A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jenny Jones

Whether you live in Cleveleys or anywhere in the country, we can help with your claim and we will arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Have I got a compensation claim?

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last 3 years and another person was liable, our panel of award-winning solicitors can assist you with a claim for compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Personal injury claims should usually be made within 3 years of an injury.

Whether claiming for a road accident in Cleveleys, a successful compensation claim has three key elements. It must be shown that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable statements from witnesses to be gathered by your lawyer.

How much can I claim?

The compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online claim calculator gives an estimate of the level of compensation you are due.

How much can I claim?

Work accident claims in Cleveleys

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for people, from metal workers to community arts workers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries. Accident statistics for the Wyre local authority reported in accordance with regulations by the Government in the following table:

Work accidents in Wyre Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related injury537
Exposed to explosion011
Fire related (e.g. scars)002
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)200
Fall from height (ladder)6147
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)400
Lifting and handling injuries282626
Physical attack726
Slip, trip, fall same level302622
Struck against510
Struck by moving vehicle011
Hit by object1865
Trapped by something collapsing001

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Road traffic accident claims in Cleveleys

Cars involved in a road accident

Our group of trained no win, no fee litigators have vast experience in achieving optimum compensation for people injured in a car accident in Cleveleys.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in Cleveleys are relatively frequent. Government statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority district. In 2014 the total had increased to 4,367. Accidents in the Cleveleys region in 2013 included traffic collisions on the single carriageway of the B5412 and A585 roundabout and on the A585 and B5268 roundabout.

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Other claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Cleveleys

When a patient suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a doctor, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

You could use the NHS Resolution process if you are only looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award. You can write to Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Slip and trip injuries

Officially reported statistics reveal that slips, trips and falls are by far the most frequent cause of injury in the Lancashire workplace in 2014/15. They are sometimes lead to accidents attributed to other reasons e.g. being hit by an object falling from a building, being trapped by something collapsing or an electrical discharge accident. Public place legal claims for injuries such as strained muscles sustained on pavement cracks are also common with incidents having occurred on East Pines Drive and on Ashfield Rd.

Cleveleys serious injury compensation claims

Courts understand that a serious injury has a significant effect on an injured person and their dependants.

The Quittance team fight hard for maximum compensation for serious injuries. This includes claiming for physiotherapy and treatment.

Our network of specialist solicitor firms have aided families recover damages for many chronic conditions and catastrophic injuries. Injuries referred to as serious and catastrophic include radiation exposure and paralysis.

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Cleveleys No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that you will not have to pay any legal fees whatsoever if your claim is not successful. Quittance's national network of solicitors cover Cleveleys and work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide panel of QLS solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims in Cleveleys, from less severe claims to life-changing injury. Chosen for their winning track record, Quittance's panel solicitors have years of dedicated experience handling claims on behalf of injured claimants.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

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

What is your track record of claims in Cleveleys?

Quittance is a national network of specialist personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in Cleveleys, Lancashire and throughout the UK, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped 100's of claimants throughout Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained at work to motorbike accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and an expert team at the end of the phone, means the claims process does not have to take over your life.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means you will never be out of pocket.

How to select the best personal injury solicitor

Selecting the most suitable personal injury lawyer to act for you is an important step towards achieving the best settlement or award for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Cleveleys (according the SRA), how do you make certain you choose the best one to pursue compensation for you?

Will I have to choose a personal injury solicitor near me?

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

Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national medical network will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.

Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.

What should you consider when comparing Cleveleys solicitor reviews?

Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from more casual and friendly to strictly professional. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a great resource to compare the approach and service levels offered by different firms.

The difference in personal injury success fees and ATE premiums between firms is huge.

For example the amount of compensation retained by a successful claimant being awarded compensation of ?15,657 for displaced metatarsal fractures could vary from ?9,394 to ?13,308.

Further reading Compare solicitors quotes

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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Jenny Jones, Senior litigator

About the author

With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.

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