A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Wimborne Minster or anywhere else in the UK, our expert personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and a third party was liable, we can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

Getting your claim started sooner will enable supporting evidence to be collected to strength by your solicitor.

How much compensation can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online injury calculator provides a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Wimborne Minster

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for injured claimants, from soldiers to trade union research officers, to secure financial compensation settlements. Work injury information for the Poole local authority are compiled under legislation by the HSE in the following table:

HSE reported work accidents in Poole Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock101
Machinery related injury995
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. soil contamination)1032
Fall from height221720
Injured by an animal300
Lifting and handling injuries755962
Physical assault14147
Slip, trip or fall897172
Struck against10115
Struck by moving vehicle234
Struck by object302021
Trapped underneath something112

Find out more: Injured at work claims

Road traffic accident claims in Wimborne Minster

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Wimborne Minster are relatively frequent. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show 3 fatal accidents, 65 serious accidents and 387 slight accidents in 2013 in Poole (Total events were 455 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 507. Incidents in Wimborne Minster in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A31 and B3073 roundabout and on the A31 and B3078 roundabout.

Our group of professional no win no fee legal advisors have decades of experience in getting the highest awards for anyone hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Wimborne Minster.

Find out more: Road accident compensation

Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Wimborne Minster

Clinical negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are just looking for a deeper understanding of what happened instead of injury compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. To raise a complaint against Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset.

Find out more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported data reveal that slips and trips are by far the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Dorset and the UK in 2015. They are typically forerunner to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by moving machinery, when helping another person or a fire related accident. Public place claims for injuries like broken ankles experienced on potholes are also common with recent slips having occurred in the local area.

Serious injury

The lasting effect of serious injury is acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when calculating compensation. Our network of specialist solicitors fight to get the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, including compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of expert solicitor firms correspond with the Courts and insurance providers, helping to ensure claimants impacted by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

Find out more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses ranging from radiation exposure to organophosphate exposure.

Find out more: Industrial disease compensation

Wimborne Minster No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Wimborne Minster and the whole of the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Wimborne Minster, from fast track cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience.

To 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

What is your track record of injury claims in Wimborne Minster?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Wimborne Minster, Dorset and across the country, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants throughout Dorset get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to slips and trips at work.

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


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

What to check when locating the best solicitor

It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a settlement. Matters for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. The SRA are tasked with regulating the legal advice given by solicitors, but they are not responsible for many factors of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to provide practical advice and legal guidance.

Injury lawyer reviews in Wimborne Minster - Tips for comparing firms

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

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 a severe thumb dislocation, for example, ranges from ?3,190 to ?5,500 (based on 2015 market data).

Will you need to choose a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is not relevant as cases are usually handled by phone, post and email.

However, you should instruct a company that offers a national network as you will be expected to attend a medical assessment.

Read about : Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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