A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

No matter whether you live in Clitheroe or anywhere in the UK, our expert injury solicitors will help with your claim and we will arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Can I make a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Do I have a claim?

Key criteria

Compensation A claim must usually be made within three years of an injury.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, it must be shown 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 solicitor should look at how these issues relates to your case.

Find out how much you can claim

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the severity of the injury and any losses or costs you incur. 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 Clitheroe

Cars involved in a road accident

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Clitheroe are relatively common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority area. In 2014 accidents increased to 4,367.

Quittance's panel of qualified no win, no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in securing maximum general and special damages for anyone who has been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Clitheroe.

See: Road accident compensation claims

Work accident claims in Clitheroe

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped self employed or employed people, from lathe operators to computer sales supports, to claim work accident compensation. Work accident information in the Ribble Valley local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE in the table below:

Work accidents in Ribble Valley Local Authority (HSE)2011/122012/132013/14
Not Known101616
Machinery related injury232
Exposed to fire010
Harmful substance related750
Fall from height697
Injured by an animal020
Physical assault222526
Slip, trip or fall (not from height)301718
Struck against212
Struck by moving vehicle200
Struck by object1179

See: Accident at work compensation claim

Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Clitheroe

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness as the result of a doctor or other health worker's carelessness. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events rather than starting an injury claim, you could make a formal complaint. You can contact Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, for example, to raise a complaint against Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

Serious injury solicitors acting in Clitheroe

Quittance's team understand the difference injury compensation will make to the lives of seriously injured claimants. Quittance's network of solicitors fight hard for the maximum compensation for severe injuries, including compensation for medical expenses and care costs.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Reported figures reveal that employee slips and trips are by some margin the most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire and the UK as a whole. They are often forerunner to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes for instance being hit by machinery, a carrying injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place negligence claims injuries such as facial scarring occurring on obstructed pathways are also quite common with trips having happened on Whalley Rd and on King St.

Clitheroe 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 Clitheroe and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

Quittance's national panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Clitheroe, including short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Our solicitors are chosen for their level of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the QLS team.

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

Has Quittance handled many claims in Clitheroe?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of results-focussed personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping injured people in Clitheroe, Lancashire and throughout the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

Last year, we have helped hundreds of claimants in Lancashire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to workplace accidents.

Local medical centres, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, make the claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

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.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Choosing the most suitable lawyer to act for you is your most important step towards securing the best compensation settlement for your injuries.

With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Clitheroe, what is the best way to make certain you select the most appropriate legal practice for your needs?

Will I have to choose a solicitor near me?

The majority of large firms operate across the country, allowing claimants to make a choice based on factors including level of success fees charged and quality of service.

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

The difference in the level of fees charged by law firms is significant.

As an example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of ?43,872 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms might vary from ?26,323 to ?37,291.

Further reading How to compare injury solicitors quotes

Clitheroe personal injury solicitor reviews

The levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can vary significantly.

Researching online reviews is a great place to start when deciding which lawyer to sign up with.

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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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