Updated: Friday, 29th July 2016
Whether you live in Darwen or anywhere in the UK, our experienced injury lawyers will help with your claim and we will set up a medical at a local medical centre.
Making a claim
Injury claims must be made within a 3-year window, starting from the date the injury occurred in the majority of cases.
In order to win a Darwen personal injury case, your lawyer must prove:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant
- That duty was breached by the Defendant
- The Defendant's breach caused your injury or illness
Starting your claim as soon as possible will enable evidence and witness statements to be gathered in support of your claim by the lawyer.
Help for injured people searching for an injury lawyer
In most cases a compensation claim can take several months to complete and in cases of serious injury, claims may run for one or two years. The SRA regulate strictly legal advice given by personal injury solicitors, but they do not regulate many issues of interest to people considering an injury claim, such as communication or speed.
Considering the effect your lawyer can have on your experience of making a claim, choosing a lawyer that meets your needs is vital.
Are Darwen Claimants restricted to only local solicitors?
As with many professional services, you do not need to pick a solicitor near you.
In most cases, the only aspect that does require a local service is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.
Your lawyer will arrange for a medical practitioner in your area to conduct your medical.
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 work-related upper limb disorders, for example, the compensation you actually keep could vary from £17,710 to £18,700 depending on the fees charged by your lawyer.
Injury lawyer reviews in Darwen - What to look for
Different lawyers adopt many different approaches, from sympathetic to formal and traditional. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a great resource to compare the approach taken by individual firms.
What types of claims for compensation do you handle in Darwen and Lancashire?
Compensation could be claimed for a broad range of injuries throughout Darwen. Our team have helped with:
Accidents at work
We have handled claims for Claimants, from construction workers to conference organisers, to claim compensation. Accident information for the Blackburn with Darwen local authority are published under regulations by the HSE and set out below:
|RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority||2011/12||2012/13||2013/14|
|Harmful substance exposure (e.g. chemical and bacterial poisoning)||3||1||1|
|Fall from height||15||19||11|
|Animal related (e.g. livestock)||2||0||0|
|Lifting and handling injuries||71||51||49|
|Slip, trip or fall (not from height)||64||43||52|
|Struck by moving vehicle||3||4||5|
|Hit by object||14||14||10|
|Crushed by something collapsing||1||1||0|
Slip and trip injuries
Government statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Lancashire. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents recorded in another category like being hit by an object falling from a building, when supporting another person or an asphyxiation accident. Public liability legal claims for injuries like broken arms happening on pavement ice are also quite common with recent kerb stone trips having happened on Hindle St and on Bolton Rd.
Serious injury solicitors serving Darwen
Courts recognise that serious injuries can have a major impact on a Claimant.
We work to achieve maximum compensation for serious injury and illness. This includes reimbursement for medical and care costs.
Medical negligence in Darwen
Clinical negligence (once known as medical negligence) is where an injury is sustained following a failing on the part of a doctor or medical provider. An example case could be a delayed diagnosis compensation claim. Our panel of injury lawyers acting for Lancashire and Darwen have assisted with compensation claims brought against health services including Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH.
Road traffic accidents in Darwen
Quittances panel of skilled no win no fee solicitors have vast experience in negotiating maximum awards for people who have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Darwen.
Road accidents involving cars, mororbikes and all other vehicles in Darwen are quite common with a total of 576 accidents (507 slight accidents, 69 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Blackburn with Darwen local authority area. By 2014 the total had decreased to 553.
Injury solicitors can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial injuries ranging from allergic contact dermatitis to hand arm vibration syndrome compensation.
Darwen No Win, No Fee Specialist Solicitors
No Win, No Fee agreements preserve Darwen Claimants from the obligation to pay legal fees if they do not win their injury claim.
A success fee is levied by solicitors who work under a No Win, No Fee agreement (Conditional Fee Agreement). The fee is taken out of your award or settlement and will be generally 25 percent.
Will you have to pay extra fees?
No Win, No Fee means that there will be no hidden costs and you will not be out of pocket if you lose your claim. With the Quittance network's No Win, No Fee, you will never risk losing out. Click here for more about No Win, No Fee.
What to do next
Whether you are ready to start you claim now or are simply looking for more information, Quittance can help.
Get more information
Before you decide to instruct a solicitor arm yourself with as much information about the process as possible. Answers will help you make the best decision.
Find more information without picking up the phone. Find more frequently asked questions here.
Start a injury claim
Phone a specialist solicitor on 0800 612 7456 to begin the personal injury claim, alternatively you can begin your claim for compensation online.
Quittance's expert team help people every day. Would you like to know more? You can call 0800 612 7456 or request a no-obligation callback.