A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Barnoldswick or anywhere in the country, our experienced personal injury lawyers will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Injury claims should usually be made within three years of an injury.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident in Barnoldswick, there are three components to making a successful claim. It must be proven that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Calculate your compensation

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. Our online compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of the compensation you could win.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Barnoldswick

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Barnoldswick are relatively commonplace. Official statistics show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,367.

Our panel of trained personal injury solicitors have years of experience in obtaining the best compensation for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Barnoldswick.

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Work accident claims in Barnoldswick

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people injured in an accident, from plasterers to amenity horticulturists, to claim compensation from their employer. Work injury data in the Pendle local authority are published in accordance with RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the following table:

Workplace accidents in Pendle Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)020
Machinery related injury1379
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)201
Fall from height (scaffolding)81111
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)020
Lifting and handling injuries482235
Physical assault162
Slip, trip, fall same level372725
Struck against223
Hit by falling object14134
Trapped by something collapsing110

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Barnoldswick

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term used when someone is injured or becomes ill due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Quittance's specialist solicitor panel can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you are only looking for a better understanding of events as opposed to a compensation award. For example, to raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

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Barnoldswick solicitors for serious injury compensation

We understand the critical difference an injury claim makes to people impacted by severe injury. We work to get compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries, including compensation for medical and care costs.

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Slip and trip accidents

HSE figures indicate that slips and trips are still the most prevalent accident in the Lancashire workplace. These types of accident are frequently the initiators of injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a vehicle or a fire related (burn) accident. Public place claims for injuries like torn ligaments sustained on poorly maintained roads are also common with recent falls having happened on Chapel Hill.

Barnoldswick No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Barnoldswick and across the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Barnoldswick, from more minor injury cases to life-changing injury. Our lawyers are selected for their specialist expertise and their success rate in winning claims.

To 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

What experience do you have of injury claims in Barnoldswick?

We are a national panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps claimants in Barnoldswick, Lancashire and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

We have helped hundreds of claimants in Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from workplace accidents to accidents on public transport.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and a team of experts only a phone call away, mean that making an injury claim is as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

How to pick the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Choosing the most appropriate injury solicitor to help you is an important step towards negotiating the highest compensation award for your injuries.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Barnoldswick - how can you make sure you choose the best law firm for your needs?

Look into Barnoldswick personal injury solicitor reviews

The standards of communication and advice provided by lawyers, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Researching reviews can be revealing if you are contemplating which solicitor to sign up with.

See : Personal injury solicitor reviews

The disparity in personal injury success fees and After the Event (ATE) insurance premiums between law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant having been awarded ?4,187 for a broken tibia or fibula can range from ?2,512 to ?3,559.

Additional reading How to compare personal injury solicitors

Will I have to choose a lawyer near me?

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

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

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

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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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