A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Bacup or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to handle your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and another person was responsible, our panel of expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

Claims must, in most cases, be made within 3 years of the injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown that:

  • The Defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The Defendant breached that duty
  • Your injury or illness was caused by that breach

In all cases, a free phone call with a Bacup-specialist lawyer will provide information and invaluable guidance.

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What is my claim worth?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use claim calculator provides an estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries and costs incurred.

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Work accident claims in Bacup

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claims for people, from members of the army to advice workers, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident statistics in the Rossendale local authority made available in accordance with RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Work accidents in Rossendale Local Authority HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
General151215
Machinery related1122
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)021
Fall from height10610
Animal related (e.g. livestock)101
Lifting and handling injuries332018
Assault542
Slip, trip or fall192633
Struck against653
Struck by object9314
Trapped by something collapsing010

See: Injured at work claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Bacup

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of accredited road traffic accident (RTA) solicitors have decades of experience in obtaining maximum damages for Claimants injured in a car accident in Bacup.

Accidents involving vehicles in Bacup are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal 32 fatal accidents, 610 serious accidents and 3442 slight accidents in 2013 in Lancashire (Total events were 4084 local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 4,367.

See: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Serious injury

The Quittance team recognise the vital change an injury claim makes to the lives of people affected by major injury.

Damages will ease the financial burden on an injured person enabling them to prioritise rehabilitation. Quittance's panel of expert solicitors have helped Claimants recover damages for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries categorised as serious and catastrophic include cerebral palsy and multiple fractures.

See: Serious injury compensation

Slips, trips and falls

Health and Saftey Executive data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lancashire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the initiators of injuries attributed to other reasons e.g. being struck by moving machinery, a lifting injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place (Rossendale local authority) compensation claims for injuries such as broken ankles suffered on obstructed pathways are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Rochdale Road and on Burnley Rd.

Clinical and medical negligence in Bacup

When a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a consultant or other health professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

You could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are only looking for a detailed explanation of what happened rather than financial compensation. To raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

See: Medical negligence compensation

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

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation claims.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' national network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Bacup, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their winning track record, our solicitors have years of experience winning compensation for claimants.

Meet the 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 winning claims in Bacup?

We are a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Bacup, Lancashire and across the country, get compensation.

Our specialist solicitors have helped hundreds of people throughout Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from workplace accidents to car accidents.

Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and expert advice, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

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FAQs

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

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. You will not need to pay anything upfront to start a claim.

Choosing the best injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Identifying the most appropriate legal team to help you is your most important step towards achieving the best settlement or award for your illness or injuries.

With over 100 offices within a 25 radius of Bacup, how can you make certain you choose the best company to instruct?

Check Bacup personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice offered by lawyers can differ considerably.

Researching online reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are mulling over which lawyer to go with.

Find out more Personal injury lawyer reviews

The contrast in success fees between solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is huge.

As an example the amount of compensation retained by a Claimant having been awarded ?18,206 for work-related upper limb disorders can range from ?10,924 to ?15,475.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Will you need to go with a local Bacup lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby solicitor is less important as cases can be conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to select a firm that offers medical facilities near you as you will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Can I attend a medical centre near me?

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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