Blackburn Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
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.
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now
Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated, particularly if you have multiple injuries.
If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.
Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.
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.
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
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
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|
Further information: Work accident compensation
Other injury claims
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.
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.
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.
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.