Updated: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
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 .
Making a claim
Purposeful legislation exists to provide support for Claimants seeking compensation for their injuries, and Quittance's network of personal injury lawyers have many years of experience advising their clients on the strength of their claims.
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.
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.
Legal claims we conduct in Burnley
Our panel of specialist lawyers assist clients get compensation for a broad range of injury and illness.
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.
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.
Clinical negligence in Burnley
Clinical negligence, once called medical negligence, is the term for when an illness or injury is sustained from a failing by a medical provider, National Health Service or private. An example could be an orthopaedic injury claim. Our highly experienced panel of personal injury solicitors acting for Burnley have handled claims brought against hospitals that include Burnley General Hospital, Burnley General Hospital, Casterton Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2PQ.
Accidents at work
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)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. burns)||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||2||4||0|
|Fall from height||12||13||9|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||0||1||2|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||42||28||32|
|Struck by moving vehicle||2||4||3|
|Struck by object||25||13||12|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||1||1|
Road accidents in Burnley
Quittances 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, mororbikes 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.
No Win, No Fee Solicitors handling compensation claims in Burnley
When your injury claim is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement (or CFA) with the lawyer means you are not required to pay their legal costs. Were you to succeed in the claim, the legal fees are paid by the other side or their insurance company.
A 'success fee' is charged by Burnley solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement. The fee is generally 25% and will be deducted from your compensation settlement.
Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee
Some firms could impose additional costs if they lose your case. Through Quittance's solicitors, 100% No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches whatsoever. Read more about our No Win, No Fee here
What happens next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Making the right decision for you depends on getting the correct information. Get your questions answered before you instruct.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people on our FAQ page.
How to get a claim started
Once you have made the choice to proceed, you can start a compensation claim by calling 0800 612 7456 or via Quittance's contact form here.
Contact a member of Quittance's team today to discuss your potential claim. Request a free callback or call us on 0800 612 7456.