A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Woodhall Spa or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers can handle your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and another party was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Key criteria

Claims should be made within 3 years of the date you were injured or learned of your injury in most cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated 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 allow the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

How much can I claim?

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

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Work accident claims in Woodhall Spa

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped claimants, from members of the army to transportation planners, to seek financial compensation. Work accident data for the North Kesteven local authority are listed in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE as follows:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in North Kesteven Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)010
Machinery related71210
Explosion related010
Fire related (e.g. burns)001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. lead poisoning)702
Fall from height (scaffolding)211112
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)313
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)554840
Struck against976
Struck by moving vehicle221
Struck by object21238
Trapped by something collapsing010

Further information: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in Woodhall Spa

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's network of expert no win no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorbike accident in Woodhall Spa.

Accidents involving all vehicles in Woodhall Spa are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal a total of 3190 accidents (2775 slight accidents, 379 serious accidents and 36 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lincolnshire local authority district. By 2014 accidents decreased to 3,115.

Further information: Road accident claims

Other claims

Medical negligence in Woodhall Spa

When a patient is injured or becomes ill as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic that was responsible.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you just want closure as opposed to starting an injury claim. For example, you can write to Beech House, Witham Park, Waterside South, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, to make a formal complaint against Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Further information: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Officially reported figures emphasise the fact that employee slips and trips are still the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lincolnshire. Slips, trips and falls are typically connected to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability claims for injuries like bruised backs suffered on potholes are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred recently.

Woodhall Spa specialists for serious injury compensation

We understand the critical difference a successful claim makes to the lives of people impacted by catastrophic and serious injury.

By reducing the financial stress serious injury places on an injured claimant and their family, an injury claim helps claimants to concentrate on rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of specialist serious injury solicitors have for many years aided families impacted by major accidents.

Further information: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Lawyers can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestosis to mercury poisoning.

Further information: Industrial disease compensation

Woodhall Spa No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Woodhall Spa and across the UK.

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

Meet our team

The nationwide network of QLS solicitors handle every type of claim in Woodhall Spa, from relatively minor claims to serious motorcycle injury claims. Chosen for their track record in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Meet the team - click here.

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

What is your track record of claims in Woodhall Spa?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors that assists claimants in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire and throughout the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped 100's of injured claimants in Lincolnshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to industrial disease.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as clear and straightforward as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer

Identifying the most appropriate legal representation to assist you is an important step towards securing the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Woodhall Spa (according the SRA), how can you make sure you instruct the best legal practice to take on your case?

Comparing Woodhall Spa personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will you need a local lawyer ?

The whereabouts of the solicitor is less important as injury cases are handled remotely.

It is however necessary to choose a firm that offers a national network as you will almost always need to attend a medical assessment.

More - Do you have a local medical centre?

The contrast in the level of success fees charged by law firms is enormous.

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a claimant having been awarded ?27,214 for severe shoulder injuries can range from ?16,328 to ?23,132.

Further reading Compare personal injury solicitors 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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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