A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Wincanton or anywhere in the UK, our lawyers will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a injury claim?

Updated: October 18, 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, Quittance can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Personal injury claims should be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, there are three elements to making a successful claim. It must be shown that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

Starting your claim sooner will enable statements from witnesses and other evidence to be gathered in support of your claim by your solicitor.

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Calculate my compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Work accident claims in Wincanton

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from nurses to traders, to secure financial compensation settlements. Accident data for the Wincanton local authority reported in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in South Somerset Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other333221
Electric shock injury010
Contact with machinery15511
Fire related100
Harmful substance related133
Fall from height171323
Animal related (e.g. livestock)460
Lifting and handling injuries1025263
Physical assault837
Slip or trip666947
Struck against71111
Struck by moving vehicle564
Struck by object272220
Trapped underneath something110

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Road traffic accident claims in Wincanton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of certified no win no fee personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in achieving maximum compensation for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Wincanton.

Road accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Wincanton are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 1608 accidents (1390 slight accidents, 190 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Somerset local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 1,623.

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Other injury claims

Medical negligence in Wincanton

Medical negligence describes when a person suffers injury or illness due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic responsible.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you are only looking for answers rather than claiming compensation. You can contact 2nd Floor, Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, for example, to make a formal complaint against Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Official statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are still the most common accident in the Somerset workplace in 2015. They are frequently forerunner to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being struck by a moving object, a fall from height or a river drowning accident. Public place legal claims for injuries like bruised legs happening on obstructed pathways are also quite prevalent with recent slips having occurred in the local area.

Serious injury

Quittance's team recognise the change an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured Claimants.

Quittance's panel of solicitors work to get maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes damages for medical treatment and care costs.

Our network of expert lawyers have aided Claimants receive damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include cerebral palsy, benzene poisoning and eye injuries.

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Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with getting compensation for industrial injuries that include anything from asbestosis to pneumoconiosis.

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Wincanton 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 Wincanton and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet the QLS team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Wincanton, from relatively minor claims to long term illness. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning claims and their level of experience.

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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Have Quittance solicitors handled many claims in Wincanton?

We are a nationwide panel of SRA regulated personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping injured people in Wincanton, Somerset and throughout the UK, get compensation.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Somerset seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from accidents at work to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and experienced claims specialists, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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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.

How do you select the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor to represent you?

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is vital.

What should you look for when checking Wincanton solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the quality of service offered by different firms.

The diversity in the amount of success fees between law firms is quite surprising.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded ?4,388 for a severe thumb dislocation can vary from ?2,633 to ?3,730.

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Do you need to instruct a local lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not especially important as injury cases are managed remotely.

However, you should go with a law firm that has medical facilities near Wincanton as you will have to attend a medical exam.

More details - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

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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