Updated: Saturday, 10th September 2016
No matter whether you are based in Blackpool or anywhere in the country, Quittance can will assist with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a medical centre near you.
Making a personal injury claim
Injury claims should be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.
People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. The date that you learn of your diagnosis is what is important in these cases.
Whether compensation is being claimed for a slip, trip or work accident in Blackpool, there are three elements to proving a claim. It must be demonstrated that:
- the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
- the duty of care was breached
- this breach caused your illness or injury
Your lawyer will discuss these points and will look at how they apply in your case.
How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances?
Choosing a suitable lawyer to act for you is the most important step towards getting the best compensation settlement for your injuries.
How can you ensure you instruct the best solicitors' practice to take on your case?
Comparing injury solicitors in Blackpool - online reviews
Speaking to a solicitor is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before you call, checking injury lawyer reviews should give you a idea of the range of service levels.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Experience can also have an impact on the amount of compensation your solicitor will be able to negotiate. Find out more here.
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 serious shoulder injuries, for example, ranges from £10,340 to £15,510 (based on 2015 market data).
The key issue to be aware of is how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.
Do you need to select a local Blackpool legal firm ?
Going for a local solicitors office is not particularly relevant as injury cases are run without the need to meet the solicitor.
You will need to instruct a solicitors practice that offers a national network as you will be expected to attend a medical exam.
Which types of cases do you conduct in Blackpool?
Quittance's network of solicitors have assisted individuals get compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
Medical and clinical negligence in Blackpool
Clinical negligence (formerly referred to as medical negligence) is when there has been a breach in the duty of care by a healthcare professional. An illustration of this might be a negligent nursing compensation claim. Quittance's experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Lancashire and Blackpool have helped Claimants with claims made against health services that include Parkwood Hospital, East Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8PW.
Serious injury lawyers handling compensation in Blackpool
Quittance's team understand the critical change a compensation claim makes to the lives of people affected by serious and catastrophic injury.
By limiting the stress severe injury puts on a Claimant, injury compensation allows people to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Slips, trips and falls
Reported data reveal that employee slips, trips and falls are the most frequent cause of injury at work in Lancashire. They are quite often the cause of accidents categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like fractured ankles sustained on raised flagstones are also quite prevalent with recent pavement trips having happened on Central Drive and on Ansdell Rd.
Road traffic compensation claims
Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Blackpool are not uncommon. Statistics from accidents reported to the police show a total of 582 accidents (509 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and 4 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Blackpool local authority. In 2014 accidents decreased to 560. Incidents in the Blackpool area in 2013 included car crashes on the dual carriageway of the A583 and A5073 junction and on the single carriageway of the A584 and A586 junction.
Quittances group of qualified road traffic accident legal advisors have decades of experience in negotiating the highest compensation for people injured in a car accident in Blackpool.
Quittance has handled claims for Claimants, from carpenters to building control officers, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work data in the Blackpool local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Government in the table below:
|Work accidents in Blackpool Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Machinery related injury||10||7||4|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||0||1||1|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||13||0||6|
|Fall from height||18||12||13|
|Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)||2||0||0|
|Lifting and carrying||66||55||34|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||83||61||59|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||1||1|
|Struck by object||20||16||16|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||0||2|
How No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitors take care of claims in Blackpool
If your lawyer loses the compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with your lawyer states that their legal fees are not payable. Should your case be successful, the fees for your solicitor are paid by the losing party.
The 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee should mean that there are absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With a 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Before you choose to instruct your lawyer you should arm yourself with information about making a claim. The right answers help you make the best choice.
Find answers to popular questions asked by potential Claimants in the FAQ section.
Start a claim for compensation
When you have made the choice to get underway, you can start a injury claim by phoning 0800 612 7456 (0333 344 6575 from mobiles) or through Quittance's contact form.
If you would like a specific question answered first, request a callback at a time that suits you or call on 0800 612 7456.