A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Wendover or anywhere else in the UK, our expert injury solicitors are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim?

Updated: September 14, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

Key criteria

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like asbestosis 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 matters.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

The lawyer will discuss these points and will explain how they apply to your claim.

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Compensation Calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wendover

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Wendover are quite common. Government statistics reveal 22 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1263 slight accidents in 2013 in Buckinghamshire (Total events were 1484 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,527.

Quittance's network of trained injury solicitors have years of experience in getting the best awards for Claimants who have been injured in a car accident in Wendover.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

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Work accident claims in Wendover

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for self employed or employed Claimants, from soldiers to systems programmers, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury statistics in the Chiltern local authority collated in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Chiltern Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined967
Electricity related300
Machinery related424
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance related300
Fall from height (scaffolding)925
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)210
Lifting and handling injuries19119
Physical assault431
Slip, trip, fall same level262515
Struck against441
Hit by vehicle102
Hit by falling object724
Trapped underneath something100

Find out more: Accident at work compensation claims

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Other claims we handle

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Officially reported figures indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Buckinghamshire in 2015. Slips and trips are frequently the initiators of injuries filed under a different category such as being hit by material under pressure or an electrocution accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken toes suffered on pavement ice are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having happened recently.

Clinical and medical negligence in Wendover

Clinical negligence is the term for when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to financial damages, you can raise a formal complaint. You can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses including anything from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to PCB exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation claim

Wendover lawyers for serious injury compensation

Quittance's team understand the critical difference a successful claim makes to severely injured Claimants.

Damages will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and take the pressure off an injured Claimant and their dependants so they can focus on recovery. Our network of specialist solicitor firms have helped families recover compensation for many major injuries and conditions. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include birth negligence and dioxin poisoning.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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Wendover 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 Wendover and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Wendover, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their level of experience and their success rate in winning 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 claims in Wendover?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers that assists people injured in Wendover, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, obtain compensation.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from motorbike accidents to building site accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

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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 gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Finding the best solicitor for you

In most cases a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. For cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however service levels can vary.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

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.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for leg fractures, for example, ranges from ?42,130 to ?56,375 (based on 2015 market data).

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

Reviews for injury lawyers in Wendover

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Will I have to choose a law firm near me?

Many injury lawyers operate throughout England and Wales, allowing Claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

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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