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?

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.

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.

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

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

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

Medical negligence, which is more precisely referred to as 'clinical negligence', is when an injury or illness follows a failing by a GP or any other medical provider. Our specialist panel of injury solicitors covering Wellingborough have worked on negligence claims filed against NHS and private hospitals that include Isebrook Hospital, Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1LP.

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

Wellingborough No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors

If you win, the costs for your lawyer will be covered by the other side. If your claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with your solicitor confirms that you are not required to pay the lawyer's legal costs.

A success fee can be charged by solicitors working under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). Unlike standard fees, the success fee is deducted from your compensation award and will be generally 25%.

Will there be any additional costs?

No Win, No Fee means that you will have absolutely no hidden costs. With our No Win, No Fee promise, there is no risk of being charged extra costs.

Click here to learn more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.

Frequently asked questions

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.