Updated: Friday, 5th August 2016
No matter whether you are based in Cumbria or anywhere else in the UK, our experienced personal injury solicitors can assist with your claim and we will set up a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making a personal injury claim
Claims should be made within three years in most cases.
In most cases, proving an injury claim has three key components. It needs to be proven 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
Answers and both practical and legal advice can be provided by a brief, no-obligation consultation with an injury lawyer.
Help for potential Claimants looking for an injury lawyer
In most cases a personal injury claim can take months to agree a settlement. In the most serious claims, some claims can take over a year. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, however they do not regulate many issues that matter to people affected by injury, such as speed or level of service.
Given the impact your legal representative can have on your experience of making a claim, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is vital.
Read Cumbria personal injury solicitor reviews
The standards of communication and advice offered by injury lawyers, as with any professional service, vary enormously.
Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are deciding which solicitor to choose.
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Are Cumbria Claimants restricted to only local lawyers?
You do not need to instruct a solicitor near you.
Medical exams will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
The disparity in the amount of fees charged by firms is quite surprising.
To illustrate the point, the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of £15,659 for displaced metatarsal fractures can vary from £9,395 to £13,310.
Further reading How much compensation can you claim?
Claims we conduct
Our panel of lawyers assist clients in Cumbria whose circumstances resulted in serious injury. Examples of injuries and illness in Cumbria include:
Road traffic claims
Quittances panel of specialist litigators have decades of experience in obtaining maximum damages for people who have been hurt in a road accident in Cumbria.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Cumbria are relatively frequent with statistics showing a total of 1676 accidents (1437 slight accidents, 212 serious accidents and 27 fatal accidents) in 2013 in Cumbria council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,932.
Quittance has handled claims for people, from forklift drivers to dentists, to get the compensation they deserve. Accident data for the Cumbria local authority collated under RIDDOR regulations by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Eden Local Authority (HSE)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance related||3||1||1|
|Fall from height||12||7||15|
|Animal related (e.g. veterinary)||4||0||2|
|Slip, trip or fall||29||25||21|
|Hit by vehicle||1||1||2|
|Struck by object||11||3||7|
Slip, trip and fall injuries
Officially recorded data demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are by some margin the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the North West England workplace. Slips, trips and falls are often the cause of accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by a reversing vehicle, a lifting injury or a harmful substance accident. Public place (Eden local authority) negligence claims injuries such as broken wrists experienced on pavement ice are also quite common with trips having happened recently.
Quittance's team understand the vital change a successful claim will make to the lives of severely injured Claimants. By limiting the financial pressure severe injury imposes on an injured person and their family, compensation enables Claimants to concentrate on recovery.
Injury lawyers can help Claimants with claiming compensation for diverse industrial illnesses including anything from chemical poisoning to asthma caused by isocyanates.
Medical and clinical negligence in Cumbria
Clinical negligence (at one time referred to as medical negligence) is the legal term a failure to carry out a responsibility by a medical professional. Our panel of lawyers acting for Cumbria have helped with medical negligence claims filed against private and NHS hospitals that include Penrith Hospital, Penrith Community Hospital, Bridge Lane, Penrith, CA11 8HX.
No Win, No Fee Lawyers serving Cumbria
Lawyers handling claims in Cumbria usually work on a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). The agreement prevents your lawyer from billing you for any legal fees if the claim fails.
Will the Claimant have to pay any extra costs?
Some firms may levy extra fees should the claim fail. Using Quittance, your No Win, No Fee protection is guaranteed, with no catches in the small print.
Click here to read more about about our No Win, No Fee.
What should happen next?
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Find out more about the claims process
We offer jargon-free information helping you determine whether to start a claim.
Find answers to popular questions asked by injured people on our frequently asked questions page.
Get a claim for compensation underway
You can begin your injury claim online here or phone us on 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 to talk to Quittance's team.
Talk to our team for more detail about you claim. Call 0800 612 7456 or get a callback.