A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

No matter whether you live in Cleator Moor or anywhere in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and someone else was liable, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Key criteria

Claimants with certain illnesses or conditions like hand-arm vibration syndrome are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is important.

To win a personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate 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.

Starting your claim as soon as possible will allow the lawyer to gather supporting statements from witnesses.

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How much compensation could I get?

The level of compensation you will be awarded will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator provides you with an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

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Road traffic accident claims in Cleator Moor

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Cleator Moor are relatively common. Official statistics show a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria local authority. In 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,932.

Our network of litigators have decades of experience in achieving maximum awards for people hurt in a car or motorbike accident in Cleator Moor.

For more information: Road accident claim

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Work accident claims in Cleator Moor

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people hurt in an accident, from kitchen workers to community workers, to claim work accident compensation. Work injury figures for the Copeland local authority are compiled under RIDDOR legislation by the Health and Safety Executive in the table below:

HSE reported work accidents in Copeland Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other21128
Electrocution100
Machinery related202
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)100
Fall from height253
Injured by an animal410
Lifting and handling injuries341912
Physical assault356
Slip, trip or fall392024
Struck against133
Struck by moving vehicle203
Hit by object12106

For more information: Accident at work claim

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Other claims

Cleator Moor serious injury claims

Quittance's team recognise the critical difference injury compensation makes to the lives of people whose lives have been impacted by severe injury. Our network of solicitors work to get compensation for major injuries, which includes compensation for medical treatment and care costs.

For more information: Serious injury claims

Slip and trip injuries

Government statistics indicate that slips and trips are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident at work in Cumbria. These types of accident are quite often connected to injuries attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by an object falling from a machine or a quarry drowning accident. Public place (Copeland local authority) accident claims injuries like bruised legs suffered on potholes are also quite common with recent pavement crack trips having occurred on Main St.

Clinical negligence in Cleator Moor

Clinical (or medical) negligence describes when someone is injured due to the carelessness of a doctor or other health worker. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

You could make a formal complaint if you just want closure as opposed to financial compensation. You can contact Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria, for example, to go through the NHS complaints procedure against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information: Medical negligence claim

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Cleator Moor 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 Cleator Moor and throughout the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet the QLS team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Cleator Moor, from whiplash cases to serious motorcycle injury claims. Our solicitors are selected on the basis of their level of specialist experience and their success rate in winning claims.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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What experience does Quittance have of winning claims in Cleator Moor?

We are a UK-wide network of results-focussed personal injury lawyers that helps claimants in Cleator Moor, Cumbria and throughout the UK, get compensated for their injuries.

In the last 12 months, we helped 100's of claimants across Cumbria seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from pedestrian accidents to accidents in the workplace.

With a 90% success rate, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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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 to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor

Selecting the best legal team for your case is your most important step towards receiving the best compensation settlement.

With 30 offices within 25 miles of Cleator Moor, how can you make certain you choose the most appropriate solicitors' practice to advise you?

Comparing Cleator Moor personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Discussing you claim with a solicitor 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 clear understanding of the difference between service levels offered by firms.

Will you need to select a local Cleator Moor lawyer ?

The location of a solicitor is not particularly important as injury cases are typically managed remotely.

However, you should go with a solicitors' firm that provides a national network as Claimants will usually be expected to go to a medical assessment.

The diversity in fees between firms is a material consideration for Claimants.

For example the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?56,357 for very serious leg injuries leaving permanent problems might vary from ?33,814 to ?47,903.

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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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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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