Updated: Sunday, 18th September 2016
No matter whether you are based in Accrington or anywhere in the country, our experienced lawyers are able to assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a centre near you .
Making a personal injury claim
Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.
Extensive legislation exists to provide support for injured people who seek compensation, and Quittance's panel of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
To win a personal injury case, it must be proven 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.
Making your claim sooner will allow your lawyer to collect useful supporting evidence.
Help for potential Claimants searching for a personal injury solicitor
Selecting the best solicitor for your case is a key step towards successfully claiming the best compensation award for your accident.
With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Accrington (according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority 2015 database) - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate law firm to work with?
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Get more information about how much you can claim.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For leg fractures, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £42,130 to £56,375 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
What should you look for when checking reviews for solicitors in Accrington?
Solicitors have a wide range of approaches to handling cases and clients, from formal and traditional to sympathetic. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Will you need a local solicitor ?
The location of a law firm is not so critical as cases are handled by phone and email.
However, you should choose a law firm that has a national network as you will be expected to go to a medical exam.
More on : Do I have to attend a medical?
Claims our network of solicitors conducts in Accrington
Quittance's network of lawyers help clients get compensation for a range of injuries.
Slip and trip injuries
HSE statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lancashire. They are quite often related to accidents filed under a different category for instance being hit by a falling object, a fall from a height or a fire related (burn) accident. Public liability accident claims injuries, such as broken wrists occurring on obstructed walkways are also quite common with pavement trips having happened on Avenue Parade and on Abbey Street.
Clinical negligence in Accrington
Clinical negligence - in the past known as called medical negligence - is the term used to describe a breach of the duty of care by a medical professional, either private or NHS. Quittance's experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Lancashire and Accrington have assisted with claims made against healthcare providers including Accrington Victoria Hospital, Hayward Road, BB5 6AS.
The long-term effect serious injury has will be understood by the Courts when calculating what a claim is worth. By reducing the stress a major injury places on a Claimant, an injury claim allows Claimants to focus on their recovery.
We have helped self employed or employed people hurt in an accident, from members of the air force to archaeologists, to claim injury compensation. Accident at work figures for the Burnley local authority are listed under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Burnley Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||2||4||0|
|Fall from height||12||13||9|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0||1||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||42||28||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||4||3|
|Struck by object||25||13||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Road traffic accidents in Accrington
Our panel of solicitors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Accrington.
Road traffic accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Accrington are relatively frequent. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 4,367. Incidents in the Accrington area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A6185 and M65 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A6185 and A678 crossroads.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Accrington
Solicitors looking after injury claims in Accrington generally act on the basis of a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement. This No Win, No Fee agreement prevents the solicitor from charging any legal fees if they are not successful.
Will I have to pay extra fees?
We ensure No Win, No Fee means you will never have to pay the law firm's fees in the event that the claim is lost.
Read more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
We offer detailed information helping Claimants choose whether to go ahead with a claim for injury compensation.
Find additional information without being required to call a solicitor. See our frequently asked questions here.
How to get a personal injury claim started
If you are ready to get underway, you can begin a claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or with Quittance's online contact form.
Quittance's specialist team can help. Would you like to know more? You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a callback today.