A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Wokingham or anywhere in the country, our experienced solicitors are able to help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and another person was at fault, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claims for compensation must usually be made within a three-year window, starting from the date you knew of your injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as mesothelioma are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, it must be shown that:

  • 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

Beginning your claim sooner will enable your lawyer to gather evidence and witness statements.

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Calculate my compensation

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a variety of factors. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Wokingham

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted Claimants, from warehouse assistants to television production assistants, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident data for the Wokingham local authority made available in accordance with reporting legislation by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Wokingham Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General181713
Machinery related injury576
Exposed to fire001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. TCE)424
Fall from height (scaffolding)957
Animal related401
Lifting and handling injuries292217
Assault538
Slip, trip, fall same level303231
Struck against314
Hit by vehicle111
Struck by object877
Trapped underneath something002

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Road traffic accident claims in Wokingham

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Wokingham are reasonably common with a total of 315 accidents (262 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wokingham council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 359.

Our network of expert no win no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in obtaining optimum compensation for anyone hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Wokingham.

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Other claims we handle

Medical negligence in Wokingham

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

Alternatively, you could use the NHS Resolution process if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire.

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Wokingham specialists for serious injury compensation claims

Quittance's team understand the vital difference injury compensation will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury. The Quittance team fight for the maximum compensation for severe injury and illness. This includes compensation for physiotherapy and treatment.

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Slips, trips and falls

Health and Safety figures show that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Berkshire in 2015. These types of accident are quite often related to accidents incorrectly attributed to other causes like being hit by a falling object or a fire related accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as sprained ankles suffered on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with street falls having happened in the local area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming maximum compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to toluene exposure.

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

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

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Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle every type of claim in Wokingham, from fast track cases to long term industrial disease. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their success rate in winning claims and their knowledge and expertise.

Click here to meet more of the QLS 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 Wokingham?

Quittance is a national panel of expert personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people injured in Wokingham, Berkshire and across the country, get compensation.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants in Berkshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car passenger accidents to accidents at work.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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FAQs

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.

What points to check when locating the best lawyer

Choosing a suitable PI lawyer to represent you is a key step towards getting the most compensation for your illness or injuries.

How can you make certain you select the ideal one to work with?

Do you need to instruct a local injury lawyer ?

Going for a local solicitor is less relevant as injury cases can be handled by phone, post and email.

You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres as Claimants will almost always need to go to a medical assessment.

Read about - Do I have to attend a medical?

Check Wokingham personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service provided by injury lawyers can vary significantly.

Reading reviews can be informative if you are weighing up which solicitor to pick.

See Personal injury solicitor reviews

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a Claimant's compensation for loss of taste could vary between ?15,510 and ?20,185 (based on 2015 market research).

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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