A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you are based in Burscough or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors are able to assist with your claim and we will always arrange a medical assessment at a local medical centre.

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim.

Do I have a claim?

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Injury claims must, in most cases, be made within a 3-year window.

For most claims, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be shown that the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached, and this breach caused your illness or injury.

Starting your claim sooner will enable the solicitor to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our easy to use compensation calculator gives you a good idea of your potential compensation award.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Burscough

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving vehicles in Burscough are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority. By 2014 the total had increased to 4,367.

Quittance's network of expert injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in obtaining maximum compensation for people injured in a car or motorbike crash in Burscough.

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Work accident claims in Burscough

Worker injured in accident

We have assisted claimants, from factory workers to building control officers, to seek financial compensation. Injury and illness statistics in the West Lancashire local authority collated under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:

Workplace accidents in West Lancashire Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified282015
Electricity related100
Machinery related1664
Explosion related001
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chromium)210
Fall from height (ladder)231421
Injured by an animal010
Manual handling593350
Physical assault1073
Slip, trip, fall same level804745
Struck against777
Struck by moving vehicle363
Hit by object232320
Trapped by something collapsing020

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Other claims we handle

Medical and clinical negligence in Burscough

When a person is injured due to a doctor, nurse or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic at fault.

If you are just looking for answers rather than financial compensation, you could make a formal complaint. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire.

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Burscough lawyers for serious injury compensation claims

The long-term impact of a serious or catastrophic injury will be acknowledged by Courts when determining injury compensation. By relieving the stress severe injury imposes on an injured person, injury compensation allows people to concentrate on their recovery and rehabilitation.

Our panel of solicitors have for many years helped people affected by serious accidents and injuries.

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Slip and trip accidents

Official data underscore the fact that slips and trips continue to be the most prevalent cause of injury at work in Lancashire in 2015. These types of accident are often forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident for instance being hit by hand tools in use or an electrocution accident. Public place (West Lancashire local authority) claims for injuries like broken wrists happening on potholes are also quite common with recent trips having happened on Summerwood Lane and on Bescar Lane.

Burscough 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 Burscough and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Burscough, from fast track cases to catastrophic injury. Selected on the basis of their track record in winning cases, our lawyers have years of dedicated experience.

To meet more of our team, click here.

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

Have you handled many claims in Burscough?

Quittance is a nationwide panel of specialist personal injury lawyers dedicated to helping people in Burscough, Lancashire and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lancashire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to slips and trips at work.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and an expert team, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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 means you will never be out of pocket.

The importance of choosing the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your circumstances

Selecting the most appropriate injury lawyer to represent you is a key step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement.

With over 100 solicitors offices within 25 miles of Burscough, what is the best way to make certain you select the best firm to instruct?

Do you have to choose a law firm in Burscough?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

For the majority of claims, the only aspect that needs a local service provider is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Wherever your solicitor is based, they will arrange for a local medical expert to carry out the exam.

Injury lawyer reviews in Burscough - What to consider

There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.

The diversity in the amount of personal injury insurance premiums and success fees between lawyers is huge.

To illustrate the point, the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant who was awarded ?14,086 for severe toe injuries could conceivably vary from ?8,452 to ?11,973.

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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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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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