A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

No matter whether you live in Woburn Sands or anywhere else in the UK, our injury lawyers will assist with your claim and we will always set up a medical report at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last 3 years and a third party owed you a duty of care, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims must, in most cases, be made within three years of the date of the injury.

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like industrial deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident in Woburn Sands or work-related illness, there are three components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Beginning your claim sooner will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by your solicitor.

What is my claim worth?

The total compensation you are likely to get depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Woburn Sands

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped injured claimants, from soldiers to trading standards officers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness data in the Milton Keynes local authority are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the Government:

HSE reported work accidents in Milton Keynes Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported594842
Machinery related171513
Fire related111
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. pesticide related illnesses)1663
Fall from height352422
Animal related (e.g. riding accident)411
Manual handling1566882
Physical assault342324
Slip or trip14515089
Struck against171111
Hit by vehicle13119
Struck by object713843
Trapped by something collapsing100

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Road traffic accident claims in Woburn Sands

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Woburn Sands are not uncommon. Police reporters reveal that there were a total of 1122 accidents (1034 slight accidents, 85 serious accidents and 3 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Milton Keynes council area. In 2014 accidents decreased to 1,049.

Quittance's panel of accredited no win, no fee solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining the best compensation for anyone hurt in a car accident in Woburn Sands.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Medical negligence in Woburn Sands

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of claiming compensation. You can contact Executive Office, Hartwell Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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Slips and trips

Officially recorded figures stress the fact that employee slips and trips are, by some degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury in the Buckinghamshire workplace. Slips and trips are often lead to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a machine or an electrocution accident. Public place (Milton Keynes local authority) legal claims for injuries such as sprained wrists suffered on potholes are also quite prevalent with slips having occurred recently.

Serious injury solicitors serving Woburn Sands

The Courts recognise that serious injuries have a significant impact on an injured person and their dependants. Quittance's panel of solicitors work hard for compensation for major injuries. This includes compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

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Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illness including anything from NIHL to siderosis.

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Woburn Sands 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 Woburn Sands and the whole of the UK.

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

Meet the team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Woburn Sands, from fast track whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Selected for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience recovering compensation for their clients.

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

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Woburn Sands?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national network of specialist solicitors that helps people in Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire and throughout the country, get compensation.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Buckinghamshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from ladder accidents to accidents on public transport.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.


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.

Guidance for those looking for a solicitor

Identifying the most suitable injury solicitor to represent you is a key step towards negotiating the most compensation.

What is the best way to make certain you choose the ideal company to advise you?

Comparing Woburn Sands personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Do I need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is less relevant as injury cases are usually conducted without the need to meet the solicitor.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm with national medical coverage as claimants will almost always be expected to go to a medical exam.

Read about : Do you have a local medical centre?

You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For mild tinnitus with some hearing loss, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from ?10,175 to ?12,100 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

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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