A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you are based in Bamber Bridge or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help with your claim and we will always set up a medical at a centre near you .

Have I got a compensation claim?

Updated: October 21, 2016

If you were injured in the last 3 years and another person was to blame, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim.

Eligibility to claim

Claims should be made within a three-year window in most cases.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it should be demonstrated 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.

Answers to your questions and useful guidance will be provided by a free phone consultation with a Bamber Bridge-specialist solicitor.

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How much can I claim?

The personal injury compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

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Road traffic accident claims in Bamber Bridge

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of trained no win, no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing the best settlements for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Bamber Bridge.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Bamber Bridge are relatively common. Government statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority district. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,367. Incidents in the Bamber Bridge area in 2013 included car crashes on the A582 and B5254 roundabout and on the B6258 and B6230 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Bamber Bridge

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted people hurt in an accident, from electricians to advocates, to claim for their work related injuries. Injury and illness statistics for the Preston local authority are published in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the HSE in the following table:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Preston Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Not Reported393935
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)100
Machinery related injury14108
Exposed to explosion100
Fire related110
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. PAH)712
Fall from height261417
Animal related (e.g. livestock)121
Lifting and handling injuries1266057
Physical assault181924
Slip, trip or fall1067460
Struck against8152
Struck by moving vehicle693
Struck by object351425
Trapped by something collapsing102

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded figures underline the fact that employee slips, trips and falls continue to be the most frequent accident at work in Lancashire. These types of accident are frequently the cause of accidents recorded in another category like being hit by a moving object, a fall from a height or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken wrists suffered on pavement cracks are also common with recent street falls having happened on New Hall Lane and on Meadow St.

Serious injury lawyers in Bamber Bridge

The Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-changing effect on an individual. Damages will ease the financial load on an injured Claimant and their family enabling them to prioritise recovery.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Bamber Bridge

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's lack of care. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you only want the hospital to explain what happened instead of financial compensation, you can raise a formal complaint. For example, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, to make a formal complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Bamber Bridge 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 Bamber Bridge and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Bamber Bridge, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

Meet more of the Quittance 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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Have you handled many claims in Bamber Bridge?

Quittance is a national panel of expert solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our expert solicitors have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Lancashire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips at work to car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and expert advice, 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.

What to check when locating the best solicitor

Compensation for a injury claim can take months, and even years in severe injuries, to be agreed. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, but service levels can vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is a crucial first step.

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. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for lung cancer, for example, ranges from ?56,650 to ?78,650 (based on 2015 market data).

Bamber Bridge personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by solicitors vary enormously.

Online reviews can help build a picture if you are thinking about which lawyer to sign up with.

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Will I need to go with a local Bamber Bridge legal firm ?

The location of a lawyers office is not particularly important as injury cases are normally run by phone, post and email.

It is however necessary to go with a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as Claimants will usually need to go to 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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