Updated: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Whether you are based in Carlisle or anywhere in the country, our personal injury solicitors will handle your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .
Making a claim
Claims for personal injury compensation must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.
Considerable legislation is in place to support injured Claimants, and our panel of expert solicitors have years of experience advising clients regarding the strength of their claims.
In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.
Your lawyer will consider how each of these points relates to your case.
What points to think about when selecting the best solicitor
You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for less serious injuries to potentially years for claims for very severe injury. The SRA are responsible for regulating strictly legal advice given by all solicitors, however they are not required to monitor many issues that matter to people considering an injury claim, such as quality of service or speed of communication.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your life, both during and after your recovery, picking an injury lawyer that matches your needs is vital.
What should you consider when comparing reviews for solicitors in Carlisle?
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.
Are Carlisle Claimants restricted to only local law firms?
You do not need to pick 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 network of medical professionals.
The difference in success fees and ATE premiums between different lawyers is quite significant
For example the amount retained by a Claimant being awarded compensation of £8,642 for a fractured index finger can range from £5,185 to £7,346.
Which kinds of cases does Quittance handle in Carlisle?
Quittance's panel of solicitors have helped people get compensation for a range of injuries.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Carlisle
Quittances network of specialist legal advisors have decades of experience in getting the best damages for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Carlisle.
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Carlisle are common. Official statistics show a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria council area. By 2014 accidents increased to 1,932. Accidents in the Carlisle area in 2013 included crashes on the single carriageway of the A7 and A69 junction and on the dual carriageway of the A7 and B6264 slip road.
Accidents at work
We have assisted claims for people, from dental nurses to classroom assistants, to claim work accident compensation. Accident at work statistics in the Carlisle local authority are compiled in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations by the HSE and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Carlisle Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Exposure to harmful substance||1||0||5|
|Fall from height||21||10||14|
|Animal related (e.g. dog bites)||2||1||2|
|Lifting and handling injuries||78||53||45|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||77||57||45|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||3||3|
|Hit by object||30||23||17|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||0||3|
The Courts understand that a serious injury will have a life-altering effect on a Claimant and their family.
Compensation will lessen the financial load on an injured Claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.
Quittance's network of specialist solicitors engage with medical experts, insurance companies and Courts to ensure Claimants affected by severe accidents receive the legal and medical support they need. Injuries and illnesses which are considered to be serious and catastrophic include serious pharmaceutical error, brain injuries and mesothelioma.
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) data stress the fact that employee slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in Cumbria in 2014/15. These types of accident are quite often the precursor to accidents attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by hand tools in use or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Carlisle local authority) legal claims for injuries such as cheekbone fractures sustained on obstructed walkways are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Scotch St and on English Street.
Clinical negligence in Carlisle
Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is where an injury is connected to a failing on the part of a doctor, GP, surgeon or other healthcare provider. Quittance's panel of injury lawyers acting for Carlisle have handled cases brought against local hospitals including Cumberland Infirmary, Newtown Road, Carlisle, CA2 7HY.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers in Carlisle
In the event that you succeed, the costs for your lawyer will be settled by the Defendant. If your case is not won, a No Win, No Fee agreement with the lawyer means you will not have to pay the lawyer's fees.
Can you get 100% No Win, No Fee
Quittance ensure that No Win, No Fee means you will not pay any of your solicitor's fees should you do not win.
Click here for more about Quittance's No Win, No Fee.
How to proceed
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Learn more about the claims process
Before you decide to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with information. Information can help you make the best choice for you.
Find answers to questions asked by people looking for claims advice in the frequently asked questions section.
Ready to make a claim?
You can start a claim online or phone us on 0800 612 7456 to speak to an expert solicitor.
Quittance's specialist team help Claimants every day. Need more information? You can request a free callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.