A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Woodley or anywhere in the country, our expert personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a compensation claim?

Updated: September 15, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

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

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor will discuss each of these points and should look at how they apply in your case.

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Find out how much you can claim

The level of compensation you will be awarded depends on a number of criteria. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Work accident claims in Woodley

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted claims for people, from plasterers to translators, to claim compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the Wokingham local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Wokingham Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
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

Read more: No win, no fee work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Woodley

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Woodley are relatively commonplace with a total of 315 accidents (262 slight accidents, 52 serious accidents and 1 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Wokingham local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 359. Incidents in the Woodley area in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A3290 and A4 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A329 and B3350 crossroads.

Quittance's group of certified injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in fighting for the best settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Woodley.

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Woodley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. If you have been the victim of clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you only want a deeper understanding of what happened as opposed to financial compensation. You can write to Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Woodley serious injury compensation

The long-term effect of a serious or catastrophic injury will be understood by Courts and insurance companies when they are determining how much compensation to pay. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors fight hard for the maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injury and illness. This includes claiming for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Our network of solicitors have helped families claim compensation for numerous chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include back injuries, chemical burns and deep vein thrombosis.

Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Officially recorded statistics demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Berkshire in 2015. Slips, trips and falls are sometimes forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a building, a carrying injury or a swimming pool drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like bruised legs sustained on obstructed footpaths are also common with recent street trips having happened recently.

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help Claimants with securing compensation for industrial injuries that range from noise induced hearing loss to welders lung.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Woodley 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 Woodley and throughout the UK.

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

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of claims in Woodley and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.

Meet more of the Quittance team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What is your track record of handling claims in Woodley?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Woodley, Berkshire and across the UK, obtain compensation.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Berkshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including ladder accidents and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How to choose the right personal injury solicitor

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

How can you make sure you instruct the most appropriate company to act for you?

The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and ATE premiums charged by solicitors can have a significant impact on your compensation.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person who was awarded ?91,839 for severe arm injuries can vary from ?55,103 to ?78,063.

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Look into Woodley personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers can vary enormously.

Researching reviews is a great place to start if you are considering which lawyer to pick and which considerations are most important to you.

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Are Woodley Claimants restricted to only local law firms?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a lawyer near you.

Medical examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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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