A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Wirksworth or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our expert solicitors can help you make an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in the majority of cases, be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Wirksworth or work-related illness, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be shown 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.

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Compensation calculator

The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded is dependent on the nature and seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Road traffic accident claims in Wirksworth

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving all vehicles in Wirksworth are relatively frequent. Official statistics show a total of 830 accidents (754 slight accidents, 75 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Derbyshire local authority area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 858.

Our network of professional road traffic accident personal injury lawyers have vast experience in getting maximum settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike crash in Wirksworth.

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Work accident claims in Wirksworth

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people injured in an accident, from scaffolding erectors to veterinary nurses, to seek financial compensation. Accident data in the Amber Valley local authority made available in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Amber Valley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
General231823
Electric shock011
Machinery related injury15712
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related (e.g. scars)120
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)310
Fall from height (ladder)191221
Injured by an animal101
Lifting914857
Assault573
Slip, trip, fall same level634539
Struck against8712
Hit by vehicle428
Hit by falling object411925
Trapped underneath something121

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Other types of claim

Medical and clinical negligence in Wirksworth

Medical negligence is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a doctor or other medical professional. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

If you are just looking for closure instead of starting an injury claim, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from workplace cancer to toluene exposure.

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Wirksworth serious injury claims

Quittance understand the change a compensation claim can make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants.

By relieving the financial pressure a serious injury imposes on an injured Claimant, an injury claim enables them to concentrate on their rehabilitation. Quittance's network of lawyers have aided Claimants receive compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injuries categorised as catastrophic or serious range from neck injuries to deep vein thrombosis.

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Slip and trip injuries

Health and Safety figures expose the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of injury in the Derbyshire workplace in 2015. They are quite often the forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a reversing vehicle, a crush injury from something overturning or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken ankles happening on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement crack trips having occurred in the area.

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Wirksworth 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 Wirksworth and throughout the UK.

Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The national network of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Wirksworth, from whiplash cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are chosen for their winning track record and their level of experience.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is Quittance's track record of injury claims in Wirksworth?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Wirksworth, Derbyshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have helped hundreds of people across Derbyshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to injuries sustained at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, we make the claim process as stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and an expert team, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 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 that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

Picking the right injury lawyer for you

Identifying the best personal injury solicitor for your case is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation award.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Wirksworth, how can you ensure you choose the most appropriate firm to work with?

Will you need to go with a local Wirksworth legal firm ?

Going for a local solicitors office is not relevant as injury cases now tend to be conducted by phone, post and email.

You will need to choose a solicitors' firm with medical facilities near Wirksworth as Claimants will usually need to attend a medical examination.

Further reading : Do you have a medical centre near me?

Read Wirksworth personal injury solicitor reviews

The quality of advice offered by lawyers can differ considerably.

Reading reviews can be instructive when considering which solicitor to work with.

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The variation in success fees and ATE premiums charged by law firms working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) often surprises Claimants.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of ?32,603 for moderate complex regional pain syndrome could conceivably vary from ?19,562 to ?27,713.

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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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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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