A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Adlington or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a injury claim?

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

Key criteria

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

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.

Legal and practical advice will be offered through a no-obligation phone consultation with an Adlington injury lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our claim calculator gives an estimate of the award or settlement you could be due.

Road traffic accident claims in Adlington

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Adlington are quite common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 588 accidents (509 slight accidents, 72 serious accidents and 7 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Bolton local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 632.

Quittance's group of best of breed no win, no fee personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining the best general and special damages for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Adlington.

See: Road accident claim

Work accident claims in Adlington

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from dental nurses to aid workers, to claim injury compensation. Accident statistics for the Bolton local authority are listed under legislation by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Bolton Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Other412542
Electrical injury200
Machinery related211416
Explosives related101
Fire related (e.g. scars)121
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. benzene)622
Fall from height (ladder)321125
Animal related (e.g. livestock)111
Lifting13910979
Physical assault211621
Slip or trip14210596
Struck against171010
Struck by moving vehicle933
Struck by object624436
Trapped underneath something110

See: Work accident compensation claim

Other claims

Adlington solicitors for serious injury claims

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a significant effect on a Claimant and their family. We work to achieve the maximum compensation for serious injury and illness, which includes damages for medical expenses and care costs. Quittance's network of specialist solicitors have helped families collect compensation for numerous severe conditions and injuries. Injury and illness referred to as catastrophic or serious range from asbestosis to amputation.

See: Catastrophic injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics expose the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lancashire and the UK as a whole. Slips and trips are typically the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by a moving object, a lifting injury or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Bolton local authority) legal claims for injuries such as broken toes sustained on raised kerb stones are also common with incidents having occurred on Market Place and on Chorley Road.

Clinical and medical negligence in Adlington

Clinical negligence - previously known as medical negligence - is the legal term a failing on the part of a medical provider. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for Adlington have helped with legal action brought against hospitals including Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan, WN1 2NN.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claims

How No Win, No Fee lawyers handle cases in Adlington

In the event that you do not win your case, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor means you are not required to pay their legal costs. If you succeed in the case, your legal costs are covered by the losing party.

Are there any additional costs?

Quittance's network of solicitors warrant that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant shall never have to pay any of your solicitor's fees should your claim is lost.

Click here to learn more about our No Win, No Fee.

FAQs

How to approach choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Finding the best personal injury lawyer to help you is an important step towards obtaining the best compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.

How can you ensure you select the ideal law firm to advise you?

Are Adlington Claimants restricted to only local personal injury solicitors?

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

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Reviews for personal injury solicitors in Adlington

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from strictly professional to more casual and friendly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach taken by individual firms.

The contrast in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers is significant.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person who was awarded ?10,450 for a fractured forearm can vary from ?6,270 to ?8,883.

Read more at How to compare injury solicitors quotes