Updated: Thursday, 4th August 2016
If you are based in Cockermouth or anywhere else in the UK, we can can help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near your home.
Making a personal injury claim
Personal injury claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in most cases.
Extensive legislation is in place to give support to individuals considering a claim, and Quittance's network of specialist lawyers have years of experience advising clients on the strength of their claims.
For most claims, a successful compensation claim involves three components. 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
In all cases, answers and useful advice will be provided by a free phone consultation with a specialist lawyer.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness or injury?
Compensation for a compensation claim can take months, and even years in cases of serious injury, to be settled. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), however service levels can vary.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, picking an injury lawyer to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.
Do you need a local legal firm ?
The location of a solicitors office is less important as injury cases are usually managed by phone and email.
You will need to instruct a solicitors' firm that offers national medical centres as Claimants will need to go to a medical assessment.
The disparity in success fees between firms working on No Win No Fee agreements is an important consideration for Claimants.
As an example the amount retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £14,089 for severe toe injuries might vary from £8,453 to £11,976.
Look into Cockermouth solicitor reviews
The quality of legal advice provided by injury lawyers can differ considerably.
Researching reviews can certainly be informative when trying to decide which lawyer best serves your needs.
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What cases do you conduct?
Our network of lawyers assist clients receive compensation for a range of injuries.
The lasting effect a serious or catastrophic injury can have will be understood by solicitors and insurers when determining a claim.
We work to achieve maximum compensation for major injuries. This includes damages for physiotherapy and treatment.
Quittance's panel of expert solicitor firms work with Courts, insurers and doctors to make sure people affected by serious accidents and injuries receive the legal and medical support they need.
Slips, trips and falls
Officially reported statistics underline the fact that employee slips and trips are the most common accident in the Cumbria workplace in 2014/15. These types of accident are typically lead to injuries recorded in another category like being hit by another person, a lifting injury or an electrical discharge accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as strained muscles sustained on poorly maintained paths are also common with recent incidents having occurred on Main Street and on Fell View.
Medical and clinical negligence in Cockermouth
Clinical negligence, previously referred to as medical negligence, is when an injury is sustained from a failure to carry out a responsibility on the part of a medical professional. Quittance's panel of lawyers acting for Cockermouth have helped people with claims brought against the health service including Cockermouth Community Hospital, Isel Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9HT.
We have helped people, from gardeners to commercial horticulturists, to claim for their work related injuries. Accident figures in the Allerdale local authority are compiled in accordance with RIDDOR regulations by the Government excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Allerdale Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Fire related (e.g. scars)||2||0||0|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. dioxins)||2||2||2|
|Fall from height (ladder)||15||9||9|
|Slip, trip or fall||31||23||33|
|Hit by vehicle||3||3||0|
|Hit by object||9||12||15|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||3|
Road traffic accidents in Cockermouth
Road accidents involving vehicles in Cockermouth are not uncommon. Gov. uk 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. Incidents in Cockermouth in 2013 included traffic collisions on the A66 and A5086 roundabout and on the A595 and A594 roundabout.
Quittances group of trained injury solicitors have vast experience in fighting for maximum compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Cockermouth.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers look after Cockermouth cases
In the event that you win your compensation claim, your legal costs must be covered by the losing Defendant. In the event that you do not win your compensation claim, a No Win, No Fee agreement between you and your lawyer means that the lawyer's fees will not be charged.
Are there any additional costs?
Quittance's network of solicitors warrant that No Win, No Fee means a Claimant shall never have to pay any of your solicitor's fees should your claim is lost.
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Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get answers to your questions
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Ready to make a personal injury claim?
You can start the compensation claim online or call 0800 612 7456 to speak to an expert lawyer.
Quittance's team of personal injury specialists look forward to helping you. Need more information? You can request a no-obligation callback or phone us on 0800 612 7456.