A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in West Bridgford or anywhere else in England or Wales, our solicitors can take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Do I have a injury claim?

Updated: September 20, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and another person owed you a duty of care, Quittance can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

In most cases, there are three components to making a successful claim. 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

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

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Calculate my compensation

The total compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in West Bridgford

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have years of experience in getting the best settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in West Bridgford.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in West Bridgford are reasonably common. Officially reported accident data shows 3 fatal accidents, 115 serious accidents and 1019 slight accidents in 2013 in Nottingham (Total events were 1137 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,236. Accidents in West Bridgford in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A60 and A6011 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A52 and A453 other junction.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in West Bridgford

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people, from office workers to tourist information managers, to claim injury compensation. Work accident figures in the Nottingham local authority made available under reporting legislation by the HSE excerpted below:

Work accidents in Nottingham Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Undetermined956571
Electrical injury640
Machinery related231119
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)110
Fire related011
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)1875
Fall from height422942
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)412
Lifting and handling injuries250137112
Physical attack723258
Slip, trip, fall same level216157151
Struck against301713
Struck by moving vehicle1179
Struck by object774737
Trapped under falling object021

See: Work accident compensation claim

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slips and trips

Government statistics reveal that employee slips and trips continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Nottinghamshire and the UK as a whole in 2014/15. They are typically the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons such as being hit by hand tools in use or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Nottingham local authority) litigation for injuries such as broken wrists suffered on slippery pavements are also quite prevalent with falls having occurred recently.

Medical and clinical negligence in West Bridgford

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient is injured due to the carelessness of a registrar, nurse or other health worker. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you just want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of starting an injury claim. You can contact 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to raise a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claim

Industrial disease

Legal advisors can help Claimants with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that range from dermatitis claims to organophosphate exposure.

See: Industrial disease compensation claim

West Bridgford serious injury compensation claims

The Courts understand that serious injuries will have a life-altering effect on an individual and their dependants. By limiting the financial pressure catastrophic and serious injury puts on an injured Claimant and their family, a compensation claim helps Claimants to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of expert law firms work with doctors and insurance companies, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by severe accidents get the support they need.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

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West Bridgford 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 West Bridgford and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in West Bridgford and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are selected for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Meet more of the Quittance 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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How much experience do you have of claims in West Bridgford?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors that assists people in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped hundreds of people across Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and industrial disease.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

It can take several months for most claims to reach a settlement. Cases involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, however they are not responsible for many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout your claim to give compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

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 significant hip or pelvis injuries without serious permanent damage could vary between ?21,505 and ?31,625 (based on 2015 market research).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

West Bridgford solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by solicitors can vary.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be enlightening if you are considering which solicitor to select.

Read Quittance reviews

Are West Bridgford Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

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 medical network.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

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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