A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Whether you are based in Blackburn or anywhere in the country, our expert injury solicitors can handle your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims should be made within a 3-year window in the majority of cases.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. The date of knowledge, or diagnosis is what matters in such cases.

To win a personal injury case, your solicitor must prove 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.

Compensation Calculator

The amount of compensation you will receive is based on a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Road traffic accident claims in Blackburn

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of skilled road traffic accident legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing maximum compensation for Claimants hurt in a road accident in Blackburn.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Blackburn are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire council area. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 4,367. Incidents in Blackburn in 2013 included car crashes on the single carriageway of the A666 and A6078 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A677 and A6078 crossroads.

Further information: Road accident compensation

Work accident claims in Blackburn

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from soldiers to broadcasting presenters, to claim maximum compensation. Accident at work statistics for the Hyndburn local authority collated under RIDDOR regulations by the Government in the table below:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Hyndburn Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Undefined13187
Electricity related111
Machinery related injury634
Exposed to fire100
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)211
Fall from height (scaffolding)796
Animal related101
Lifting421723
Assault724
Slip or trip252725
Struck against744
Struck by moving vehicle042
Hit by object1579

Further information: Work accident compensation

Other injury claims

Serious injury

The Courts recognise that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on a Claimant and their family.

Our panel of lawyers fight hard for maximum compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries. This includes reimbursement for long-term medical treatment and care costs. Quittance's panel of solicitors work with the Courts and insurance companies ensuring families impacted by serious accidents get the legal and medical support they need.

Further information: Serious injury claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Recorded statistics reveal that slips and trips are the most prevalent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Lancashire and the UK. Slips and trips are quite often related to injuries attributed to other reasons like being hit by an object falling from a machine or a river drowning accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as bruised legs experienced on poorly maintained roads are also common with trips having happened on Ballantrae Rd and on Accrington Rd.

Medical and clinical negligence in Blackburn

Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when someone is injured as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the hospital or clinic responsible for the injury.

If you are only looking for an explanation as to what went wrong instead of financial damages, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, you can write to Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Further information: Medical negligence claim

Blackburn 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 Blackburn and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet our team

Quittance's nationwide network of solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Blackburn, including fast track, complex and catastrophic injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their track record in winning cases and their professionalism.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

How much experience do Quittance solicitors have of handling claims in Blackburn?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury solicitors that assists people injured in Blackburn, Lancashire and across the country, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we have helped hundreds of people in Lancashire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents at work and pedestrian accidents.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as convenient and stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and expert advice, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your compensation claim

Instructing the most appropriate solicitor to act for you is a crucial step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement.

With some over 100 offices within 25 miles of Blackburn (according to the SRA database) - how can you make sure you choose the best firm for your specific circumstances?

The disparity in the amount of insurance premiums and success fees charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is considerable.

E.g. the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant who was awarded ?37,047 for hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery can range from ?22,228 to ?31,490.

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Reviews for solicitors in Blackburn

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.

Do you need to choose a local lawyer ?

Choosing a nearby lawyers office is less important as cases now tend to be conducted remotely.

However, you should choose a law firm that has national medical centres as Claimants will have to go to a medical assessment.

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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