A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Jonathan Speight

Whether you are based in Egremont or anywhere else in the UK, we can are able to take on your claim and we will arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last 3 years and a third party was at fault, our expert solicitors can assist you with a compensation claim.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in general damages and special damages.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

See a list of what you can claim for:

Examples of special damages include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Find out what your claim could be worth now

Assessing a claim's value at the outset can be complicated.

If you would like a FREE claim estimate with no obligation to start a claim, call 0800 612 7456.

Alternatively, our compensation calculator will give you an instant estimate of what your claim is worth.

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Elligibility to make a personal injury claim

Claimants who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses such as mesothelioma are frequently still able to claim even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

In most cases, there are three main elements to making a successful claim. 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

In all cases, a free phone consultation with a personal injury solicitor will give information and useful advice.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of financial compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our online injury calculator gives you a realistic idea of your potential damages award.

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Work accident claims in Egremont

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from lathe operators to field trials officers, to claim injury compensation. Injury and illness statistics for the Egremont local authority made available under RIDDOR regulations by the HSE as follows:

Work accidents in Copeland Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Machinery related202
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. mercury poisoning)100
Fall from height253
Injured by an animal410
Lifting and handling injuries341912
Physical assault356
Slip, trip or fall392024
Struck against133
Struck by moving vehicle203
Hit by object12106

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Road traffic accident claims in Egremont

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of professional no win no fee lawyers are experienced in getting optimum compensation for anyone injured in a car or motorcycle crash in Egremont.

Accidents involving vehicles in Egremont are relatively common. Police reporters reveal that there were 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.

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Other types of claim

Egremont specialists for serious injury claims

We understand the change an injury claim can make to the lives of severely injured claimants. Compensation will ease the financial load and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation. Our panel of specialist solicitors correspond with medical practitioners, the defendant's representatives and insurers to make sure people impacted by serious accidents and injuries get legal and medical support.

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Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive statistics indicate that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of accidents leading to injury in the Cumbria workplace in 2014/15. Slips and trips are often forerunner to accidents recorded in another category e.g. being hit by another person or a drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as broken toes occurring on poorly maintained paths are also quite prevalent with pavement trips having happened on Main St.

Industrial disease

Lawyers can help with securing compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from allergic contact dermatitis to benzene poisoning.

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Clinical and medical negligence in Egremont

Medical negligence describes when someone sustains an injury or illness due to a doctor or other medical professional's lack of care. If you have been injured by clinical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you only want a better understanding of events rather than claiming compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. For example, you can write to Voreda, Portland Place, Penrith, Cumbria, to make a complaint against Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Egremont No Win, No Fee Solicitors

No win, no fee' means that there will be no legal fees to pay if your claim is unsuccessful. Our national network of no win, no fee solicitors cover Egremont and the whole of the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

Quittance's nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Egremont and have a wealth of expertise with short-term, serious and life-changing injury claims. Chosen for their winning track record, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.

Meet more of the QLS team: click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

What is Quittance's track record of claims in Egremont?

Quittance Legal Services is a UK-wide panel of results-focussed solicitors that helps people injured in Egremont, Cumbria and across the UK, get maximum compensation for their injuries.

In 2017, we helped hundreds of people throughout Cumbria seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.


Can I get 100% No Win, No Fee?

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This takes the financial risk out of making a claim.

What factors to consider when picking the best solicitor

You will be liaising with your legal representative for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to potentially years for complex cases. The SRA regulate legal advice given by all solicitors, but they are not responsible for many issues that matter to claimants, such as quality of service or speed of communication.

Your legal representative should be someone you are able to trust at every step of the process to provide compassionate practical advice and expert legal guidance.

Does the location of the law firm matter?

You do not need to instruct a personal injury solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually needs a local service provider is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Once a settlement has been agreed, solicitors working on a no win no fee basis will usually charge a success fee and ATE insurance premium. For example, deductions from a claimant's compensation for leg fractures could vary between ?42,130 and ?56,375 (based on 2015 market research).

Look into Egremont solicitor reviews

Service standards provided by solicitors, as with any service, can vary enormously.

Researching reviews can certainly help build a picture if you are attempting to decide which lawyer to choose and which considerations are most important to you.

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Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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