A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Winslow or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced lawyers are able to handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, Quittance can assist you with a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims for compensation should, in most cases, be made within three years of an 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.

Your lawyer should look at how your claim will relate to these issues.

Injury claims calculator

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our injury calculator gives a realistic idea of the compensation you will receive for your injuries and financial losses.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Winslow

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Winslow are reasonably common with statistics showing 22 fatal accidents, 199 serious accidents and 1263 slight accidents in 2013 in Buckinghamshire (Total events were 1484 local authority area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,527.

Quittance's group of certified road traffic accident legal advisors have years of experience in obtaining maximum settlements for claimants injured in a road accident in Winslow.

Further information: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Winslow

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from gardeners to technical sales engineers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident statistics for the Aylesbury Vale local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Aylesbury Vale Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Electrical injury110
Machinery related injury545
Exposed to fire003
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. arsenic poisoning)412
Fall from height201220
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)246
Lifting and handling injuries683746
Physical attack303525
Slip, trip, fall same level645856
Struck against1464
Struck by moving vehicle212
Struck by object271417
Trapped by something collapsing011

Further information: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for industrial illnesses including anything from allergic contact dermatitis to pleural thickening.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Serious injury

We understand the critical difference an injury claim can make to people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

By limiting the pressure a major injury imposes on a claimant, a compensation claim enables people to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of solicitors work with insurance providers and Courts, helping to ensure families affected by severe accidents receive medical and financial support. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be catastrophic or serious range from cerebral palsy to chronic pain.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported statistics emphasise the fact that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Buckinghamshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are typically the cause of accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes such as being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to fire accident. Public liability cases for injuries like broken collarbones sustained on raised kerb stones are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having happened in the local area.

Medical negligence in Winslow

Clinical negligence describes when someone suffers injury or illness due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for a better understanding of events instead of claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to make a formal complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

Winslow 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 Winslow and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide network of solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Winslow and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases and their years of specialist experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

What experience does Quittance have of handling claims in Winslow?

Quittance is a national network of expert solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Winslow, Buckinghamshire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Buckinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from slips and trips at work to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, mean that making an injury claim is as clear and straightforward as possible.


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

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. This means that there is no financial risk to you.

How to choose the best injury lawyer for you

Usually a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In severe injuries, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate the legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.

Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is vital.

Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

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 severe complex regional pain syndrome, for example, ranges from ?42,460 to ?67,925 (based on 2015 market data).

The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

Do you need to go with a local Winslow solicitor ?

Going for a local law firm is not especially critical as cases are normally managed remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always be expected to attend a medical examination.

More details - Will I have to attend a medical?

Winslow personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice offered by lawyers, as with any professional service, can vary.

Reading reviews can certainly be informative when weighing up which solicitor to select.

Read more Personal injury solicitor reviews

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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