A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you live in Wellingborough or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will manage your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: September 11, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and another party was responsible, Quittance can help you make an injury claim.

Key criteria

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that matters.

In order to win a Wellingborough personal injury case, your solicitor 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

A short, free call with a specialist lawyer can give answers and advice.

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How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives a good idea of your potential compensation award.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wellingborough

Cars involved in a road accident

Incidents in the Wellingborough region in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A509 and A5128 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B572 and A573 junction.

Quittance's panel of certified injury lawyers have vast experience in securing optimum damages for anyone who has been injured in a car accident in Wellingborough.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Wellingborough

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from electricians to training and development officers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident at work figures in the Wellingborough local authority are detailed in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive as follows:

Work accidents in Wellingborough Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified15919
Electrical injury100
Machinery related1179
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)211
Fall from height15212
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)220
Manual handling392637
Physical assault1253
Slip, trip or fall403415
Struck against456
Struck by moving vehicle723
Struck by object221312

For more information: Work accident compensation claim

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Other injury claims

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the single most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Northamptonshire and the UK as a whole. These types of accident are typically forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or a lake drowning accident. Public place litigation for injuries like fractured ankles suffered on obstructed footpaths are also quite prevalent with trips having happened recently.

Clinical negligence in Wellingborough

When someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

You could make a formal complaint if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to injury compensation. For example, you can write to Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming compensation for industrial illness including anything from asbestosis to pesticide poisoning.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury specialists handling claims in Wellingborough

The Courts recognise that a serious injury has a significant effect on an injured Claimant. The Quittance team fight for maximum compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, which includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs. Our network of expert solicitors for many years have aided families affected by serious accidents and injuries.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough and across the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet our team

The national panel of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Wellingborough, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their winning track record and their knowledge and expertise.

To meet more of our 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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What is your track record of winning claims in Wellingborough?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated solicitors that helps people in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and across the UK, get compensation.

Last year, we assisted 100's of claimants across Northamptonshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the best injury lawyer for you

Choosing the best PI lawyer for your legal matter is an important step towards negotiating the best compensation award for your illness or injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Wellingborough (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority database), how can you ensure you choose the ideal solicitors' practice to act for you?

The variation in the amount of fees between different solicitors is quite surprising.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant who was awarded ?23,445 for loss of smell could conceivably vary from ?14,067 to ?19,928.

Read more at Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Will I need a local solicitor ?

The location of the lawyers office is not so important as injury cases are normally handled without the need to meet the solicitor.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that provides a national network as you will almost always be expected to go to a medical assessment.

Read about - Will I have to attend a medical?

What should you look for when checking Wellingborough solicitor reviews?

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the quality of service taken by individual firms.

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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