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.
Can I make a compensation claim?
Updated: October 21, 2016
If you were injured in an accident in the last three years and someone else was responsible, our panel of award-winning solicitors can help you make an injury claim.
Elligibility to make 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.Back to top
How much compensation could I get?
The amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded will depend on a number of points. Our easy to use calculator gives an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.Back to top
Road traffic accident claims in Blackpool
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.
Quittance's 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.
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Work accident claims 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|
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Other injury claims
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.
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.
For more information: Serious injury compensation claims
Medical and clinical negligence in Blackpool
Clinical (or medical) negligence is the term for when a patient sustains an injury or illness as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
Alternatively, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure if you are just looking for the hospital to explain what happened rather than financial compensation. For example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.
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Blackpool No Win, No Fee Solicitors
If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Blackpool and throughout the UK.
Read more about No win, no fee personal injury claims.Back to top
Meet the QLS team
The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Blackpool, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning cases, QLS's solicitors have years of dedicated experience.
Click here to meet more of the QLS team.
What experience do Quittance solicitors have of claims in Blackpool?
We are a national panel of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps injured people in Blackpool, Lancashire and across the UK, get compensated for their injuries.
In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants across Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from car accidents to accidents in the workplace.
With a success rate of over 90%, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (if required) and specialist advice, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.Back to top
Frequently asked questions
Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?
Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.
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.
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.
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.