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?

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, Quittance can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

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.

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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.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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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

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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

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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

When a person suffers injury or illness due to a doctor or other health worker's lack of care, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you could make a formal complaint if you only want a detailed explanation of what happened instead of financial damages. You can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, for example, to make a formal complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Clinical negligence compensation claims

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

See: No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet our team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Adlington and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Selected for their track record in winning claims, our solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling injury claims.

To meet more of our 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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How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of injury claims in Adlington?

Quittance Legal Services is a national network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Adlington, Lancashire and throughout the UK, obtain compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Lancashire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including bike accidents and ladder accidents.

Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean that claiming compensation is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.

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

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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