A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Wombwell or anywhere in the UK, our personal injury solicitors can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a claim?

Updated: September 12, 2016

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and someone else owed you a duty of care, we can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like noise-induced deafness are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is important.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Wombwell or slip or trip, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be shown on the balance of probabilities that:

  • a duty of care was owed
  • that the duty was breached
  • the breach was the cause of the injury or illness

The solicitor should explain how your case will relate to these issues.

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Injury claims calculator

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to Judicial College Guidelines. Our online calculator provides an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Road traffic accident claims in Wombwell

Cars involved in a road accident

Our panel of no win, no fee injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for the highest damages for anyone who has been hurt in a road accident in Wombwell.

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Wombwell are relatively commonplace. Officially reported accident data shows 8 fatal accidents, 73 serious accidents and 567 slight accidents in 2013 in Barnsley (Total events were 648 local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 832.

See: Road accident compensation claims

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Work accident claims in Wombwell

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from carpenters to theatre set designers, to get the compensation they deserve. Work injury data for the Barnsley local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:

Workplace accidents in Barnsley Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified363340
Electrocution211
Machinery related19715
Exposed to fire022
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. industrial and air pollution)410
Fall from height211617
Animal related (e.g. livestock)222
Lifting and handling injuries1035168
Physical assault14812
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)868270
Struck against19189
Struck by moving vehicle818
Hit by falling object433026
Trapped under falling object214

See: No win, no fee work accident claims

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Other claims

Medical and clinical negligence in Wombwell

Medical negligence describes when a patient is injured or becomes ill due to a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are only looking for the hospital to explain what happened as opposed to claiming compensation, you could make a formal complaint. You can write to Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, for example, to raise a complaint against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

Wombwell serious injury claims

We recognise the critical difference an injury claim will make to seriously injured Claimants.

By relieving the financial stress a serious or catastrophic injury places on an injured Claimant, a successful claim enables individuals to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Our network of solicitors work with the other side's legal representatives and doctors and health professionals, helping to ensure Claimants impacted by serious accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held to be serious and catastrophic include benzene poisoning and spinal cord damage.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from occupational asthma to Vibration White Finger.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip injuries

HSE statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injury at work in South Yorkshire. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes related to injuries categorised as another type of accident e.g. being hit by a falling object, when supporting another person or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability cases for injuries such as sprained arms happening on potholes are also quite prevalent with kerb stone trips having occurred in the area.

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Wombwell 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 Wombwell and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet our team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Wombwell, from less severe claims to serious road injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Have you handled many claims in Wombwell?

We are a national panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Wombwell, South Yorkshire and throughout the UK, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout South Yorkshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including road accidents and accidents in the workplace.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and expert advice, make the claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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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.

Tips for choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Identifying the most suitable lawyer for your case is a key step towards claiming the highest compensation award.

How do you make sure you instruct the most appropriate law firm to pursue compensation for you?

The diversity in the level of success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between lawyers working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is considerable.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant awarded ?28,039 for chronic asthma can range from ?16,823 to ?23,833.

Further reading - How much can you claim?

Does the location of the solicitor matter?

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

In general, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

What should you consider when checking Wombwell solicitor reviews?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

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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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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