's network of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) personal injury solicitors are experienced in achieving the best compensation for people hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Wellesbourne.

Find out more: Road traffic accident claim

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Other claims

Wellesbourne experts for serious injury compensation claims

We recognise the change injury compensation will make to people who have been impacted by serious injury. By limiting the stress a major injury places on an injured person, compensation helps individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our panel of solicitor firms communicate with the Courts, medical providers and insurers to ensure Claimants affected by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

Find out more: Serious injury compensation

Slip and trip accidents

HSE statistics highlight the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Warwickshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes the cause of injuries classified under another heading like being struck by moving machinery or a fire related accident. Public place (Warwick local authority) cases for injuries like broken arms happening on tripping on a street are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred in the local area.

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help with securing compensation for diverse industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related illness to welding rod fumes exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Medical negligence in Wellesbourne

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a consultant or other health professional. If you have been injured by medical negligence, we can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you just want answers instead of financial damages, you could make a formal complaint. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, you can contact Wayside House, Wilsons Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Find out more: Medical negligence compensation

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Wellesbourne 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 Wellesbourne and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

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Meet the QLS team

Our nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Wellesbourne and have a wealth of expertise with fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of experience handling injury 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
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What is Quittance's track record of handling claims in Wellesbourne?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants across Warwickshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from factory accidents to whiplash.

Local medical appointments, home visits (if required) and specialist 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 means you will never be out of pocket.

What to think about when locating the best personal injury lawyer

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in the most serious claims, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but the quality of service does vary.

Your legal representative should be someone you can trust throughout your claim to give specialist legal guidance and practical advice.

What should be considered when checking reviews for solicitors in Wellesbourne?

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Will you need a local lawyer ?

The location of the firm is not so important as injury cases are normally run by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a law firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

See - Do you have a medical centre in or near Wellesbourne?

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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