A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

If you live in Welton or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers can assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 26, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should usually be made within three years of the date of the injury.

In order to win a Welton personal injury case, it must be shown that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Your solicitor can take you through each of these points and should look at how they apply in your case.

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How much compensation can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Work accident claims in Welton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from carpenters to transportation planners, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury statistics for the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority reported in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government excerpted below:

Work accidents in East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General716673
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)410
Machinery related injury253220
Explosion related (e.g. gas)100
Exposed to fire512
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)13511
Fall from height483141
Animal related (e.g. livestock)745
Manual handling163109106
Physical assault401112
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)158153115
Struck against272617
Struck by moving vehicle291911
Struck by object834851
Trapped by something collapsing340

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Road traffic accident claims in Welton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of specialist road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have years of experience in achieving the best awards for anyone who has sustained an injury in a road accident in Welton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Welton are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1139 accidents (946 slight accidents, 185 serious accidents and 8 fatal accidents) in 2013 in East Riding of Yorkshire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 1,211.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Welton

When a person sustains an injury or illness due to the lack of care of a registrar, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you just want answers instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Read more: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from chemical poisoning to pleural thickening.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

Slips and trips

Official statistics underline the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injury at work in East Riding Of Yorkshire. These types of accident are sometimes lead to accidents classified under another heading for instance being hit by tools in use or an electrocution accident. Public place (East Riding of Yorkshire local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as pulled muscles sustained on obstructed pathways are also quite common with recent falls having happened recently.

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a significant effect on an injured person and their family. By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant and their family, a claim helps them to prioritise rehabilitation.

Read more: Serious injury compensation

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Welton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Welton and throughout the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Welton, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Chosen on the basis of their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of experience recovering compensation for their clients.

Click here to meet more of the QLS 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 your track record of winning claims in Welton?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Welton, Lincolnshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including workplace accidents and car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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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. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

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

It can take several months for most claims to reach a conclusion. Claims for very serious injury or illness can take longer. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Given the impact your lawyer can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Do I need to go with a local legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitor is less critical as injury cases are normally run by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a law firm that provides medical facilities near Welton as Claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical examination.

More details - Do you have a local medical centre?

Comparing Welton personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Find out more here.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for mesothelioma could vary between ?56,650 and ?101,750 (based on 2015 market research).

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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