Updated: Wednesday, 7th September 2016
Whether you are based in Colne or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Considerable legislation exists to provide support for injured Claimants, and Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have many years of experience giving advice to clients on the strength of their claims.
Claimants who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as hand-arm vibration syndrome are frequently still able to claim even if the condition developed as the result of events that happened years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what starts the three-year time limit in these cases.
For the majority of injury claims, making a successful claim involves three components. It must be proven on the balance of probabilities 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 should allow your solicitor to gather evidence and witness statements.
Choosing the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your iness or injury
Identifying the most suitable solicitors' practice to act for you is your most important step towards getting the highest compensation award for your injuries.
With approximately 100 offices within 25 miles of Colne - what is the best way to make certain you instruct the most appropriate legal practice to work with?
Injury lawyer reviews in Colne - Tips for comparing firms
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the quality of service taken by individual firms.
Compensation is limited to costs you have had to bear as a result of the injury and by guidelines set out by the Judicial College. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.
You should be aware that the amount of compensation you get to keep can vary considerably from firm to firm (2015 research). No Win, No Fee solicitors will expect you to pay a success fee and an ATE insurance premium. For moderate complex regional pain syndrome, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £22,660 to £42,460 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".
Will you need to instruct a local legal firm ?
Choosing a nearby firm is not especially important as cases are managed without the need to meet the solicitor.
However, you should go with a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will need to attend a medical assessment.
Claims our panel of lawyers handles in Colne
Our network of lawyers have guided Claimants in Colne whose situations ranged and resulted in serious injury.
Road traffic accidents (RTA) in Colne
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Colne are quite common. Government statistics reveal a total of 4084 accidents (3442 slight accidents, 610 serious accidents and 32 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Lancashire local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 4,367. Accidents in the Colne area in 2013 included collisions on the single carriageway of the A6068 and B6247 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the M65 and A6068 roundabout.
Our network of trained no win, no fee lawyers have decades of experience in getting the highest settlements for Claimants who have sustained an injury in a car or motorbike crash in Colne.
Quittance has assisted Claimants, from hotel workers to clinical microbiologists, to claim compensation. Work injury figures in the Pendle local authority reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) by the Health and Safety Executive and set out below:
|Workplace accidents in Pendle Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||2||0|
|Machinery related injury||13||7||9|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. MTBE related illnesses)||2||0||1|
|Fall from height (scaffolding)||8||11||11|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||0||2||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||48||22||35|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||37||27||25|
|Hit by falling object||14||13||4|
|Trapped by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Slips and trips
Health and Saftey Executive data stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are, by some degree, the most prevalent accident in the Lancashire workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by material under pressure or a quarry drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries such as strained muscles experienced on obstructed pathways are also common with pothole trips having occurred on Leeds Rd and on Albert Rd.
Serious injury experts acting in Colne
We understand the critical difference compensation makes to the lives of people impacted by major injury.
A successful claim should lessen the financial burden and reduce the pressure on an injured person and their dependants enabling them to prioritise recovery and rehabilitation. Quittance's network of expert solicitors engage with insurance providers and Courts to make sure families affected by severe accidents get legal and medical support.
Clinical and medical negligence in Colne
Clinical negligence - once referred to as medical negligence - is the term for when an injury or illness is connected to a breach of the duty of care by a doctor, GP, surgeon or other medical professional. Our panel of solicitors acting for Lancashire and Colne have helped Claimants with claims brought against the health service including Pendle Community Hospital, Leeds Road, Leeds Rd, Nelson, BB9 9SZ.
Colne No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
Lawyers taking care of Colne injury claims generally work on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), also called a No Win, No Fee agreement. This prevents your solicitor from billing you for any fees if they lose the case.
Our 100% No Win, No Fee promise
No Win, No Fee should mean that there is nothing owed if the claim is lost. With Quittance's 100% No Win, No Fee guarantee, there will be no catch hiding in the small print and there is no risk of losing out. Read more about No Win, No Fee here
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get your questions answered
Making the right decision for you depends on the correct information. Get answers to your questions before you instruct.
Find answers to common questions asked by injured people on our frequently asked questions page.
Get started today
You can start a injury claim online here or phone 0800 612 7456 to go through your claim with a member of Quittance's team.
Contact a member of Quittance's network of specialists today for more detail about you claim. Request a callback or phone 0800 612 7456.