Updated: Wednesday, 7th September 2016
Whether you live in Darlington or anywhere else in England or Wales, our expert injury lawyers are able to help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a local medical centre.
Making an injury claim
Claims must be made within 3 years of the injury in most cases.
People with certain illnesses or conditions such as hand-arm vibration syndrome may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that is considered.
For the majority of injury claims, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be demonstrated that:
- a duty of care was owed
- that the duty was breached
- the breach was the cause of the injury or illness
A brief, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor will give answers to your questions and useful guidance.
How do you choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your needs?
Finding the most appropriate PI solicitor for your legal case is a critical step towards achieving the highest compensation settlement for your illness or injuries.
With approximately 100 offices within a 25 radius of Darlington (according to the SRA database) - how do you ensure you instruct the ideal legal practice for your case?
The diversity in the level of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums charged by firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) is vast
For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by an injured person agreeing on a settlement of £16,319 for ankle injuries causing some permanent problems might vary from £9,791 to £13,871.
Darlington solicitor reviews
The levels of service offered by solicitors, as with any service, can vary a great deal.
Researching online reviews can be informative if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to pick.
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 examinations will usually need to be conducted locally. Quittance's national network of medical professionals will assist with this critical stage of the claims process.
Personal injury compensation claims our panel of solicitors handles
Compensation could be arranged for a range of injuries across Darlington. Quittance can help with injuries and illness including:
Personal injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illnesses that range from Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) to chronic silicosis.
Road traffic accidents in Darlington
Road traffic accidents involving vehicles in Darlington are quite common with 6 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 284 slight accidents in 2013 in Darlington (Total events were 325 local authority. By 2014 accidents decreased to 322. Incidents in the Darlington area in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the B6280 and A167 roundabout and on the A167 and B6279 roundabout.
Quittances panel of expert road traffic accident (RTA) injury lawyers are experienced in in securing the best compensation for people hurt in a road accident in Darlington.
Darlington lawyers for serious injury claims
The long-term effect serious and catastrophic injury has is acknowledged by Courts when they are calculating what a claim is worth.
By reducing the financial pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, a compensation claim enables people to concentrate on recovery and rehabilitation.
Our panel of expert solicitor firms have helped families claim compensation for a wide range of major injuries and conditions. Injuries and illnesses referred to as serious and catastrophic include brain injuries, lung disease and serious pharmaceutical error.
Accidents in the workplace
We have assisted claims for people, from building site contractors to credit analysts, to get the compensation they deserve. Work accident information for the Darlington local authority are compiled under RIDDOR by the Health and Safety Executive excerpted below:
|Workplace accidents in Darlington Local Authority (RIDAGGR)||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Electric shock injury (e.g. burns)||0||1||1|
|Machinery related injury||1||4||2|
|Exposure to harmful substance||4||2||1|
|Fall from height (ladder)||9||10||7|
|Injured by an animal||3||1||3|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||58||38||44|
|Struck by moving vehicle||4||3||2|
|Hit by object||13||12||6|
|Trapped by something collapsing||0||2||0|
Medical negligence in Darlington
Clinical negligence (previously called medical negligence) is where an injury is associated with a failure to carry out a responsibility by a General Practitioner or any other medical provider. Our panel of injury solicitors acting for North East England and Darlington have worked on legal cases brought against hospitals including Hundens Lane Day Hospital - Darlington, Hundens Lane, Darlington, DL1 1JE.
Slip and trip injuries
Recorded data stress the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work in North East England in 2014/15. Slips and trips are frequently the precursor to injuries filed under a different category for instance being hit by a runaway vehicle, being trapped by something or an exposure to fire accident. Public place claims for injuries like sprained wrists suffered on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with recent falls having occurred on Coleridge Gardens and on Carmel Rd South.
How No Win, No Fee lawyers take care of Darlington claims
No Win, No Fee agreements, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements guard clients from the need to settle solicitors' fees if their case is not successful.
Our No Win, No Fee guarantee
No Win, No Fee means that you have absolutely no hidden fees and there is nothing to pay if the claim is unsuccessful. With a 100% No Win, No Fee promise, there is absolutely no catch. 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 answers to your questions
Quittance offer detailed answers to help Claimants choose whether to go ahead.
Find more answers online without needing to pick up the phone. See more frequently asked questions here.
Ready to make a claim for compensation?
When you have made the decision to proceed, you can begin the claim for compensation by calling 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or through our online contact form.
Our expert team look forward to helping you. If you have further questions, you can phone us on 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback today.