A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Windsor or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will set up a medical report at a centre near you .

Have I got a claim for compensation?

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, our personal injury solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Injury A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred.

In the majority of cases, there are three components to making a successful claim. It needs to be demonstrated that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

The solicitor can take you through each of these key issues and will explain how they apply to your claim.

How much compensation could I get?

The total compensation you are likely to get will depend on a number of factors. Our online claim calculator provides you with an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Windsor

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for injured claimants, from forklift drivers to television production assistants, to claim compensation from their employer. Injury and illness information in the Windsor and Maidenhead local authority are detailed in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Windsor and Maidenhead Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified281922
Electric shock injury100
Machinery related injury858
Explosion related (e.g. Nitroglycerine)001
Fire related (e.g. scars)022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. diesel exhaust fumes)321
Fall from height (scaffolding)191820
Animal related (e.g. livestock)513
Lifting and carrying523429
Physical assault1465
Slip, trip, fall same level444335
Struck against4413
Struck by moving vehicle213
Struck by object191212
Trapped underneath something200

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Road traffic accident claims in Windsor

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Windsor are relatively frequent with statistics showing 2 fatal accidents, 52 serious accidents and 440 slight accidents in 2013 in Windsor and Maidenhead (Total events were 494 local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 458. Accidents in the Windsor region in 2013 included car crashes on the A308 and A332 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B3026 and B3022 mini-roundabout.

Quittance's panel of qualified road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have years of experience in obtaining maximum settlements for claimants who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Windsor.

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Other injury claims

Windsor solicitors for serious injury claims

The long-term impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by insurers and the Courts when they are determining compensation. Quittance's team fight hard for the maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes compensation for the cost of treatment and physiotherapy. Quittance's panel of expert law firms for many years have helped families impacted by major accidents. Injuries and medical conditions considered to be serious and catastrophic include dioxin poisoning and brain injuries.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Clinical negligence in Windsor

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of the lack of care of a doctor or other health worker. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want answers rather than financial compensation. You can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illness that range from asbestos related illness to solvent exposure.

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Slips, trips and falls

Government data indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Berkshire workplace. Slips and trips are often lead to injuries categorised as something else e.g. being hit by an object falling from a lifting machinery, a crush injury from something overturning or a river drowning accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken arms happening on tripping on a street are also common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.

Windsor 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 Windsor and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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

Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Windsor, from fast track whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Windsor?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Windsor, Berkshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Berkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to accidents in the office.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.


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 means you will never be out of pocket.

How to pick the best personal injury lawyer for you

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.

Windsor personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can be enlightening when trying to decide which solicitor to instruct.

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The difference in the amount of success fees between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For instance the amount of compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?16,351 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems could conceivably vary from ?9,810 to ?13,898.

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Are Windsor claimants restricted to only local law firms?

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

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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