Updated: Sunday, 31st July 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personal injury compensation claims Quittance conducts
It is possible to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries and illnesses in Blackburn and across Lancashire. Quittance can help with:
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.
Accidents at work
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 Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||6||3||4|
|Exposed to fire||1||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. food poisoning)||2||1||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||7||9||6|
|Slip or trip||25||27||25|
|Struck by moving vehicle||0||4||2|
|Hit by object||15||7||9|
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.
Road traffic compensation claims
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, mororbikes 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.
Medical and clinical negligence in Blackburn
Clinical negligence (formerly called medical negligence) is the term for when an injury or illness results from a failing on the part of a General Practitioner or any other medical provider. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Lancashire and Blackburn have been instructed on medical negligence claims brought against NHS and private hospitals including Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH.
Blackburn No Win, No Fee Expert Lawyers
Were you to be successful, the legal fees will be covered by the other party. In the event that your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your solicitor states that the solicitor's legal costs are not payable.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost and you will have absolutely no hidden fees. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there is no catch whatsoever and you will not be charged unexpected costs.
Read more about our No Win, No Fee
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you choose to instruct a lawyer arm yourself with as much information about the process as possible. The right answers will help you to make the best choice.
If you have more questions before picking up the phone, try our FAQ section.
Get started today
Call a personal injury solicitor on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to begin the personal injury claim, or you can start a compensation claim online here.
Quittance's expert team help people every day. You can phone 0800 612 7456 or request a free callback.