A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Worksop or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 17, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our expert solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

A claim must usually be made within a 3-year window.

To win a Worksop personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that the Defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

Legal and practical advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with a Worksop personal injury solicitor.

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Compensation Calculator

The compensation you will be awarded is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our online claim calculator gives you an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury lawyers have vast experience in achieving optimum damages for Claimants hurt in a car or motorbike crash in Worksop.

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Worksop are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 2461 accidents (2116 slight accidents, 317 serious accidents and 28 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Newark and Sherwood local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 2,533. Accidents in Worksop in 2013 included collisions on the roundabout of the A57 and A60 junction and on the A57 and B6034 roundabout.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Worksop

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from members of the air force to transportation planners, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident figures for the Bassetlaw local authority are listed in accordance with regulations by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Bassetlaw Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Unspecified514329
Electrocution020
Machinery related injury8714
100
Exposed to explosion001
Fire related (e.g. scars)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)322
Fall from height181511
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)120
Lifting and handling injuries1036673
Physical assault652655
Slip or trip878048
Struck against15107
Hit by vehicle683
Struck by object342524
Trapped underneath something011

For more information: Work accident compensation claim

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Other injury claims

Industrial disease

Personal injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from asbestos related disease to PCB exposure.

For more information: Industrial disease compensation claim

Worksop serious injury claims

The lasting impact a serious or catastrophic injury has will be acknowledged by Courts and insurance companies when they are calculating compensation. Compensation will lessen the financial load and take the pressure off an injured Claimant enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our network of expert solicitors for many years have helped families affected by severe accidents.

For more information: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip and trip injuries

Government statistics reveal that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of injury in the Nottinghamshire workplace. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes such as being struck by machinery, a lifting injury or a lake drowning accident. Public place claims for injuries such as strained muscles occurring on slippery pavements are also common with recent pavement crack trips having happened recently.

Medical and clinical negligence in Worksop

Medical negligence is the term for when a person is injured or becomes ill as the result of a registrar, nurse or other health worker's lack of care. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you just want a better understanding of events rather than a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to 1 Horizon Place, Mellors Way, Nottingham Business Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, for example, to raise a complaint against East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

For more information: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors handle all types of injury claims in Worksop, from relatively minor claims to serious road injury claims. Selected on the basis of their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the 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 Worksop?

Quittance Legal Services is a national panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping people injured in Worksop, Nottinghamshire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of claimants across Nottinghamshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to car accidents.

With a 90% success rate, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, means you can focus on your recovery.

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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.

How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

It can take months for the majority of claims to be settled. Matters involving serious injury or disputed liability can take years in some circumstances. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many factors that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, finding a solicitor that matches your needs is a crucial first step.

The difference in the level of success fees and ATE premiums between law firms is considerable.

E.g. the amount of compensation retained by an injured person having been awarded ?36,784 for serious hand injuries can range from ?22,070 to ?31,266.

Additional reading Compare personal injury solicitors fees

Do you have to choose a lawyer in Worksop?

As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a personal injury solicitor near you.

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

Reviews for lawyers in Worksop

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

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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