A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you are based in Winchester or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: September 16, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

People with certain illnesses or conditions like RSI are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Winchester personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
  • That duty was breached by the Defendant
  • The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
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Compensation Calculator

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use injury calculator gives a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

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Work accident claims in Winchester

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for Claimants injured at work, from building site contractors to veterinary nurses, to claim maximum compensation. Work accident information in the Winchester local authority are published under regulations by the Government as follows:

Workplace accidents in Winchester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Other242328
Machinery related injury665
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)441
Fall from height (ladder)171517
Injured by an animal943
Lifting and carrying582827
Assault141010
Slip, trip, fall same level705455
Struck against752
Struck by moving vehicle400
Hit by falling object201416
Trapped by something collapsing103

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Road traffic accident claims in Winchester

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Winchester are common. Gov.uk statistics show 46 fatal accidents, 660 serious accidents and 2955 slight accidents in 2013 in Hampshire (Total events were 3661 local authority district. In 2014 accidents increased to 3,743. Incidents in the Winchester area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A34 and M3 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A272 and A31 roundabout.

Our group of knowledgeable road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have vast experience in fighting for maximum damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Winchester.

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Other injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Health and Saftey Executive statistics expose the fact that slips and trips are by far the most prevalent accident at work in Hampshire and the UK. Slips, trips and falls are frequently the precursor to accidents recorded in a different category like being hit by a falling object, being trapped by something or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Winchester local authority) cases for injuries such as broken wrists happening on raised kerb stones are also common with falls having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that range from asbestos related disease to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

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Medical and clinical negligence in Winchester

When a person is injured due to a GP, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, Quittance can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you just want a deeper understanding of what happened instead of financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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Serious injury

We understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious and catastrophic injury. We work for compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including damages for medical expenses and care costs.

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Winchester 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 Winchester and the whole of the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Winchester and including fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their specialist expertise.

Meet more of the QLS 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 Quittance solicitors have of claims in Winchester?

Quittance is a nationwide network of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Winchester, Hampshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Hampshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and whiplash.

With an excellent claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means you can focus on your recovery.

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FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How to choose the best personal injury solicitor

Choosing the best personal injury lawyer to act for you is an important step towards securing the most compensation.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Winchester - how can you make certain you instruct the ideal legal practice to help you?

Comparing Winchester personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to more casual and friendly. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

The diversity in the amount of fees charged by lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.

For example the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?14,123 for severe toe injuries could conceivably vary from ?8,474 to ?12,005.

See : Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Do I need to instruct a local solicitor ?

The location of a solicitors office is not critical as cases are handled remotely.

However, you should go with a firm with national medical centres as Claimants will be expected to go to a medical exam.

More - What is the process for attending a 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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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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