A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

If you live in Burnley or anywhere in the UK, our solicitors will take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in an accident in the last 3 years and a third party was responsible, our expert solicitors can assist you with an injury claim.

Do I have a claim?

Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Burnley personal injury case, it must be proven that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, and that your injury or illness was caused by that breach.

What is my claim worth?

How much compensation you are likely to be awarded is based on a number of factors. Our easy to use injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your likely compensation.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Burnley

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of specialist no win no fee legal advisors have a wealth of experience in securing the highest awards for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Burnley.

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Burnley are common with statistics showing a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority. By 2014 accidents increased to 4,367. Accidents in the Burnley region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the A671 and A6114 crossroads and on the slip road of the M65 and B6434 roundabout.

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Work accident claims in Burnley

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from catering assistants to biomedical scientists, to claim compensation. Injury and illness figures in the Burnley local authority are detailed under RIDDOR by the Government and set out below:

Work accidents in Burnley Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related10510
Fire related (e.g. burns)200
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)240
Fall from height12139
Animal related (e.g. dog bites)012
Manual handling573233
Physical assault81412
Slip, trip, fall same level422832
Struck against543
Struck by moving vehicle243
Struck by object251312
Trapped by something collapsing011

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Other types of claim

Clinical negligence in Burnley

Medical negligence (clinical negligence) is the term used when a person suffers injury or illness due to a GP or other health worker's carelessness. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for closure as opposed to a compensation award, you can raise a formal complaint. To make a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire in 2015. They are quite often lead to injuries filed under a different category like being struck by a falling object, a crush injury from something overturning or a quarry drowning accident. Public place cases for injuries like pulled muscles occurring on potholes are also common with incidents having occurred on Hebrew Road and on Colne Rd.

Burnley serious injury claims

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on a claimant. By relieving the financial pressure severe injury places on an injured person and their family, an injury claim enables claimants to prioritise their recovery. Quittance's panel of expert law firms correspond with insurers, the legal system and medical experts to make sure people affected by major accidents receive the legal and medical support they need.

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Burnley No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Burnley and the whole of the UK.

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Meet our team

Quittance's national network of solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Burnley and including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Selected on the basis of their success rate in winning claims, our lawyers have years of experience.

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

What experience do you have of handling claims in Burnley?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of specialist solicitors dedicated to helping claimants in Burnley, Lancashire and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of injured claimants across Lancashire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from part-time worker injuries to car accidents.

Local medical appointments, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as convenient and stress-free as possible.


Do you work on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. With nothing to pay up front, the success fee is only payable if you win your case.

How to find the best personal injury lawyer

It can take many months for the majority of claims to reach a conclusion. Injury claims involving disputed liability or severe injury can take longer. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the quality of service does vary.

Given the impact your solicitor can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is an important first step.

What should you look for when checking Burnley solicitor reviews?

Talking to a solicitor about your case is an easy way to identify whether they are a good fit. Before picking up the phone, looking up personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually will need to be performed locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

The difference in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different law firms is quite significant

To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?11,859 for serious thumb injuries can range from ?7,115 to ?10,080.

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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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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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